At Woodward Development and Construction, Inc. we make collaboration between our agents the rule, rather than the exception. We believe that by working together, no opportunity is missed. You can achieve your commercial real estate goals with the help of our team of professionals.
Evan Beck, CEO & Managing BrokerLicensed in Indiana and Kentucky
Evan is the Owner and CEO of Woodward Commercial Realty, Inc. and Woodward Development and Construction, Inc. Evan joined the firm in May of 1999 as its Vice President of Development and Partner. He serves on the Board and as an Executive Committee Member of the Evansville Regional Economic Partnership (Merged the Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Coalition and GAGE). Evan served as Board Chair for the Coalition 2013-2014 and the Chamber of Commerce 2008-2010. Evan also serves on the five-member board of the Southwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA). The RDA is a quasi-unit of government representing Posey, Gibson, Warrick and Vanderburgh Counties along with the City of Evansville, primarily focused on assisting in the coordination of local efforts concerning projects of regional importance and the fiscal agent for $50 million READI money awarded to the region in December 2021.
Evan fills his passion for the future of I-69 by serving on the Board of the bi-state coalition, BRIDGELINK, comprised of community leaders from both Indiana and Kentucky focused on the development of a new I-69 bridge connecting the two states. Evan serves as a member of the Golf Gives Back Board overseeing the annual Korn Ferry Tour Championship presented by United Leasing & Finance for the Korn Ferry Tour held at Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort and televised in over 180 countries worldwide on the Golf Channel.
Zach Martin, President, Woodward Development & Construction812-474-1900 x116
Zach Martin has been an integral part of Woodward Development & Construction since 2015 and now serves as its president. Zach spearheads the management of build-to-suit/lease projects and oversees personnel to ensure the successful execution of these initiatives.
Over the course of his career, Zach has made significant contributions to several high-profile development projects showcasing his expertise in the field. Zach has proficiency in ambulatory surgery centers, medical office buildings, Class A office space, industrial distribution and manufacturing facilities. Zach also understands and appreciates the importance of public-private partnerships working alongside local municipalities in recent shell building projects.
His professional journey is highlighted by a distinguished nine-year tenure as a Medical Device Consultant at Johnson & Johnson before transitioning to the Woodward team. Zach holds a BA in Graphic Design from the University of Southern Indiana.
In addition to his professional endeavors, he has dedicated his time and leadership as the co-founder and Vice President of the Hoosier Cowboy Association, a prominent nonprofit organization which promotes a local rodeo event and partners with veterans and first responders who suffer from PTSD. Zach also serves in several ministry roles at Christian Fellowship Church including overseas mission trips and Griefshare which provides community for those grieving the loss of a loved one.
Audrie Burkett, COO & Executive Vice President812-474-1900 x117
Audrie leads Woodward’s marketing, internal operations and continued expansion of its real estate development and investment activities across Indiana and Kentucky. Audrie plays an important part in enhancing Woodward’s internal processes pertaining to acquisitions, development, leasing, asset management and property management.
Most recently, Audrie served as the COO and executive vice president of the Evansville Regional Economic Partnership (E-REP), an economic development led chamber organization. She oversaw the day-to-day operations of E-REP while strategically aligning priorities to the organization’s mission. She was a key leader driving the $50 million Regional Economic Development + Acceleration Initiative (READI) for the Evansville Region.
Audrie is a Purdue Boilermaker and joined E-REP and its predecessor in 2015. In addition to overseeing the internal successful alignment of the organizations that now comprise E-REP, she provided administrative oversight and led two significant initiatives: Southwest Indiana’s Regional Cities Initiative dispersing $42 million for quality-of-place initiatives and public policy work championing increased internet access for those living in rural areas.
Raised on a dairy farm in Posey County, Audrie currently resides with her husband and two daughters in the Evansville region. Audrie is an integral part of her family’s small business, a dental practice located on Evansville’s Westside. She currently serves on the President’s Advisory Council for Mater Dei High School and E-REP Foundation. Additionally, she was named Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives “40 under 40” in 2022 and Rotary Club of Evansville “20 under 40” in 2021.