Gordman Properties Company is a diversified real estate company and licensed Brokerage Firm headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska with our office in the Lake Regency Office Building. Our portfolio of properties include retail shopping centers, office buildings, warehouse, apartments, and manufacturing. The company is continuing to diversify in our current markets which include: Omaha, Lincoln, the Tri-Cities (including Grand Island) in Nebraska, and Council Bluffs, Iowa.


At Gordman Properties, we believe that the success of any development project is rooted in a process of collaboration and communication. We use an all-inclusive approach to every project, where the Tenant, Landlord, Engineers, Architects, Construction Managers and Property Managers are involved throughout the entire process. Our process streamlines leasing and construction for Tenants and creates a solid working relationship between Tenant, Landlord, and Property Managers.

Our Team


Jerry Gordman (CEO)

Jerry has been a business and civic leader in the Omaha Community for over 40 years. He is proud to be a member of Suburban Rotary. His earlier years were spent in the retail industry before becoming CEO of Gordman Properties. Among Jerry’s strengths are his abilities to provide leadership to diverse groups, understand the retail environment and what it takes to succeed, and build a consensus and dissect complex issues, and understand the ever changing trends in commercial development. The relationships he has built over the years are strong and dependable.

Jerry graduated from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and holds a Nebraska Real Estate License.


Deborah Smith (Executive Vice President)

Debbie joined Gordman Properties in 1998. She has over 19 years of experience in leasing and commercial development. She has over 24 years of experience in the accounting industry, which includes both the public and private accounting sector. She also has a solid foundation in complex legal issues involving commercial real estate and development.

Debbie holds the following:  Masters of Business Administration from Bellevue University,  Graduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Southern Queensland,  Juris Doctor of Laws Degree from Bond University,  Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University,  Is admitted as a Barrister in the A.C.T.,  Real Estate Broker in Nebraska and Iowa.


Rick Walkup (Omaha and Council Bluffs Property Manager/Construction Manager)

Rick has been involved in the building industry for over 40 years and is the President of Rick Walkup Construction, Inc. He is primarily responsible for overseeing the day-to-day property maintenance of our Omaha and Council Bluffs properties and acts as general contractor on many of our construction projects including Tenant build-outs and finishes. He joined Gordman Properties in 2016. Rick holds a Nebraska and Iowa Class A General Contractors license.


John Mehring (Grand Island – Property Manager)

John has been involved in property management and maintenance for over 20 years. He joined Gordman Properties in 2000. Born and raised in Grand Island, Nebraska. He is primarily responsible for overseeing the day-to-day property maintenance of our Grand Island properties.

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Craig Reid (Lincoln – Property Manager)

Craig is President of Perry Reid Properties and has worked in the property management profession since 1992. His experience has ranged from maintenance to leasing to site management. He specializes in new construction and rehabilitation of existing properties. In 1999 he joined Associated Management, known today as Perry Reid Properties – Management, to become President of the Property Management division.

He attended the University of Nebraska and holds a Nebraska Real Estate License in addition to multiple certifications for real estate management courses. He performs the property maintenance of our Lincoln based properties.