Mike Wells serves as President of REI Investments, Inc., the manager of REI Real Estate Services, LLC. Over the past 30 years Mr. Wells has been involved in several significant real estate projects including the JW Marriott Hotel, Marriott Place, Circle City Mall, Wellpoint Operation Center, Emmis Communications Headquarters and the Indianapolis Marriott Hotel, all in downtown Indianapolis. Currently, REI has a several hotels and multi-family projects under development in Charlotte, Louisville, Kentucky and Austin, Texas.
In addition to his development activities, Mr. Wells manages the real estate investments owned by REI Real Estate Partnership. These investments include 300 North Meridian in downtown Indianapolis, several parking garages and numerous suburban office buildings. REI currently has over $750 million of development projects ongoing.
Prior to his career with REI, Mr. Wells was a practicing attorney in Indianapolis, specializing in the real estate and tax-exempt financing area.
Mr. Wells graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Robert H. McKinney School of Law – Indiana University and received a B.S. from Purdue University in Interdisciplinary Engineering. Community activities include serving as a Board member of the Purdue Research Foundation, Indianapolis Zoo, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Indiana Chamber Foundation, Robert H. McKinney School of Law Board of Visitors, Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, Indiana Chamber Foundation and Crossroads Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Wells also serves on the Executive Committee of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site Board of Directors and is Chairman of the American Pianists Association. Mr. Wells is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association and alumnus of the Stanley K. Lacy Leadership program