ReConversations: Laith Hermiz of Ironside Realty

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This is ReConversations, a special interview with Laith Hermiz, Founder and CEO of Ironside Realty, live from ICSC ReCon 2023.

ReConversations is an exclusive mini-series of The Crexi Podcast, an insider’s look at all things commercial real estate, powered by NNN Pro Group – the market leading investment sales and advisory team.

The Crexi team visited ICSC ReCon LIVE in Las Vegas from the floor of the convention center at the NNN Pro Group’s booth. The Crexi Podcast explores various aspects of the commercial real estate industry in conversation with some of the top CRE professionals in the space. In each episode, we feature different guests to tap into their wealth of CRE expertise and explore the latest trends and updates from the world of commercial real estate. 

In this episode, Crexi’s Yannis Papadakis sits with Laith to cover wide-ranging topics, including:

  • Introductions and early lessons learned
  • Taking ownership of projects and establishing relationships with mentors
  • Finding the opportunities in disruption
  • The diverse fundamentals in different retail sectors, and safety in that diversity
  • Harnessing AI and technological advancements for a competitive edge
  • Challenges facing the CRE industry
  • Rapid fire questions and sign-offs

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A special shout out and thanks to our friends at the NNN Pro Group, the market leading net lease investment sales and advisory team who is making this podcast series possible. NNN Pro Group has completed over $30 billion in net lease sales and is one of the largest sale-leaseback advisors in the country. To learn more about their team and services, you can visit their website.

About Laith Hermiz:

Laith Hermiz founded Ironside Realty to transform long-term relationships into high-quality development projects and acquisition opportunities.  As founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ironside Realty, Laith is responsible for the execution of company strategy, including implementing and directing all development and investment transactions and guidance for all asset management activities.

Mr. Hermiz has a diverse background in commercial real estate both in the public REIT and private sectors.  He has acquired and developed over $2 billion worth of STNL retail, shopping center, mixed-use, and industrial projects. Prior to founding Ironside Realty, Mr. Hermiz served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Agree Realty Corporation. During his time at Agree Realty, he was integral in the company’s growth from 73 properties to over 1,300 properties in 11 years. He served as the point person to all major retailers, establishing invaluable, enduring relationships throughout the industry.

Prior to Agree Realty, Mr. Hermiz held positions as Vice President of Development and Redevelopment with Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust and Managing Director with Joseph Freed and Associates. Mr. Hermiz holds a B.S. from Loyola University, Chicago, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law. He is a licensed attorney and real estate broker in the state of Michigan and an active member of the State Bar of Michigan and the International Council of Shopping Centers. 

About Crexi:

Crexi is transforming commercial real estate with advanced, integrative technology and data analytics designed to accelerate every CRE stakeholder’s success. From trading properties to machine-learning-powered industry Intelligence, Crexi’s intuitive CRE solutions accelerate transaction velocity and have empowered over 2 million monthly users to close $540 billion in deals and market over $5 trillion in property value.

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