Our Valuable Team Members

Tra Dykes
Tra DykesPresident, 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.

Wendy Elliott
Wendy ElliottVice 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.

Muffy Schladensky
Muffy SchladenskyCommercial Leasing
Muffy has worked for the Woodruff Company since 1987. She has over twenty years of experience in commercial leasing and management. She holds Alabama and Georgia Real Estate Licenses and has been a member of the Columbus Board of Realtors since 1990.

Currently manages over 1,000,000 sq. ft. of office, retail and warehouse space. Involved in all aspects of property management including collection of rent, payment of invoices, tenant and landlord relations, leasing, renewals, supervision of maintenance employees, budgeting, negotiating contracts for outside services, etc. She marlets and leases multiple commerical properties with an emphasis on retail and office space.

She serves on several community boards and is active and serves on several committees of Trinity Episcopal Church. Mrs. Schladensky is a graduate of Wesleyan.