Since its inception, AU Associates, Inc., has been instrumental in preserving more than 20,000 units of housing across the United States, valued at over $23 million, and has been directly responsible for the creation of more than 250 units of mixed income housing and 55,000 square feet of commercial uses in urban infill and adaptive re-use settings, with projects totaling $30 million.
AU Associates, Incorporated, founded in 1990 on the principals of adaptive use, has focused on opportunities for urban infill, as well as the revitalization of existing structures. AU Construction is the construction management arm of the company which finances, develops, and owns multi-family historic and new construction properties primarily in Kentucky but also in West Virginia.
President & Owner
Holly Wiedemann, founding principal and President of AU Associates, Inc., earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Duke University and Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design and Land Use Planning from the University of Georgia. She has been responsible for a wide range of projects throughout her career serving as a Financial Analyst, Project Manager, and Developer. She has specifically worked in the renovation, creation, adaptive reuse, and development of affordable housing since 1986.
Director of Development
Johan Graham joined AU Associates, Inc. in April of 2006 as the Financial Manager. While involved in all aspects of project conceptualization and development, his primary responsibilities revolve around structuring, underwriting, syndicating and monitoring AU’s current and future portfolio of LIHTC and Historic Tax Credit projects. He is a 2000 graduate of Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky with a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology and a 2002 graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Masters in Regional Planning with a focus on Affordable Housing, Real Estate, and Community Development. Prior to joining AU Associates, Johan worked as a Project Development Officer at Community Affordable Housing Equity Corporation (CAHEC), a tax credit syndicator, and was responsible for over $70 million in Low-Income Housing and Historic Tax Credit equity investments totaling over 1,100 units in Kentucky, West Virginia, and North Carolina.
Director of Property Management
Since re-joining AU Associates, Inc. in January of 2003, Martha has served as Office Administrator, Project Manager, Director of Operations, and now currently serves as the company’s Director of Property Management. Martha initially became interested in AU’s work during an internship while obtaining her B.S. in Business Administration and Communication Arts from Georgetown College. Once graduating, she gained several experiences in marketing, product management, and information technology before returning to AU. Her duties and responsibilities include overseeing AU’s portfolio of properties including the property management and maintenance staff, daily operations, and all property compliance.
Director of Construction
Roger Lashbrook joined AU Associates in February of 2014 as the Director of Construction. Over 40 years ago, Roger started in construction as a laborer on a masonry crew. From that start, he has spent his career as a form and frame carpenter, estimator, field superintendent, and project manager on projects of all sizes. Roger has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Kentucky. Roger brings experience to AU using GC, CM and Design Build delivery methods enabling AU to build and manage a wide range of project types.