Wertz Real Estate Investment Services (“Wertz REIS”) is a boutique real estate brokerage firm specializing in the sale of quality net leased retail properties nationwide. Our advisors have a long track record of successfully structuring sale leaseback programs, portfolio dispositions, and completing 1031 exchanges. With each agent specializing in a specific product type within a defined geographical area, Wertz REIS works together collaborating across our entire platform to maximize value for retail property owners.
The firm’s Founder and Managing Principal, John R. Wertz, created the company to provide clients with a selling experience that only a boutique operation can provide—one based on company collaboration, superior service, execution, and maximizing value.
Wertz REIS is headquartered in Carlsbad, California.
Meet The Team
JOHN R. WERTZ | Managing Principal
John R. Wertz, the Founder and Managing Principal of Wertz Real Estate Investment Services, has been consistently recognized as one of the nation’s top real estate investment brokers. With 15 years under his belt in the industry, Mr. Wertz has closed over 200 net lease retail transactions throughout 28 states totaling more than $600,000,000. Prior to forming Wertz Real Estate Investment Services, he was a top producing broker at a large international brokerage firm.
Throughout his career, Mr. Wertz has specialized in the acquisition and disposition of single tenant net leased properties across the United States. His advisory services include dispositions, portfolio management, 1031 exchange, and placing private capital into net leased investments. Mr. Wertz’s product specialization includes built-to-suit projects, sale leasebacks, and portfolio dispositions. He has cultivated long-term relationships with private investors, multi-tenant retail developers, preferred developers, tenants, institutions, and brokers nationwide. Mr. Wertz graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2003, is a native of San Diego and a graduate of Point Loma High School. He now resides in Carlsbad, California with his wife Kristin, son JR, and daughter Kaila.
MICHAEL D. MULVIHILL | Investment Sales Associate
Michael D. Mulvihill, Investment Sales Associate at Wertz Real Estate Investment Services, specializes in the acquisition and disposition of retail properties nationwide. Mr. Mulvihill generates new clients and advises them on portfolio management, 1031 exchanges, and sale leasebacks. He has cultivated specific relationships with various developers, brokers, and both international and local private investors.
Prior to Wertz Real Estate Investment Services, Mr. Mulvihill began his commercial real estate career at Evans Senior Investments, a boutique brokerage firm specializing in the sale of senior living facilities in Boulder, Colorado. Next, Mr. Mulvihill worked at Voit Commercial Real Estate Services specializing in retail sales and leasing. Mr. Mulvihill graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Certificate of Real Estate. He grew up in San Diego County and in his spare time he enjoys guitar, ukulele, tennis, snowboarding, skateboarding, and golf.
GREG LABARRE | Investment Sales Associate
Greg LaBarre is a member of the investment sales advisory team at Wertz Real Estate Investment Services. He specializes in representing buyers and sellers of net leased drug store properties throughout the country. His clients include 1031 exchange buyers, private investors, high net worth individuals, developers, and institutional investors.
Prior to working at Wertz Real Estate Investment Services, Mr. LaBarre worked with project development for BRV Construction and sales representation for Hammer, Corporation. A graduate of Cal State University San Marcos where he participated in the school’s collegiate baseball program, he enjoys spending free time with his wife, playing and watching sports, fishing, traveling, and exercise.
MAGGIE J. WERTZ | Investment Sales Associate
Maggie J. Wertz is a member of the investment sales advisory team at Wertz Real Estate Investment Services. She specializes in representing buyers and sellers of net leased real estate throughout the country. Ms. Wertz diligently analyzes the economics and financial strength of real estate assets, considering the investment and disposition strategies of clients she represents, allowing clients to capitalize on the opportunities presented to them at the right time. Her clients include 1031 exchange buyers, private investors, high net worth individuals, developers, tenants, and institutional investors.
Ms. Wertz has a diverse background spanning across multiple industries. After graduating from New York University in 2008 with degrees in both Journalism and Spanish, Ms. Wertz worked in the e-commerce industry for three years until deciding to pursue a design degree from Parsons School of Design. After graduating from Parsons, she worked in the fashion industry for five years until ultimately deciding to join forces with her brother, John R. Wertz and relocate to her hometown of San Diego.