Old Town Teams


lucyLucy Jones

President Woodruff Property Management Company

Lucy is a proud native of Columbus, Georgia. Her real estate career began in 1997, and she has been with Woodruff since 2002. Lucy resourcefully mixes her business savvy with her creative intuition, offering our customers an eye for detail with a unique flair. Lucy is a member of the Columbus Board of Realtors and the International Council of Shopping Centers. She holds Georgia and Alabama Real Estate Licenses. She is a graduate of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program and the Georgia Chamber Leadership Program.

Lucy has served on numerous community and civic boards.

She loves spending time with her three daughters and enjoys shopping, decorating, cooking, learning new things, and meeting new people.




bruce-jonesBruce Jones

President, Woodruff Development Company | Grow Landscaping
Bruce is a native of Columbus, Georgia and has been with Woodruff since 1995. He is a natural in his position. Bruce’s passion for the outdoors and his intrinsic ability to creatively bring projects together provide him with the key skill sets needed for his role in both our development and landscaping businesses.
Bruce enjoys spending time with family and making a difference in his community. His interests include raising and riding horses, gardening, and working out.





GaryHeadshotEGary Lisle

Project Manager, Woodruff Development Company

A native of Phenix City, Alabama, Gary grew up in the construction industry. Prior to joining Woodruff, he worked for his family’s local construction business for 34 years. As a licensed contractor for 25 years, Gary has experience working in a variety of construction fields including; commercial, industrial, residential and multi-family.

Before joining the team full-time in the fall of 2012, Gary also worked on a number of Woodruff projects around Columbus. Those projects included: Sugar Mill Luxury Apartments, Phase 4 of The Lakes Apartments, Grove Park Apartments, and The Landings Shopping Center. Gary is currently a project manager for Woodruff’s latest multi-family and commercial development, Lakeside Village at Beaver Run.

In his spare time, you’ll find Gary out on the local golf course working on his short game.



Sales and Leasing

wendy189Wendy W Elliott

Vice President, Woodruff Brokerage Company

Wendy has been with the Woodruff Brokerage Company since February, 1996 specializing in commercial leasing, sales, and property management in Georgia and Alabama.

She has been directly involved in the sales, leasing, and management of retail centers and office buildings in Columbus, Georgia, and Phenix City, Alabama. Her duties include marketing these properties to the commercial brokerage community and soliciting prospective tenants as well as negotiating the economic terms of sales contracts and commercial leases with new owners or tenants. Wendy also negotiates lease renewals and expansions, compiles and projects operating budgets, leasing activity, and vacancy reports, and coordinates new tenants’ build-outs with contractors.

Wendy is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and holds a Georgia Sales Person License. She has served on several civic organization boards and is actively involved at First Presbyterian Church in Uptown Columbus.

She is married to J. Robert Elliott, Jr. from Columbus, Georgia; they have one daughter.

Wendy says it best: “After being in commercial real estate for more than 24 years, I still love this business! Gotta love what you do!”
Call her at: Cell 706.256.4811, Office 706.323.6401 or Email her at wendy.elliott@woodruffre.com


Ira-dykesTra Dykes
President, Woodruff Brokerage Company

Tra joined Woodruff Brokerage Company in 2011. As Vice President and sales associate, his current responsibilities include the management of several shopping centers and the sale of commercial and retail land. Through the management of the various shopping centers he has gained an understanding of the leasing process and has recently been focusing on the purchase and sale of multi-family projects.

Tra graduated from Columbus State University in 1991 with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He worked with Robinson, Grimes and Company PC in public accounting through 1993. In 1994 he started a construction and development company, Dykes Builders, Inc., and served as President until 2010. In 2011 he had the opportunity to take over the management of a portfolio of properties that included several shopping centers and other commercial land. Along with this came an opportunity to join the Woodruff Brokerage Company team.

Call him at: Office 706.256.4808 Cell 706.681.3376 or email him at Trad@woodruffre.com


rachael200Rachel Murrell

Woodruff Property Management Company.
Originally from South Florida, Rachel has been a proud Columbus, Georgia resident since 1995. She joined the Woodruff Property Management Company in 2002 as a leasing agent, and has worked her way up through nearly every property in the Woodruff portfolio
Prior to becoming the property manager at Swallowtail Flats Apartments at Old Town, Rachel was the property manager at Lakeside Village where she led her team in the fastest lease up in Woodruff Property Management history. Rachel and her team leased 263 units in 9 months and had a waiting list of prospects!
Rachel is currently President of the Columbus Apartment Association and an active member of the Columbus Board of Realtors. She specializes in multifamily new construction and holds her Georgia real estate license.
When she’s not working as a successful property manager of Woodruff’s luxury apartment communities, you can find her spending time with her family, relaxing at the beach, shopping, and being a proud mother to twin boys!

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