IRG Realty Advisors (IRG RA) Provides Comprehensive Commercial Real Estate Solutions For Entrepreneurial Owners/Investors, Corporations, Institutional And Governmental Clients.

Greg Hipp


Welcome, we hope you find our site to offer a glimpse of what we are about here at IRG Realty Advisors.  We are very proud of our team and our results.

Currently The Largest Real Estate Services Company Headquartered In The State Of Ohio With A Portfolio Of Nearly 100 Million Square Feet Of Assets In 28 States.

Our profile includes Commercial Office & Retail, Industrial, Warehouse, Multi-Family properties and Land properties.

IRG RA provides specific emphasis and unique experiences in the development and management of large complicated mixed use projects.  As an Advisory firm, our approach is to connect all the elements that can affect the performance of a commercial real estate investment and bring those together into a cohesive strategic recommendation of value enhancement. This is accomplished with an eye toward each step of the real estate life cycle; from acquisition to repositioning, to stabilization, to exit planning.

Through our 6 independent, yet coordinated service lines, IRG RA advises our clients on Property & Asset Management, Transaction Management, Development Services, Project Management, Consulting and Facility Management.

Our team is comprised of passionate, enthusiastic associates, committed to professional development and focused on achieving unparalleled results for our clients and partners. By using our collective and unique experiences along with our innate ability to solve the more complex real estate problems in the marketplace, we have solidified ourselves as a market leader.

Respectful. Committed. Loyal. Nimble. Collaborative. Smart. Family.

These are some of the words that our clients have used to describe the culture here at IRG Realty Advisors.  

From the very beginning, the leadership at IRG Realty Advisors recognized that our most valuable asset is our people.  As advisors to the commercial real estate industry, our clients depend upon the expertise and experience that our people possess and provide through a menu of value-added services.  A key component of the company’s strategic plan is its Best People Initiative. This initiative ensures focused hiring, personalized training and development, encourages independent thinking and productive performance reviews, which allows associates to tap into the entrepreneurial culture of the company.

The critical success factors of this initiative are positive reinforcement, autonomy and empowerment.  The evidence of the Best People Initiative is clearly measured in our company’s retention rate.  Our team of dedicated employees are truly vested in the success of our projects and clients.

Our Awards

Weatherhead School of Management 7 time consecutive winner
Weatherhead 100 Award

Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits Historic Rehabilitation
2016 Historic Rehabilitation Award

Northeast Ohio Apartment Association
2016 Property of the Year Award

NAIOP Northern Ohio
2016 Mixed-Use Renovation of Year Award

Cleveland Restoration Society/AIA Cleveland
2016 Distinguished Adaptive Use Award

State Historic Preservation Office Award
2016 Preservation Merit

2016 Appreciation Award – Developer of the Year

Smart Business Network
2019 Commercial Development Award for The East End in Akron, OH

The Plain Dealer
2021 Top Work Places in Cleveland, OH

MRI Ascend 2021 North American Users Conference
2021 Innovation Award Winner


History of Our Company

  • Formation of Ohio Realty Advisors (ORA)
  • New Home in Richfield, Ohio
  • Acquired Lockheed Martin facility in Akron (OH), investing over $5 Million in repurposing into a multi-tenanted manufacturing facility
  • Completion of Goodyear World HQ Deal, including new Goodyear HQ in Akron and purchase of former Goodyear HQ site for repurposing as live, work, play community, “The East End”
  • Reached 50 Assets Under Management
  • Reached 50-Employee Milestone
  • Execute Good to Great Initiative (G2G)
  • Sale of ORA to IRG
  • Reached 100 Assets Under Management
  • Completion of The Shoreway Living Project (Cleveland, OH)
  • Completion of Hilton Garden Inn (OH)
    First new hotel in Akron proper in 30 years
  • Reached 100-Employee Milestone
  • Acquisition of Pfizer Pearl River Campus (NY), with addition of numerous tenants in following years
  • Reached 150 Assets Under Management
  • Grand Opening of East End Residence (OH)
    Historic adaptive reuse conversion of the former Goodyear Hall
  • Acquisition of Weyerhauser’s historic campus outside Seattle, WA for preservation, leasing, and additional development
  • Initial Groundbreaking on JCI Hall of Fame Village Project
  • Acquisition of Randall Park Mall, formerly the largest mall in the world (OH)
    Vacant big box retailers converted to industrial space, and major Amazon distribution center
  • Acquisition of former 3.1M Sq. Ft. IBM Campus (Rochester, MN), including 34 buildings and 490 acres and home to industrial and office tenants
  • Completion of Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium at Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village
  • Reached 150-Employee Milestone
  • Hall of Fame Village becomes publicly traded company under the name Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Co
  • Acquisition of former Supervalu distribution site (Tacoma, WA)
  • Reached 175-Employee Milestone
  • Reached 180 Assets Under Management
  • Acquisition of five Gannett Co., Inc. facilities in three states: Ohio, Indiana and Florida
  • Acquisition of premier Lexis Nexis office campus (Dayton, OH)