President and Chief Executive Officer
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.