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Ann Schmelzle

Vice President - Commercial Brokerage

Balke Brown Transwestern Role

Ann Schmelzle conveys a strong client centric approach to commercial advisory and brokerage services. As a 24-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry, Ann has closed over 15 million square feet of real estate transactions valued over $600 Million. Ann offers advisory services for the following industry sectors: office, industrial & retail. Each property type is unique to her client’s business and their strategic real estate goals and objectives. Her strong market knowledge and steadfast approach to negotiating aggressive economics for her clients has resulted in a high level of successful negotiations. She has a heavy concentration on representing tenants, owner/occupants and investors, both in the private and corporate sectors. Professional persistence has brought positive results to her clients and shown an impact to their bottom line. Ann’s ability to connect with her clients has led to high levels of success in marketing and leasing of space for Landlord/owners as well. She is noted for her ability to connect clients with strategic partners, i.e. financing, legal, design & architecture, construction, asset management, engineering, environmental and others who help facilitate a smooth real estate project from conception through completion.

Partial Client List

YWCA, Head Start, O’Toole Design Group St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute, Suburban Leisure Center, Axel, Agilis Systems, Hyspeco Inc., Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard, Stock Legal, Virtusa, Technology Partners, Bank of America Trust Division, Litchfield Cavo, ECGMC, Seventh Wave Labs, Everspring Pharmacy, AXA Advisors, The Chamberlin Group, Montgomery Development, Cullinan Properties, Colony Realty Group, Commercial Development Company, Rose International, etc.

Professional & Community Achievements

  • National Association of Realtors
  • Missouri Association of Realtors
  • St. Louis Association of Realtors
  • Past president of CREW St. Louis (2011)
  • CREW Golf Committee Chair & Program Committee Member
  • CREW Network task force member (established national membership guidelines)
  • Board member of the CREW, CCIM and SIOR St. Louis chapters
  • SLAR Commercial Division – Director & Sales Associate of the Year
  • St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute Facilities Committee
  • YWCA Facilities committee/Board Advisor
  • Life Skills Foundation Advisory Board
  • St. Louis Forum Member (Influential Women in Leadership)
  • St. Louis Forum Membership Committee


B.S. in Marketing from Missouri State University