Our Company

Aterra Real Estate Holdings owns and manages a diverse portfolio of commercial and residential real estate investments. Founded by Thomas Bernau, Aterra traces its beginnings to 2003 when Mr. Bernau made his first commercial real estate investment in Des Moines, Iowa. Since that time, the Aterra portfolio has grown to approximately 90 commercial and residential properties.

Aterra has been recognized on the Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America for three consecutive years: 2015, 2016 and ranking #3709 in 2017. Our portfolio holdings are located primarily in the Midwest and have expanded with locations in six different states, including Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Florida. The Aterra team targets investments that yield attractive stabilized cash returns and are well positioned for long term holding.

As the company continues to grow, the expertise and services we offer have evolved to be more diverse. We currently specialize in acquisition, ownership, and management of the following types of real estate:

  • Single-tenant retail
  • Neighborhood centers
  • Office
  • Multi-family
  • Single family homes

Browse the commercial and residential spaces currently available and partner with Aterra Real Estate to invest in your future!