Fred Geis

Founder & Principal

Mr. Geis has been in the real estate business for over 30 years and was the co-founder and owner of Geis Companies, one of the largest industrial Design/Build firms in Ohio. Under his team’s leadership, Geis Companies built over 500 commercial projects, engaged in over 3,000 acres of land development, and consistently constructed over 2 million square feet annually. More recently, Mr. Geis has served as the principal in the Company’s individual divisions of Geis Construction, Geis Properties, and GLSD Architects. In his role as a founding member of Hemingway Development, Mr. Geis is currently focusing his efforts on developing urban projects within the City of Cleveland. Mr. Geis’ continued commitment towards Cleveland has led him to serve as a member of the City of Cleveland Planning Commission and on the Boards of Midtown, Cleveland Inc. and Downtown Cleveland Alliance. In addition to his dedication to business and economic development, Mr. Geis is also an active leader in the three Geis Foundations that focus efforts and resources to the education of inner-city youths and children of immigrant families. Through these activities, Mr. Geis hopes to bring a business and development perspective to the urban development environment.