Each unique member of White Lotus Group contributes to our collaboratIVe work environment. We cater to a variety of clients with specific needs. The multidisciplinary expertise within our staff allows us to individualize our services based on each project at hand.
ARUN AGARWAL - CEO
Arun is a former Wall Street investment banker at Prudential Securities who has primarily focused on healthcare and real estate initiatives. Arun began his own private equity firm in 2002, returning to Omaha, Nebraska to set up a home base for White Lotus Group. White Lotus Group, under the management of Arun, continues to facilitate projects within the real estate and healthcare markets. The team completed a hotel acquisition and development in Winter Park, Colorado, in 2003; a hotel acquisition and renovation in Omaha, Nebraska, in 2011; and a variety of other projects including condominiums, self-storage facilities, office space, retail space, and multi-family housing. Arun is a graduate from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania of 1998, where he was awarded the Wharton Award for Academic Achievement.
ASHLEY KUHN - EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Ashley joined White Lotus Group in 2004 as an intern working on a Real Estate and Land Use Economics degree. Upon graduation she was offered a full time position with the company and has since been responsible for over $100mm in real estate project construction and development. A graduate of University of Nebraska, Ashley earned a Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate/Land Used Economics and Finance. As a die hard Cornhusker fan Ashley was a member of the Cornhusker track and field team and Husker Letter Winner. She has served on the board of directors at CREW Metro Omaha since 2015, and is also a chairwoman for Girls Inc.'s Girls Nite Out. She was most recently honored by the Midlands Business Journal as a 2017 '40 Under 40' recipient. Ashley is married to Kristopher Kuhn and has three children: Jayla, Alivia and Kristopher ll.
BRAD BROOKS - ARCHITECT
Brad is the Creative Director for White Lotus Group, wearing many hats within the company. Brad is responsible for coordinating the design team and all consultants. He provides vision for design and communicates the building image. Brad also works with the city on zoning and code requirements. Under the White Lotus Group family, Brad has directed the design of several award-winning projects ranging from striking corporate offices, extensive remodels, and innovative housing alternatives. Utilizing contests with unique and formative direction, he strives to offer a stimulating and open forum for architectural discourse in every project. Brad obtained a Master of Architecture from the University of Nebraska with several Design Honor Awards in Masonry, Interior and Unbuilt concepts.
LYNN GORMAN - FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
Lynn graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and began her accounting career in 2001 as part of a small Certified Public Accounting firm in Colorado Springs. After 5 years, she and her family relocated to Denver, where she worked her way up to the Director of Finance position for a technology start-up. In November 2015, Lynn joined the White Lotus team as the Financial Controller and manages the financial activity for our entire portfolio. Lynn’s passions include her family (husband, Jeff and two children, Olive and Miles), fitness, music and crocheting.
KADIE SUBBERT - ACCOUNTS PAYABLE
Kadie graduated from Grand View University in Des Moines, IA where she was a member of the women's volleyball team. She started her accounting career right out of college and joined the White Lotus team in February 2017. Kadie provides valuable mathematical and analytical knowledge to the operation of our office as the Staff Accountant. She works on accounts payable, and alongside Lynn as she manages the company's financial activity every month. She is a big sports fan but roots especially loud for the Iowa Hawkeyes and Green Bay Packers.
DELANEY NELSON - PUBLIC RELATIONS/MARKETING
Delaney joined the White Lotus team in November 2017. She began her marketing and public relations career at an advertising agency in Omaha, NE as an Account Manager. After her time there, she was a brand marketing specialist at Hayneedle where she established the brand both locally and nationally through key brand partnerships and strategic public relations efforts. She is a graduate of the University of South Dakota where she earned a B.A. in strategic communications with an emphasis in public relations and advertising. She was also a member of the women's swim team. Delaney is married to Jay Nelson and they have a black lab together named Mylee.
MARC DESCISCIO - DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE
Marc has worked with White Lotus as Director of Maintenance for over ten years, beginning in 2005. Marc specializes in Electrical and HVAC systems as well as managing and maintaining all building systems for the entire White Lotus Group portfolio. Marc resides in Omaha with his wife Kelly and their beloved dog Ruby.
CLINT FELDHACKER - CONSTRUCTION MANAGER
Clint joined White Lotus Group in 2016. Previously, Clint established his own custom home building company beginning in 2000 giving him extensive experience in all aspects of the residential market. Clint is now moving forward and expanding into the commercial market. He has been in the construction business since 1993. Born and raised in Omaha, Clint is always looking for a new challenge.
BOB JOHNSON - PROJECT MANAGER
As a project manager at White Lotus Group, Bob brings over 35 years of experience building a wide variety of projects across the United States. Early in his career, he was part of the team that built the Sunshine Skyway bridge over Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Florida and the Washington State Trade and Convention Center in Seattle, WA. In 2014, he successfully completed a high-tech, design-build pharmaceutical grade chicken egg layer complex in Taneytown, Maryland for VALO Bio-Media, a German firm. His Midwest building resume includes schools, multi- family, residential, churches, automotive dealerships, healthcare facilities, historical renovations, civil and wastewater treatment plants, U.S. Army projects at Ft. Riley, Kansas and corporate agricultural buildings.
LINDSAY HANNA - RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Lindsay joined White Lotus Group in 2012 as a leasing agent where she quickly worked her way up to property manager. After 3 years with the company, she explored a new opportunity as a property manager with a large management firm in Omaha. In April 2017, Lindsay earned her Certified Apartment Manager (CAM®) designation from the National Apartment Association. In November of 2017, Lindsay decided she missed the incredible team at White Lotus Group and jumped at the chance to come back. Lindsay enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time at home with her boyfriend, John, and their Golden Retriever, Axl Rose.
BRENT WAX - OFFICE MANAGER
Brent joined White Lotus Group as the company Office Manager in 2017 and brought over ten years of real estate experience to the team. He studied business management at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and then quickly became a leasing agent, earning a prestigious regional training position. Brent has managed thousands of apartments over the years, and prior to joining White Lotus Group he managed key investment properties for a local real estate brokerage firm. As the Office Manager he is responsible for day-to-day operations, coordinating special events and assisting in all future and current development projects. In his spare time, Brent mentors GLBT youth and is working to complete his Real Estate License. He loves playing, cheering for and coaching volleyball, and enjoys spending time with family and his two dogs.
BAILIEGH RAE - PROPERTY MANAGER
Bailiegh recently joined the White Lotus Group team as the Property Manager for the company’s Fountainbleau and Timbercrest Apartments. Prior to her start with the team, she was a leasing agent at a prominent local real estate company where she was then quickly promoted to an assistant manager position. Bailiegh’s responsibilities currently include day-to-day operations for both properties and managing tenant relationships. In her spare time, Bailiegh enjoys writing, documentaries and going on adventures with her daughter Ella and husband Kyle.
JUSTIN QUEAL - PUBLIC ARTIST/SCULPTOR
Omaha artist Justin Queal, has been a professional Artist since 1997, but officially joined the White Lotus Group team in 2012. Justin sources his work from his diverse passions and life experiences, while crediting his inspiration to music, the organic designs of nature and the beauty of women. Justin has shown work in major cities in the U.S. and is best known locally for his artwork inside Hotel Deco, his large College World Series live mural on the historical J.F. Bloom Building in Downtown Omaha and his sculpture ‘Orpheus’ commissioned by the Omaha Performing Arts Society for Susie Buffet. Justin’s inspired designs and vibrant energy are the hallmarks of his unique work and help make all of the White Lotus Group properties one-of-a-kind. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his son Nation and wife Abby.
SARA CLAUSEN - VP of HOSPITALITY OPERATIONS
Sara has worked in hospitality management for over 21 years. Sara spent 10 of those years at Pair-A-Dice Properties, where she honed her hospitality management skills. She has since been with White Lotus Group since 2010, acting as the Director of Operations for the Hospitality Division. Sara has four children, four grandchildren, and enjoys reading and gardening in her spare time.
ETHAN BONDELID - LIFESTYLE BRANDS MANAGER
Ethan is the epitome of the word ‘entrepreneur’. A well-known and respected force in the Omaha community, Ethan is responsible for starting up some truly creative businesses that run the gamut from hair salons to speak-easies. His creativity and vision can be seen in The Berry & Rye, Via Farina, Wicked Rabbit, Laka Lono, Victor Victoria Salon and Monarch Prime & Bar located in the historic Hotel Deco. As the Lifestyle Brands Manager at White Lotus Group, Ethan focuses on creating truly unique guest experiences within every project, while promoting creativity within the Greater Omaha Community.
SUSHMA DEWAN - DIRECTOR OF SELF STORAGE
Sushma joined the White Lotus Group in 2003. Sushma heads the Armor Storage division, which has grown from four to eleven locations within the last few years. With the high standards set forth by Sushma, White Lotus Group plans to break ground on additional three storage facilities in Omaha in 2018. Her previous work experiences include business accounting and management, with a post graduate degree in Art. Sushma also enjoys volunteering the community, walking for exercise and spending time with family & friends.