• Dayton's Largest Independent Brokerage Changes Hands

    Irongate Inc., Realtors Under New Ownership
    Dayton, Ohio (April 26, 2021) —Dayton’s largest independent real estate brokerage, Irongate Inc.,
    Realtors®, is under new ownership. Steve Brown, broker and president, together with business partner,
    Greg Gillen, announced the sale of the company to Rhonda Chambal, a top-producing residential
    REALTOR®, and Tom Kretz, a successful commercial REALTOR®. As partners, they are taking the reins
    with plans to grow the brand while maintaining Irongate’s long tradition of providing unparalleled customer
    With nearly 12 years of sales experience and over 1,000 transactions under her belt, Chambal is eager to
    take on a leadership position where she can share her knowledge with other Irongate agents. Her goal is to
    implement innovative tools and processes which will help agents expand their businesses and streamline
    the home buying/selling experience for their clients. “Over the years, Steve and Greg have done an amazing
    job building a successful and well-respected brokerage, and I’m honored that they have entrusted its future
    to me. As the new president, I’ll be filling Steve’s enormous shoes with my signature, 3-inch heels, but I’m
    up for the challenge!” she quipped. “Going forward, I’ll do everything in my power to ensure Irongate
    maintains its reputation in the community as a company that puts agents and clients first.”
    A commercial REALTOR® since 2009 and founder/owner of several successful businesses, Kretz is excited
    to bring his experience to Irongate. His goal is not only to build the commercial real estate sales, leasing,
    and development arm of the business but also to use his 25+ years of expertise in sales force management,
    strategic planning, finance, operations, and project management to help grow Irongate and its “Family of
    Services” businesses and market footprint. “Irongate offers a unique blend of a locally-owned business with
    a strong moral compass and a group of experienced and caring professionals with a reputation as the ‘gold
    standard’ in customer service. Irongate is also perfectly positioned for strategic growth and expansion,”
    Kretz said, adding: “This is precisely the opportunity I’ve been looking for, and the chance to partner with a
    like-minded, customer-centric, high performer like Rhonda made the investment an easy decision.”
    Brown will continue in his role as the company’s principal broker, and Gillen will remain in his position as comanager of the Washington Twp. office located on Lyons Rd. “Rhonda and Tom’s experience and
    commitment to the customers, employees, and agents of Irongate means the legacy of Irongate will carry
    forward,” according to Brown. “I have every confidence in the new owners’ abilities,” added Gillen. “Rhonda
    and Tom will bring new energy and ideas into the company that will invigorate agents and further build
    customers’ long-standing confidence in Irongate.” Brown and Gillen will provide key advisory and mentoring
    roles for the new owners and will continue to actively sell real estate as Irongate agents for years to come.

    About Irongate
    Irongate, Inc. Realtors® was founded in Centerville, Ohio in 1975. Steve Brown became a partner in 1985,
    and Greg Gillen joined in 1990. In its more than 45 years in business, the company has grown to over 300
    affiliated agents and seven local offices, covering most of Southwest Ohio. Besides providing residential and
    commercial real estate services, they also offer property management, as well as in-house title and
    insurance options. With combined annual sales of more than $650,000,000 in 2020, Irongate maintains its
    position as the largest independent brokerage in Dayton.

    More information can be found at the company’s website: www.irongaterealtors.com.

    Media Contact
    Rhonda Chambal, President: (937) 776-8432
    Tom Kretz, Executive Vice President: (937) 902-9970
    Steve Brown, Principal Broker: (937) 477-5248