Heartland's Story

       Heartland Realty Investors, Inc., formerly known as Shelter Financial Corporation, was purchased by H. William Walter in 1976. Thereafter, Heartland has continued to invest in affordable and conventional properties while creating strong, long-term relationships with business partners, investors, and employees. Heartland has used its real estate expertise by maintaining the underlying fundamentals of an AMO (Accredited Management Organization) which is only awarded to organizations that meet IREM’s (Institute of Real Estate Management) strict criteria of professional education, business stability and financial standards. Heartland has proven to be a strong real estate investment company that takes pride in creating value in all its investments.


Corporate Executives


H. William Walter
David Walter
VP of Operations
Matthew Walter
VP of Acquisitions



Steve Perkins
Chief Financial Officer



Regional Managers

Al Hirlston
Maintenance Director
Sheila Melton
Asset Manager
Ron Rodriguez
Regional Manager

Laura Rowe
Regional Manager
Sarah Walter
Regional Manager
Brian Starr
Regional Manager




Sarah Kastan
Accounting Manager
Shawna Hasser
Accounts Payable
Molly Peterson
Payroll Specialist



Property Accountant
Nancy Miller
Property Accountant



HRI Office


Coni Burnett
IT Manager/Exe. Asst.
Brittany Ellis
Comm. Mgr/HRI Asst.