Ernest C. Wronka, SIOR, CCIM, GRI
Ernest C. Wronka is President of Wronka, Ltd. Commercial Real Estate Advisors. Ernie’s 45+ years of experience in commercial real estate have earned him a reputation for combining a high level of skill, expertise and market knowledge with honesty and integrity that leads to top-tier client service. He and his firm base their work on the highest ethical standards, and have developed a multitude of strong relationships and trust with a broad network of professionals to serve clients. Ernie is known for his professionalism, creativity, and problem-solving abilities, as well as for coaching and mentoring others in the real estate business.
Ernie serves buyers and sellers, owners and tenants, facilitating transactions through appraisals to obtain market value, building inspections, environmental studies, financing, fire & safety inspections, and zoning use approvals. His focus is on successfully completing transactions for the types of buildings and spaces his clients wish to occupy, reached through negotiations that are fair to all parties and in the best interest of his client.
Over the course of his long and rewarding career, Ernie has focused on sales and leases with top-tier client service. He began his sales career at the tender age of 10, when he began selling copies of TV Guide door-to-door for 15 cents a copy. He began his formal career as the manager, estimator, and project superintendent of his family-owned E.W. Masonry Company, which focused on the construction of commercial buildings in Southern California. He was then mentored one-on-one for two years by Cullen Crawford, the industrialist, inventor and founder of Swagelok and Tylok in Cleveland, Ohio. Ernie later served as the National Sales and Marketing Manager with a manufacturer of pharmaceutical and medical products in Cambridge, MA. During his 8 years travelling the US for them, he developed a successful national sales and marketing organization, personally working in every major market in the US. Ernie then trained for detailed skills in real estate brokerage at Algonquin Industrial Real Estate in Needham, MA. He became a commercial real estate top producer at Ryan, Elliott and Company (Boston, MA), and Senior Vice President at Hunneman Commercial Company. At both firms, Ernie successfully recruited and trained many young commercial real estate brokers, several of whom have found great success at the top of this business.
Ernie earned an Associate’s Degree in Engineering at Mount San Antonio College, where he was a letterman on the California state champion track team coached by Hilmer Lodge. Ernie also studied Civil Engineering at Cal Poly, in Pomona, California, with a concentration in commercial construction and land development.
Beyond his work for clients, Ernie is active in a variety of professional organizations, maintaining long-time memberships in the National Association of Realtors (NAR) affiliated Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and Certified Commercial Investment Institute (CCIM). He is a recognized expert in the disciplines of commercial and investment real estate among a select group of commercial real estate advisors with these designations. Only 2,800 industrial and office brokers and agents worldwide have met the stringent qualifications to earn the SIOR designation certifying their expertise, and only 9,500 professionals around the globe hold the CCIM designation. There are over 2 million active real estate agents in the US, and according to the NAR, some 1.3 million of those licensed agents are Realtors. Ernie is one of fewer than 2,000 Realtors in the world who have qualified for both the SIOR and CCIM designations. Ernie’s customers can depend on him to provide the most knowledgeable, experienced, and successful commercial real estate brokerage services.
Ernie has been a 15-year member of the International Development Research Council (IDRC), the world’s leading professional association for corporate real estate executives, service providers and economic developers. He has been an Associate of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He is also a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the Massachusetts Association of Realtors, and has been a member of the Commercial Brokers Association of Boston, MA, and a committee member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board. Ernie has also been the Director and Founding Clerk of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), New England Chapter. He has served as a committee member for the Boston Chapter of the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA). Ernie has been a member of the Boston chapter of the Chief Executive Officers Club, and a Board member of the Commercial Leasing and Investment Committee of the Building Owners and Managers Association (affiliate of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board).
Ernie resides in Stoneham, Massachusetts with his wife and business partner, Marianne E. Wronka. Although he no longer competes in high and low hurdles at track meets as he did in high school and college, Ernie remains an avid health club participant in cycling, kickboxing and floor exercise.
Ernie’s community service is another important aspect of his life. He was member of the Finance Committee of the Town of Lynnfield, MA. He is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Lynnfield and former Director of the Rotary Club of Boston & Lynnfield. Ernie is the Founder and Director of the Lynnfield Business Coalition and was also the leader of the effort to rebuild Lynnfield School facilities, also serving as Treasurer and Director of the Greater Lynn School to Work Partnership. Putting his own past track team experience to work, Ernie spent 14 years as a volunteer track coach at Lynnfield High School, coaching three boys to seven individual league championships.
If you’d like to work with a professional with a great track record in commercial real estate, please contact Ernie at email@example.com or 781 229 2233.
Real Estate Licenses:
MA Corporate: 2385
MA Broker: 104146
NH Broker: 032219