Our Team

Our team is made up of experts in real estate who together recognized the massive gap in the market for compelling, lifestyle-driven, attainable for-rent housing for age 55+ active adults.

Ben Burke

Ben Burke

Managing Partner

Ben Burke oversees all aspects of the Headwaters Group including pipeline origination, development, asset management, investment management and finance/capital markets.

Chris Ducay

Chris Ducay

SVP of Operations & Finance

With over a decade of experience in finance and operations leadership roles, Chris Ducay manages the day-to-day operations.

Jeff Hoffman

Jeff Hoffman

SVP of Development

With over a decade of experience in development, Jeff Hoffman manages the development of all new communities.

Mike Roggeman

Director of Construction

Bringing 15 years of expertise in the commercial construction sector to his role, Mike Roggeman directs all aspects of the construction process.

Jack Johnson

Director of Investments

Jack Johnson spearheads the firm’s investment strategy and process, including growth strategy, deal sourcing, investment underwriting and capitalization.


Lauren Napheys

Lauren Napheys

Director of Investments

With a strong background in finance and accounting, Lauren Napheys directs all aspects of the investment process.

Our Core Principles

People First

We make decisions with the health and wellbeing of our people, our residents and our communities in mind. We operate by the Golden Rule and genuinely treat people as we would want to be treated.

Be Ambitious

We exist to solve big problems. As entrepreneurs, we recognized a massive lack of attainably priced housing in the age 55+ active adult market.

Debate & Commit

We bring the right resources to the table to make informed decisions quickly. Once we make a decision, we allocate the necessary resources to support a successful outcome.

Add Value

Profit is only one part of the equation. To our core, we believe in doing good and building better. We’re driven by the goal of creating real, lasting value in our communities.

Health & Happiness

We want to enjoy this ride. Enjoying our work and creating the foundation for a healthy lifestyle for ourselves and the people we serve are fundamental. 

Financial Savvy

We’re building a portfolio that reflects our fiscal grit and savvy.