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.
Commercial Real Estate Sales Associate
The newest member of American Commercial Real Estate (ACRE), Ryan has over 6 years of experience in Commercial Real Estate including Industrial, Office, Land, and Retail transactions.
Ryan joined the rapidly growing commercial real estate firm of McGraw Commercial Properties in 2015 in Tulsa, OK before moving back to Wisconsin and spent two years with CBRE in Milwaukee.
Before deciding to pursue a career in real estate, Ryan was an avid golfer who held jobs as an Assistant Tournament Coordinator at Whistling Straits & Blackwolf Run, First Assistant Golf Professional at the Bull at Pinehurst Farms as well as Outside Operations Assistant at Southern Hills CC in Tulsa.
Ryan’s personal interests include spending time with his wife Stacy, golfing, watching sporting events and cooking out with family and friends.
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.
Both on and off the field, Steve has proven himself to be a leader. As an integral part of the American team, Steve manages our back office and ensures our vendors are kept happy. He earned a degree in business from UW-Oshkosh.
Between 1986 to 2003, Steve managed the Slinger Baseball team of the Rock River Baseball League. He has proven his coaching skills, and is proud to have coached great athletes, including Dan Held who played in the Philadelphia Phillies minor league system and went on to earn a World Series ring while with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Steve’s hobbies include golfing, puzzles, reading, and sports. He’s a fan of the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cubs, a 2018 fantasy football champion and a member of the Rock River Baseball League Hall of Fame.
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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