Our leadership team works
collaboratively with each operator

You’ll work directly with the firm’s team members, whose individualized, advisory approach focuses on your needs.

We bring wide-ranging experience in commercial real estate as well as educational experience to solve each school’s unique facilities-related challenges.

Joseph J. Rauenhorst



Joe founded Charter School Properties, Inc. in 2008, bringing extensive years of real estate investment and development experience to work meeting charter school operators’ needs. Throughout his career, he has developed more than 100 buildings totaling over 18 million square feet. Along with his professional experience in financing, developing and operating commercial real estate, he brings a personal commitment to advancing quality educational opportunities.

Other educational activities include:

| Development of facilities for institutions including DeVry University, Marquette University, Ave Maria University and St.  Ann School

| Serving as a national Board member of the not-for-profit Cristo Rey Network, an innovative program providing a college preparatory education to urban young people with limited educational opportunities

| Election to the Marquette University Board of Trustees in 2000 and a member of the Marquette 1881 Society

Joe previously was an executive with the Opus Group, a prominent national real estate investment and development company. A licensed attorney, he served as general counsel of Opus Investments, before becoming President of Opus North in Chicago and founding Opus East in Washington, D.C. As CEO of Opus South Corporation, he managed all real estate development, design and construction operations of six offices throughout the Southeast.

Joe began his career as a trial attorney and was a partner in the law firm of Burditt, Bowles & Radizius in San Francisco. He earned his Juris Doctorate at the University of San Francisco and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Marquette University. He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), Urban Land Institute (UU), National Association of industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), and the State Bars of California and Minnesota.

He also serves as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Rauenhorst Family Office, Adler Management, LLC, as chairman of the Opus Prize Foundation, and is on the Board of Directors of the Gerald and Henrietta Rauenhorst Family Foundation, The Cristo Rey Network, Green Cay Asset Management, and Adler Trust Company.


Greg Madsen, AIA






Greg’s experience in commercial real estate, design and construction management over a 30-year career adds value at every turn for CSP clients. His focus on educational facilities is backed by expertise honed in diverse projects in the office, industrial, multi-family, hospitality and mixed-use segments.

Greg’s know-how makes the difference for clients of every stage:

| Preliminary project analysis for site selection and governmental approvals

| Design and construction planning, with value engineering to enhance operational efficiency

| Construction & schedule management through project completion

| Marketing and project development

Prior to joining CSP, Greg was manager of architecture for Opus South Corporation, a Florida-based real estate development company. He directed in-house architects and contractors in the design and construction of large-scale projects, on time and on budget. Previously, he was Senior Architect at the Ryan Companies, a national development company. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree at North Dakota State University, is an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and is a licensed architect in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and Minnesota.


 Edward Barber






Edward joined Charter School Properties in 2016 and currently manages all CSP construction projects and facilities.  Edward has over 25 years of results-oriented experience in the fields of commercial construction and facilities management.

Ed’s know-how enhances project efficiency and value with:
| Management of the construction process through budgeting, due diligence,    design, permitting and project delivery
| Construction oversight, with value engineering to enhance the construction process and facility operational efficiency
| Improved vendor outsourcing, better contractor performance, and building standardization
| Execution of projects on time within approved budgets.

 Edward has previously served as the Vice President-Construction and Leasing Manager for City National Bank (now BCI) where he coordinated new construction, renovations and facilities management for the bank. He also served as Vice President-Real Estate/Construction Manager for Bank Atlantic (now BB&T) where he was part of the team responsible for doubling the number of banks opened from 52 to 106 within 24 months and oversaw the construction of the bank’s new call/training center. As the Construction Project Supervisor with Eckerd Corporation (now CVS), for the South Florida District, he was responsible for all renovations and several new store construction projects in the region with annual budgets of $23M-$59M. While at the Eckerd Corporation, Edward also was responsible for supervising area service techs along with numerous outside vendors for 430 stores, district offices, training centers, photo lab, warehouse/ trucking center and multi-tenant buildings, during which time he cut annual operational facilities costs by ten percent by opening the contract bid process.

Edward is a FL Licensed Community Association Manager (active) and is a FL Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate (inactive).

Edward is a proud veteran of The United States Air Force.

 Regina Pacella






As the company’s operational liaison, Regina handles all facets of business execution including developing and maintaining the customer relations with operators, general contractors and vendors involved in the projects CSP develops and operates.  Regina’s role is multifaceted at Charter School Properties – she manages the project administration, property management, and operations management functions for the company, its projects, and its facilities.

Regina enhances operational efficiencies by:
| Coordinating project teams during all phases of bid process for each project
| The creation and maintenance of contracts, payments, and financial reports for each project
| The reporting status of each project on an ongoing basis
| Execution of projects on time and within approved budgets

Prior to joining CSP, Regina held similar operational management roles for project development and construction companies in both Florida and Texas.  As Office Manager at a boutique development firm in Broward County, FL she implemented systems and procedures to transition office operations from a family run office to a professional administration, including the development of an employee handbook, creating and maintaining databases for Permits and Notice of Commencements through to Final Inspections and Certificates of Occupancy, along with a database for tracking sub-contractor labor.  As Assistant Director of Operations at Cornerstone Exteriors, Inc. in Houston, TX Regina assisted a start-up construction firm specializing in masonry work; establishing a small business operation from the ground up, developing and maintaining customer relations with brokers, clients, and general contractors.

Before entering the development industry, Regina’s operations, business development, and financial management skill sets were deployed for various financial firms which included Bank of America, Smith Barney, and Franklin Templeton, Ft. Lauderdale, FL division where she had acquired her Series 7.

Regina attended both Broward College for her AA, and continued at Sam Houston State University for her BA.  She is a Notary Public for the State of Florida.