About Us

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Garrison Group has over 100 years of combined experience providing best-in-class commercial real estate services in Illinois, Iowa, Arizona and Missouri.  Throughout the years, we have built our reputation as creative, dedicated and honest commercial real estate professionals that strive to meet your needs. 

We make every effort to streamline real estate processes so your experience can be as fast and as painless as possible. High ethical standards are the hallmark of our service to ensure the best possible results for your business.

We are real people with real experience and we are dedicated to helping you select properties that maximize your potential for success. Our history of adapting to meet the needs of an evolving market and ever-changing client has proven to be successful. We are proud of our in-depth knowledge of the markets we serve; our desire is to help educate you to make sound real estate decisions so you can thrive in these markets.

Firm License no. 478.007898
 

Our Mission

To promote commercial business growth through the highest level of ethical and moral standards; to establish trust; and to maintain excellent relationships as we develop quality commercial real estate projects to benefit our clients and the community.
 

Our Management Team


Glen P. Garrison | glen@garrisongroupinc.com

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GLEN P. GARRISON, CEO – Chairman and CEO of Garrison Group, Inc.  Glen has been a leading Central Illinois real estate broker, developer and property manager for the past four decades.  Glen has been involved in single use properties to mutiple 100+ acre, mixed use developements.  Glen continues to be involved in the development, management and ownership of shopping centers, freestanding restaurants, office complexes, assisted living projects and medical  facilities.  He is also included in the Hall of Fame Realtor Emeritus.

 

 David C. Plake III | david@garrisongroupinc.com

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DAVID C. PLAKE III, CPM®, President –Mr. Plake joined Garrison Group, Inc. in 2009 and currently serves as President.  David has attained the designation of Certified Property Manager with the Institute of Real Estate Management.  As Executive CPM, he has led the company to become the first down-state Illinois Accredited Management Organization® with IREM.  This distinction is reserved for management companies that display only the highest professional skill and ethics in the industry.In his current role, David leads a great team of professionals in the day-to-day activities that have marked Garrison Group’s professional commercial real estate services for the past three decades. Prior to joining the Garrison Group, Inc. team, David worked as Business Administrator for a church organization from 1987- 2009.  In that role he was responsible for fiscal management of the $6.5 million church, school, daycare and ancillary programs.  He led the construction and rent-up of a 60-unit HUD 202 project. In addition, he managed a multi-campus location with 200,000 square feet of building and 295 acres of  property.

 

 Tony Baptist | tony@garrisongroupinc.com

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TONY BAPTIST, Property Manager – Tony handles day-to-day property management activities for the nearly 30 commercial properties Garrison Group manages across a 5 county area of Central Illinois.   In this role he performs regular property inspections, manages vendor contracts, coordinates capital repair projects, communicates with tenants and property owners regarding facility needs, and analyzes facility expenses and capital expenditure needs.  Prior to joining the Garrison Group team, Tony worked as a Facility Manager for Central Management Services from 1995-2016, with a total of 32 years of state service.  In that role Tony was responsible for the total management of over 1,000,000 square feet of leased and owned state facilities.  He also served as project manager over new construction.  Tony received a B.A. in Management from the University of Illinois, Springfield.  He and his wife, Niki, have been married for 22 years and they have three children.

 

 TYLER SMITH | tyler@garrisongroupinc.com

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TYLER SMITH, Marketing Director and Broker – Tyler currently serves as our Marketing Director and Broker. In the marketing role, Tyler ensures marketing materials for all of our properties are up to date and properly listed across all platforms. Tyler also provides the direction for all of our marketing outlets, including social media. As a broker, Tyler provides support for the brokerage team through market research and analysis and preparing any materials needed to service our clients. Prior to joining Garrison Group, Tyler served as the Marketing and Public Relations Manager for the Springfield Jr. Blues. Tyler, a Springfield native, earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Lee University and an M.B.A. from Benedictine University. 

 

 Tracy Mose | Tracy@garrisongroupinc.com

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Tracy Mose, Office Manager and Property Management Assistant – Tracy joined the Garrison Group team in March of 2018. In her role as Property Management Assistant, she coordinates services on behalf of our clients. Tracy assists with the scheduling of our technicians, vendors, and other necessary services for the successful day to day operations of the properties we manage. Tracy also assists in bookkeeping for our full service clients, which includes, overseeing accounts payable and providing monthly financial reporting. Tracy works with our clients to provide customized relationships so we can best serve their individual needs. Tracy has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, working as the bookkeeper for Lincoln Land Development Company from 1998-2018. In her spare time, Tracy serves as the Finance Committee Chairperson and Church Board Secretary for the Sherman Church of the Nazarene, and enjoys spending time with her four daughters.