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Leadership Team


Meet Our Team

2022 CCIM St. Louis Committee Chairs

St. Louis CCIM Committees are an integral part of the Chapter and work to provide valuable benefits for our members.

Sponsorship – Tony Kennedy and Bob Cissell
Education – Jim Rosen
Membership – Tom Ray and Erin Torney
Scholarship – Steve Jacquemin and Dan Merlo
Candidate Guidance – David Busker and Dan Merlo
Technology – Ben Cherry and Katie Seibel

2022 CCIM St. Louis Board

The St. Louis CCIM Board is comprised of veterans with years of experience in the commercial real estate industry.  Our Leadership assists with promoting the local chapter as well as the benefits of obtaining the CCIM Designation.  They meet on a monthly basis and are always brainstorming ideas to improve the experience and benefits for both members and sponsors of the Chapter.


Our Leadership Team

  • Grant Mechlin, CCIM

    Grant Mechlin, CCIM


    Grant Mechlin is the Managing Director of Sansone Group’s Retail Brokerage Services Division. Grant specializes in retail project leasing, tenant representation, development and investment sales.

    Since joining Sansone Group in 2007, Grant has successfully completed transactions in 23 states with a 2015 team sales and leasing volume in excess of $60 million on approximately 855,000 square feet of retail. Grant became a CCIM in 2014 and joined the St. Louis CCIM Board in 2016.

  • Tony Kennedy, CCIM

    Tony Kennedy, CCIM


    Tony Kennedy is a Senior Vice President with Colliers International and specializes in office leasing, representing both landlords and tenants in the St. Louis market.

    With over 20 years of commercial real estate experience, Tony has participated in hundreds of transaction representing more than $500 million in sales and leasing volume.

    Tony has served on the CCIM Board since 2009 and was the Chapter President in 2017.

  • Dan Cahill, CCIM

    Dan Cahill, CCIM


    As a Vice President at Pace Properties, Dan Cahill specializes in investment sales and client representation in the industrial and office sectors. Dan focuses on providing professional and creative solutions to industrial and office owners, landlords, buyers, and tenants throughout the property acquisition, disposition, and lease processes. Dan's expertise includes asset disposition, property identification, contract negotiation, permitting, and construction to provide his clients with the highest possible value.

  • Tiffany Wiegers, CCIM

    Tiffany Wiegers, CCIM

    Past President

    Tiffany started her career in the commercial RE industry with Cushman & Wakefield in 2001. Tiffany works in the Occupier Services Division where she manages the leasing of locations in the US and Canada.

    Prior to her current role, Tiffany worked in land brokerage in MO & IL.

    She also practiced Tenant and Landlord the purchase of retail space.

  • Andrea Kendrick

    Andrea Kendrick


    Andrea is a Senior Director at Berkadia. Prior to Berkadia, Andrea worked for Grubb & Ellis as an investment broker and Boston Capital as a multi-family investment analyst .

  • Scott Seyfried, CCIM

    Scott Seyfried, CCIM


    Scott is Vice President Investment Services at Pace Properties.

    He has specialized in primarily retail investment sales for the past 10 years and has completed in excess of $500 million in transactions throughout the US.

    Scott received his CCIM in 1999 and has been active as a board member since 2012.

  • Ben Cherry, CCIM

    Ben Cherry, CCIM


    Ben is the President of Manor Real Estate. At Manor, Ben oversees the Commercial Real Estate brokerage team and business development efforts.

    Ben has been a CCIM since 2011 and has been active on the St. Louis CCIM board since 2012 and has been President since January of 2018.

  • Katie Seibel

    Katie Seibel


    Katie is a Commercial Loan Officer with Central Bank of St. Louis

    Prior to joining Central Bank, Katie spent over two years as a financial advisor.

  • Michelle Biedermann

    Michelle Biedermann


    Michelle is the Client Relations and Business Development Manager in St. Louis for Brinkmann Constructors.

    Her commercial real estate career launched with CBRE in 2010. She is Past President of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA St. Louis) and is an active member of CREW St. Louis.

  • David Busker, CPA

    David Busker, CPA


    David is Regional Vice President and Practice Leader of Commercial Real Estate for PlaceValue, an independent national consultancy that helps companies plan, procure and manage their office and industrial real estate transitions.

    Prior to PlaceValue, David was President & CEO of Koch Development, a private real estate investor and developer based in Saint Louis. David became a CCIM in 2008. He was honored to be CCIM of the Year in Saint Louis in 2010 and serves as Past President of the Saint Louis Metro Chapter.

  • Matt Hrubes, CCIM, CBRE

    Matt Hrubes, CCIM, CBRE


    As Vice President of Leasing & Development for Duke Realty, Matt is responsible for leading all St. Louis operations including leasing, development and marketing related to the company’s more than 4 million square foot portfolio.

    A commercial real estate veteran, Matt started his career in 1999 having worked in a previous role with Duke Realty as well as Cushman & Wakefield/DTZ and Colliers Turley Martin Tucker.

    After earning his CCIM designation in 2004, Matt has been an active member of the St. Louis CCIM Board since 2007.

  • Stephen Jacquemin, CCIM

    Stephen Jacquemin, CCIM


    Stephen V. Jacquemin, CCIM, the president of S.J. Financial Group Inc., received his CCIM designation in 2001, along with his SIOR designation in 2007. Jacquemin has been active in the St. Louis CCIM Chapter for nearly two decades, serving on its board since 2006. He was president of the St. Louis CCIM Chapter in 2012, named CCIM of the Year by the chapter in 2013. He has also been involved with the national CCIM Institute, serving on the marketing, designation, and international committees, as well as serving as Regional Vice President in 2016. Jacquemin also received the CCIM Foundation Endowment Scholarship in 2017. As president of S.J. Financial Group, Jacquemin specializes in brokerage sales and mortgage placement throughout the U.S. He has closed more than $500 million in sales, with transactions in retail, industrial, office, and multifamily. He’s also consulted with both buyers and sellers in 1031 exchange transactions.

  • Dan Merlo, CCIM

    Dan Merlo, CCIM


    Dan Merlo is a co-founder of Intelica CRE. He specializes in leasing, sales, tenant representation and design build projects for industrial clients and office clients.

    With 20 years of commercial real estate experience, Dan has been involved in closing over 10 million square feet of industrial, office & retail space and has sold over two thousand acres of land.

    Dan has been a CCIM member since 1998, a board member since 2001 and served as the Board President in 2006.

  • Erin Torney

    Erin Torney


    As a licensed attorney in both Missouri and Illinois, Erin utilizes her extensive background in real estate law to advise clients through complex real estate decisions. Erin works with the Colliers St Louis Investment Team, helping clients achieve maximum results for investment and net lease property.

  • Tom Ray

    Tom Ray


    Tom Ray is a first vice president with CBRE, specializing in office brokerage in the St. Louis market. He was one of the top producers in CBRE’s St. Louis office in 2004 through 2007 and 2012 and 2013. Ray recently answered several of the most common questions that office tenants have for commercial brokers. .

  • Jim Rosen, CCIM

    Jim Rosen, CCIM


    Jim Rosen has 26 years in the Business:. Jim specializes in retail properties. Jim loves teaching courses in Financial Analysis (CI-101), User Decision Analysis (CI-103), Foundations of Commercial Real Estate, and Commercial Real Estate Negotiations throughout the country. Jim serves on the CCIM National Education Committee, and is a past Chairman of the its Faculty, and Curriculum Subcommittees, along with being a previous Course Chairman for CI-101, CI-103. Jim is a past Dean of the ICSC.

  • Bob Cissell, CCIM

    Bob Cissell, CCIM


    Bob Cissell teamed with Duane Mueller in 1992 to start Cissell Mueller Companies. Bob has guided the brokerage business into a multi-million dollar firm focusing primarily on retail, medical, and industrial brokerage developments. He oversees the firm's licensed real estate brokers and reviews all contracts and leases. He also helps clients select sites and purchase ground for build-to-suit developments in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, and Indiana. Bob is very active in the community and is involved in numerous boards including Boys & Girls Club of St. Charles. Mr. Cissell is a member of the St. Charles Association of Realtors, St. Louis Association of Realtors, Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Bob is also Vice President of sister general contracting firm Cissell Mueller Construction, Inc. and partner in Natural Gas Fueling Solutions.