SOUTHFIELD — VERSA, a full-service real estate development company has merged with HELM Realty Partners and has named Gregory Erne as principal, joining the company’s co-founders and principals, Todd Wyett and Steve Robinson.
The joint venture enables VERSA to expand into larger multi-tenant retail and healthcare projects, capitalize more efficiently on opportunities in the market and to aggressively position the company for continued growth.
With more than 18 years of experience in the real estate industry, Erne, of Beverly Hills, has developed, acquired, and managed more than 18 million square feet of real estate assets and played a key role in more than $1 billion in transactions including retail centers, medical centers, and office developments throughout the United States.
Erne began his career as an architectural designer in commercial real estate. Since then, he’s held a variety of key management positions in organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial enterprises to large corporations. Most recently he founded Beverly Hills-based HELM Realty Partners. The company invested in commercial real estate primarily in the retail and healthcare sectors.
In addition to his professional duties, Erne is very active with many local nonprofit organizations including HAVEN and Cystic Fibrosis. A former board member of Preservation Wayne, Erne also serves as a state board member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, a trustee of the Michigan Architectural Foundation and is a member of the Urban Land Institute. Erne holds his real estate salesperson license from the State of Michigan.