Our History

In 1971, Richard Agree, our Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors founded Agree Development Company, the predecessor to Agree Realty Corporation. Over its 23 year history, Agree developed over 40 community shopping centers primarily throughout the Midwestern and Southeast United States.

With an Initial Public Offering of 2.5 million shares in 1994, Agree Realty Corporation commenced operations as a publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). Agree Realty is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ADC.


Agree Realty Corporation is a publicly traded real estate investment trust primarily engaged in the acquisition and development of properties net leased to industry-leading retail tenants. As of September 30, 2020, the Company owned and operated a portfolio of 1,027 properties, located in 45 states and containing approximately 21.0 million square feet of gross leasable area. The common stock of Agree Realty Corporation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “ADC”.

Agree’s disciplined and focused investment strategy, its institutional access to capital, and the Company’s industry-wide relationships, consistently produce high-quality opportunities with superior risk adjusted returns.

The Agree Team’s expertise and strategic execution seeks to maximize value for all stakeholders.  Our innovative development and acquisition strategies, adaptive real estate technology, and extensive capabilities are relied upon by our industry leading partners, including Hobby Lobby, Tractor Supply, Wawa and TJ Maxx.

Building upon the foundation of excellence established throughout the past four decades, Agree Realty continues to be a market leader in the net lease space.