Ronda Shrewsbury founded RealAmerica in 1995 with a passion to create more opportunities for affordable and attainable housing.
At RealAmerica, Ronda is hands-on in designing, developing, and managing her properties and teams. Although affordable housing is her primary focus, adaptive reuse, historic, senior independent living, self-storage, and commercial development properties are also included in the RealAmerica portfolio. Ronda leads the senior management team and creates strategic initiatives to utilize financing for more than $320M in real estate investments.
As a leader in the affordable housing industry, Ronda has received numerous awards and is a 4-time recipient of the IHCDA’s Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Urban Housing. In 2021, RealAmerica was awarded two Associated Builders and Contractors’ National Excellence awards for innovative and creative construction and architecture. Most recently, Ronda was named the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Woman of Influence for her dedication and commitment in providing quality affordable housing and better opportunities for people in all walks of life.
Ronda is an active leader and has been involved with many organizations. She currently utilizes her strengths in a leadership capacity for the Indiana Affordable Housing Council, the Young President’s Organization, the Indianapolis Zoo, and 1st Source Bank. In 2020, Ronda founded Legacy 25, a non-profit dedicated to developing and providing stable, affordable housing for low-income families and seniors.
A graduate of Indiana University with a BS in Finance/Real Estate, Ronda remains active in the Indianapolis and Hamilton County civic communities and enjoys travel, skiing, and time with family and friends.