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.
Christopher R. Fox, CCIM, SIOR – President
Chris Fox has been actively involved in the commercial real estate business since 1992. Chris joined Cushman & Wakefield of Missouri, Inc. in 1998 and played an instrumental role in the creation of Gateway Commercial, an independently owned firm and member of the Cushman & Wakefield Alliance, where he served as a Partner and Managing Director. Chris joined Gershman Commercial Real Estate in 2013 as the Executive Vice President of Transactions and Advisory Services, where he was directly responsible for all facets of Gershman’s brokerage, transaction and advisory services division, including formation of the firm’s investment subsidiary, Gershman Commercial Equities in 2015. He was elevated to President and CEO of Gershman in 2019. Chris brings a wide range of experience to Gershman, that includes investment sales of both single commercial properties and portfolio’s exceeding 400,000 square feet and he has been actively involved in the acquisition of over $162 million of investment property through Gershman Commercial Equities.
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 – Director, Acquisitions & Investments
Brett serves as 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.
What we are:
- A private company whose executives are accessible and responsive
- Focused on specific income-producing property throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area
- Respectful of your privacy and deal in the strictest of confidence
What we aren’t:
- Not setting up a blind money pool to acquire real estate
- Not a market-timed short term buyer
- Not in competition with Wall Street centric funds
WHAT WE ARE SEEKING
- Looking to invest in similar real estate opportunities
- Interested in a limited liability interest in single real estate assets
- Seeking sound underwriting, validated by third part sources
- Staggered lease expiration mitigating risk
- Well established locations within the St Louis Metropolitan Area
- Value add opportunities that can be repositioned in the market
OUR MOST RECENT PROJECTS
One Chesterfield Place
Woods Mill Office Center
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Old Town Office Portfolio
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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.
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.
14815-14855 Clayton Road is a 28,000 square foot neighborhood retail center located in Chesterfield.
11-79 Forum Center is a 34,300 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.
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>>
Gershman Commercial Equities, LLC
150 N Meramec Ave., Suite 500
St. Louis, MO 63105