Our Executive Staff
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Jim Karp is the founder of several real estate, warehousing, and distribution companies, including America Place. Throughout his career Mr. Karp has created and developed specialized businesses, most recently in the healthcare industry.
A graduate of Indiana University, Mr. Karp served as first Lieutenant in Viet Nam and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal.
Over the years he has provided his time and energy to Boards and Charities, focusing specifically on education, culture and community social Issues.
Executive Vice President
As Executive Vice President & Director of Finance, Lyn is responsible for the management of the financial actions of the company. Duties include human resources, financial planning, monitoring cash flow, risk management, as well as analyzing the company’s strengths and weaknesses and implementing corrective actions. As America Place’s senior executive, she serves a critical role in every aspect and function of the company. Lyn also serves as a steward for the Karp’s philanthropical foundation, working with various organizations to carry out their mission.
Lyn is a Louisville native and a Bellarmine University Graduate. She has served on numerous boards, focusing on education and culture, and is currently overseeing the development of the River Ridge Learning Center.
Director of Real Estate
Taylor oversees development strategy and manages the real estate portfolio. Taylor administers lease negotiations and maintains tenant relationships. In addition, Taylor’s duties include the overall marketing strategy and implementation.
Taylor is a Louisville native with a background in Banking & Finance. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky and a Master’s in Business Administration from Bellarmine University. Taylor serves on multiple community boards including One Southern Indiana, KY CCIM, and the Bellarmine Ruebel School of Business.
Daryl is an experienced leader in technology and software development. Daryl’s primary responsibilities are to lead America Place’s technology strategy; this includes security, analytics, data management, and software evaluation & design. Daryl’s background includes being a software development leader with a major Healthcare Payor, IT Security Analyst for the United States Government, and overall solutions designer that led many solutions across small businesses. Daryl has degrees from ITT, Embry-Riddle & Bellarmine Universities.
Operations & Development Manager
David directs the daily operations of the real estate portfolio. Serving as the point person for new projects, he spearheads new construction, tenant improvement projects and manages the sub-contractors working within the properties.
David is a New Albany native that has been in the construction and property management industry for 10 years with a Degree in Management & Marketing from Indiana University.
Tyler manages the daily financial processes and reporting of the company. His responsibilities include the reporting and analysis of all company financial information, assisting operations in finding and developing efficiencies and working with tenants and vendors with any financial needs.
Tyler is a Louisville native and received his Accounting Degree from Anderson University. He has over 7 years of experience in multiple industries with a background in public accounting.
With over 40 years of experience, Bernie ensures the quality and reliability of all buildings in our portfolio. He coordinates yearly inspections, analyzes the resources needed for repairs, and communicates with tenants about maintenance concerns.
Bernie enjoys working on repair projects in his spare time as well as being outdoors. He loves to spend time hunting, fishing, or camping with his family.
Assistant Real Estate Manager
Kathryn works to provide support to the Executive Vice President and CEO. Her key duties include receiving and responding to tenant and vendor needs, as well as developing our digital media optimization strategies.
Kathryn is originally from O’Fallon, IL and received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Murray State University.