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Accessible, Experienced Leadership

Our leadership team consists of some of the brightest and most innovative minds in the multifamily industry. Our tenured team has a commitment to being accessible, and to encourage the sharing of ideas, innovation, and growth.

WRH Realty Services, Inc's leadership team

With Several Decades of Experience

Our leadership teams’ experience, intuition, and integrity have led WRH to experience over 13 years of financial growth. Our expert team is comprised of industry leaders that are aligned with our company mission and operating philosophy:

  • Leadership – We lead by establishing a clear vision, setting measurable goals, and fostering a positive and creative work environment.
  • Empowerment – We empower our team members to utilize their talents and ideas to achieve established objectives.
  • Support – We work together as a team supporting each other’s activities and goals.
  • Accountability – Each team member is accountable for his or her individual behavior and performance.
J Mark Rutledge


Mark Rutledge is the President and Chief Executive Officer of WRH Realty Services, Inc. and is responsible for initiating and directing WRH and its associates. As President of WRH, he is responsible for the overall direction and performance of the company including directing new business initiatives. He also serves as President of WRH Income Properties Inc., WRH Properties, Inc., and WRH Mortgage, Inc., and serves on the Board of Directors for each entity. 

Mark has been with the firm since 1991 during its formation and previously served as Vice President of each entity wherein he was responsible for loan and property acquisitions, as well as asset management and numerous property repositions. He also was a member of the acquisition team on several bank acquisitions including the acquisition of Republic Bank.

Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing as well as a Master’s degree with a concentration in Finance, both from Florida State University. He has earned the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), and previously held a NASD Series 7 license and Florida Mortgage Broker license. Mark also has served as a board member on the St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation and as a board member and Chairman of the Business Development Committee for the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg.

Cynthia Haines


Cynthia Haines has more than 25 years of real estate experience. She formed CALEX Realty Group, Inc. after acquiring the property management division from Vestcor Realty Management where she served as the Senior Vice President for seven years. In addition, she has a strong asset management background in multifamily and commercial real estate for a major commercial mortgage company. As the Chief Operating Officer of WRH Realty Services, Inc., Cynthia is responsible for all aspects of operations in the property management portfolio. In addition, she oversees marketing, training, compliance and maintenance operations.

Cynthia graduated with honors from the University of North Florida, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Real Estate Analysis and Urban Land Economics. She also earned the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. Cynthia is Past President of the Northeast Florida Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management and currently chairs their legislative committee. She is also Past President of the First Coast Apartment Association (FCAA) and is the current legislative chair. Cynthia was also recognized by the Jacksonville Business Journal as a Woman of Influence in 2004, 2014 and 2016.

Jay Meder


Jay Meder joined WRH Realty Services, Inc. in 2006 and serves as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President for WRH Income Properties, Inc. As CFO Jay is in charge of all accounting, finance, human resources, risk management and information technology issues for the holding company and its subsidiaries. Jay has more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry. Prior to WRH, he served as the CFO and Executive Vice President of a privately held group of property and casualty insurance companies. He has also held positions at a major public accounting firm and at an international organization operating the worldwide women’s professional tennis tour.

Jay earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

John Winthers


John Withers leads the acquisition and asset management team for WRH and is responsible for managing the multifamily investments owned by WRH Realty Services, Inc. as well as identifying, underwriting and acquiring new multifamily properties for the company's portfolio. He also oversees WRH's financial monitoring line of business, which provides performance monitoring and reporting services for apartment projects that are financed by tax-exempt, multifamily revenue bonds. John has been with WRH since 1998 and has been involved in the management of the company's commercial and multifamily real estate and loan portfolios, including numerous property repositions. John has over 25 years of real estate experience.

Prior to joining WRH, John was a consultant with Real Estate Research Consultants, Inc., specializing in market and feasibility studies for commercial and residential real estate projects, market analysis and revenue projections for tax increment bonds, and economic and fiscal impact studies. Prior to that, he worked as a commercial real estate appraiser in west central Florida. John started his career as a Real Estate Analyst with L.J. Hooker Development.

John holds a Master of Science in Real Estate degree from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Science in Management degree from Tulane University. John is a licensed Florida Real Estate Salesman.

Sharon Carbaugh


Sharon Carbaugh has served as Regional Vice President and previously Director of Operations for WRH Realty Services, Inc. since its inception in 1998. She is responsible for implementing strategies and directing the teams to achieving optimum financial and operational performance for each asset in her portfolio. She strives to exceed all goals set by clients in all aspects of the property operations. She is also responsible for the direction of the training and development department. 

Sharon brings over 33 years of experience and expertise in the multifamily industry to create and implement precise business plans that achieve the financial objectives of all WRH clients. She creates business initiatives in her portfolio that reposition properties to enhance the success and financial growth of each asset. Prior to joining WRH Realty Services, Inc., Sharon served as Vice President with LEDIC/RCA Management Group. She was Director of Operations with Clark Lauderdale Company and began her career in multi-family in 1983.  

Sharon is a Certified Property Manager (CPM) with the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), and is on the National Education Committee for the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). She is also a member of The Apartment Community Executives & Supervisors (ACES) and is on several Apartment Association and IREM committees.

Brian Davies


As Regional Vice President of WRH Realty Services, Inc., Brian Davies is responsible for the development and implementation of programs, initiatives and strategies that promote the achievement of optimum operational, financial and business performance by the properties managed by WRH.

Brian joined WRH after several years as a Senior Regional Manager for Vestcor Realty Management, Inc. His experience includes the management of multi-million dollar assets, including both luxury and tax credit communities, encompassing new construction and stabilized properties with an extensive marketing background.

Brian is a past President of the First Coast Apartment Association (FCAA) and a past President of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) North Florida Chapter. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Florida and earned the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).

Clive Bamford


Clive Bamford joined WRH Realty Services in 2012 as the Director of Construction Services. He is responsible for overseeing construction and renovation activities throughout the southeast United States.

Clive’s responsibilities include supervision of three Project Managers within WRH and the development of scopes and specifications, budgeting, contract negotiations, scheduling, quality control and contract administration. His primary focus is to provide management with support to preserve WRH’s clients’ assets, and to provide clients with the resources to conduct capital improvements.

Prior to joining WRH, Clive served as Senior Project Manager with REIT’s and management companies, most recently with Lincoln Property Company. Clive comes to WRH with 30 years of new and rehab construction experience stretching from Florida to the United Kingdom and currently holds a Florida General Contractor’s License.