OUR LEADERSHIP

OUR EXPERTISE

Gershenson Realty & Investment, LLC (“GRI”) is vertically integrated, with demonstrated capabilities in the following areas:

  • Transaction origination & Underwriting
  • Due Diligence & Closing
  • Leasing & Asset Management
  • Construction Management
  • Debt Placement & Asset Disposition
  • Repositioning & Renovating

GRI is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and is an industry leader in the area of asset and property management. We are equipped to respond quickly and effectively to our clients’ needs.

Bruce Gershenson,

Founder, CEO

Tom Jurewicz

Chief Financial Officer

Suzanne A. Bates

Director of Tax/Controller

Robert E. Cohon, CCIM, AICP

Executive Vice President

Bruce Gershenson,

Founder, CEO

Bruce is a recognized expert in commercial retail development. Formerly, as a member of Ramco-Gershenson’s Senior Management Team, he directed all affairs of the company and participated in the development of more than 70 shopping centers ranging from freestanding single use destination-oriented retailers to a super-regional enclosed mall of more than 1.4 million square feet. In 1996, Bruce became Executive Vice President and Treasurer of Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust, a newly formed Real Estate Investment Trust traded on the New York Stock Exchange. He also became president of Ramco-Gershenson, Inc., the management subsidiary of Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust. His chief role with the company was Vice President of the Acquisition Department, which was responsible for acquiring 32 centers in the first three years. With a wealth of over 40 years of experience and knowledge in the commercial real estate industry, he has excelled in creating successful business initiatives and partnerships throughout his career.

Phone: 248-785-2307

Address: 31500 Northwestern Highway, Suite 100 Farmington Hills, MI 48334

E-Mail: Bruce@gershensonrealty.com

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Tom Jurewicz

Chief Financial Officer

Tom is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelors of Business Education, Colorado State University with a Masters of Accountancy in Taxation and is a Certified Public Accountant. As a senior tax manager for Deloitte & Touche, he was involved in tax compliance and planning for a wide range of clients, from publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trusts to smaller closely held companies. Tom is responsible for arranging debt and equity capital, handling investor relations, financial analysis of potential acquisitions, as well as tax planning of the company’s real estate entities.

Phone: 248-785-2309

Address: 31500 Northwestern Highway, Suite 100 Farmington Hills, MI 48334

E-Mail: Tom@gershensonrealty.com

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Suzanne A. Bates

Director of Tax/Controller

Suzanne has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Western Michigan University, a Masters in Taxation from Walsh College and is a Certified Public Accountant. As a senior tax manager for Deloitte Tax LLP, she was involved in the tax compliance and planning for a publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust as well as other real estate partnerships and smaller closely held companies. She is responsible for the tax compliance and tax planning as well as the tax return filings, tax projections, and quarterly and year-end financial filings.

Phone: 248-785-2313

Address: 31500 Northwestern Highway, Suite 100 Farmington Hills, MI 48334

E-Mail: Suzanne@gershensonrealty.com

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Robert E. Cohon, CCIM, AICP

Executive Vice President

Rob joined Gershenson Realty and Investment in the first quarter 2020. He has more than 25 years in the commercial real estate arena. Rob has spent time with Grand/Sakwa Properties, CBRE, Agree Realty Corporation, and NAI/Farbman.

At Gershenson, Rob oversees the day-to-day operations of company’s portfolio, capital and operational projects, and is involved in the company’s acquisition platform. He maintains relationships with a network of brokers to push GRI’s acquisition and management platforms.

Rob is a licensed real estate broker, certified planner, and a certified commercial investment member (CCIM). He received his Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor’s Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning, and his Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University’s School of Planning, Design, and Construction.

Phone: 248-785-2316

Address: 31500 Northwestern Highway, Suite 100 Farmington Hills, MI 48334

E-Mail: Rob@gershensonrealty.com

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