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Acquiring, developing, and managing institutional-grade real estate assets and delivering superior results for investors.

Summit Real Estate Group (Summit) is an independent, partner-led commercial real estate company. Our integrated Fund, Development, and Asset Management platforms focus on opportunities within select markets throughout the United States. Extensive industry experience and strong relationships, built over 25 years, enable Summit to be thoughtful stewards of capital, diligent operators of assets, and trusted partners.

Since 1995, Summit has utilized its position in the real estate industry to source opportunities and create value throughout multiple economic cycles.


  • Fund and Development platforms that have executed on $1 billion of commercial real estate assets.
  • 10 million square feet of projects acquired, developed, and actively managed since inception.
  • Leadership team comprised of industry veterans with 150+ years of collective experience.
  • Partner-led firm supported by a team of experienced associates.
  • Vertically integrated real estate company with extensive in-house operating capabilities.


Summit’s capabilities distinguish it from other commercial real estate companies.

  • Acquisition Sourcing
  • Project Development
  • Construction & Project Management
  • Asset & Property Management
  • Market Research
  • Property Marketing & Leasing
  • Project Finance
  • Entitlement & Due Diligence
  • Accounting & Compliance
  • Investor Relations

Our robust, in-house capabilities are a competitive advantage that allows our dedicated, entrepreneurial team to control entire real estate engagements and provide the foundation for Summit to consistently source and execute value creation strategies on behalf of investors.



  • Tactical sourcing strategy resulting in access to off market, opportunistic and value add institutional quality assets
  • Detailed and enterprising due diligence process using a combination of in-house and third-party resources to evaluate and win deals
  • Robust financial modeling and thorough market research validating and assessing deal level economic assumptions and risk-reward metrics



  • Systematic, collaborative, and process-driven approach for pinpointing project team members, identifying project scope and overseeing construction
  • In-house construction management, in conjunction with entitlement, due diligence, and finance expertise, ensures projects are delivered on time and on budget
  • Product experience includes single and multi-tenant industrial, retail, and entertainment uses in select markets

Asset Management


  • Comprehensive and detailed business plans are developed and implemented, maximizing property potential
  • Hands-on approach that addresses property management and operations, leasing, and capital improvement needs and opportunities
  • Proactive and responsive relationship building with current and prospective tenants to maximize leasing velocity, as well as tenant expansion

A Chronological History of Summit Real Estate Group


John Ross founds Summit with a focus on commercial real estate development.

First acquisition: Drew Station Shopping Center


First development: St. Peters Centre


Scott “Murph” Reese joins to expand the Development Platform.

First multi-tenant industrial acquisition: Corporate 44 Business Park, Bldgs 1-3


First industrial development completed: I-170 Distribution Centre.


Development begins on first industrial portfolio: Corporate 44 Business Park, Bldgs 4-7


Summit sells Corporate 44 Business Park at the highest price per square foot in the history of St. Louis.


Mark Billeaud joins to build out the Fund Platform.

Developed Des Peres Corners Shopping Center


Arrowrock Income & Growth Fund I launched.


Arrowrock Income & Growth Fund I final close.

Bruce Sokolik joins as CFO.


Arrowrock Income & Growth Fund I fully deployed.


Robert Schoelch joins as COO.


Arrowrock Income & Growth Fund II launched.

Acquired and redeveloped St. Louis Business Center, an infill, office/warehouse complex.


Arrowrock Income & Growth Fund II final close.


Arrowrock Income & Growth Fund I fully realized.

Arrowrock Income & Growth Fund II fully deployed.

Arrowrock Income & Growth Fund III launched.

Developed Chesterfield Entertainment Village with the opening of TopGolf.


Developed the Midwest’s largest ice complex for the St. Louis Blues NHL Practice Facility.


Summit and The Carlyle Group’s Metropolitan Real Estate Partner on U.S. Industrial Opportunities.


Arrowrock Income & Growth Fund III final close.

Arrowrock Income & Growth Fund III fully deployed.


Arrowrock Income & Growth Fund II fully realized.

Arrowrock US Industrial Fund IV launched.


Arrowrock Income & Growth Fund III fully realized.

Arrowrock US Industrial Fund IV final close.