Investing in Real Estate and St. Louis


Gershman Commercial Equities is a St. Louis real estate investment company established in 2015 by two well-known St. Louis real estate professionals. Combined, the firms principals have over 80 years of commercial real estate and private investing experience in the St. Louis region.

Our goal is to acquire investment property in the St. Louis area, and we will explore opportunities in office, mixed-use, retail and industrial real estate.


The Gershman name is synonymous with real estate. Both Gershman Mortgage and Gershman Commercial Real Estate remain family owned and have supported the St. Louis real estate economy since 1948.

Gershman Commercial Equities affiliation with Gershman Commercial Real Estate provides a solid platform for the ongoing management, operation and leasing of each asset. With over 7.5 million square feet under management, we have a unique commitment to building value.

To find out more about Gershman Commercial Real Estate, visit their website.

150 N Meramec Avenue

Suite 500

St. Louis, MO  63105



Tom Stern – Chairman & CEO

Tom has been active in retail, office and investment real estate since 1967, has been president of Gershman Commercial Real Estate from 1993 until 2013, and currently serves as Executive Chairman of Gershman Commercial Real Estate. He has been involved in the development of more than 500,000 square feet of retail properties.  In addition, Tom has participated in the purchase/sale of more than $100 million of real estate, and has arranged financing for more than $250 million worth of properties.

He has represented buyers and sellers in numerous investment property transactions, and has raised millions of dollars of equity capital through property syndication.

Tom is past Eads Award winner from the Missouri Growth Association, member of the Midwest Real Estate News “Hall of Fame” and Realtor of the Year for the Commercial Division of the St. Louis Association of Realtors.

Brian Levine – Director of Asset Management

Brian, as Director of Asset Management, serves as a fiduciary for the portfolio of real estate under the supervision of Gershman Commercial Equities.  That portfolio is comprised primarily of real estate owned by the Gershman family and other affiliated entities.  His professional role is supported by an entrepreneurial heritage comprising generations of the Gershman family  and the services of Gershman Commercial Real Estate, a multi-disciplined real estate service firm providing comprehensive brokerage, property management and accounting services for the portfolio.  He oversees the timely acquisitions & dispositions of assets with an emphasis on maximizing portfolio value.

A St. Louis native, Brian has a background in real estate valuation, as well as extensive experience in settlement services operations and business development.  He has been an active member of the real estate community since 2004, and co-founded the national real estate based valuation firm Springhouse Appraisal Management.  Prior to his role with Gershman Commercial Equities, Brian lead the real estate valuation business segment for a multi-national Settlement Services and Real Estate Technology firm.


Brett R. Allen – Associate Director, Acquisitions & Investments

Brett serves as Associate Director of Acquisitions and Investments at Gershman Commercial Equities. His primary responsibilities include the underwriting, analysis and due diligence of investment properties, as well as the sourcing of investment opportunities in the marketplace.

Brett was raised in St. Louis, attended Westminster Christian Academy, then studied at Baylor University in Waco, TX. He studied Film and Digital Media. After graduating, Brett worked on a technology startup in Austin, TX before taking an executive non-profit role in Houston, TX. Brett returned to St. Louis in 2017 to begin a career in commercial real estate. Prior to joining the team at Gershman Commercial Equities, Brett worked as a retail broker with Retail Realty Group.

Brett is passionate about the city of St. Louis. He supports several charities throughout in the area including Rainbow Village, Ranken Jordan, Catch 22, Haven of Grace and others. Brett is also actively involved with Revival School – a nonprofit that serves refugee children in the city of St. Louis by offering artistic outlets.

Woods Mill Office Center

  • 87,000 sq. ft. Class A
    office property
  • Stabilized investment
  • 88% occupancy at closing/10 tenants
  • 30 day due diligence period


Old Town Office Portfolio

One Chesterfield Place

  • 3 building office portfolio totaling 184,000 sq. ft.
  • Over $3 million of capital improvements
  • 62% occupancy at closing
  • 89% occupancy within
    first 12 mos. of ownership
  • Five stories having 143,473 SF
  • Completed in 2003
  • 12 Tenants-94% Leased
  • Garage along with surface parking


8151 Clayton Road

8151 Clayton Road is a 32,000 square foot office building located in Clayton.

10 North Hanley Road

10 N. Hanley Road is a 33,000 square foot office building located in Clayton.

2 North Central Avenue

2 North Central Avenue is a 8,100 square foot retail storefront building located in Clayton.

Woodchase Plaza

13339-13399 Olive Boulevard is a 53,000 square foot neighborhood retail center located in Chesterfield.

Olive Arcade Plaza

12915-13029 Olive Boulevard is a 59,000 square foot neighborhood retail center located in Creve Coeur.

Baxter Center

14815-14855 Clayton Road is a 28,000 square foot neighborhood retail center located in Chesterfield.

Westgate Shopping Center

12340-12392 Olive Street is a 60,000 square foot neighborhood retail center located in Creve Coeur.

Forum Center

11-79 Forum Center is a 34,300 square foot neighborhood retail center located in Chesterfield.




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Gershman Commercial Equities, LLC

150 N Meramec Ave., Suite 500

St. Louis, MO  63105



We are in the market. We are interested in development opportunities and would seriously consider purchasing any real estate in the major St. Louis metropolitan area. One of the first steps is to execute a signed Confidentiality Agreement. Then, we have a downloadable checklist of information we require before proceeding. CLICK HERE>>


Tom Stern

Chairman & CEO

Brian Levine Director of Asset Management

150 N Meramec Avenue – Suite 500

St. Louis, MO  63105


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