Find the Keys to Success with Pivot Real Estate

The right storefront, office or restaurant also needs infrastructure that will fit your needs, contract terms you can live with and a commercial real estate team that can make it all happen.

Find the Keys to Success with Pivot Real Estate


Let’s face it: finding a home for your business is not for the faint of heart. It’s not just about finding a space that’s big enough or nestled in just the right location. The right storefront, office or restaurant also needs infrastructure that will fit your needs, contract terms you can live with and a commercial real estate team that can make it all happen.


That’s where Pivot Real Estate comes in. Whether you’re buying, selling, leasing or managing, the Pivot team is ready to go to work for you. Their commitment to keeping you competitive and getting the deal done is unparalleled, and they won’t hesitate to change directions - in other words, pivot - if a strategy isn’t working for you. Plus, having the whole crew under one roof isn’t just convenient for you, it also creates the perfect environment to hatch creative outside-the-box ideas that ensure great results. And because Pivot is a member of Ahmann Companies, you can also tap the expertise of design, engineering, building, maintenance and management professionals across the Cedar Rapids metro area without having to try to coordinate between different organizations.


Ready to see what Pivot can do for you? Meet the team below and make an appointment today.


Owner: Joe Ahmann

Joe’s roots are in the Cedar Rapids metro area - he’s a 1987 graduate from the Kirkwood College architecture program and has been designing homes ever since, earning local, regional and national accolades along the way. He entered the commercial arena in 2005 when Compass Commercial Services and Fusion Architects were developed.


Commercial Realtor: Craig Byers

Craig celebrates his tenth anniversary in commercial real estate this year. Since 2008, he’s helped clients in the retail, office, industrial and multifamily industries find the perfect location for their businesses. Craig, a licensed salesperson, has been involved in over $100 million of commercial real estate transactions.


Broker: Scott Byers

Scott’s expertise and wide-ranging experience have earned him state and regional recognition. A licensed broker, Scott has previously worked as a developer, broker-owner, and past president of commercial brokerage operations for Iowa Realty, giving him a breadth and depth of knowledge that he brings to every transaction.


Marketing Manager: Amanda Proper

Amanda utilizes every tool at her disposal, including research, promotion and technology, to maximize the exposure of your property at a local, regional and national level. She has worked in commercial real estate marketing since 2004 and is also a licensed salesperson, which means she’s well-positioned to understand the unique needs of each client and figure out how to market each properly most effectively.


Property Management: Liz Efting and Jessica Rowe

Property management requires an eye for detail and the ability to ask all the right questions, two skills that ensure each property is managed according to its best interest. Liz, the director of property management for Ahmann Companies, and Jessica, Pivot’s property manager, oversee every single property with the care and attention their clients deserve.


Maintenance: Larry Hubanks and Brennan Henderson

Maintenance professionals often seem to be invisible - if everything is working like it should be, they operate behind the scenes. Pivot’s maintenance crew is different. Maintenance manager Larry Hubanks has a truly unique skill set when it comes to property inspection and maintenance - he engages with tenants and communicates effectively, building valuable relationships. Ahmann Companies properties consistently look great thanks to Larry’s proactive approach to maintaining and repairing them.


Financial: Chase Nauman and Chris Bruck

A top-notch financial team is crucial for a company that handles transactions the size of Pivot’s - in just the last three years, the company has recorded over $150 million in sales and leases. Controller Chris Bruck is in his 21st year in finance, with experience managing financial and cost analysis, IT and payroll staff. His well-honed abilities in preparing financial statements, directing budgets and forecasts, and driving cost reductions keep Pivot in perfect financial health. Accountant Chase Nauman comes to Pivot from Midamar Corporation, where he was tasked not only with regular accounting duties but with designing, implementing and maintaining a sophisticated new inventory tracking system. Navigating this undertaking from the beginning speaks to this University of Iowa grad’s ability to follow through and deliver consistently high performance.