Stuart Lichter is the president and founder of Industrial
Realty Group, LLC (IRG), which through its affiliated partnerships and limited
liability companies, operates a portfolio containing over 100 million square
feet of space in 28 states. The portfolio is one of the largest in the United
States and includes the former headquarters of Goodyear Tire & Rubber in
Akron, OH; the former Weyerhaeuser campus near Seattle, WA; and multiple former
General Motors plants and U.S. military bases throughout the country. He is
often drawn to older properties along the Rust Belt, needing IRG’s expertise in
renovation, repositioning and management. A high concentration of these
properties are in Ohio. The nationwide portfolio represents virtually every
area of real estate, including office buildings, industrial and warehouse
buildings, shopping centers, business parks, hotels, mini-storage facilities,
airfields and hangars, apartments and mixed-use developments.
creative real estate strategies, Mr. Lichter has convinced many Fortune 500
companies to halt moving their headquarters out of the country or state,
thereby saving countless American jobs. After his purchase and redevelopment of
McClellan Air Force Base, an 8.5 million sq. ft. and 3,000-acre site in
Sacramento, the property became a thriving business park with more than 240
companies and approximately 14,000 job opportunities. Under Mr. Lichter’s
leadership, IRG became the master developer for the Hall of
Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls project in Canton, OH.
Mr. Lichter has attended Hunter College,
Pace University and New York University School of Law. He has been featured on
CNN and Fox News, as well as in The New York Times and Forbes Magazine.