Mr. White is jointly responsible for the acquisition, development, and management of City Ventures assets and businesses. In addition to his work at City Ventures, he is the managing partner for many additional business and real estate ventures spanning from the Midwest to the East Coast. In total Mr. White’s portfolio of assets is valued in excess of $100 million, currently employs over 400 people, and grosses over $100 million US per year in sales. His portfolio includes BMW, Mini Cooper, and Audi dealerships, a full service car wash/lube chain, an ice rink, restaurants, as well as commercial and residential properties.
Prior to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Mr. White played ice hockey in both the U.S. and Europe, and notably is a member of the New York State Sports Hall of Fame. He also led the NCAA in goal scoring and played three years professionally in Europe and holds a B.S. in Business from Skidmore College, New York.
Mr. Erickson is jointly responsible for the acquisition, development, and management of City Ventures assets and businesses. He has extensive experience in real estate acquisition, finance, due diligence, building design and construction as well as urban planning, entitlements, and master planning in addition to starting and managing operating businesses.
Both through his work at City Ventures, and prior appointments in leadership roles for companies in the development industry from the real estate development to design / consulting to construction, he has worked on projects valued in excess of a billion dollars.
Mr. Erickson is also active in the community by serving on the Board of Directors for inCommon Community Development and by volunteering his time and experience helping local foundations and non-profits with their real estate challenges. In 2014, Mr. Erickson was named a Midlands Business Journal Top 40 Under 40 for his leadership in growing City Ventures’ development & real estate portfolio. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University, is a Professional Engineer, and a LEED Accredited Professional.
At City Ventures we are very selective about the business ventures and real estate investments we make. We work to pursue opportunities that are built around sound financial strategies and are paired with conservative fiscal practices that create a healthy financial environment in which our businesses, employees, and tenants can thrive.
Customer experience is at the heart of everything we do at City Ventures; customers drive our decisions and taking exceptional care of them is of paramount importance to us.
High quality design has the ability to impact our lives and as we lead our teams, we diligently work to create unique spaces, experiences, and products that have the ability to enrich lives.
We believe there is strength derived from transparent collaboration and honest communication with customers, tenants, contractors, consultants, financial partners, and the community. We work to build carefully crafted business offerings and real estate projects that meet the needs of many and yield shared success.
Great communication is at the center of City Ventures’ activities. We work to proactively communicate with tenants, financing partners, contractors, consultants, and the community to build a cohesive vision and implementation plan for our businesses and real estate projects.
At City Ventures we truly listen to our customers and key stakeholders, working hard to blend their ideas with ours as our business and real estate plans evolve and come to fruition.
We believe that the best ideas are those born out of a collaborative environment where the ideas of many are blended into a shared vision that is carefully crafted to meet the needs of many.