Poag Development Group

Corporate Headquarters
1770 Kirby Parkway, Suite 215
Memphis, TN 38138
Phone: 901.761.7604
Fax: 901.761.5325

Gar Herring

Senior Vice President, Development

Current Responsibilities

Gar is responsible for sourcing development and redevelopment opportunities to grow Poag’s retail and mixed-use platform, including securing debt and equity for their projects.  Gar was raised in the real estate business, and has over 30 years of retail development and redevelopment experience. His extensive background and retail knowledge includes expertise in real estate acquisitions, leasing, and financing.


Gar transitioned to Poag as part of Poag’s partnership with JLL, where Gar also served as SVP of Development.  Prior to joining JLL, Gar was President and CEO of the MGHerring Group and was responsible for all aspects of property development and operations, as well as leading an in-house team of professionals in leasing, finance, construction management, architectural service, tenant coordination, asset management, marketing and operations. In this position, Gar led the development of over $700 million of new mixed-use projects, including partnership structuring, debt and equity financing, design, construction, governmental entitlements, leasing, and property management.

Over the past 35 years, the MGHerring has developed more than 30 regional shopping centers, primarily regional enclosed malls, comprising more than 25 million square feet. Prior to MGHerring, Gar was Development Manager at Donahue Schriber where he was responsible for acquiring and developing neighborhood retail shopping centers in California and Nevada. Previous real estate experience includes positions with The Staubach Company, Guaranty Federal Bank, and The Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation.

Education and Affiliations

Gar earned a Master of Business Administration in Real Estate from The University of Texas at Austin, graduating with honors. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Tulane University in New Orleans. His active membership in ICSC includes serving on the worldwide Board of Trustees, Southern Division Vice President, Executive Committee and Next Generation Advisory Board. Gar is also an active member of the Urban Land Institute, and is a Senior Certified Development, Design & Construction Professional.


T: +1-949-433-3354
E: gherring@poagdevelopmentgroup.com