Drew Speth is currently a Broker Associate with Mid-America Real Estate – Wisconsin, L.L.C. and a member of the Tenant Representation Team. Mr. Speth’s primary responsibilities include Tenant Representation of national and regional tenants in the lease and purchase of retail space. Drew works closely with each client on an individual basis, constructing successful market strategies tailored to their specific requirements and needs.
Prior to joining Mid-America Real Estate full time, Mr. Speth was an intern for the Tenant Representation Team at Mid-America Real Estate.
Education and Affiliations
Mr. Speth has recently earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing and Real Estate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is currently an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Commercial Association of Realtors-Wisconsin (CARW).
Mr. Speth represents multiple tenants, including For Eyes, Club Champion, Jackson Hewitt, Cracker Barrel, Roots Salon, the United States Armed Forces, and Dollar General.
6 Questions with Drew
Q: Which projects are you most excited about?
A: With all the amazing projects going on in Milwaukee, answering this question is tough. However, if I had to pick one project that gets me most excited would certainly be the Deer District. While I am excited the Buck’s finally get to call the Fiserv Forum a new home, the surrounding development is what gets me most excited. I remember coming downtown as a kid to come see a game and they city was quiet, however now you can come downtown, and the variety of entertainment and activity is endless. I look forward to the continued development of not only downtown but Milwaukee as a whole.
Q: What is your favorite restaurant?
A: Wow, this is a loaded question as I am a big food junkie. I do not have a favorite as I am interested in trying any new food concept that comes to the city.
Q: What made you choose Commercial Real Estate?
A: My decision to make commercial real estate a career was a leap of faith. In my sophomore year of college, I was sitting in my academic advisor’s office wanting to add something to my marketing degree, but I didn’t know exactly what. I enrolled in a few non-business classes and realized quick that those were not for me. I was looking through the business class list and saw that I only needed to take a few classes to gain a real estate certificate. I enrolled in Introduction to Real Estate and stuck with it ever sense. It was those courses I took and relationships I made that helped guide me into choosing brokerage as my focus in the business.
Q: What is one word that comes to mind when you think of CARW?
A: Knowledge. CARW does a great job of connecting all the segments of the business together through networking events, lunch and learns, happy hours, etc. I enjoy every aspect of those events but what I cherish most is the new piece of knowledge/relationship I take away at the conclusion of each event.
Q: What is your biggest takeaway from our NextGen meetings?
A: Personally, I cannot think of any takeaway that outweighs one from the other. Each meeting is as equally important as the next, and I value each piece of advice that each presenter gives.
Q: If you could have lunch with anyone in the world, who would it be?
A: Having lunch with Jordy Nelson would be an absolute dream of mine and not because I am a huge sports or Packer fan, rather how he presents himself professionally off the field. He has always been a role model of mine and I strive to present myself in a similar manner.