Gregory J. Erne

With more than 18 years of experience in the real estate industry, Gregory J. Erne has developed, acquired and managed over 18 million square feet of real estate assets and played a key role in over $1 billion in transactions including retail centers, medical centers and office developments throughout the United States.

Erne began his career in the early 1990s as an architectural designer in commercial real estate. Since then, he’s held a variety of key management positions in organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial enterprises to large corporations.

Most recently he founded Beverly Hills, Michigan-based HELM Realty Partners. The company invested in commercial real estate primarily in the retail and healthcare sectors. In 2013, VERSA Development merged with HELM Realty Partners in an effort to capitalize more efficiently on opportunities in the market and to aggressively position the company for continued growth.

In addition to his professional duties, Erne is very active with many local non-profit organizations including HAVEN and Cystic Fibrosis, giving his time and energy to important causes.

A former board member of Preservation Wayne, Erne also serves as a state board member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), a trustee of the Michigan Architectural Foundation and is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Erne holds his real estate salesperson license from the State of Michigan.