Mike Warren founded AMJ in 1977, and has been its President since. A native of New York, Mike came to Gainesville to teach Electrical Engineering at UF in 1974 after completing his Ph.D. at MIT. After leaving UF in 1980, he co-founded an engineering consulting business which he sold in 1983 to devote full time attention to real estate development, construction and property management. Under his leadership, AMJ has grown into one of the premier commercial developers in the Gainesville area. In addition to serving on the board of numerous community associations, Mike has been a director of Gainesville State Bank (1972 – 1997) and Florida Citizens Bank (1998 – present). He is an active “angel investor,” supporting innovative start-up companies through Gainesville’s Emergent Growth Funds, and with his wife Phyllis, a long term contributor to local artistic and charitable organizations. In his spare time, Mike enjoys active pursuits, is an avid cyclist, and a voracious reader. The Warrens have three sons, Matthew, Jeremy, and Andrew, and a daughter Stacey.
Scott Buchanan joined AMJ in 1995 and now serves as its Vice President. Born in Denver, Colorado, Scott has a BBA, an MBA and has been a Licensed Real Estate Broker for more than 20 years. He holds a Community Association Manager (CAM) license and is on the Board of Directors of the Builders Association of North Central Florida. Prior to joining AMJ, Scott worked for himself on various construction, development and property management projects in the Tampa, Florida area. He thoroughly enjoys fishing, boating, kayaking, snorkeling, pretty much anything to do with the water, spending time with his family, and traveling. He is married to Renee and they have two children, Caroline and Reid.
Anthony Lyons joined AMJ in 2019 and serves as Vice President. A native of New Hampshire, Anthony started his career in business as the founder of technology companies before a move to urban revitalization & community development. Nearly 20 years later his work has been featured in the New York Times, Fast Company, Washington Post, Forbes and The Hill among many other media outlets. He has served in numerous public sector positions including most recently as City Manager of Gainesville, FL. and has received over 80 awards from international, national, state and local organizations in recognition of various community building efforts. His design sense was informed while attending Indiana University studying Art History, next to an I.M. Pei designed building. In his personal time he has raced in a Sprint Triathlon National Championship, is a two-time All American in master’s track and placed 5th nationally twice, has been married for 25 years and has a very cool high school aged son.
Debbie Huff joined AMJ in early 2009 taking the position of Residential Property Manager. Debbie brings more than 15 years of customer service and property management skills to AMJ. She served on the board of directors of the North Central Florida Apartment Association Debbie holds a Florida Real Estate license, and she is currently pursuing her CAM (Community Association Manager) license. Debbie resides in Lake City with James and her three stepchildren, she enjoys hiking, swimming, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.
Jared Oliver, AMJ’s Residential Property Manager, started in October of 2012 and has more than 10 years of property management experience. Prior to AMJ, Jared worked as a property manager for Contemporary Management Concepts and has completed multiple Gracehill Property Management Training courses. He also has valuable knowledge in rental marketing from experience he obtained from Apartment Hunters. Jared also holds a CAM Designation (Certified Apartment Manager) through the National Apartment Association Education Institute and an active Florida Real Estate Sales Associate license. Born and raised in Alachua, Jared enjoys fishing, hunting, and anything outdoors. Jared lives in Alachua on a farm with his Wife Sara and their Dog Drake.
Sara Young AMJ’s Leasing Agent, started in March of 2019 and brings years of property management, marketing and customer service experience with her. Sara has excelled in keeping AMJ portfolio leased since her time with AMJ and has a proven track record of leasing experience. In Sara’s off time she enjoys various outdoor activities, traveling, sewing/cross stitching and savors time spent with her family and most of all living life to the fullest with her son, now 5. Sara is also driven by her passion for children’s literature, healthy living and loves quality time spent reading and educating her son, who shares in her passion
Donna Reul, AMJ’s Accounting Manager, joined our team in September of 2012 with over 30 years of bookkeeping experience. Born and raised in New Jersey, Donna enjoys yoga, reading and spending time with her husband Chris and two kids Chris and Ashley.
Sue Runyon is the friendly voice you’ll hear when calling AMJ. She was born in Chicago, Illinois. Her parents said she came out talking and hasn’t stopped since! Carrying on family tradition, Sue worked with Illinois Bell for almost 20 years. With her husband, Lou, and sons Eric & Shaun, she moved to Archer, Florida in 1988 before joining AMJ in 2003 as receptionist. She considers her co-workers friends. Sue is an active member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #4385. Her free time is best spent with her Granddaughter, Breanna, and Grandson Michael, who live nearby. She truly believes ‘Life is sweet!’
Andrew Theriot Andrew Theriot joined the Liv Apartments team when AMJ acquired the property in 2016. Since joining AMJ Andrew has led a renovation project on the property with plans to renovated all 208 units. Andrew and the staff he leads at Liv Apartments efforts have been recognized by the North Central Florida Apartment Association as Liv Apartments was awarded with “Renovated Community of The Year 2019”. Andrew currently resides in Gainesville with his dog NOLA and loves watching LSU football.
Justin Truesdale Justin Truesdale started with AMJ in 2014 as AMJ’s Residential Assistant Manager. Justin is currently our Community Assistant Manager for Liv Apartments, managed by AMJ. Justin holds an active Florida Real Estate Sales Associate license. Justin currently attends Santa Fe College, with plans to attend the University of Florida to obtain his Master’s Degree is Real Estate. Justin enjoys volunteering with his church, kayaking, riding four wheelers, and watching Gator Football.
Lorri Lilly AMJ’s Commercial Property Manager, started in August of 2016 with 15 years of Property Management experience and 12 Years of Facilities Management experience. Lorri has been a Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker since 1993. She is a 2nd generation Floridian, born in Brooksville, FL, who enjoys spending time with God, her family, boating and tubing. Lorri also enjoys using wellness techniques as well as learning about and practicing healthy living by using local organic produce & meats.
James Doyle AMJ Service Manager started in 2012 brining 20+ years of Maintenance and Management Experience. Born in Atlanta, James now lives in Gainesville with his Fiancé Rose, his 5 kids, and his many Animals. In his spare time he likes to Flip Houses, fish, and spend time with family.
Morgan Anderson-Keller Morgan joined AMJ in 2019 and serves as the Executive Assistant to the President and management team. She brings more than ten years of management and administrative experience to this position. Morgan recently moved to Gainesville from New York City, the place she called home for the last 15 years. During that time, she studied Classical Music at Manhattan School of Music and Education at Queens College, subsequently delving into the world of events and project management. She and her husband are looking forward to a warm holiday season in Florida.