Buddy Glass

General Manager, Owner

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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 Adam 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

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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 her 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


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.

Monica L. Scott

Property Manager

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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, return, 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 entertaining 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

Rosie Roy - BG Realty & Management LLC

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 attributes 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 management is kind of like teaching—she works with property owners who are learning to turn real estate 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 trailblazer 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.”

Maintenance Team

Brandon Shackelford

Maintenance Tech

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

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 tradeschool 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 saltwater fishing.

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