Duke Suwyn

Duke Suwyn

SIOR, CCIM

Chief Executive Officer

Call Duke
View More View Less

About

Professional Summary

I seek out creative solutions to complex transactions, as shown in the successful redevelopment of the former Bosch Manufacturing facility and the sale of the Steelcase campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan. With over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate, I have earned the reputation of being one of the foremost industrial specialists in the West Michigan market.

Accomplishments

Colliers International

·   2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 Everest Award for Top 10% Colliers Brokers in the United States

Commercial Alliance of Realtors

·   2016, 2014, 2012 Biggest Office Sale of the Year
2012 Most Co-op Deals

·   2011 Realtor of the Year

·   2014, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2006, 2005 Project Transaction of the Year

·   2014, 2010, 2008 Biggest Industrial Lease of the Year

·   2015, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008 Biggest Industrial Sale of the Year

·   2015, 2011, 2008  Biggest Office Lease of the Year

·   2015 Downtown Development of the Year

·   2013-2015 Director

·   2015 President

·   2015 Realtor Active in Politics

Grand Rapids Business Journal - Crain’s Detroit Business

·   2014 Newsmaker of the Year Nominee

·   2011, 2009 Sale and Lease of the Year Award

First Companies

·   2008, 2007 Excellence in Professional Services

First Industrial Realty Trust

·   2007, 2006, 2004 First Place Broker Award

NAR

2011 National Commercial Award 

Urban Land Use Institute

·   2011, 2009, 2007 West Michigan Sale of the Year

·   2014 Sale/Lease of the Year

Midwest Real Estate News

·   2012, 2011 Hall of Fame

Grubb & Ellis Real Estate

·   2009, 2008, 2006, 2003, 1999 Circle of Excellence Award; top 10%

CCIM Institute

·   2016 Biggest Office Deal

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

·   Ada Christian Schools,
Past Board of Directors/President

·   Boys and Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids,
Past Board of Directors

·   Wedgewood Christian Services,
Past Capital Campaign Committee

·   Van Andel Institute,
Hope on the Hill Board

·   West Michigan Community Bank,
Board of Directors

Education

My knowledge of the market comes from extensive experience in business and real estate. I co-owned Caledonia Equipment Inc. from 1980-1990, before working at Grand Rapids Estate Inc. as a commercial and industrial salesman.

I joined Colliers International | West Michigan as Vice President and Director of the Industrial Group, before later being named President, and was most recently appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Memberships & Involvements

SIOR, CCIM, CAR, MAR, NAR, GRAR

Testimonials

"Duke and I have been involved with millions of square feet of challenging commercial real estate projects.  Duke always cares about our projects as much as we do and has a relentless "get it done" attitude delivered with enthusiasm and integrity.  Duke's involvement in our projects has been critical to our success."  Don Shoemaker, Franklin Partners, Naperville, IL.

"I have utilized Duke's services exclusively to both lease and sell commercial real estate for over 20 years.  One factor that differentiates Duke from his peers is that he clearly knows how to get the deal over the finish line.  He is extremely competent at handling all details of complicated transactions and never loses sight of the mission.  He has a handle on the market better than anyone I have ever worked with.  I am 100% confident in his knowledge and expertise; and know there is no better representation to be had in the industry."  John Holmes, Elston-Richards, Inc.

Services

Property Types
Industrial
icon-user

No matching results...

Try zooming out to include more results.

Change your search criteria:

Remove last filter
icon-user

No matching results...

Try zooming out to include more results.

Change your search criteria:

Remove last filter
icon-user

No matching results...

Try zooming out to include more results.

Change your search criteria:

Remove last filter
icon-user

No matching results...

Try zooming out to include more results.

Change your search criteria:

Remove last filter

How can I help you?

An unexpected error has occurred. Please try again.
You didn't check the "I'm not a robot" checkbox.
Your request has been submitted.
Someone will contact you shortly.