Buddy Glass

General Manager, Owner

buddy@bgrealty.com
Buddy Glass Photo

Buddy, originally from Orlando, FL, relocated to Lafayette, LA in 2004 and has officially be-come a “transplant Cajun”. After receiving his MBA and cutting his teeth in banking, finance and oil and gas industries, Buddy and his wife, Lindsey, founded BG Realty and Management. Buddy and Lindsey spend their time chasing their two little ones around the golf course and taking as many family vacations as they can squeeze into their busy schedules. “My favorite part of BG Realty and Management is the people I work with. Working towards building this property management company together has been one of the most gratifying experiences of my life,” says Buddy. One might joke that Buddy is a bit of a celebrity around these parts – he played baseball for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL), and was a movie extra in Ad-am Sandler’s, ‘The Waterboy.’ Even though he was paid in pizza and cola, he feels it might be one of his best business transactions to date. In addition to being a tremendous dancer (seri-ously, you have to see it to believe it), outgoing and friendly, and eternally optimistic, Buddy volunteers his time working with the local Beaver Club of Lafayette, as well as one week a year as a Gallery Guard for the Masters Golf Tournament.

Favorite Quote: “All that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are.”
-Mark Cuban


Dena Saltzman

Property Manager

dena@bgrealty.com
Michael Hatchett

Dena brings over 31 years of real world, property management experience to BG Realty and Management, which has proven to be invaluable to the BG team. Dena’s got extensive knowledge and experience in a variety of conventional and affordable housing multi-family properties including Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), tax exempt bonds, project-based Section 8 and HOME programs, as well as implementing multi-layered financing programs, property compliance, and HUD reporting. Basically, she’s kind of the cat’s pajamas around the office. Nothing drives Dena like taking something that is underperforming for an owner and working to make it shine. Her tactics? Property analysis and budgeting, as well as expense and delinquency reduction, just to name a few. At the end of the workday, Dena takes pride in knowing that she has done her best to represent the interest of both her property owners and residents. Not bad for a gal from Sour Lake, TX.

Between she and her husband, they have eight children, 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Dena most looks forward to Fridays when she and the grandkids get together for “Mexican Friday”. In addition to cooking up a mean rice and gravy, she and the husband also hit a flea market or antique shop now and again during their travels together.

Favorite Quote: It’s not what you look at that matters. It’s what you see. -Henry David Thoreau


Rachelle Noel

Property Manager

Rachelle@bgrealty.com
Michael Hatchett

Growing up, Rachelle aspired to be a school teacher (her twin actually became the teacher). Realizing life had a different journey in store for her, Rachelle detoured and took a different route. She tried nursing at first, but then landed in the business world and eventually received her undergrad in Business Administration. After school, Rachelle spent six years working for large multi-family management companies before landing at BG Realty and Management. Rachelle loves the variety of her workdays … in other words, no two days are alike, which keeps things very interesting.

Mom to two, Rachelle and her husband love taking road trips with the kids, often to visit family or to be beach bums for a few days. Her family is her everything, and they offer tons of motivation to work hard and to give everything she does, her best effort. Rachelle says she can’t think of a better place to live than Lafayette, Louisiana — mostly because she loves the hospitality and seafood.

Favorite scripture: Isaiah 40:31
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.


Vernie McNamee

Property Manager and Residential Sales

vernie@bgrealty.com
Michael Hatchett

Around here, she’s best known as the “matchmaker” because matching people’s personaliies to the perfect home is her specialty. At least that’s how newcomer, Vernie McNamee, feels when she matches the perfect pair. Vernie has returned to real estate after leaving years ago when the oil bust drove so many out of the Lafayette area. After working as the Louisiana State Director of Homeland Security under the last administration, Vernie’s son encouraged her to try her hand at real estate again and she is loving it! Vernie says that her properties are like her children—each has its own needs and nurturing them is what she does best. “My favorite part of my work is watching my client’s dreams come true. It makes me so happy. So, that’s what I focus on in my work.” Aside from always being attached to her phone, Vernie admits that when she does take a vacation, you can find her on a beach somewhere. On the weekends, if she’s not showing property, she’s out on the dance floor groovin’ to a Cajun or Zydeco beat. Vernie’s pride and joy are her 6 children, 14 grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Her claim to fame is her “scream” in the 1986 movie, ‘Belizaire the Cajun.’


Monica L. Scott

Property Manager

monica@bgrealty.com
Michael Hatchett

Monica comes to BG Realty and Management with over 27 years of real estate and property management experience. After having spent many years in New Mexico as a Real Estate Broker and in the property management profession, Monica was happy to come home to Louisiana in 1998. After moving home,Monica continued to work in property management and assisted with the marketing of multi-family communities for 12 years. She then served as the Executive Director for a non-profit organization assisting the elderly. While there Monica monitored many programs as well as overseeing 6 apartment communities. While Monica loved her time there, she is excited about re-entering the real estate/property management arena. She is now licensed in the State of Louisiana and passed the test on the first go (way to go lady)! Monica enjoys helping people find homes. She also loves the challenge of ensuring that an owner gets the best possible resident, re-turn, and responsible decision making in regard to their investment. When not on the job, Monica is passionate about serving others and has consistently served the homeless since 2010. She loves growing unusual and healing plants in her greenhouse. She also enjoys cooking for her 3 children and 5 grandchildren and enter-taining friends and family. One of her favorite pass-times is hosting a Mexican Fiesta with traditional recipes from her time in New Mexico.

Favorite quote: What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. — Ralph Waldo Emerson


Rosie Roy

Property Manager

rosierents@aol.com
Michael Hatchett

Licensed on July 1, 1981. Despite the oil bust in the 1980s (a time when locals drove around with bumper stickers that proclaimed, “the last one out, turn off the lights”), Rosie persisted as real estate professionals in Lafayette plummeted from 1200 to 300 in one year. Rosie at-tributes her success for the last 37 years to the long-standing relationships she’s nurtured with her clients, both property owners and tenants alike. Rosie says that property manage-ment is kind of like teaching—she works with property owners who are learning to turn real es-tate into businesses and tenants who are transitioning from apartments into single family units. “Most of my property owners have been with me for 30-35 years and the youngest client I have has been with me for 13 years. My average tenant stays with me about 4 years and I have some that stay as long as 10 years.” Rosie believes that trust is key. “My tenants and owners trust me, and I work hard for that trust,” says Rosie. Prior to her career in real estate, Rosie was a trail blazer in Lafayette working as a mental health counselor for battered women. Among other accomplishments, she was a charter member of the Mayor’s Commission on the Needs of Women and chaired the committee that founded community organization and non-profit, Faith House, in Lafayette.

Rosie’s Motto: “The three things most important to me in life are Family, God & Country. Live long and prosper.”


Chris Hunter

Leasing Agent

chris@bgrealty.com
Michael Hatchett

Chris calls himself “the first line of defense” at BG Realty and Management and has the heart of a papa bear. Chris started with the BG team two years ago in maintenance and has quickly risen through the ranks. More recently, he has moved into the role of Leasing Agent. While Chris’ background is in computer technology, he’s proven himself to be an invaluable “jack of all trades” for the team. Chris describes his role as a Leasing Agent to be vital to both renters as well as property owners. Chris loves helping people from all walks of life to find a comfortable place they can call home. With six brothers, five sisters and 2 kids of his own, family tops his list of most important things. While being a dad to two boys, ages 13 and 14, fills much of his time, Chris also enjoys an occasional round of pool and troubleshooting computes as well as electric repairs. Chris’ certifications include Fair Housing Act Certification, HVAC Certification as well as Maintenance and Front Desk Certification.

 
 

Maintenance Team


Lloyd Long

Maintenance Team Lead

Lloyd@bgrealty.com

Lloyd Long

Our residents love when Lloyd shows up at their front door. Tools in hand and crew beside him, he is ready for anything. Lloyd leads our maintenance team through some pretty perplexing maintenance situations. Everyday, Lloyd begins work at 5:00am with prescheduling the maintenance list for the day. Addressing a laundry list of requests for all BG Realty and Management Property locations. This is not an easy chore. But with 25 years in maintenance, Lloyd enjoys the gratitude he receives as he repairs one property at a time, making tenants and property owners feel secure again. We all know that its not fun when something is broken at home. So, we all rest easy knowing Lloyd’s got it under control.

Aside from taking care of all maintenance and repairs at BG Realty and Management, Lloyd is a barbecue man. He enjoys the process of smoking all types of meats. When he’s not working on a construction project or smoking meats, you can find him fishing or raising fish….African Cichlids. Lloyd and his wife Tina are mom and dad to 5 children, 3 boys and 2 girls.

Favorite Quote: “In each man’s life, a little rain must fall.”


Brandon Shackelford

Maintenance Tech

brandon@bgrealty.com
Brandon Shackelford

With a background in carpentry, welding, millwright, remodels and construction, Brandon is certainly well-rounded and a nice fit for BG Realty & Management. Brandon started with BG Realty in 2017, but holds over 20 years combined education and experience working in these various trade disciplines, as well as in maintenance.

Brandon loves the medley of work that maintenance offers him … no two days are ever the same. Not only does the variety keep him fresh, but Brandon also enjoys his interaction with property owners and tenants.

When not on the job, Brandon loves to play hard! Between fishing, hunting, and golfing, this dude is living his best life. Brandon, his girlfriend, Michelle, her son, Collin, and the family pet, Jade, love to kick back after working in the yard with some meat on the pit. Best buds Collin and Brandon enjoy their quality time riding 4 wheelers and dirt bikes on the weekends.

Personal Motto: Work hard and play harder. Enjoy it, cause you only have one life to live.


Tom Mathews

Maintenance Tech

fishingbuds@gmail.com
Michael Hatchett

Tom has over 28 years in apartment maintenance and is the most recent addition to BG Realty and Management’s maintenance crew. Tom originally moved to Louisiana from North Dakota in the 1980s during the infamous ‘oil boom.’ After the market bottomed out, Tom decided to stick around and headed to trade school where he learned about heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and appliances. He enjoys working with his hands and gets satisfaction out of repairing things that no one else can fix.

A fun fact about Tom is that he is Native American and grew up on a Reservation in North Dakota. It was here that he developed his passion for hunting and fishing. Now in Louisiana, Tom lives for salt water fishing.

Tom’s Personal Motto: Work hard and live life at your best.