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Josh Garrett

Commercial Agent

Josh Garrett
Josh Garrett, Iowa Realty Commercial
Josh specializes in downtown Des Moines and surrounding neighborhoods. He possesses extensive knowledge of Greater Des Moines development, principles behind successful urban spaces and emerging trends in commercial real estate.
As co-owner of Jett and Monkey’s Dog Shoppe, a pet supply retailer in the East Village, he learned firsthand how real estate impacts business. From visibility, number of on-street parking spaces to lighting, clients can expect Josh to pair his optimistic entrepreneurial drive with realities of the market to find creative solutions.
Josh is active in the downtown community as a resident and business owner. In 2004, he co-founded UrbanDSM.com, a website dedicated to Des Moines development. Since 2010, he has served on the board of the Historic East Village, Inc., including President from 2012-14.
Josh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Drake University.


Jett and Monkey’s Dog Shoppe, Co-owner, 2009-Current
UrbanDSM.com, Co-owner, 2004-Current
Historic East Village Board of Directors, 2011-Current
Iowa Commercial Real Estate Association, Member
International Council of Shopping Centers, Member
Des Moines Downtown Chamber, Member
Downtown Neighborhood Association, Member
Urban Land Institute Iowa, Member