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Meet The Team

Leadership

  • Ellen Todd, CPM®
    Ellen Todd, CPM®
    President
  • Raymond Brock, Jr.
    Raymond Brock, Jr.
    Chairman Emeritus
Ellen Todd, CPM®
President
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Ellen Todd is the president of Curry Real Estate Services. As president, Todd is responsible for strategic planning, business development and oversight of her management team in the day-to-day execution of work. With more than 30 years’ experience with the company and in the real estate industry, Todd has guided Curry to its position as one of the top 10 commercial real estate businesses in the area.

Todd is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, the Missouri Association of REALTORS®, the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS®, Urban Land Institute, Institute of Real Estate Management, Certified Commercial Investment Member and the International Council of Shopping Centers and is a Missouri Real Estate Commission Designated Company broker.

Active in the community, Todd has served as chair, co-chair or president of a wide variety of community organizations, initiatives or events including the American Red Cross Red Ball, Clay County Economic Development Council, Liberty Hospital Foundation, the Liberty 2010 Sales Tax Campaign, and the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Todd has been a recipient of the Anne Robb Townsend Award for Business, of the Clay/Platte Counties Trail System Trail Blazer Award and is a member of the 2009 class of Kansas City Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business. She and her husband, Chris, live in Liberty, MO.

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Raymond Brock, Jr.
Chairman Emeritus
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Ray Brock joined Curry Real Estate Services in 1954 and currently serves as chairman emeritus. Brock is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the Institute of Real Estate Management and the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Brock has received numerous awards for his work in the community including the Truex Lifetime Service Award by William Jewell College Alumni Association, the Out standing Missourian Award by the Missouri House of Representatives, the Jay Dillingham Lifetime Achievement Award by the Northland Neighborhoods, Inc., the Northlander of the Year Award by Northland Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Advocate of the Year Award by the Clay County Economic Development Council.

Brock works extensively with many charities including the Liberty Hospital Foundation, Salvation Army, Northland Community Foundation, the Kansas City Zoo Tax Commission representing Clay County and Clay County Parks and Recreation Board. He is also a trustee of Watkins Mill Association and the Board of College Hill.

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Executive Team

  • Ron Castle, CPM®
    Ron Castle, CPM®
    Senior Vice President
  • Louis Lipari,CPA®, CCM
    Louis Lipari,CPA®, CCM
    Senior Vice President, Treasurer
  • Michael Sweeney, CPM®
    Michael Sweeney, CPM®
    Senior Vice President
  • Brynn McCan
    Brynn McCan
    VP, Executive Administration & HR
Ron Castle, CPM®
Senior Vice President
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Castle joined Curry Real Estate Services in 1973 and currently serves as senior vice president in the multi-family division. He is responsible for the operation of company-owned and fee-managed properties and works with property managers for apartment, office and retail buildings.

Castle is a licensed real estate broker in Missouri and Kansas and received his certified property manager designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). He is a former president of the Kansas City chapter of the IREM.

Castle earned his undergraduate degree in economics from William Jewell College in Kansas City, MO.

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Louis Lipari,CPA®, CCM
Senior Vice President, Treasurer
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Lou Lipari joined Curry Real Estate Services in 2005 and serves as senior vice president and treasurer. In this position, Lipari oversees accounting and finance for the company’s commercial and multi-family property divisions.

Lipari is a certified public accountant and earned the designation of certified cash manager from the Association for Financial Professionals. He is a licensed broker-salesman in the state of Missouri

Lipari earned a Bachelor of Accounting from William Jewell College and an M.B.A. from Rockhurst University, both in Kansas City, MO.

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Michael Sweeney, CPM®
Senior Vice President
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Mike Sweeney joined Curry Real Estate Services in 2001 and currently serves as senior vice president in the commercial real estate division. In this position, Sweeney manages the sales, leasing, asset/property management for office, retail, mixed use, and multi-family, single-family and investor-owned properties.

Sweeney has more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate. Prior to joining Curry, he worked for the J.C. Nichols Company where he was responsible for its two largest retail properties, the Country Club Plaza (1.2 million square feet) and Prairie Village Shopping Center (400,000 square feet).

Sweeney is a licensed realtor in both Kansas and Missouri and received his certified property management (CPM) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management in 1984. In 2013 he was recognized by the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® for his top performance in retail commercial real estate.

Sweeney earned aBachelor of Arts at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo.

He is a Kansas City Royal Lancer and enjoys playing softball and racquetball. He and his wife, Sue, have two children.

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Brynn McCan
VP, Executive Administration & HR
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Brynn McCan joined Curry Real Estate Services in 2007 and currently serves as vice president, executive administrator and human resources director. McCan is responsible for the overall management of human resources and information technology for the company and acts as project manager for the president.

McCan earned a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1996 from Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, and an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix in 2007.

McCan and her husband, Chad, have three children and live in Kansas city, MO.

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Senior Team

  • Richard Wertz, CPM®
    Richard Wertz, CPM®
    Vice President
  • Kent Collier
    Kent Collier
    Construction & Facility Manager
  • James Hogan, CPM®
    James Hogan, CPM®
    Vice President
  • Mike Long, CPM®
    Mike Long, CPM®
    Vice President
  • Josh Castle
    Josh Castle
    Commercial Broker
Richard Wertz, CPM®
Vice President
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Rick Wertz joined Curry Real Estate Services in 1972 and serves as vice president in the multi-family division. In this position, he is responsible for the management of more than 1,000 apartment units throughout the metropolitan area as well as for two mini-storage facilities and a mobile home park.

Wertz is a licensed broker-officer in Missouri and received his certified property manager designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) in 1986. He has served on the board of directors of the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® and is a past president for the local Kansas City chapter of IREM

Wertz earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from William Jewel College in Kansas City, MO in 1972
He has served in leadership positions in multiple civic organizations in the Liberty area and in his church community. Wertz and his wife, Libbie, reside in Liberty. The have four adult children and one grandson.

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Kent Collier
Construction & Facility Manager
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Kent Collier joined Curry Real Estate Services in 1987 and currently serves as a vice president and construction and facility manager. In this position, Collier is responsible for the construction and renovation of properties. This includes the management of large property developments and tenant improvements and supervision of a trained maintenance staff.

Collier is a licensed realtor in both Missouri and Kansas.

He has two grown children and four grandchildren.

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James Hogan, CPM®
Vice President
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Jim Hogan joined Curry Real Estate Services in 1972 and currently serves as vice president in the commercial division. In this position, Hogan is responsible for management of properties throughout the metropolitan area and provides brokerage services, property use analysis, consulting and land development.

Hogan is a licensed broker in both Kansas and Missouri. He received his certified property management designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management in 1986. In 2014, he received the REALTOR® Emeritus status, a special recognition given by the National Association of REALTORS®, and was named the 2013 Salesperson of the Year by the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS®.

Hogan earned his Bachelorof Business Administration degree from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo. He also studied at the University of Nebraska-Omaha while on active duty in the United State Air Force.

For more than 40 years, Hogan has volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America where he served as 2003 presiding chieftain of the Tribe Mic-O-Say. He and his wife, Regina, have four children and three grandchildren.

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Mike Long, CPM®
Vice President
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Mike Long joined Curry Real Estate Services in 1995 and serves as a vice president in the multi-family division. In this position, Long is directly responsible for the overall management of several properties throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan area including conventional apartments, duplexes, townhomes, manufactured home communities and office buildings..

Long is a licensed realtor in both Missouri and Kansas. He received his certified property manager designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) in 2002 and served as president of the Kansas City chapter of IREM in 2014.

Long earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (with distinction) in 1992 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a Master of Science in Real Estate degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1994.

He and his wife, Kristina, have two sons who enjoy playing sports.

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Josh Castle
Commercial Broker
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Josh Castle joined Curry Real Estate Services in 2011 and currently serves as a commercial broker and property manager. In this position, Castle provides traditional brokerage services, real estate consultation as well as relocation, sales, lease and sublease services.

Prior to joining Curry, Castle worked for Copaken, White, and Blitt and CB Richard Ellis where he was ranked in the top 30 out of 200 commercial real estate brokers in Kansas City. He is a member of the Kansas City Regional Area REALTORS ®.

Castle earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication from Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL., and an M.B.A. in business finance from the Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University.

Castle enjoys fishing in his free time.

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