Featured in Tom Brokaw’s best-seller The Greatest Generation, Gene Glick started the company as a young WWII veteran eager to help his fellow GIs build homes for their families. By the early ’60s, the company was the largest single family home builder in Marion County. Glick built its first apartment community in 1962, and by the mid-’70s the business focused solely on multifamily housing development and management.
With the addition of CEO David Barrett in 2007, the company has entered a new chapter in its history, with new development projects and new ventures in progress. In 2009, the company purchased Somerset Lakes Apartments in Indianapolis, a 360-unit community on the city’s north side. That year also marked the opening of Spring Mill Self Storage in Westfield, the company’s first self-storage facility. In spring 2010, Glick opened Westhaven, a 182-unit luxury apartment community in Zionsville.
The Gene B. Glick Company remains privately owned, and the Glicks are prominent philanthropists in the central Indiana community.
- Apartment management and development
- Self storage
- Real Estate Tax Consultants, Inc. of Indiana, which reviews and appeals property taxes on behalf of Indiana apartment owners and management companies.
Eugene Glick returns to Indiana after serving with General Patch’s 7th Army, 45th Infantry Division, when they captured Nuremburg and Munich and liberated Dachau concentration camp.
While working at Peoples State Bank in Indianapolis, Gene Glick establishes the G.I. Loan Department, which would go on to make more VA loans than all other Indianapolis banks combined.
Eugene Glick and Marilyn Koffman marry and form Indianapolis Homes, Inc., a builder of single family homes.
The company changes its name to the Gene B. Glick Company, Inc.
Glick becomes the largest single family home builder in Marion County. Also that year, the company enters the multifamily housing market, building its first community, Williamsburg East, in Indianapolis.
Glick completes construction on its first subsidized community, Jamestown in Fort Wayne, Ind. That same year, the company forms its apartment management division, Gene Glick Management Corporation.
Glick begins focusing solely on multifamily housing development and management.
The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Family Foundation is formed.
Gene Glick is featured in Tom Brokaw’s best-selling book, The Greatest Generation.
The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Family Foundation and The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, announce a $15 million gift for the construction of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.
Current President and CEO David Barrett joins the company. Also that month, the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Family Foundation announces a $30 million gift to the Indiana University School of Medicine for a new Glick Eye Institute on the IUPUI campus.
The Gene B. Glick Family Housing Foundation acquires its first two properties, Loper Commons in Shelbyville, Ind. and Hampton Court in Indianapolis.
Glick purchases Somerset Lakes Apartments in Indianapolis from AIMCO.
The company opens its first self-storage property, Spring Mill Self Storage in Westfield, Ind.
Westhaven Apartments, the company’s first apartment development project in nearly 20 years, opens in Zionsville, Ind.
The Gene B. Glick Family Housing Foundation acquires Wesley Park Apartments, a Section 8 community in Auburn, Ind.
An investment group led by Glick and Milhaus Development purchases The Maxwell Apartments in downtown Indianapolis.
Glick expands Spring Mill Self Storage Read more…
Glick breaks ground on phase II of Westhaven Read more…
The Gene B. Glick Family Housing Foundation has purchased Thompson Village Apartments in Indianapolis from TEG Thompson LLC. Read more…
Gene B. Glick Company Awarded $5.1 Million in Federal Grants Read more…
Glick acquires Hathaway Court Read more…
The Gene B. Glick Family Housing Foundation acquires Gardens of Greenbriar in Indianapolis. Managed by the Gene B. Glick Company, Greenbriar is a 121-unit community for elderly and disabled residents. Read more…
Glick donates 48,000 items to food pantries Read more…