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 22 years of experience in leasing and commercial development. She has over 26 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.  Real Estate Broker in Nebraska and Iowa.


  • First Management, Inc. (Omaha and Council Bluffs Property Manager). First Management, Inc. is a full-service commercial real estate firm based in Omaha, Nebraska specializing in sales, leasing, property management, and retail center development, including multi-use and office properties.
  • 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.