Experts in creating successful housing communities

We know what works and how to make it happen

The Sullivan Development team approaches creating housing solutions in a unique way. We use a cooperative, cost-effective, community-focused strategy to identify an area’s needs, then tap into local resources and a variety of funding sources to create effective solutions.

We work in partnership with local leaders and key neighborhood voices. Instead of talking, we listen. We create plans, then draw upon the people and programs who can help us turn these plans into realities. Ours is a long-term strategy as we believe in the ongoing stewardship of the communities we develop rather than just moving on to the next project.

We also look to partner with like-minded companies whose goals align with ours to deliver housing solutions either as a part of a larger master development or by collaborating on a project-by-project basis.

As always, the goal is to help meet the need for housing solutions and to do it in a way that is embraced by communities. 

About our team

John Sullivan, CEO
Dan Gable, CFO
Travis Vencel, Development Director
Cason Cusack, Development Director
Heather White, Development Manager
Kristin Coyne, Marketing Director


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John Sullivan has been an affordable housing leader for more than 15 years. Before creating Sullivan Development, he headed efforts for a national affordable housing developer, leading the company’s team in acquiring and developing more than 60 affordable multifamily developments creating units for more than 5,000 households. John managed projects in 15 states, with a heavy emphasis in Midwestern markets such as Indiana, Ohio, and Iowa along with fast-growing markets like Seattle, Denver, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, and Atlanta. He has coordinated all phases of the development process, from site selection, structuring financing, local entitlements, securing tax credit allocations, construction oversight, and property lease-up.

Sullivan Development sharpens John’s focus on addressing the nation’s affordable housing crisis through strategic partnerships and development efforts with efficient use of existing resources. The company’s core value is improving lives through the creation of high-quality affordable housing communities that seamlessly fit into surrounding neighborhoods.

John earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. He and his wife share their Fishers, Indiana home with four kids and a pair of dogs.

Dan Gable has been involved in commercial real estate since 2012. Prior to joining Sullivan Development, Dan worked as a Mortgage Banker specializing in multifamily finance. Over Dan’s career, he has worked on over $2 Billion in transactions across the United States.

Since affordable housing is one of the greatest issues hindering our nation’s economy, Sullivan Development provides Dan the opportunity to use his skills arranging debt and equity to help address the need for high-quality, affordable housing communities that seamlessly fit into surrounding neighborhoods.

Dan also serves as the Chief Investment Officer of JG2
Companies – a multifamily investment and property
management firm.

Dan earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Butler University and lives on the north side of Indianapolis with his wife and two children. Dan enjoys being outdoors and climbing mountains with friends.

Travis Vencel has developed quality housing across the country. Before joining Sullivan Development, Travis worked with national multi-family developers, leading the development of more than 3,500 residential units across the country. His affordable housing projects include new construction projects in Indiana, Arizona, North and South Carolina, and Ohio. His concentration is in new construction, master planning, and working with stakeholders to identify, conceive, design, and construct projects that meet a community’s need for housing. Travis has experience with a variety of product types and market segments. Travis has completed all phases of the development process, including site selection, entitlements, construction, and property management.

Sullivan Development provides Travis with the opportunity to continue to focus on providing quality housing in markets where affordability is a driving factor and a priority for communities. The company’s value of improving lives through high-quality, affordable housing is an important factor in Travis’s decision to join the Sullivan Team.

Travis earned a degree from Hanover College and has served on the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and as a member of the Bloomington Plan Commission. Travis makes his home in Bloomington, Indiana, and in his spare time enjoys flying hot air balloons.

As Development Director, Cason focuses on pursuing new opportunities for Sullivan Development as well as working with stakeholders to identify, design, and construct projects that meet a community’s need for housing. In addition to identifying new projects, he works with Sullivan’s investor base to match projects that meet their investment goals.

Cason works on a variety of projects including workforce, market rate, and Hispanic Lifestyle Communities. He is most passionate about the underserved Hispanic community and their housing needs. During the financial crisis, Cason became acquainted with many small business entrepreneurs in the Hispanic community who were especially affected. He volunteered with a non-profit, MicroBusiness Mentors, to provide free one-on-one mentoring. Once a participant completed their business plan and “graduated” from the class, Cason worked with local partner banks to extend them a microloan to assist them in growing their business. He continues to teach pro bono entrepreneurship and finance classes to the Hispanic community in greater Indianapolis.

Prior to joining Sullivan Development, Cason was involved in various real estate functions at Raistone Ventures. He also served as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ to many ultra-high net worth clients at Oxford Financial Group. During his tenure at Oxford, Cason had wide exposure to, and experience with, many alternative asset types.

Cason earned his undergraduate degree in Global Studies and Business from Brigham Young University. Cason enjoys traveling with his wife and two children.

As Development Manager, Heather helps create and implement best practices for efficient operations. She prepares extensive applications for tax credits and performs market research to assist with the site selection process. Heather began her career in real estate in 2019 when she obtained her brokerage license for the State of Indiana. 

Heather graduated from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis with a bachelor’s degree in finance and real estate. In addition, she completed a developer’s master class through ULI’s REDI program. She is currently a member of ULI, NAR, IAR, and MIBOR. Before her time in real estate, she spent several years in restaurant management. Her experience both as a broker and in restaurant management make her uniquely qualified for the day-to-day behind-the-scenes work that her position requires. With a flair for multi-tasking and strengths in organization and scheduling, she can keep transactions moving forward smoothly and quickly.

Heather lives in Brownsburg, IN, and enjoys spending her free time with her husband, two young daughters, and puppy. She likes to keep active and tries to run as often as she can. She also enjoys a round of disc golf or a board game when she can fit it into her schedule.

Kristin Coyne is an accomplished marketing professional with a demonstrated ability to successfully lead marketing and communication initiatives. She brings nearly 20 years of experience in corporate marketing, primarily in the commercial real estate industry, to the team.

Kristin has successfully developed and managed strategic marketing plans and budgets which include print materials, external vendors, advertising, event planning, internal communications, public relations, social media, etc. She also focuses on brand development and management to help companies tell their stories in an impactful, memorable way. 

Kristin earned a B.S. in Marketing from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and traveling with her husband and two children.