Adena Development Leadership

Adena Development is a family-owned business that understands what is important from an owner’s perspective.  We partner with our clients and guide them through the development process to accomplish their goals.  Our approach is to support each client in the way they need, while bringing ideas and perspective to the table which are thought provoking and value minded.  Our ability to assist in all aspects including acquisition, financing, design, rehab, construction, and sale, helps make our clients’ vision a reality.

Our Leadership

Randy Payne

Co-Founder of Adena Development & President of Adena Corporation

  • 32 years of experience in the construction industry
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Management

Randy began his career with Adena Corporation in 1988 as an estimator, just thirteen short years later he became president, and then the sole owner. Adena Corporation has long been known as a trusted, elite construction management and general construction firm.  Randy recognized the value of self-perform work and the need to provide jobs for the local area.  Therefore over the years, Adena Corporation with Randy’s leadership has added and grown business divisions that perform concrete, masonry, carpentry, steel erection and fabrication.

The Adena brand implements approximately $150MM worth of construction annually and employees over 400 team members.  In 2014, Randy co-founded the development entity to support the local real estate market and strengthen his diverse business model.  Despite rapid growth, Randy’s values remain the same – relationships, quality craftsmanship, individualized service and community partnerships. Randy’s devotion, hard work, and passion toward the construction industry and real estate development have led to their many successes.

Jim Schmidt

Co-Founder of Adena Development, CEO of MKC Architects & President of University Housing Solutions

  • 35 years of experience in the architecture and real estate industry
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Jim joined MKC Architects in 1983 and is firm Principal and CEO. Jim has performed design work on numerous civic and education projects throughout his career, with a specialty in designing inspirational spaces. Jim has focused his expertise in project master planning, conceptual design and the development of innovative and cost effective architectural designs. 

Jim spends his time focusing on private-led development, in particular student housing. His role is to ensure the development of the design is consistent with the owner’s expectations and to create integrity centered, innovative designs. Jim’s involvement in many local and state board of directors has given him the opportunity to inform others about the practice of architecture and its effects on people, places and cultures.

The combined experience and expertise of Adena Development’s founders is like no other!

Our Staff

Ryan Payne ● Construction Project Manager
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Meghan Schmidt ● Director of Development

MacKenize Cass ● Acquisition & Leasing Director

Matthew Garrison ● Property Manager

Matthew Cotter ● Assistant Property Manager