Jeb ScherbJeb is a co-founder and Principal of Ameritus, LLC and has grown the company from a boutique services provider to an investment sponsor for institutional and high net worth real estate investors. Jeb has 20 years of commercial real estate experience and started his career with Frain Camins & Swartchild. With a focus on office and industrial transactions in the Chicago CBD and River North submarkets, Jeb has arranged over $350M of lease and investment transactions. At Ameritus, Jeb is responsible for the acquisition, development, and implementation of the business plans of all investments, including leasing, capital projects, and operations.
Jeb is the co-founder of Young Office Brokers Association, and is a past recipient of the Frank Mahoney Award for Excellence in Brokerage given by the Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers. Jeb is a graduate of St. Lawrence University, holds the CCIM designation, and is an Illinois licensed real estate broker.
Bert ScherbBert is a co-founder and Principal of Ameritus, LLC and has handled over 2,000 sale and leasing transactions and developed over 1 million square feet of office and retail properties throughout his career. Bert has founded and grown several real estate platforms in Chicago including Hawthorne Realty and Midwest Real Estate Exchange which he eventually sold to the NYSE listed Grubb & Ellis. At Grubb & Ellis, Bert served as the President of the Midwest Region and was a member of the firm’s Board of Directors.
Bert also served as the head of office leasing at Frain Camins & Swartchild prior to forming Ameritus. Bert is responsible for various property management activities for the firm and focuses on fundraising and investor relations for Ameritus. Bert is a graduate of the University of Denver, is the past president of the Realty Club of Chicago, and is a founder and the first president of the Chicago Office Leasing Brokers Association.
Benjamin NummyBen is a Principal of Ameritus and has over 20 years of institutional real estate experience having held various senior level investment positions at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Morgan Stanley, and Equibase Capital Group. At Ameritus, Ben is responsible for acquisitions, investment management, and maintaining relationships with Ameritus’s equity and lending partners. Internally he handles all capital markets transactions, fund administration and investor reporting.
Throughout his career, Ben has invested over $1.75B of capital in debt, mezzanine, and equity structures throughout the United States and in all commercial property types. Ben is a graduate of Syracuse University and earned his MBA at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He holds the CCIM designation and is Series 7 and 63 FINRA licensed.
Bob BudingtonBob is a Principal of Ameritus and has 20 years of commercial real estate experience with a diverse background in leasing, financial analysis, asset management, and property acquisitions and dispositions. He has negotiated leases in excess of $200 million in value, assisted in acquisitions and dispositions of $300 million in assets, and implemented marketing and leasing programs for 3 million square feet of assets.
Prior to joining Ameritus, Bob has held positions with Jones Lang LaSalle, Golub & Company, Colliers International and Avison Young. At Ameritus, Bob leads a tenant representation business and is instrumental in the leasing activity of Ameritus-sponsored investments. Bob is an Illinois licensed real estate broker and is a graduate of Cornell University.