Executive Chairman of the Board
Richard Agree currently serves as Executive Chairman of the Company. He served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1993 to 2012. Prior to the formation of Agree Realty, he acted as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Agree Development Company as well as Managing Partner of the general partnership that held the Company’s multi-state portfolio. Mr. Agree founded the Company’s predecessor in 1971.
Throughout his 40 year career, Mr. Agree has personally overseen the development of over 8,000,000 square feet of retail space across the country. Mr. Agree is a graduate of Detroit College of Law, a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the International Council of Shopping Centers as well as the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. He has been honored in numerous trade publications and was recently named a “Real Estate Icon” by Real Estate Forum magazine.