Senior Vice President
In my 15 years advising industrial real estate clients, I’ve learned to put myself in the client’s shoes and help them make decisions as though it was my money and my business on the line. I pride myself on my local market knowledge and my ability to provide my clients clarity so that they can make the best, most well informed decisions possible. I’ve been honored to have served my clients in over 500 transactions, worth more than $500,000,000 and totaling over 7,000,000 square feet.
In 2008, I became the youngest person in the state of Michigan to hold both the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) and SIOR (The Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®) designations. I also have served as an expert witness before the Kent County Circuit Court and the Michigan Tax Tribunal, representing a Fortune 500 manufacturing client.
Colliers International | West Michigan
Consistent “Top 5” Producer
Commercial Alliance of Realtors (CAR) – 2010, 2011, 2012
Project/Transaction of the Year
CAR – 2007, 2010, 2011
Industrial Lease of the Year
CAR – 2011
Industrial Sale of the Year
Grand Rapids Business Journal – 2012
Real Estate Excellence Award
Elected to Colliers International | West Michigan Executive Management Team – 2010, 2011, 2012
CAR – 2010-2011
Board of Directors, Secretary
Colliers International | West Michigan
Celebration of Success Sales Achievement Award – Each year awarded since 2006
Brookside Christian Reformed Church
Calvin College 1876 Society,
Habitat for Humanity,
I am a graduate of Calvin College, with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Finance.
Memberships & Involvements
CAR, MAR, NAR, GRAR, SIOR, CCIM
I am currently using my expertise and market knowledge to market the West Michigan portfolio of CORE Realty Holdings, one of largest industrial property owners in the region.
Represented a Chicago based investor in the sale of a 191,000 SF manufacturing facility at 900 Hynes Avenue SW to Founders Brewing Company for their second production location.
Represented a court appointed bankruptcy trustee in the sale of a 28,000 square foot, modern manufacturing facility in Grandville, MI, as well as the buyer of the facility, Reliable Automation, a rapidly growing custom machine building company. Steve’s intimate knowledge of the market allowed both parties to achieve their goals.
Represented CompX corporation, an international furniture components company with the disposition of their 140,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Byron Center, MI. Steve sold the facility to Grand Rapids Chair Company, which brought millions in investment and hundreds of jobs to the community.
Represented Plasan Carbon Composites, an advanced Tier 1 automotive supplier in a long term lease at a 200,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Walker. Plasan’s investment includes over $20 Million in equipment and infrastructure and over 200 new, high-tech, high-skill manufacturing jobs.
Represented Lumbermen’s Inc. in the purchase of a 198,000 square foot distribution facility while simultaneously relocating two tenants from the building into new facilities with long term leases.
Represented a national investor in a new 10 year, 86,000 square foot lease to a multi-national medical device manufacturing company expanding in the Grand Rapids market.
Represented G&T Industries in the build-to-suit and 10 year lease of a new 204,000 square foot manufacturing facility, the largest industrial development in West Michigan in 2007.
Represented International Transmission Corp. in the sale of a new, fully-functional disaster recovery control center, which was eventually sold to Amway Corporation as an off-site data center.
“Steve has consistently represented my best interests over our years of working together. He has continued to find excellent tenants for us to partner with, while sometimes advising me against a decision that would have earned him a fee. I count him as a trusted advisor and I look forward to many more years of mutual success together.”
“Steve, thank you for meeting with me at your office on short notice. To say the least, I was extremely impressed with your professionalism and the extent to which you were prepared for the meeting. We accomplished more than I had expected in a first meeting.”
JX Enterprises, Inc.
“Steve Marcusse is one of the best SIOR’s I’ve worked with anywhere in the country. His professionalism and level of service are outstanding.”
Rick Woodward SIOR
CRS Real Estate