Our Greatest Resource at Meridian

Meridian Residential Group’s specialty is turning properties into thriving communities. Our team has a successful track record of guiding properties in all stages to stability.  At Meridian Residential Group, we not only invest in our communities, but we also invest in our team. The emphasis on our people is at the core of our success.
Johnny Evans
President & Chief Executive Officer
Since 1975, Johnny Evans has succeeded in growing and developing a professional firm with a winning track record. Johnny grew up in the construction industry and possesses nearly 40 years of hands-on experience. This experience has translated into his successful development of multiple properties throughout the Southeast region. He excels in identifying the most cost-efficient way to give clients the maximum value for dollars spent. A graduate of Clemson University, Johnny and his team embrace the values of hard work, a thorough grounding in development and construction principles, openness to innovative approaches, excellent communication skills, and unparalleled integrity.
Tara Bayles
Director of Property Management
As Director of Property Management, Tara is responsible for overseeing and directing all activities related to our portfolio of properties. She works to set and achieve short and long term organizational and property goals and ensures each property meets or surpasses industry standards. With over 20 years of experience in multifamily property management, Tara has consistently been recognized as an outstanding manager and team member. Her previous experience includes work with JRK Residential, Capstone Real Estate Services, and Hunt Military Communities.
Kristin Burrill

Marketing & Development Manager

Kristin has developed her skill set for marketing & development over the course of her ten-year career in Property Management with Mid America Communities, JRK Residential. Her experience is of a diverse portfolio consisting of new construction, conventional and HUD properties. In her role with Meridian Residential, she directs the marketing of our communities, ensuring that we are on the cutting edge of all engagement opportunities. She oversees employee training to ensure that each member of our team has the tools and resources they need to execute their job with excellence. Ms. Burrill also lends her talents to overseeing the branding of our communities, allowing us to deliver a cohesive, functional product that translates seamlessly into an engaged and fulfilling resident experience.
John Overby

Regional Maintenance Manager

John oversees the maintenance operations for Meridian Residential Group. He brings with him 20 years of experience within the housing industry, giving him the foresight to keep us ahead of the curve with repairs and provide quality training and support to our maintenance teams. John has previously held positions with Aimco Properties & Southwood Realty and worked in different states across the country, giving him a diverse background of property types including lease-up, HUD, properties under rehab and more. He is adept at understanding different industry standards and codes from state to state and community to community. Financial awareness is also among his strong suits as John directs the team to provide quality repairs while respecting the financial goals of each community.