Darrell A. Young
With a reputation as an exceptional construction and real estate executive built on integrity, creativity, and an extraordinary work ethic, Darrell A. Young has over forty years experience in all facets of commercial, industrial, retail and health care construction, real estate development, finance and management. Darrell is an innovative and creative executive supported by unique leadership qualities, communication skills, and entrepreneurial spirit, and an uncompromising commitment to excellence, quality and customer satisfaction. Darrell’s belief in personalized, highly technical thought partnership has resulted in decades of profitable projects, and relationships. Darrell is excited to have launched Household Management, a Division of Darrell A. Young Enterprises, which leverages Darrell’s expertise in all things building and construction in service of demanding homeowners.
Darrell grew up in the construction and real estate industry. His father, Howard S. Young, was founder and President of the Hannan Co., a nationally recognized construction organization and pioneer in the design build delivery methodology. Howard was also a co-founder of Developers Diversified. Darrell graduated from The Ohio State University with a real estate major and upon his graduation joined The Hannan Co. His career path led him to lead his own organization where he developed, constructed, and managed shopping centers, office buildings, medical facilities, nursing homes, manufacturing/warehousing facilities, corporate headquarters, automobile dealerships and several facilities for Non Profit organizations, as well as serving as an owner’s representative for organizations without in-house real estate and construction expertise.
As President of Figgie Properties, a division of Figgie International, Darrell oversaw a diverse international real estate portfolio and was instrumental in the negotiations and strategic planning of Chagrin Highlands, Strongsville Business Park and Virginia Center; collectively over 2,000 acres of commercial, residential and mixed use development.
As CEO of DARRELL A. YOUNG ENTERPRISES in Cleveland, Ohio, Darrell specializes in Commercial, Residential and Industrial Real Estate Development, Property Management, and Brokerage, Owner’s Representation, Site Selection and General Consulting to the Commercial, Residential, Health Care and Industrial Real Estate Professions. He has been the recipient of many awards including the Morton Mandel Leadership Award, ORT Maimonides Award for Community Service, Fr. Mark Dinardo 2020 Ohio City Legacy Award, Beachwood Gallery of Success, Cleveland Jewish News Civic Leadership Award, and the Harley I. Gross Leadership Award.
Darrell is dedicated to philanthropic endeavors including Darrell A. Young Enterprises Homelessness & Advocacy Internships Fund at John Carroll University, Jewish Federation of Cleveland, The Montefiore Home, Playhouse Square Foundation, Ohio City Improvement Corporation, Mandel Jewish Community Center and University Hospitals.
Amy J. Gasper
Amy is a seasoned real estate professional with over 20 years of diverse experience in Real Estate and Construction, having built a successful career overseeing and directing property management divisions in the commercial and residential sectors. With extensive financial data operations experience, Amy excels in property budgeting, financial reporting, and management of commercial leases including annual CAM, compliance, revenue and renewals. Amy supervises and directs day-to-day operations of property management staff, interns and vendors, proactively liaises with all clients, and in her free time enjoys traveling, her grandchildren and working out.
Charles Smith has more than 30 years of experience in Northeast Ohio providing trusted services to hundreds of tenants, property owners and retail / office clients, via contractor supervision, care of physical plant, leasing and preparation of residential properties, management of tenant inquiries, oversight of mechanical, plumbing and electrical matters, all performed with discretion and a love for satisfied residential and commercial clients.
Rochelle Arian is a versatile supervisor, manager and problem-solver with decades of on-the-ground mastery in residential and commercial property management. Having overseen residential properties with hundreds of tenants for nearly three decades, Rochelle strengthens residential and commercial clients by identifying their present and future needs and wants while serving as a contact point for entities ranging from vendors to city officials.
Gerilyn Gleason, CCIM
CEO, Commercial Property Partners
Gerilyn Gleason brings a wealth of experience to her work with real estate clients. Over the past decade, she has attained the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Manager) designation, which is the top professional recognition in the field of real estate earned by completing both coursework and significant transactions. She advanced from an associate at NAI Daus to a Vice President and is now CEO and co-founder of Commercial Property Partners. Gerilyn is the only broker in Northeast Ohio who offers space planning and interior design services to her clients, adding speed and tremendous value to these complex transactions. She works on the cutting edge of technology and brings a breadth and depth of experience to her clients that is unparalleled in the field.
Gerilyn began her career in interior design in 1998, excelling in the technical side of the design process. By doing her own digital drafting of spaces, Gerilyn shows her clients what different concepts look like in real-time as they make decisions, speeding up the timeline for these projects. Her early career focused on residential design, and as she moved into the commercial real estate industry, she transferred her design skills to commercial spaces to enhance her commercial brokerage business. Over the course of her career, Gerilyn has excelled in leadership roles, which has helped her be an effective construction manager. With Commercial Property Partners, Gerilyn brings all of her skills and experience in both design and traditional real estate to deliver spaces that complement her clients’ businesses.
Gerilyn has been on the honor roll of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and has been honored by the Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland for her design work and philanthropy. Gerilyn spends her leisure time enjoying the outdoors, growing fruits and vegetables, creating pottery, and hiking with her family.
Jeffrey M. Kahn
President, Commercial Property Partners
People drive their businesses and families, and that is exactly why Jeffrey is in the real estate industry; to help people achieve their business and family goals. He approaches each client interaction with the integrity and empathy that his clients deserve because he can relate to them as a fellow business owner. This person-driven approach is what sets Jeffrey apart from his peers in the real estate industry.
Jeffrey brings nearly four decades of experience to facilitate real estate services for his clients. His unique career path in brokerage, development, management, and more allows him to connect with his clients as he finds solutions to even the most complex of situations. Jeffrey was born into the Kahn Electric Company family, which evolved from a small residential electrical business to become one of Cleveland’s largest commercial electrical companies. It is through this family business that he learned about construction and real estate. Jeffrey began his real estate career with alan r daus and associates, was a co-founder of NAI Daus brokerage, and the founder of BPS Management. Over the years he has set and achieved goals in brokerage, management, and development, and now his current goal is to be a cutting-edge real estate services provider.
As a developer, Jeffrey has created approximately one million square feet of ground-up real estate, including management of the financing, across over twenty buildings in Northeast Ohio. One of these developments, 301 Treeworth, earned the NAIOP Developer’s Award of Excellence. Jeffrey understands his clients unique needs because he has walked in the shoes of both the landlord and the small business owner, giving him the real-world experience to empathize with each party involved in a transaction.
Jeffrey has been recognized as a Crain’s 40 Under 40, an NAI Top Producer, and earned the NAI President’s Award; he is also in the Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame. Jeffrey has contributed his professional services to Milestones Autism Resources and the Jewish Family Service Association. Outside the office, Jeffrey enjoys volunteering and spending time with his wife, daughter, and son.