Our People

  • Thomas R. "Buzz" Willard, CRE

    CEO of Tower Properties, oversees all company operations from acquisitions and development to leasing, property management and construction management.

    Prior to joining Tower, Buzz was President of Bliss Associates, Inc., a regional real estate appraisal firm.

    Buzz serves on several civic and charitable boards including President of the Saint Luke's Hospital Board, Treasurer of the Police Foundation of Kansas City, the Truman Library Institute, William Jewell College (past Chairman and Emeritus Trustee) and the Downtown Council Board and Executive Committee. Buzz also sits on the boards of Commerce Bank of Kansas City and TNEMEC. His past board service includes the Saint Luke's Cancer Institute (Chairman), the Mission Hills, Kansas Planning Commission, the Horizon Academy, St. Paul's Episcopal Day School, UCP/Open Options (Chairman), Downtown Community Improvement District (Chairman), the Kansas City Country Club (President) the University Club (President), Co-Chairman of the Greater Downtown Area Plan of Kansas City, MO (GDAP) and the Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences.

    Buzz received his Bachelor of Science degree from William Jewell College and his MBA from Rockhurst University. In 2006 he was awarded the prestigious CRE designation from the Counselors of Real Estate.

  • Stan Weber

    Stan serves as President and Chief Financial Officer of Tower Properties, overseeing all company operations. Prior to joining Tower Properties in 2003, Stan worked for National Farms, Inc. for 14 years serving as Vice President – Finance (CFO) his first 13 years and as President and CEO his last year. Before working at National Farms, Stan was a Supervising Senior Accountant with Peat Marwick Main and Company (KPMG).

    Stan is the Chairperson for the Kansas State University Department of Accounting Advisory Council and is a member of Dean's Advisory Council for the College of Business at Kansas State University. He has functioned as a member of the National Pork Producers Financial Managers Committee, the Committee for the selection of an Accounting Department Head at Kansas State University and as a board member for the Central Industrial District of Kansas City. Stan is a member of the Missouri Society of CPA's.

    Stan received his bachelor's degree in accounting, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and his master's of Accountancy degree from Kansas State University.

  • Chris Erdley, CCIM, CPM

    As Vice President, Chris is responsible for directing the day to day leasing activity and property management of Tower's office portfolio and apartment communities. Chris's involvement during the leasing process and the management operations of Tower's office properties allows us to be hands on owners that are accountable to our tenants & residents each and every day.

    Chris is a graduate of the University of Missouri and has been involved in leasing and property management of office, industrial, retail and multi-family residential properties since 1989. He is a former President of Kansas City IREM Chapter, former President of the Heartland Apartment Association, and currently is a Board Member of the Downtown Kansas City Community Improvement District.

  • Stacey Klein

    Stacey Klein joined Tower Properties in 1993 and currently serves as Vice President and Property Manager. Stacey started her career with Tower at Peppertree Apartments and joined our corporate office in 1999. Stacey is responsible for the day to day property management duties for Tower's office portfolio and Commerce Bank's Downtown campus of office buildings and parking facilities.

    Stacey earned her CPM designation in 2018 and is a licensed real estate agent in Kansas and Missouri.

  • Chuck Gibson

    Chuck serves as Vice President and Construction Manager and brings an engineering background and over 34 years of construction and land development experience to Tower Properties.

    As head of the Tower Properties Construction Department, Chuck oversees a wide range of construction projects ranging from simple tenant improvement projects in office buildings owned and managed by Tower Properties to the complete restoration of a six story, 40 year old office building at 6601 College Boulevard in Overland Park, Kansas. He is involved with major roofing, paving, and construction projects at Tower's apartment complexes in the Greater Kansas City and Lawrence areas.

    Chuck has used his land development experience to oversee the expansion of the Hutton Farms apartment complex in the city of Lawrence, Kansas with the development of Hutton Farms Phase II consisting of the construction of 87 apartment units on 16 acres.

    Chuck is a registered scoutmaster for the Heart of America Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He has served in a variety of volunteer positions over the past 23 years.

    Chuck received his bachelor's degree in Construction Science from Kansas State University.

  • Ed Smith

    As Vice President/Controller, Ed works with the Chief Financial Officer and coordinates the preparation of all the required public and internal financial reporting.

    Prior to joining Tower Properties in 2014, Ed worked for DeBruce Fertilizer, Inc. serving as Controller for 12 years and for National Farms, Inc. also serving as Controller for 7 years. Prior to working at National Farms he worked in public accounting for Howe & Company, C.P.A. P.C. for 8 years in the capacity of Manager and for Arthur Andersen & Co for 3 years as a Staff Accountant.

    Ed is a member of the American Institute of CPA's and holds the CGMA designation. Ed received his bachelor's degree in accounting, graduating Cum Laude, from Kansas State University.

Property Owner/Leasing

We take a comprehensive look at our client's space requirements and budget and then prepare a lease that best suits their needs and provides the most value for the dollar.

Property Management

We are dedicated to provide our tenants with a great office or residential, business or living environment. The professionals that make up our property management team are committed to deliver on our company motto that "Everything Matters".

Property Development

We've been developing properties since 1971, and every project begins with one fundamental goal; create an environment that gives our clients every possible advantage in achieving success.

Construction Management

We provide construction management for commercial and multifamily properties. We serve as the single point of contact for a project, all you have to do is move in.