News and Events: January 2015

Lunch-N-Learn: Construction - The Project Draws Crowd

Today’s Lunch-n-Learn panel discussion delving into the nuances of new construction vs. renovation, lending, appraisals, and more drew the interest of nearly 50 attendees.  Thank you to Moderator Chip Hurley, and panelists Josh Szymanski (Owen-Ames-Kimball), Brad Rosely (Third Coast Development), Ryan Wolthuis (Grand River Bank) and John Meyer (John Meyer Appraisal Co.)  for sharing your.. read more >>

Welcome, New Members

The Commercial Alliance of REALTORS is pleased to welcome JamisonWorst, Midwest Properties, and Chris Dana, True North Real Estate, to the membership. Also, welcome to new affiliate member Stephen Heintz, Dixon Environmental.

New Member Welcome

The Commercial Alliance of REALTORS is pleased to welcome Adam Sheridan, LivingTree Real Estate, to the membership.

First Informal Breakfast A Success

Congratulations to Networking and Events Committee members Frank Marshall,Renee VanDriel and Brian Klaver, for putting together a fantastic Informal Breakfast (January 20), at Blue35.    Thank you, Mike Mraz, Rockford Construction, for the great Bluescape presentation.   This event was possible with the sponsorships of Marshall and Associates, Transnation Title, and United Bank.

Welcome, New Members

The Commercial Alliance of REALTORS is pleased to welcome: Bruce Arnsman, Berkshire Hathaway Commercial and Don Penniman, Lakeshore Environmental to the membership.

2014 Market Review

MARKET HIGHLIGHTS – INDUSTRIAL The number of industrial transactions that occurred in 2014 increased by 38% over 2013 and continued to make it a challenge to find high quality buildings to meet the needs of the industrial market “There continues to be a struggle to find quality properties that meet the needs of today’s manufacturing.. read more >>


BY:  FRED F. OTTERBEIN, GRI, ASSOCIATE BROKER, LIBERTY REALTY CORP. MI. & MARK C. HANISCH, ATTORNEY, LAW WEATHERS You have found the perfect building for your client to own or occupy.  Your client’s business depends on large trucks to carry materials to and from its site.  You are feeling quite pleased because the building that.. read more >>

TRIA Reauthorization Passes the Senate

The National Association of REALTORS is pleased to report that the  Senate passed H.R. 26, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015, by a vote of 93-4.  This bill passed the House yesterday (by a vote of 416-5), and will now be sent to the President for signature into law. Though it was disappointing.. read more >>

January 6 "Commercial Real Estate Trends" Podcast

Listen to the January 6 ‘Commercial Real Estate Trends’ segment on WGVU radio podcast:   featuring Industrial Specialists Stu Kingma and John Kuiper. Tune in Tuesday, February 3, for the next broadcast!

Welcome, New Members!

The Commercial Alliance of REALTORS is pleased to welcome these new members: Doug Yntema, Altus Group Bill Aukeman, Butterworth Real Estate Group Shannon Benton, Realty Executives Platinum Group Matt Broers, Signature Associates Welcome!

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