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Richard Gardner


Richard Gardner Associate
Cleveland, OH 950 Main Ave
Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44113

Professional Experience

Richard "Rick" Gardner is an Associate in Brokerage Services focusing on office real estate properties. His real estate career of approximately 17 years encompasses a unique blend of hands-on experience. For his clients, Rick has strategically targeted and managed commercial transactions (office, retail, industrial, hospitality and land), representing buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants. A Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager, Rick has been involved in operations and business management with an emphasis on budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis and reporting.

As a prior investor, Rick has first-hand experience rehabilitating multi-family units and serving as a landlord. In addition, he has taught finance courses for both an MBA program and a real estate pre-licensing program. Rick has furthered his industry expertise by successfully completing several certification programs sponsored by the National Association of Realtors.

Based on his diverse background, Rick brings significant energy and knowledge on behalf of his clients, providing them with tailored solutions to fit their varied real estate needs.

In the late 1990s, Rick began his real estate career as a Financial Analysit for Joint Ventures with the Richard E. Jacobs Group. He subsequently served as a Branch Manager for a local real estate firm. Prior to CBRE, Rick was most recently a commercial agent with KW Commercial.​​

​Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • Akron Cleveland Association of Realtors
  • Stow Chamber of Commerce
  • Licensed real estate sales person in the State of Ohio
  • National Association of Realtors Certifications include:
  1. Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB)
  2. Broker Price Opinion Resource (BPOR)
  3. Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR)
  4. ePro: Advanced technologies and social media strategies
  • United States Army and Army National Guard: Reconnaissance Scout. Honor Graduate; Primary Leadership Development Course; MOS 19D (1987-1993)


  • The University of Akron, Master of Business Administration, Finance
  • The University of Akron, Bachelor of Arts Degree


  • Dollar General
  • D.P. Dough
  • D&G Uniforms
  • Gutter Helmet Systems
  • Mary Kay
  • Orange Theory Fitness
  • Process Dynamics
  • Quality Collision
  • UltraGloss
Richard Gardner Associate
Cleveland, OH 950 Main Ave
Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44113