Associate | West Michigan Investment
License # 6501423578
Ryan specializes in multifamily properties and is proficient in all aspects of new construction, redevelopment, repositioning and operations. His team has assembled a vast database of rents, transactions, development pipelines and operating expenses for multifamily properties of every scope and scale and have a finger on the pulse of every aspect of the multifamily market in the West Michigan region. He and his team advise clients on changing and emerging trends in new construction and renovation as well as on debt, refinancing and positioning assets for disposition.
Ryan entered the commercial real estate market in 2016, working with a prominent apartment owner in Southern California. During his time in California, Ryan worked on a team that was responsible for over $110 million in acquisitions and raising over $50 million in private equity. Ryan joined the Colliers' team in 2019, and has since then worked to develop the Colliers' multifamily footprint in the West Michigan region.
· Michigan Real Estate Salesperson License #6501423578
· California Real Estate Salesperson License #02052187
Bachelor of Arts in Business - Finance, Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI
Memberships & Involvements
· Grand Rapids Young Professionals
· West Michigan REI Club
· Urban Land Institute
· Crossroads Bible Church
Associate Vice President
As Associate Vice President with Colliers International, my primary focus is assisting clients in the acquisition and disposition of multifamily properties throughout the Midwest with an emphasis on West Michigan.
My specialty lies in helping our clients maximize sale proceeds during the transaction process, but my team prides ourselves on our ability to deliver data driven market knowledge and trends to our clients throughout the life cycle of a property. As a property investor myself, I am able to view each assignment through multiple lenses to achieve the best results for my clients. My client list includes small and large developers, private equity funds, family trusts, and international investors. I have sold numerous properties to first time international buyers and maintain a network of contacts that extends far beyond the Midwest.
My entire professional life has been focused on multifamily investment properties and I pride myself on delivering a hands-on, personal approach that has developed long-lasting business relationships with my clients. My team is focused on understanding our clients, their company, their long-term objectives, and being a true solutions-based adviser on their side of the table.
I provide financial analytics generated from detailed reports to forecast the current trends and to determine a fair market value within West Michigan. Over the course of my time in commercial real estate I have gained valuable knowledge on a variety of different asset classes including multifamily, retail, mixed-use, and alternative investment properties.
I began my professional career as an analyst at Beacon Realty Group, a Grand Rapids based commercial real estate agency. With my knowledge of and experience in the commercial real estate industry, I was able to seamlessly transition to Colliers International.
Marketing & Graphics Specialist
In 2005, I joined Colliers International | West Michigan as a marketing specialist, with experience marketing for retail, sports/entertainment, and non-profit industries. These experiences, coupled with my talent for design work, has allowed me to create daily—yet essential—marketing pieces both efficiently and effectively.
I support the office’s expansive production and marketing functions by developing the creative materials necessary to help make our advisors successful. I create a variety of print and digital documents, and also help plan and manage internal and external events. Additionally, I play a significant role in developing marketing strategies for our office.
Prior to working for Colliers, I held a position with DP Fox Sports & Entertainment, where I focused on customer service and community relations, which included involvement with the Grand Rapids Griffins and Rampage promotions and event logistics.
I also worked with the Ionia County Commission on Aging (ICCOA), creating monthly newsletters and program reports. I worked closely with a marketing group responsible for the introduction of the ICCOA’s new marketing campaign.
Senior Research Analyst
Glen heads the West Michigan Research department by managing multiple projects, producing research analytics, and coordinating tasks with team members. His close attention to detail and analytical thinking are essential in maintaining the area’s most comprehensive research database, which in turn provides clients with the most accurate information.
Glen's educational background and knowledge of product analytics provides a strong foundation for Colliers’ in-house research department. He has produced numerous comparable reports and market analytics for brokers to appraise property values and share with their clients. He has also written and developed analytical content for many market trend publications that are used among different industries throughout West Michigan.
Prior to joining Colliers International West Michigan, Glen worked as a Product Analyst for nearly five years at Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance, a reputable insurance company known for its high quality personal, commercial and life insurance.