President and CEO
Matthew N. Follett is the founder, president and CEO of FollettUSA, a privately controlled real estate company with a focus on developing, owning and managing best-in-class manufactured housing communities across America. Mr. Follett has been active in real estate development and acquisition, as well as the purchase and management of commercial properties for almost 30 years.
FollettUSA, as well as the predecessor companies that Mr. Follett founded, including Inspire Communities and Follett Investment Properties, have helped redefine quality communities across the U.S. Mr. Follett’s proven track record is a reflection of adding significant value to acquired properties, while providing families with an increased quality of life. Mr. Follett consistently orchestrates entrepreneurial and high-quality investment opportunities to create long-term values, while honoring the spirit of each property.
FollettUSA’s diverse portfolio of residential real estate assets is complemented by significant holdings in self-storage facilities and hospitality ventures. FollettUSA currently owns 20 communities and six self-storage facilities across the United States.
In addition, Mr. Follett serves on the board of Inspire Communities, where he was previously president and CEO. Inspire Communities, one of the leading owners and managers of manufactured home communities nationwide, is the successor operating company to Follett Investment Properties, LLC and is now a portfolio company of American Infrastructure MLP Funds. Inspire Communities owns and/ or manages more than 40 communities nationwide.
Mr. Follett previously served on the board of the National Communities Council, and is a graduate of the University of Utah, with a B.S. in Economics.
Casey K. Kelly
Casey holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from California State University, Chico as well as a California CPA license and is a Certified Property Manager through the Institute of Real Estate Management. He joined FollettUSA in 1999 and is responsible for the financial reporting, administrative and operational requirements of the company and the entities that it manages. Prior to joining FollettUSA, Casey worked for the national CPA firm of Main Hurdman. He also spent 7 years as vice president of B & B Property Investments, Inc. where he was responsible for the property management and accounting functions of over $350 million in commercial real estate assets. Casey’s unique experience in both financial reporting and real estate operations has been invaluable to the successful management of FollettUSA.
Cathy is responsible for the administration of investor reporting as well as the tracking and maintenance of investor ownership in over 80 active ownership entities. Cathy also forms the ownership entities for FollettUSA in various states and oversees the ownership agreements for all entities and investors. Cathy has been with FollettUSA and working closely with CFO Casey Kelly since 1999. She has been involved in the real estate field working with lenders, commercial developers and home builders since 1983.