St. Louis Property Management

 Our Approach

We are partners with our clients.  This is how we view each and every transaction opportunity - no matter how large or small.  We do not take lightly the responsibility and trust our clients place with us for their commercial real estate needs and goals.  It is privilege to provide our experience, insights, market knowledge, and creativity as we facilitate each client's transaction.

We work with a variety of clients:

  • Developers
  • Property Owners
  • Business Owners
  • Landlords
  • Investors
  • REITs
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Garen F. Lafser

President & Designated Broker


Garen has his Missouri Real Estate Brokers Associate License and serves as President and the designated broker for Salient Realty Group.  He has helped many different clients locate high potential properties and provides other various real estate services for his clients as well.   Over his career he has had the privilege of working on a variety of projects ranging in size from $250,000 to $100 million.  He has not only provided brokerage services for these projects but also other various services including economic modeling, securing financing for projects, PACE financing energy engineering reports, historic tax credit consulting, Brownfield tax credit consulting, energy efficiency consulting and more.  Because of his vast experience in the real estate industry, Garen brings much more to his clients than just brokerage services.  He has a Master's in Business Administration from Liberty University in Virginia.

314.374.3687  [email protected]

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Timothy J. McCarthy

Senior Associate


Timothy is an Associate at Salient Realty Group. He has a passion for the growth and redevelopment of the city which landed him with Salient Realty Group. Tim works with clients in all phases from leasing to acquisitions. Prior to Salient Realty Group, Tim worked in Sales, Marketing and leadership with various companies and start-ups, which allows him to understand the various needs of his clients.

636.699.5668  [email protected]

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Tyler J. Alms



Tyler is an Associate at Salient Realty Group. He graduated from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and a major in Real Estate.  He has passion for the growth and development of St. Louis, and offers various services to clients, including investment acquisitions and dispositions as well as commercial sales and leasing. Tyler has a very outgoing personality and has been perusing a real estate career since his sophomore year in college. Tyler is a very driven & motivated agent that looks to go above and beyond for his clients and for everyone to whom he may work with.

314.803.3170  |  [email protected]

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Fred A. Lafser



Fred’s broad experience ranges from leadership positions of governmental agencies, founder of environmental firms to Project Manager of dozens of projects involving Historic and Brownfield Tax credits. His work in rebuilding historic sites and restoring contaminated sites has included large hotel complexes, state office buildings, EPA superfund sites, public transportation facilities, and commercial offices and apartment buildings.

Fred founded and has served as President of Lafser & Associates, Inc. (L&A) since 1991.The firm provides services to the redevelopment community in the areas of historic preservation and restoration, environmental compliance and remediation, and energy conservation and solar energy production through financial incentives and creative solutions. L&A has participated in over 400 redevelopment projects representing total project costs of over $2 Billion. While generally serving on the development team, Fred has developed a detailed understanding of the design, economics, financing, legal, accounting and construction aspects of complicated projects.

In addition to assisting developers, Fred has also completed a number of properties as a developer. The combination of his various experiences has resulted in a unique understanding of all aspects of development. Fred has served as Owners Representative on projects ranging from a 12,000 sq ft historic restaurant and bed and breakfast, to a $10M historic office restoration, to a $12 Million high-end conversion of an historic power plant into design studios and offices.

314.570.6969  [email protected]

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Josh Fenton


Josh is an associate agent at Salient Realty Group. A love of St. Louis and it’s architecture fuels his passion for real estate. Having worn many hats helping young restaurants and companies in the service industry, he has a full understanding of what a great location can do for a business. His ability to make connections and devotion to his clients will serve himself and your needs.  He has great experience with investment sales & leasing.

314.856.5766  [email protected]

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James Anderson


James has a passion for Commercial Real Estate which developed at a young age since his father sold Real Estate for over 30 years. He enjoys connecting with buyers and sellers to learn their wants, needs, and more importantly, learning about who they are. He believes relationships and communication are the most powerful tools in Real Estate.

During his time as a Real Estate agent, he was one of the top Real Estate agents at Keller Williams St. Louis for multiple years selling Commercial Real Estate. He specializes in finding off-market properties and bringing those opportunities to his clientele before they hit the market. James is very determined and motivated to bring the best opportunities and services to his clients and Salient Realty Group.

618.567.8346  [email protected]

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Ben Gruender


Born and raised in St. Louis, Ben Gruender is a dynamic Associate and proud member of the Salient Realty Group. He is thrilled to serve as a guide to those looking for commercial assistance throughout the region that he has always called home. Having worked across a broad range of sectors, including Customer Service, Non-Profit, and the U.S. Senate, Ben understands the importance of the market and of capturing the needs of his clients. His demonstrated record of success has made for a seamless transition to commercial real estate, as he is able to apply his attention to detail and interpersonal dexterity on behalf of his clientele daily.

314.931.0635  [email protected]

Sim Hastings

Sim Hastings



Sim is an associate at Salient Realty Group.  He has a history in managing expansive multifamily communities as well as large office buildings.  His extensive family history in commercial real estate investment has led to a deep passion for acquisitions and property management.  Sim is originally from Beverly Hills California moving to St. Louis to further pursue his passions for commercial real estate, carefully selecting Salient Realty Group as his brokerage firm.

314.437.7988  [email protected]

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