Managing Broker

Michael J. Hejna, CCIM


Michael J. Hejna is the Managing Broker for Gundaker Commercial Group, Inc. (GCG).  With a background in real estate financing and development, his responsibilities include overseeing the functions of GCG as a company, with a primary focus on organization and capital formation of developments and joint ventures.  He manages all of the affiliated entities associated with GCG, consisting of 30 separate, but affiliates business entities, engaging GCG’s Asset Management, Brokerage, and Development Divisions. Mike has grown GCG’s portfolio to 100 projects and $750 million of commercial and residential real estate development in Missouri and Illinois, as well as across the United States and Puerto Rico.  A portion of that portfolio was a national platform for retail development with Fortune 500 firms whereby GCG offers design/build and sale/leaseback opportunities to  corporate relationships. A portion is land development leading to lot sales, retail, industrial, office, and multi-family projects.

 

Mike joined GCG in 1988 after 10 years in the banking and finance industry. His particular expertise in solving real estate-related problems has enhanced GCG’s ability to benefit from various joint ventures.  Under his leadership, the company has successfully tackled tough issues involving retail, office, multi-family, and raw ground. Development problems related to land, including residential and commercial development have been successfully deterred.  This particular talent allows GCG to solve a myriad of real estate related issues for its clients and strategic partners.  His varied background enabled him to build GCG’s portfolio of projects to include office, retail, residential, multi-family, land, and land development, making GCG one of St. Louis’ largest commercial real estate and development firms.

 

Community & Professional Leadership

CBC High School – Board of Directors, Retired

Centrue Bank – Holding Company Board of Directors, Loan Committee, Retired

Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce – Chairman, City Committee

Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce – Board of Directors, 2006 Chairman, Treasurer

Chesterfield Valley Coalition – Board of Directors, President, Retired

University of Missouri – Business/Finance Advisory Board & Davenport Society

Webster University Business Advisory Board, Retired

Saigh Foundation, Co-Trustee

 

Industry Achievements and Recognition

 

St. Louis Association of Realtors

Commercial Realtor of the Year 2019

 

Commercial Real Estate Board of Directors

2013 – 2016

President

2018

 

Missouri Growth Association Board

2013 – 2014

 

“Heavy Hitter in Commercial Real Estate”

St. Louis Business Journal

2000 – 2009

 

Development of the Year  –  Edison Condominiums 

St. Louis Development Corporation

2002

 

Business of the Year

Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce

2002

 

Task Master of the Year

Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce

2004

 

CCIM President

St. Louis Chapter

1994 – 1995

 

CORO Foundation Fellowship

1976 – 1977

 

 

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636-728-5100

Gundaker Commercial Group

2458 Old Dorsett Road

Suite 311

St. Louis, MO 63043

636-728-5100