Management Team

R. Dudley Webb

R. Dudley Webb

Dudley Webb, a Lexington attorney and developer, was born in the coal mining community of Hot Spot in Letcher County, Read more

Woodford Webb

Woodford Webb

Woodford Webb is a private investor and serves as President of The Webb Companies. He a graduate of Washington Read More

Ronald Tritschler

Ronald Tritschler

Mr. Tritschler has been associated with The Webb Companies since l987, and currently serves as a Director Read More

Ken Michul

Ken Michul

Ken Michul is a native of Lexington, Kentucky, where he resides with his wife Robin and daughter Lauren Read More

Nick Schwendeman

Nick Schwendeman

Nick Schwendeman, CPM, is a native of Lexington, Kentucky, and a graduate of the University of Kentucky Read More

Robert K. Chaffins

Robert K. Chaffins

Robert K. Chaffins has been a resident of Central Kentucky for twenty seven years and has been associated with The Webb Read More

Doug Osborne

Doug Osborne

Doug Osborne, vice president of building services, supervises The Webb Companies’ team of skilled technicians who maintain each property. Read More

Marilyn Fralix

Marilyn Fralix

Marilyn Fralix is vice president of accounting services of The Webb Companies. Read More

One of the leading Central Kentucky commercial real estate firms, The Webb Companies has evolved considerably in the 40 years since it was founded by brothers Donald and Dudley Webb. Both attorneys turned developers, the Webb brothers uncovered a talent and passion for real estate development after building a duplex and turning a sizeable profit within four months.

Under their leadership, The Webb Companies became one of the largest real estate development organizations in the country. Its projects stretched from California to Maine and Chicago down to Key West, ranging from mixed-use complexes, hotels and office parks to retail centers, warehouse and distribution facilities, residential high-rises and marinas.

The Webb Companies’ developments remain among Lexington’s most recognized and beloved landmarks, including the Lexington Financial Center’s big blue tower, The Square, Festival Market, Lexington Radisson (now the Hilton) and Lexington Green. The Webb Companies’ newest landmark development is CentrePointe, an exciting mixed-use project being planned for the core of downtown Lexington.

Through these developments, The Webb Companies cultivated a high level of expertise in property management & leasing, and began concentrating more on this specialty in the early 1990s. Today, The Webb Companies is a full-service commercial real estate firm, offering construction, marketing, leasing, brokerage, property management, tenant representation and ancillary real estate functions.

The firm manages a diverse portfolio of more than two million square feet of commercial real estate space in Central Kentucky, including prestigious central business district and suburban office space, mixed-use complexes, retail shopping centers, residential developments, apartments, warehouses and other commercial facilities.

The Webb Companies Team

The Webb Companies team offers more than 200 years of combined experience.

Dudley Webb, chairman of the board, co-founded The Webb Companies with his brother Donald Webb. Their accomplishments and savvy developing were recognized by the Wall Street Journal (link to article) in 1987. They were named Lifetime Members of the Downtown Lexington Corporation in 2005 (link to video).

Woodford Webb, Donald’s son, is president of The Webb Companies and oversees the legal and financial management of its large portfolio of residential and commercial properties. Woodford was named a Top 20 under 40 Rising Star by the Lexington Young Professional Association in 2008, and Commerce Lexington’s Public Policy Advocate of the Year in 2010. He is very involved in the community and serves on multiple civic and charitable boards.

Ron Tritschler is director, CEO and senior legal counsel. He is responsible for providing general corporate and real estate legal advice, personnel management, and oversight of the company’s leasing and financing on a broad range of real estate projects.

Ken Michul is director, principal broker and executive vice president of leasing, brokerage and operations. He oversees a portfolio of more than 2 million square feet of office, industrial and retail properties leased by The Webb Companies. Ken represents a variety of clients in site selection and the leasing, purchase and sale of investment-grade commercial real estate.

Nick Schwendeman is a director, senior vice president of asset management and member of the board of directors. He manages a portfolio of nearly one million square feet of office and retail space and parking facilities.

Robert K. Chaffins, is a director, senior vice president of asset management and member of the board of directors. He manages a diverse real estate portfolio of shopping centers, suburban office buildings, retail centers and industrial properties.

Doug Osborne, vice president of building services, supervises The Webb Companies’ team of skilled technicians who maintain each property. Doug is thoroughly knowledgeable of all current building codes and standards, and works to ensure the safety and security of our buildings.

Marilyn Fralix, vice president of accounting services, oversees the accounting department, human resources and office management.

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