Over 30 years

of Investing and Construction Management Experience 



CRE National (“CRE”) has built its reputation on integrity, hard work, the ability to respond quickly to opportunities, and a history of positive performance.

CRE has achieved unparalleled results and consistent growth. Our staff has over 30 years of experience in every aspect of the real estate industry. 

CRE is a focused commercial real estate firm, and is active in the acquisition, construction management and disposition of properties.. The firm’s Partners have consistently outperformed the marketplace and achieved growth every year. 

CRE and its principals have developed, managed , sold and acquired more than $1.5 Billion dollars of commercial real estate across the United States. Privately held and entrepreneurial in spirit, the firm encounters none of the constraints of managerial bureaucracy. Our key people are actively involved in all aspects of the transaction and we take pride in our ability to move rapidly, and decisively.

CRE believes firmly in aggressive pursuit of the partner's and client’s needs. We work continually to interpret and act upon economic forces in the marketplace. And with every transaction, we stress creative problem-solving coupled with the application of sound real estate principles. As a result, we have achieved above market returns for our clients and our company owned properties time and time again. 

Meet the Team

Jeff Rothbard

Jeff Rothbard is Managing Director of CRE Midwest office located in Carmel, IN. Jeff has more than 30 years’ experience in retail real estate and has closed transactions with clients, such as, Walmart, Home Depot, Walgreen’s Drug Store, Costco, Starbucks, Rite Aid Drug Store, Office Depot, Costco, Wendy’s, Del Taco, Chick-Fil-A, Brinker International (Chili’s), KIMCO Realty, Macerich, Regency Centers, and General Growth Properties among others. He has worked with institutional and private investors and banks, such as Roy Disney’s Genesis Fund, Johnson Clayton Trust (owned in part by Magic Johnson), RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland), Inland Properties, and PNC Bank. During his 25 year career, Jeff has acquired and sold over $200 million of investment real estate. Early in his career, Jeff stated his career working for retailers such as Payless ShoeSource, Book Market and Clothestime Stores as a Real Estate Manger. Jeff has been a guest lecturer at University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV).  


Laurie Rothbard

Laurie obtained extensive experience working at Merrill Lynch for over 8 years as the Assistant to the Midwest Market Head and overseeing a office of over 150 people. Laure also as worked for a local family law firm as the office manager where she was responsible for the day-to-day operation and overseeing a staff of 25 Lawyers and support staff. As head of the marketing department, she will oversee all communications, public relations and promotional activities required to support the brand and provide the highest quality service to our clients.This includes design, production and distribution of print materials such as brochures, ads and direct response. She will also be responsible for providing our clients with monthly marketing updates, overseeing the website and all marketing campaign


Investment Criteria


Location – Any place in the United States with a preference of the Southeast and Western regions

Investment Type – Retail, Office, Hospitality, and Residential

Investment Amount – Minimum of $2,000,0000 with a Maximum of $20,000,0000, single or portfolio investment are acceptable

Cap Rate – 9% CAP or above 

Price per Square Foot – Priced at below replacement cost

Lease Term – At least 3 years remaining on the lease, with longer terms preferred.

Lease Type – Triple Net (NNN) or Double Net (NN) preferred

All Transactions are subject to Investment Committee approval

Construction Mananegment


Construction Management Done Right


CRE Construction Management team serves as an extension of your business and is looking out for your best interest. We become your eyes and ears on the construction site and advocate for your needs throughout the project.


Commercial, Residential, and Hospitality


Project Planning

CRE over see's the process from design to cost estimation, through project completion and post construction, 

we take a disciplined approach to every project on our clients behalf. With years of experience, and a rigorous planning template that provides the structure for all stages of construction.

Cost Estimating

Every project is a unique opportunity to build something special. CRE customizes a plan specific to our client’s needs. We are extremely successful managing project costs and schedules throughout the design and development. By bringing us on early in the project, we can play an active roll in the entire process from planning through completion, and thus produce a quality facility within budget.

Quality & Service

We assemble to best team for your project, both with our own staff and with the finest contractors available. 

We use quality products, and use the experience-driven system of checks and testing. 

CRE develops a construction schedule by identifying all major activities for design, approvals, procurement of 

materials and actual building time. As the design is developed, the schedule is expanded in detail particularly for the construction phase. This construction schedule utilizes specialized software, which is constantly monitored and updated throughout the project so our client partners know exactly where we are in the process. No guesswork necessary.


Rely on Expertise

If you have questions trust us to find you what you need fast. We make sure you feel confident and educated every step of the way.  

Project History


Strip Center, Dayton (Suarcreek), OH – A 18,000sf Multi Tenant Retail Building in front of Target, Home Depot and across the street from Costco. 

Office Building, Woodburn, OR – Acquired the 22,000sf STNL property and 1 year later represented them on the disposition. 

Geist Station Shopping Center, Fox and Oaklandon Rd: Indianapolis, IN – 50,000sf Shopping Center anchored by Community Hospital and retail tenants. 

Shopping Center, Ft. Wayne, IN – Sale of a 12,000sf multi tenant retail building that included Mattress Firm and Sprint. 

Office Building, San Diego, CA – Purchase of a 32,000sf , $11,000,000 STNL Office building. 

Shopping Center, North Las Vegas, NV – Retail Center with 99 Cent Only Store, Michael’s, Cost Plus and shops shadow anchored by Home Depot and Pets Mart and across from Walmart Supercenter. 

Pleasant Grove Marketplace, Wal-Mart Shopping Center, Roseville, CA - Part of a 56-acre Wal-Mart / Sam’s Club Shopping Center. Tenants include Chick-Fil-A, a 20,000sf multi-tenant shopping center, Wendy’s, Corner Bakery, and FedEx Office. 

Costco Wholesale, Century Retail Plaza, Inglewood, CA - The project includes Wendy’s, Washington Mutual, Del Taco, Pollo Campero, Advance America, The Gas Company, and retail shops. Shadow anchored by Costco and across from Target. 

Spreckles Park Shopping Center, Home Depot / Target Power Center, Manteca (Sacramento), CA - Mixed-use project between Home Depot and Target in Manteca, CA. Tenants include Pier 1 Imports, Nextel, Payless Shoe Source, TJ Max, and Advance America. 

Montclair Entertainment Plaza, Montclair, CA - 11-acre shopping center in front of the Montclair Mall. Tenants include Bally’s Total Fitness, Acapulco’s Restaurant, Black Angus, Chili’s, and Red Lobster. 

Orange Tree Market Place, Redlands, CA - Retail center located across from Citrus Plaza in Redlands. Tenants include Marshal’s, JoAnn Fabric’s and Starbucks. Neighboring tenants include Target, Kohl’s, Sport Chalet, and Barnes & Noble.

Shopping Center, 4th & Milliken, Rancho Cucamonga, CA - Across the street from Ontario Mills in Rancho Cucamonga. Tenants include Boston Pizza, Mi Tortilla, Fat Burger, and the FedEx Office. 

Ontario Mills Plaza, Ontario, CA - 25,000-sqaure-foot retail center on the west end of Ontario Mills regional mall in Ontario, CA. Tenants include Honey Baked Hams, AT&T, Wescom Credit Union, Casual Male, Philly’s Best, and Juice Stop. 

Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, Las Vegas, NV - 15-acre project at the corner of Eastern and Warm Springs in Las Vegas. The development includes Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, retail shops, restaurants, and pads. 

NEC Presque & Isle, Henderson, NV - 3.13 acres of commercial retail land in Henderson, Nevada near the 215 freeway. Red Robin and Dunn Edwards are the anchor tenants. 

Walgreens, Shopping Center, Fresno, CA - 12 acres of land across from Target Power Center. Sold 3 acres to an office developer and constructed a free standing Walmart Neighborhood Market, Walgreens and several retail buildings.

Tapo Canyon Plaza, Simi Valley, CA – Center includes Ventura County Credit Union, Pacific Dental, and Subway. 

I-10 & Dysart Home Depot Center, Avondale, AZ - Retail shopping center at the SEC of I-10 & Dysart with Home Depot and Sam’s Club as major co-tenants. The project will include a Long John Silver’s and A&W Root Beer restaurants. 

Peoria Crossing Power Center, Peoria, AZ - Target and Kohl’s anchored power center on the 101 loop. Tenants include Office Max, Justice, and Pure Fitness. 

Woodland Harvest Square, Home Depot/ Wal-Mart Center, Woodland, CA- The project consists of six buildings, including Burger King, AT&T, Americas Tire, Restaurants, and Mattress Outlet. 

Victoria Gardens, Rancho Cucamonga, CA - 35,000 square foot multi-tenant retail building featuring high end boutique tenants at the gateway to the Victoria Gardens Mall. 

Walmart Shadow Anchored Portfolio – 46 properties in 22 States (majority located in Michigan, Indiana and throughout the Midwest) - The acquisition and disposition of a portfolio of 46 retail shopping centers located primarily on outlots in front of Walmart Supercenters. Tenants included CATO, Dollar Tree, Fashion Bug, Radio Shack, Starbucks, and others. The properties ranged in size from 7,500 to 35,000 sf. 

Press Releases



Wednesday, May 29, 2019


Westfield, IN/May 29, 2019 -  Jeff Rothbard and CRE National Investments (“CRE”) has formed an alliance with a Private Equity Firm to acquire commercial real estate thru out the United States with a focus on the Southeast and Western portions of the country. CRE will be targeting opportunities from $1,000,000 to $20,000,000 in the Office, Retail, and Hospitality sectors. Properties can be single or multi -tenant and priced at below replacement costs. 

“We are very excited about this alliance and feel that with the capital behind us and our experience in the industry, this is a great time to build our portfolio” states CRE National Investments Managing Partner, Jeff Rothbard.

CRE and Jeff Rothbard have over 30 years of experience in commercial real estate and has sold developed, managed, sold and acquired more than $1.5 Billion dollars of commercial real estate across the United States. CRE is a focused commercial real estate firm, and is active in the acquisition, construction management and disposition of commercial property. The firm’s Partners have consistently outperformed the marketplace and achieved consistent growth. Privately held and entrepreneurial in spirit, CRE encounters none of the constraints of managerial bureaucracy and takes pride in our ability to move rapidly, and decisively.

Media Contact: 

Jeff Rothbard 


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