Turner Named One Of IBJ Media's Indiana Most Influential People

July 2022

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Turner Woodard
Owner and President
Turner James Investments, Turner John Management

Turner Woodard is an Indianapolis-based real estate executive who, in 1993, purchased the historic Stutz factory complex just north of downtown. He revived the vacant complex into a space that was about 90% occupied with 200-plus tenants, including artists and manufacturing and tech companies, when he sold a majority of his ownership in early 2021. New York City-based real estate investment firm SomeraRoad Inc. bought his majority stake in the 400,000-square-foot property, which includes the Stutz Business and Arts Center and Stutz II. Now, Woodard is redeveloping several properties in Carmel.

SOMETHING SURPRISING: “I work late into the night. It’s not uncommon for me to make phone calls up until midnight.”

ADVICE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE: “Dream and then take action to follow through on them. Dreams, goals, plans, actions, results!”

INDIANA LOVE: “The changing seasons and family and friends. It’s that simple.”