Michael Wells was reappointed to the Indianapolis Airport Authority board by Mayor Greg Ballard in 2012 after previously serving for 16 years, of which he spent eight years as board president. Wells is president/CEO of REI Real Estate Services, LLC., a real estate development company headquartered in Indianapolis. Over the past 30 years, Wells has been involved in a number of significant real estate projects in downtown Indianapolis, including the J.W. Marriott Hotel/Marriott Place, Circle Center Mall, Wellpoint Operation Center, Emmis Communications Headquarters and the Indianapolis Marriott Hotel. Currently, REI has a number of hotels and multi-family projects under development in Zionsville, IN, Louisville, KY and Austin, TX. Prior to his career with REI, Wells was a practicing attorney in Indianapolis, specializing in real estate and tax-exempt financing.