Who We Are

SRC Property Holdings, Inc. has owned and managed commercial properties since 1982. We take great pride in the personal attention that we provide to each of buildings. Our tenants enjoy our competitive rates, fast response time, friendly service and convenient online bill pay options.

We’ve recently (2020) renovated both our commercial properties. We offer professional office space in the best locations in St. Louis!

Jim Whitesides
Owner and Licensed
Commercial REALTOR®

Rick Shapiro
Property Manager

Four story office building located in the city of Maryland Heights, MO near Westport Plaza.  Maryland Heights is centrally located and close to multiple major highways and St. Louis – Lambert Airport.

Three story office building located in the city of Creve Coeur in west St. Louis County. Creve Coeur offers fast access to major highways, as well as many restaurants, coffee shops, stores and parks.

Jim Whitesides Biography

Jim has lived in St. Louis since 1998. He was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio as the youngest of three children, graduating from Turpin High School in 1979.

After high school Jim attended the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating in 1983 with a B.S. in Systems Engineering.  After graduation Jim entered nuclear power training and eventually served on the ballistic missile submarines USS Georgia and USS Tennessee, qualifying as Reactor Plant Engineer, Strategic Missile Officer, and Officer of the Deck. After leaving the service, Jim attended the New York Institute of Technology and received his MBA while beginning his civilian career as a commodity broker in the oil and natural gas markets. Jim worked as a broker in New York and as a trader in Boston before moving to Chicago to work for Bank of America managing the oil and gas derivatives desk. Along the way, Jim earned his CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation.

From Chicago Jim moved to St. Louis as President of Ameren Energy, the commodity trading subsidiary of the local utility. After leaving the energy markets, in 2003 Jim started Ace Storage, a self-storage business in St. Louis, growing from one to seven facilities through acquisition and development before selling the business in August 2017. 

Jim now owns and manages commercial office buildings in St. Louis, and is also a licensed realtor with Gitt Realty Services, a firm that assists clients nationwide who look to buy, sell, or trade commercial real estate. In addition, Jim has his securities licenses and through Great Point Capital he helps identify real-estate based securities that achieve his clients’ tax-deferral strategies.

Rick Shapiro Biography

Rick was born 1955 in St Louis and graduated from University City High School with full honors. Rick lived in University City for 21 years and graduated from University of Missouri, Columbia with a degree in Marketing and Economics. Rick is proudly married with 5 children to his high school sweetheart and they celebrated their 40th anniversary in June 2020.   Rick is Blessed with 12 amazing grandchildren, with number 13 arriving in Spring 2021.

His career started in 1979 when hired by IBM in the Office Products Division in St. Louis. Rick was employed there for 4 years, and left to start Houlihan Typewriter Rentals with a partner, and grew the company to national presence with over 125 employees, renting and leasing office equipment, and supporting national business conferences across the United States. He was founder of the National Computer Rental Association, which started with 12 members and now into hundreds across the globe.

Rick sold the Houlihan Computers in 2001, and stayed on with new owners, Rentsys Computer Rentals out of Houston Texas, where for over 11 years he was the National Business Development Manager. His clients included IBM, HP, and other large enterprise clients.

In 2012 Rick joined Web.com to sell internet based marketing programs for small business, and retired in 2016 to build RBS Property Management Company, which is how Rick and Jim Whitesides met.

Rick looks forward to working with Jim in leasing first class office space to small and midsize clients serving the St. Louis market. Rick and Jim are an excellent team, as men of high integrity who are very fortunate to be working together during this chapter of life.

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