Galen Pellham, AIA, CCIM specializing in commercial real estate Buyers/Sellers - has been in Commercial Real Estate since 1999 and an architect since 1977, founding Pellham-Phillips Architects & Engineers, later Pellham Commercial Realtors and in 2008 merging with Murney Commercial, Springfield’s largest Real Estate firm. Galen specializes in Commercial Real Estate and Investments. Galen has currently closed one of Springfield’s largest transactions, selling 14 Kum and Go Convience stores to a REIT in NY.
His Architectural/Engineering firm designed many of Springfield’s and Branson’s foremost projects and others in 23 states. Some of their architectural projects include:
Busch Municipal Building – City of Springfield
Techouse – City Utilities of Springfield
Hammon’s Hall for the Performing Arts
Ozark Technical Community College
Carver Middle School – Springfield
Eleven-Eleven Office Building
John Q. Hammons Office Building
Springfield Little Theater Renovation
Schweitzer United Methodist Church
St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church
Second Baptist Church
James River Assembly Church
Branson City Hall & Addition
Roy Clark Theater
Jim Stafford Theater Renovation
Former Glen Campbell Theater
Grand Palace Lobby
White River Landing—Showboat Branson Belle
Great Geyser Treehouse – Silver Dollar City
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum
Top of the Rock Restaurant — Bass Pro Shops
Lodge of the Ozarks
Chateau on the Lake – John Q. Hammons
These and other projects have given Pellham a creative approach to the real estate market. His architectural experience allows him to better visualize uses of properties. Pellham has developed numerous schematic site plans to achieve the “highest and best” use for a client.
In 1999 Pellham ventured from his architectural firm to join his wife, Marleen at CJR Commercial Group utilizing his architectural design expertise in the Real Estate arena.
To expand his Real Estate knowledge, Galen obtained the CCIM designation. These seminars gave him in-depth knowledge of Financial Analysis (measuring investment value performance); Market Analysis (supply and demand factors); User Decisions (timing of operating cash flows and its affect on value and rate of return and calculating the cost for leasing vs. owning); Investment Analysis (determining a client’s investment strategy).
This knowledge has enabled Galen to establish the value of a property and develop a financial analysis for Sellers and Buyers. With the combined knowledge and experience as an Architect and CCIM graduate, Galen quickly attained the title of Top Producer of Carol Jones Realtors’ Residential and Commercial departments during his second year in real estate and he continued to be among the Top Producers, through 2005.
In 2006, Galen formed his own Company, Pellham Commercial Realtors, to provide creative solutions to Sellers, Buyers and Investors. As an Architect and Realtor, Pellham has always realized the necessity of aggressive marketing. Pellham Commercial Realtors was structured to generate maximum service for its clients with integrity to all parties. Galen merged his commercial office with Springfield’s largest real estate company – Murney Associates Realtors. This has been a perfect fit for what Galen needed to continue what he does best—servicing clients.