President and Managing Broker
As President and Managing Broker of American Commercial Real Estate (ACRE), Adam specializes in investment real estate, acquisition and disposition, leasing and sales of commercial property, ground-up development, and property management. Adam has been an investor/buyer of several industrial, retail, multi-family, and hospitality properties in Wisconsin.
Prior to co-founding American Commercial Real Estate, Adam was Senior Vice President of Anderson Commercial Group in Milwaukee. Adam brings over 15 years of commercial real estate experience to ACRE and has been working in the industry his entire career. Adam holds a degree in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee.
Adam’s personal interests include hanging out with his dogs Nash and Reagan, spending time up north, traveling, golfing, hunting, fishing, and politics. Adam was a member of the West Bend City Council for six years and he enjoys being involved in, and giving back to the community.
Partner / Property Manager
Jo and Adam have worked together in Real Estate for 15+ years. Jo’s expertise includes managing, leasing, and selling commercial and industrial properties. Jo is excited about the additional area of expertise American Commercial Real Estate brings to the family of American Companies.
Prior to co-founding ACRE, Jo oversaw all aspects of administrative responsibilities at American Companies. She is also involved in the development and investment side of the organization. Jo brings over 18 years of commercial real estate experience to ACRE. Jo has been involved with American Companies since 2000 and has been a licensed real estate broker since 2001.
In addition to her work at American Companies, Jo has 20+ years of experience in property management. She has specialized in managing Commercial, Office, Retail, and Industrial properties in Southeastern Wisconsin. Prior to Jo’s experience in real estate, her background was in mortgage banking.
Jo’s personal interests include spending time with her husband & four daughters, hiking in the mountains, attending local sporting events, reading, and politics.
A few words that Emily’s co-workers use to describe her: approachable, humble, even-temperament, productive and efficient. Emily has taken the skills she learned in her previous roles with a law firm and in banking to keep the office running smoothly and on track. A proud UW-Platteville alumna, Emily earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with an emphasis in management and a minor in psychology.
Emily is married with two daughters, and enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, attending music concerts, and outdoor adventures like camping, four-wheeling, and rock climbing.
Christa became part of the American Companies family in January 2021. She brings experience of over 10 years in retail banking and management to the team and applies those skills to her current position as Administrative Assistant. She always greets everyone with a smile, and her can-do attitude helps multiple departments run smoothly. As a graduate of both the West Bend Area Chamber Leadership Program and the West Bend Police Department Citizens Academy Program, Christa recognizes the importance of being involved in the community. She volunteers through 4-H and helps out at many community events.
Christa, her husband, and her daughter enjoy spending time playing outdoors with their dog Bear. In her spare time, she loves gardening (starting many plants from seed), canning, fishing, drawing, and spending time with her family.
Chris has had his hands on practically every American Companies build project since joining the organization over a decade ago. He began working in construction while in high school, starting with masonry and then earning a spot as foreman at Cleary Building Corp. With extensive experience working in post-frame buildings, roofing and siding, and home remodeling, Chris has mastered the art of rough and finish carpentry.
In his spare time, Chris likes to hunt, fish, and is a strong supporter of the second amendment.
Mike’s focus as a site technician is all things carpentry. He’s been doing it his entire life; first with his own business and now with American Companies. Even with his many years of experience in the trades, Mike says he never stops learning.
When outside of work, Mike is happiest on a boat, preferably reeling in a monster walleye.
Pete brings wit, humor and tenacity to our field operations. He has nearly 20 years of experience in custom hardwood molding, manufacturing, trucking, and heavy equipment operations.
In an ideal world, Pete would spend his time soaking up the sun in the Caribbean with his fiancé, hiking, biking or remodeling his home.
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