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Michael J. Nussbaum,  President

Mike founded Warehouse Connection in August 2001 to be the property manager for several warehouses that he purchased in Memphis Tennessee. In addition to owning and operating several warehouses, Mike is the owner of Nussbaum Distributing – a wholesale distributor covering five states.
Mike is a non-practicing CPA. While working for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell CPA firm, Mike specialized in oil and gas, banking, manufacturing, retailing, real estate, private placements, and fraud audits. After leaving public accounting, Mike became a partner in an oil and gas exploration company and the controller in a real estate development company and in a stock brokerage company. Mike is a honor graduate of the University of Notre Dame and has completed the 60 hour MPA (Masters of Professional Accounting) program at the University of Texas.
Mike has been active in numerous organizations. Currently he is on the board of directors of Del-Nat Tire. He has served in the following capacities: Chairman, Toyo Dealer Advisory Council; President, Notre Dame Club of Memphis; Senator, Notre Dame Alumni Senate; President, Big D Toastmasters; Deacon, Westminster Church.

Joyce Nussbaum, Broker, CRS, CIPS

Joyce moved her real estate license from Knoxville to Memphis to work with Warehouse Connection LLC in 2008 to work in both commercial and residential real estate in Memphis and surrounding areas. Statewide connections as 2009 Governor of the Tennessee Women’s Council of REALTORS® (WCR) Chapter and 2009 Regional VP for the Tennessee CRS Chapter (Certified Residential Specialist) result in statewide contacts and referrals in today’s real estate market. As an award winning agent with Coldwell Banker Wallace and Wallace in Knoxville from 2002-2008, Joyce's real estate experience includes not only listing and selling, but also includes management experience as Director of Relocation Services and Principal Broker for CBWW's Blount County office in Alcoa, Tennessee. With years of experience in credit and collections management for a wholesale tire distribution company located in Memphis, her experience in credit management and accounting complements her work in commercial and residential real estate sales and leasing. With contacts and leadership experience and involvement in professional organizations statewide, Joyce's real estate certifications and designations include many of those most respected by the real estate community.

A Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), Joyce also is an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), a Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI), a CRS designee (Council of Residential Specialists), and holds the new Women's Council of REALTORS® professional designation as a PMN (Performance Management Network). As 2009 Governor for the Tennessee Chapter of the Women's Council of REALTORS® (WCR), Joyce serves on the Governing Board for the State WCR chapter. As the Regional VP for the west Tennessee area of the Tennessee CRS Chapter, Joyce also serves on the Tennessee CRS Governing Board. As the 2006 President and Member of the Year of the Knoxville Chapter of WCR, Joyce has served as a Director for the Tennessee Association of REALTORS® and is currently a member of the Memphis Chapter of the Women's Council of REALTORS®. As a member of the Knoxville Area Association of REALTORS®, Joyce received KAAR's Award of Excellence prior to working in management and received the Four and Five Star Awards in addition to WCR's Gold Level Service Award.

A sustainer member of the Junior League of Memphis, Joyce has been active in the Knoxville Symphony League, the Junior League of Knoxville, the Farragut-West Knox Chamber of Commerce, Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, and she has served on the Advisory Board for Gettysvue Golf, Polo and Country Club where she also served as co-chair of the Social Committee and the Neighborhood Watch program. An honor graduate of the University of Texas-Austin, Joyce enjoys sports (especially football) and is excited to call Memphis "home" again. Joyce and her husband, Mike, are members of Hope Presbyterian Church in Memphis.

Michael C. Ritz,  Principal Broker

Mike joined Warehouse connection as Principal Broker in 2003. Mike is also the owner and Principal Broker of Ritz Investments through which Mike assists others with income property real estate sales, purchasing, leasing, development, and financing. All of Mike’s industrial property activities are done under and for Warehouse Connection.

Mike is a semi retired income property lender and developer. After joining Leader Federal Savings and Loan Association in 1987, he soon became the Manager of Commercial Real Estate Lending and a member of the Executive Committee. Leader went public in 1993 and was merged with Union Planters National Bank in 1996. After the merger Mike managed the largest commercial loan portfolio in the Memphis area for UP.- $350,000,000. He then joined Loeb Properties, one of his loan customers, to manage their new developments which numbered over 10 and had a value of over $50,000,000. Mike then decided to accomplish these and other real estate activities for his own account and to live a more self-directed life style.

Mike originally came to Memphis in 1977 as the first Director of the Memphis and Shelby County Office of Planning and Development as a joint appointed official for the City and County Mayors. He later managed the corporate marketing and planning for a nationwide 10 office planning and engineering company. He also developed and managed the construction and leasing of over 20 different income properties in Tennessee, North Carolina and Arkansas for a Memphis based real estate company.

Besides being a licensed Tennessee Real Estate broker, Mike also holds an inactive Tennessee Professional Engineer’s license. He served as the first Chairman of the Depot Redevelopment Corporation of Memphis and Shelby County to which position he is appointed by the City and County Mayors. Currently, Mike is on the Shelby County Commission - a position to which he was elected by the voters of Shelby county.

Joe Thornton,  Facilities Manager
Joe has worked in construction and was a roofer and a welder by trade.  For a number of years he worked as a salesman for Nussbaum Distributing.  In 2006 he became the facilities manager for Nussbaum Properties.  Joe is a “hands on” facilities manager who spends the vast majority of his time in the field working on properties or supervising sub contractors.  Joe is a member of First Baptist church in West Memphis.  His hobbies include fishing, hunting, and activities with his three children and wife.  Joe’s motto in facilities management is: “Raise the Bar.”



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