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COVID-19 Real Estate Update

Our team of commercial real estate experts want to provide you with the most up-to-date information, as we continue to monitor the market and factors surrounding COVID-19. Below, you will find a special West Michigan Impact Report, just released, discussing the current impacts of this crisis. You will read about the industrial, investment, multifamily, office, and retail markets, with a special update from our real estate management services and tax incentives teams. Our update also includes market updates from Lansing, Traverse City, and Holland.


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Trent Wieringa

Vice President

Grand Rapids

After eight years of experience with Colliers International | West Michigan, I have extensive knowledge of property evaluation and a thorough understanding of the industrial marketplace. My ability to develop strong customer relationships and sales initiatives has allowed me to achieve record-setting sales and increase profit margins. I can under complex situations and provide creative solutions for a variety of clients. Having lived and worked in West Michigan my entire life, I have in-depth knowledge, and unique insight into various market segments.

Using the market’s strongest in-house research and marketing teams to gather the most detailed and up-to-date comparables, GIS maps, and targeted client lists, I can find new locations, or market an existing property with success. Teaming with Colliers’ marketing department, I can create custom marketing pieces and specialized events to better present my client’s property.

 

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Mike Murray

Senior Vice President

Grand Rapids

I have been with Colliers International | West Michigan for 20 years. I believe that honesty is imperative, and I always focus on meeting client needs. These qualities have been my primary assets in providing real estate services.

I also use my finely-tuned market knowledge and passion for retail to help clients make the most informed real estate decisions. I currently work with retailers, restaurants, developers, sellers, and landlords throughout West Michigan, including Taco Bell, AutoZone, Hungry Howie’s Pizza, Culver’s, Jimmy John’s, and Chick-fil-A.

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Gary Albrecht

Senior Associate

Grand Rapids

I joined Colliers International | West Michigan as an associate on the office team. Before working as an office associate, I worked for Colliers as a research analyst. This gave me an extensive knowledge of the West Michigan commercial real estate market, and furthered my ability to acquire the most current, complete, and accurate data in the marketplace.

I have a research-based approach that allows me to provide clients with the facts they need to make the most suitable and cost-efficient solutions. I am especially knowledgeable about landlord and tenant negotiations in the Grand Rapids suburban market, specifically in the southeast corridor.

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Matt Jones

Associate Vice President

Grand Rapids

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.

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Drew Durham

Associate

Holland

I began my real estate career in 2008, with a primary focus on commercial leasing and property redevelopment. My responsibilities include analyzing financial statements and developing pro-forma’s in order to establish market values. I have an eye for value creation real estate opportunities and excel in market research data and staying current on national and local market trends.

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Tom Caldwell

Development Incentives Specialist

Grand Rapids

I provide development consulting services to various clients in the area of affordable housing and community devel­opment throughout Michigan. In this capacity I work with clients to secure financing using Housing Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits, Tax-Exempt Bond financing, various federal financing programs, Federal Home Loan Bank sources, and various state programs. As a consultant I work with the various mem­bers of the development team to bring the development to fruition including negotiations with equity investors, lenders, and state and local officials.

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Kyle Sischo

Managing Director

Grand Rapids

As the Managing Director of Colliers International | West Michigan Real Estate Management Services department, I oversee property management, customer service and asset management for Colliers' clients and tenants. I use my extensive experience and education to provide support for investor and tenant relations, long-term asset management planning for capital expenditures, and reporting. I also use my background in financial analytics to ensure even more accurate reporting for clients.

My background, combined with other memebers of the REMS team, creates a winning combination for real estate owners and their tenants.

Prior to joining Colliers, I was the executive vice president of a local commercial investment company, where I led a team that grew the firm's portfolio of managed and owned properties by nearly one million square feet, and provided leadership and analysis for acquisitions of more than $65 million.

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Steve Poole

Vice President

Grand Rapids

I have 25 years of commercial real estate experience, successfully representing my clients with their commercial real estate portfolios requirements.  As Vice President, I have been a consistent Top Producer throughout my career, having represented clients on national, regional and local levels, resulting in the completion of hundreds of commercial real estate transactions on various property types and sizes including Industrial, Office, Retail, Land, and other unique property types.  I proudly represent Colliers International and their top-tier commercial real estate services throughout northern Michigan.  I am based out of Traverse City, Michigan.

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