Founded in 1948, Gershman Commercial Real Estate (formerly Solon Gershman Inc.) is involved in every phase of the commercial real estate process. Our services include: sales, leasing, tenant representation and property management. As an independent company, Gershman Commercial has built an outstanding reputation representing both buyers and sellers in reaching their goals. A leader in the St. Louis market, we provide exceptional personalized service, in-depth knowledge and extensive real estate expertise.
On April 15, 2005, Solon Gershman Inc., Realtors and Follman Properties – ONCOR International merged to form one of the largest commercial real estate firms in the St. Louis area.
In November 2011, Solon Gershman Inc. acquired Coldwell Banker Commercial’s Property Management Division. The companies have complementary niches in the commercial real estate market. The firm’s executives have extensive experience in real estate sales, leasing, and management services.
On August 26, 2013, after 65 years, Solon Gershman Inc. announced its vision for the future by rolling out a new name and logo. Gershman Commercial Real Estate better reflects Gershman’s brand identity as the largest locally owned commercial real estate brokerage and management services company in St. Louis. Gershman’s investment in the future includes recent organizational changes in the company. Bruce Pompe was appointed as President and CEO after serving as Chief Operating Officer since 2009.
Tom Stern serves as Executive Chairman after serving as President and CEO from 1993 until 2013, with Edward Balk as Executive Vice President. In addition, Bruce Brophy oversees the Property Management division and Chris Fox serves as the Vice President of Transactions and Advisory Services for the Commercial Brokerage division after joining the team in June of 2013.
The company’s current management portfolio exceeds 7.5 million square feet of office, retail and industrial space located throughout the St. Louis market.