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Team

One Team, One Drive, One Focus: Your Success.

At Signature Associates we take a team approach to analyzing your goals and objectives. Using our experience and expertise, we will provide solutions that exceed your expectations.

Our team philosophy is to deliver the highest level of real estate services and the absolute best solutions for our clients.

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Experience

Josh joins Signature’s Property/Asset Management Team with over 7 years of marketing and business experience. Previously, Josh was in the Food and Consumer Packaged Goods industry where he has worked for large manufacturers such as Kellogg’s and Leprino Foods. He recently relocated from Denver, Colorado and is excited to apply his knowledge of sourcing, relationship management, and project management within the real estate industry.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, with focus on Food and Consumer Packaged Goods, Western Michigan University

Clients

  • Arbors Properties LLC
  • Midwest Investments
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Julie has over 25 years of commercial property management experience where she has focused on industrial, office and retail product types.  She began her career as an administrative assistant and has since grown into her current role as Senior Property Manager.  She has held various positions within the property management field which gives her extensive knowledge and allows her to effectively oversee a variety of situations.  In a previous role, Julie supervised a property management department for a company which had properties in several states.  She currently manages approximately one million square feet and focuses on property management as well as assisting owners on leasing their properties.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor of Business Management, Walsh College
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM)
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
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Marty is a Sales Associate for Signature Associates’ Industrial Division.  He specializes in industrial sales and leasing along the I-75 corridor.  In this capacity, he markets properties for clients, creates comprehensive property reporting, and advises building owners on the best course of action in order to maximize their return on investment.

Marty strives to attract new clients to Signature’s portfolio using his market knowledge and tenacity.  He continually exceeds his client’s expectations by going above and beyond what is anticipated.

Affiliations & Education

  • Studied Business Marketing, Santa Monica College
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
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Jenna works in a variety of capacities to process transactions involving property owned by the City of Detroit.  She is also a licensed real estate agent and prior to joining Signature Associates, she worked for several years as an Executive Assistant.  Jenna has an unwavering commitment to serving others and adding value to any tasks she is given.  She also seeks to assist in improving workflow and building rapport with clients.  Her drive and ambition make her a valuable asset to the Signature Team.

Affiliations & Education

  • Wayne State University
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)

Clients

  • Detroit Planning & Development Department
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Marvin is a Sales Associate in the Retail Division with a focus on properties on the Westside of Metro Detroit. He brings over 20 years of experience working with the retail industry to his position at Signature Associates.

Marvin is energetic, passionate, knowledgeable and professional, always striving to find the best deal for his clients. He is skilled in customer service, sales, business development, marketing strategy, sales management, and he epitomizes honesty, integrity, and hard work in every facet of his life. Marvin’s clients’ needs and concerns are his number one priority and he always works for their best interest.

Affiliations & Education

  • Studied Business Administration, Palomar College
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
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Experience

William S. Cosgrove, CCIM, was the first sales associate to join Zyndorf/Serchuk when the company was formed in 1986. Zyndorf/Serchuk merged with Signature Associates on July 1, 2002.  Bill has extensive experience in facilitating real estate transactions as a commercial sales associate, as an owner/principal, and as an employee. He has represented both landlords and tenants, and fully understands how to structure a win-win transaction. Since joining Z/S, Bill has successfully negotiated more than 600 transactions.

Bill has extensive knowledge in the sale and leasing of office, commercial and retail facilities, the sale of investment and commercial properties, site acquisition, and consulting services to government, public, and private corporations. He was the Executive Vice President/Director of Real Estate for a national franchise company from 1972 through 1981 where he supervised and negotiated the complete process from site location to signing of lease agreements for over 250 locations in 32 states.  Since joining Signature and its previous entity, he has completed over 700 transactions.

Affiliations & Education

  • Attended the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio.
  • Life Member, Toledo Board of REALTORS® Million Dollar Club
  • Ohio Association of REALTORS® President’s Sales Club Award of Outstanding Achievement 1987-1991
  • Ohio Association of REALTORS® President’s Sales Club Award of Distinction 1992, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Ohio Association of REALTORS® President’s Sales Club Award of Excellence 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006

Clients

  • Fifth Third Bank
  • HCR ManorCare
  • KeyBank
  • KIF Real Estate Partnership
  • Medical College of Ohio
  • Nistel Properties Inc.
  • PNC Realty Holding Corp.
  • The Andersons* Numerous local and regional entrepreneurs and retailers
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Experience

Bruce brings a wealth of understanding and capability to his position as a Sales Associate.  Before joining the Signature team, Bruce worked in several facets of the real estate industry.  He has over 10 years of real estate development and project management experience as well as over 10 years of building design, construction, and industrial project consulting experience.  His specific areas of expertise include strategic planning, land acquisition, procurement and comprehensive “ground-up” building development experience.

Bruce uses his real estate development and consulting background to provide the best solutions for his clients.

Affiliations & Education

  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
  • Member, Commercial Alliance of Realtors of West Michigan (CARWM)
  • Bachelor of Science, Michigan Technological University
  • Michigan Residential Builder License
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Loren utilizes his customer-oriented background along with comprehensive market analysis to provide clients with the highest level of knowledge and service.  He brings a strong work ethic combined with current market knowledge to deliver exceptional value to his clients.

Prior to his real estate career, Loren has experience in recruitment, sales, and office management as well as transitions and valuations for both medical and dental practices.

Loren graduated with a Master’s of Business Administration at Western Michigan University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.

Affiliations & Education

  • Member, Commercial Alliance of Realtors of West Michigan (CARWM)
  • Member, Michigan Association of Realtors
  • Member, National Association of Realtors
  • Master’s in Business Administration from Western Michigan University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Western Michigan University
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Kegan utilizes his customer oriented background along with comprehensive market analysis to provide clients with the highest level of knowledge and service.  He brings a great work ethic combined with current market knowledge to deliver exceptional value to his clients.

Prior to his real estate career, Kegan worked in the automotive sector within a variety of positions including sales, service and engineering.

Kegan graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in business management from the Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University where he studied management, real estate, and finance.

Affiliations & Education

  • Member, Commercial Alliance of Realtors of West Michigan (CARWM)
  • Member, Michigan Association of Realtors
  • Member, National Association of Realtors
  • Bachelor’s in Business Management from Western Michigan University
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Experience

Kevin joined the Toledo Signature Associates team in November 2016 as a licensed real estate agent.  Prior to Joining Signature, Kevin worked for The Colorado Center for Community Development (2014-2015) performing community project analytics studies, including cost-benefit analysis, housing trends & economic forecasting, to determine project feasibility. He also worked on the development team for Conservation Colorado (2013) promoting sustainable energy sources, environmental public policy and natural resource conservation. Additionally, Kevin was employed by the Sherwin-Williams Paint Company (2005-2012) as a marketing and operations manager for industrial/commercial coatings accounts.

Affiliations & Education

  • Alumni, St. Francis de Sales High School
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Toledo
  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
  • Alpha Kappa Psi – National Professional Business Fraternity alumnus member
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Experience

Felecia is an Account Executive who administers the strategy and management for a 20 million square foot portfolio for the City of Detroit.  She is a real estate and finance professional, with management experience and a hands-on understanding of risk and return.  She is well-versed in underwriting, due diligence and closings from the buy, sell and financing perspectives, as well as implementing measurable value add strategies.  She is also proficient in Argus and ProCalc.

Prior to joining Signature Associates, Felecia was President & Managing Broker of a real estate advisory firm in Detroit.  In that capacity, she provided real estate investment and consulting services for a variety of clients, including analysis and reporting for investment decisions in excess of $100 million.  She also provided property management services for approximately 500,000 square feet of suburban office and industrial real estate.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Florida A&M University
  • Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Certification (CAIA)
  • Member, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
  • Member, American Mensa

Clients

  • Detroit Planning & Development Department
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Experience

Erva has worked for several years as a real estate consultant/advisor to a range of clients. This client list includes individuals, mid-level and large scale corporate investors in both the private and public sector.

Serving as Senior Asset Manager, Erva currently manages the acquisition, disposition and maintenance of a large portfolio of primarily commercial real estate assets, as well as some residential, single and multi-family properties.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan
  • MBA Finance, Walden University
  • Member of GMAR/SRES
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)

Clients

  • Detroit Planning & Development Department
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Experience

Catherine is responsible for managing industrial, retail, warehouse, hi-tech, and residential properties in the southeastern Michigan market. Currently her portfolio consists of managing approximately 200,000 square feet of industrial/commercial property in addition to multi-family residential. Catherine has worked for Signature Associates for over three years, first joining the team as an Assistant Property Manager.  Prior to joining Signature, she spent seven years working in commercial real estate and held positions in both property management and marketing.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Environmental Health, Oakland University
  • Member, Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
  • Michigan Notary Public
  • Michigan Licensed Real Estate Sales Person

Clients

  • Anthony Properties, LLC
  • Beaumont Health
  • Prime Livonia Properties, LLC
  • New Win Group, LLC
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Experience

John is a Senior Vice President of Signature Associates and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the company.  He is experienced in developing, acquiring, building and managing industrial, office, retail, multi-family and mixed-use properties, including financing, constructing, leasing, managing and otherwise.

Prior to joining Signature Associates, John was President/COO of Broder & Sachse Real Estate Services.  In that role, John was responsible for the entire operation of the firm’s real estate services business, including commercial and multi-family property management, oversight of the firm’s financial management, and the firm’s property maintenance departments.

John received a law degree from Emory University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction in Economics from the University of Michigan. He is a designated Real Property Administrator by the Building Owners and Management Association (BOMA) International, and he is a licensed real estate broker in the States of Michigan, Illinois, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. He is a past Chairman of the City of Detroit Planning and Development Department’s Developers Taskforce.

He has served on the Board of Directors of the Sinai Hospital of Metro Detroit’s Development Foundation and the Michigan Cancer Foundation Partners. John also served on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Apartments and Services and was an Officer and Board Member of the Benefactors of the Jewish Home and Aging Services.

Affiliations & Education

  • Juris Doctorate, Emory University School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan
  • Member, Michigan Bar Association
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • BOMA Real Property Administrator (RPA) Designation
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR); State of Illinois Licensed Managing Broker
  • Former Chairman, City of Detroit Developers Task Force Member

Clients

  • Bank of America
  • Bayview Financial
  • The Cadle Company
  • Cassidy Turley Commercial Real Estate Svcs.
  • Clarkston Medical Group
  • Comerica Bank
  • Community Living Services
  • Credit Acceptance Company
  • DTE Energy
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Flagstar Bank
  • Great Expressions Dental Centers
  • Park National Bank
  • Trinity Health System
  • USAACO
  • US Bank
  • ValStone Partners
  • Walgreens
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Experience

As a sales associate for Signature Associates Kalamazoo office, Tom Hohm applies an analytical approach when matching clients with the space that best suits their particular needs. Tom’s honesty, integrity, and strong work ethic have contributed to his success and allow him to personally relate to his client’s goals and objectives. This gives Tom the ability to advise clients as though the decision were his own.

Prior to his career in commercial real estate, Tom had over 25 years of experience as a civil engineer working for the county and state government to build and manage transportation networks. Tom’s business relationships in the Kalamazoo marketplace, combined with his civil engineering background, give him the ability to help his clients who are growing or seeking to expand their business in the Southwest Michigan market.

Tom strives to provide the most professional, expert, and reliable service, while always keeping the client’s needs in the foreground.

Affiliations & Education

  • Member, Commercial Alliance of Realtors of West Michigan (CARWM)
  • Member, Michigan Association of Realtors
  • Member, National Association of Realtors
  • Licensed Professional Civil Engineer, State of Michigan
  • Former Member, Engineering Committee – Michigan County Road Association
  • Bachelors of Science Civil Engineering – Virginia Tech
  • Masters of Public Administration – Michigan State University
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Valarie is a highly motivated accountant and financial analyst with over 18 years of experience in multiple facets of real estate accounting.  Valarie is proficient in cost accounting, property accounting and financial analysis.  She is adept in many types of software including Microsoft Office, Peachtree, Skyline, and Yardi.

Prior to joining Signature Associates, Valarie worked as an accountant for a real estate developer and trade and bartering company and furniture company.  In these roles, she was tasked with completing monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements for all properties as well as extensive budget and forecast creation.  She also managed an accounting team that included Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and payroll.

Affiliations & Education

  • Schoolcraft Community College

Clients

  • Bank of America
  • Beaumont Health System
  • City of Warren Downtown Development Authority
  • Consolidated Properties
  • East Marketplace Properties, LLC
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Talmer Bank and Trust
  • Torch Light Loan Services
  • UnaSource Health I & II, LLC
  • UNUM Life Insurance Company of America
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Griffin developed an entrepreneurial spirit early on in life and as a child started many businesses which fueled him to pursue a career that matched his passions. At Signature Associates, Griffin has found a position to excel and grow as he focuses on Investment Property Sales as well as Special Asset Disposition. Griffin’s strong work ethic, energy and enthusiasm make him a valuable asset to the Signature Team.

Prior to joining Signature Associates, Griffin attended the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University where he graduated with honors. During that time he was a member of the Financial Markets Institute, a comprehensive program for top finance and accounting students. Griffin is a Bloomfield Hills native and a graduate of Brother Rice High School.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor Degree in Finance from Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University
  • Financial Markets Institute Scholar
  • Alumni, Brother Rice High School
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Bill is a Project Manager bringing vast amounts of experience and knowledge to his current position.  Prior to joining Signature Associates, Bill worked as a Property Manager for a large portfolio in Southeast Michigan.  In this role, he dealt with all day to day aspects of the commercial and residential properties including leasing, renewals, tenant improvements and floor plan alterations.

Bill also has significant construction experience serving as the Construction Manager for the ground up, build to suit for the TMP International building in Plymouth Twp., the Plymouth Tech Center, the Novi Corporate Center and the Novi Tech Center.  He also managed the renovation of the former 2-story Michigan Bell building in downtown Mt. Clemens for Internal Medicine Associates, including the installation of electronic imaging equipment.

Affiliations & Education

  • Member, Commerce Twp. Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Licensed Builder
  • Licensed Construction Site Storm Water Manager, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
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Aaron joins the Brokerage Division of Signature Associates’ Toledo office.   He will specialize in all facets of commercial real estate representing owners, buyers, landlords, and tenants.

Aaron was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio and attended St. Francis de Sales High School.  He went on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Bowling Green State University with a concentration in Entrepreneurship.

After graduating, Aaron worked for Young Entrepreneurs Across America, a program designed to help students and graduates learn how to run a small business.  While there, he earned the Manager of the Year award, was promoted to Regional Manager of Northwest Ohio, received the Executive of the Year award, and netted the highest manager average in his division.  Additionally in 2014, Aaron was a key part of his department earning the Division of the Year award.

Aaron continued his career in the field of sales working for a startup LED lighting company as Director of Business Development for the Midwest area.

Affiliations & Education

  • Licensed Real Estate Sales Person
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Bowling Green State University
  • 2008 – Awarded Good Samaritan Award by the Safety Council of Northwest Ohio for saving another person’s life
  • Member – Toledo Zoo to Do Committee
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Jamie Hughes is a Sales Associate at Signature’s Muskegon office.  His prior experience includes over 25 years in commercial construction.  During this time, Jamie gained an expert level of knowledge of all aspects of commercial construction.  His close collaboration with clients, inspectors, sub-contractors, employees, and management insured quality construction outcomes.

Jamie’s commitment is to achieve, through honesty, hard work and knowledge; a highly successful and friendly experience to each of his clients across every transaction.

Affiliations & Education

  • Member, Commercial Alliance of Realtors (CARWM)
  • Member, National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • Member, Michigan Association of Realtors (MAR)
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Jason specializes in industrial real estate transactions throughout southeast Michigan. Jason began his real estate career with Signature Associates in 2014 as a marketing & research intern and was promoted to the industrial brokerage team in January 2016 where he is being mentored by some of the most successful brokers in the industry.  As a member of the marketing & research team, Jason had many responsibilities that assisted in his knowledge and understanding of commercial real estate and the Metro Detroit market. Currently, Jason manages the leasing of a multi-tenant, hi-tech portfolio of over 11 properties spread across southeast Michigan.

Prior to joining the Signature team, Jason worked as a packaging specialist for a steel manufacturing company.  He is also currently one of the coaches for the 10-U Michigan Warrior’s Baseball Club, a highly competitive youth baseball program.

Affiliations & Education

  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
  • Oakland Community College
  • Alumni, Brother Rice High School
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Tim has been involved in the real estate industry since 1980, primarily working in commercial property management.  Key clients include: Toledo Mud Hens Fifth Third Field, YMCA of Greater Toledo, ProMedica Health Systems.

Prior to joining Signature, Tim owned and operated his own property management and consulting business.

Affiliations & Education

  • Licensed Realtor
  • President IFMA (International Facility Managers Association) Northwest Ohio chapter
  • Board Member BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) Toledo
  • Member Board of Governors BOMA Ohio
  • Board Member Wood County Red Cross
  • BOMI International FMA Designation June 2006
  • BOMI International RPA Designation November 2006
  • IFMA CFM Designation May 2007
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Steve is the Founder and President of Signature Associates, and the main source of energy behind this successful company.  He has more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of commercial real estate, establishing himself as a proven leader in industrial and commercial real estate.  He effectively pursues real estate transactions that benefit all parties involved including owners, landlords, tenants and buyers.

His bold, dynamic, and professional style makes Steve one of the top brokers in the Midwest region of the United States and he has received many awards and honors throughout his career.  In 2010, Steve was inducted into the Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame in the very first year of the program. This prestigious honor is given to only select inductees throughout the Midwest states each year.  In 2016, Steve was also named to the Crain’s 50 Names to Know in Real Estate which focused on the major contributors to commercial real estate in Metro Detroit.

In the ever-changing real estate market, Steve presents clients with a full range of real estate options not traditionally considered.  With his experience and vast market knowledge, he is able to bring local, regional, national, and international expertise to each transaction.  Often, Steve goes to great extremes to get the required information, negotiate the best deal possible, and ensure client satisfaction.

Steve has expanded Signature’s market coverage by acquiring or opening offices in Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, and Holland, Michigan, as well as Toledo, Ohio.

Affiliations & Education

  • Member, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
  • Member, World Presidents Organization (WPO)
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
  • Board Member, Beaumont Foundation
  • Former Trustee, Eastern Michigan University
  • Graduate, Business Finance and Real Estate specialty, Eastern Michigan University

Clients

  • Beaumont Health
  • COMAU, Inc.
  • Daifuku
  • Dembs-Roth Group
  • Ford Motor Land Development
  • L & W Engineering
  • Link Engineering
  • Plastipak
  • Talmer Bank & Trust
  • The Sterling Group
  • Walbridge
  • Yazaki North America

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John is a founding Principal and Executive Vice President of Signature Associates.  He has completed over $3.5 billion in sale and lease transactions since 1978, and has extensive experience representing clients in numerous national and international assignments throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

John combines his in-depth market knowledge with practical business strategies, always striving to meet the unique needs of a broad client group.

Affiliations & Education

  • Master of Business Administration and Bachelors of Science, University of Michigan
  • Member and past President, Society Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) – Michigan Chapter
  • Member, Vistage (TEC)
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
  • Victors Club / University of Michigan Alumni Clubs

Clients

  • Ashley Capital
  • Autoliv
  • AxleTech
  • City of Warren
  • Federal Express
  • First Industrial
  • General Development
  • General Electric
  • Grupo Antolin
  • Jabil Circuit
  • KUKA
  • Magna
  • SAIC
  • University of Michigan
  • US Manufacturing
  • Webasto
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John is the founding Principal and Director of the Office Division of Signature Associates. He is also the founding principal of Signature Advisory Services and Signature’s Law Firm Practice Group.  During his career, John has completed over $3.5 billion in commercial real estate transactions.

John has extensive consulting and transaction experience with commercial real estate assignments in local, national and international markets.  A testimonial to John’s high level of professional service is the amount of repeat and referral business he receives from his clients.

John has consistently been one of the top real estate professionals in the Midwestern U.S. during his many years in the business.  In 2014, John was inducted into the Midwest Real Estate News Commercial Hall of fame.

In addition to his exceptional negotiating skills, he has provided clients with diverse services including strategic planning, portfolio restructuring, bankruptcy related brokerage and advisory services, financial analysis, document preparation, and assistance with governmental and tax incentives.

Affiliations & Education

  • Economics Degree, University of Michigan
  • Juris Doctorate, College of Law, Michigan State University
  • Local Leader, National Legal Sector Advisory Group
  • Member, State Bar of Michigan Commercial Leasing Committee
  • Member, CoreNet
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
  • Member, Oakland Hills Country Club
  • Hall of Fame Inductee, Midwest Real Estate News Commercial Hall of Fame Inductee

Clients

  • Autoliv Inc.
  • AXA Advisors
  • Dana Holding Corporation
  • Energy Conversion Devices
  • General Electric
  • Hearst Publishing
  • JP Morgan
  • Law Firms (Over 40)
  • Lear Corporation
  • Omnicom
  • syncreon
  • Talmer Bank
  • Trott Companies
  • UBS
  • University of Michigan
  • US Farathane
  • Wachovia
  • Wells Fargo
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Russ directs the financial activities for Signature Associates, leading a team of hard-driving accounting professionals. His 24 years of experience with Signature provides the basis for the team’s integrity, accuracy, attention to detail and willingness to thrive on the hard work the commercial real estate industry demands. He became Controller in 1997, and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2014.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor in Business Administration, Accounting Major, Eastern Michigan University
  • Member, Financial Executives International
  • Member, Institute of Management Accountants
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As a founding member and Principal of Signature Associates, Paul has demonstrated his exceptional skill and ability in industrial real estate.  He has earned top salesman for Signature Associates in 1991, 1992, 1994 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and in 2011 he was promoted to Vice President.  Also in 2011, Paul received an award from SIOR for the second highest number of cooperative transactions between SIOR members in the nation.  In 2012, Paul was inducted into the Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame. This prestigious honor is given to only 55 inductees throughout 11 states each year.  He has brokered a myriad of both complex and common transactions, ranging from leasing and sales to obtaining large land tracts for industrial parks.  Paul specializes in Oakland and western Macomb Counties.

Affiliations & Education

  • Chairman, Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Oakland County
  • Member, Society Industrial & Office Realtors (SIOR), 20+ years
  • Past President, SIOR State Chapter
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Michigan
  • Past Trustee, University of Michigan Alumni Association – Greater Detroit
  • Past member, University of Michigan Business School’s Alumni Board of Governors

Clients

  • Brose, NA
  • Dürr
  • First Industrial REIT
  • Hi-Lex
  • Kemp & Company
  • Kirco – Manix Construction
  • MSX International
  • Takata Corporation
  • US Farathane
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After 38 years in the industry, Joe has become one of the state’s top commercial real estate brokers.  He specializes in industrial and hi-tech brokerage in the I-75 corridor and is a vacant land/build-to-suit expert.  Many local business owners and municipalities utilize his expertise as a real estate consultant.  His expertise also includes sale-lease backs, investment sales and sophisticated multi-property transactions for tax-deferred exchanges.  Joe has been named Michigan Association of Realtors – Realtor of the Year and Michigan Commercial Broker of the Year.  He was also named Michigan Commercial Realtor of the Year, Local Realtor of the Year and was named the Top Salesperson for Signature’s Industrial Division.  Joe is a founding Principal of Signature Associates.

Affiliations & Education

  • 2016 Chairman, Realtor Legal Action Committee
  • 2008 Realtor of the Year, Michigan Association of Realtors
  • 2008 Broker of the Year, Michigan Commercial
  • 2008 President, Real Estate Answer Forum (REAF)
  • 2007-2009 Member, Oakland County Business Roundtable
  • 2008 Member, National Association of Realtors Legal Action Committee
  • 2006 Regional Vice President, National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • 2003 President, Michigan Association of Realtors (MAR
  • Member, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
  • Member, Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • Member, Oakland County Sheriff’s Advisory Council
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
  • Alumni, Michigan State University
  • Seminar Presenter: “Prospects to Paychecks: The Nuts and Bolts of Completing a Real Estate Transaction”, “Prospects to Paychecks:  The Nuts and Bolts of a Build-to-Suit” and in 2006, “Commercial Real Estate 101”: 10 Key Traits For a Successful Broker.
  • Board of Directors, Birmingham YMCA

Clients

  • Allegra Development
  • Bank of America
  • Burton Katzman
  • Charter One Bank
  • Continental North America
  • Controlled Power
  • Cunningham/Limp
  • EDAG, Inc.’
  • Fidelity Bank
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • First Industrial Realty Trust
  • Flagstar Bank
  • Ford Land
  • Frito-Lay
  • General Development
  • General Motors
  • Huntington Bank
  • Levine Group
  • Liberty Property Trust
  • Magna International
  • Mahindra
  • Pitney-Bowes
  • Private Bank
  • Robotic Production Technology
  • United States Postal Service
  • Woodbridge Group
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Experience

John is a founding Principal of the Office Division of Signature Associates.  For 25 years, he has successfully represented clients in selling and leasing commercial real estate. John has successfully completed numerous large office and hi-tech transactions.  He has an extensive background in the educational, medical, financial service, automotive supplier and technology sectors.  John is currently a primary account manager on several large institutional clients including AAA Life Insurance and Lear Corporation, and he has recently done work for several state universities including Michigan State University, Eastern Michigan University, Western Michigan University and the University of Michigan.

John has been awarded the Top Overall Salesperson at Signature Associates, has received numerous Top Office Division Sales awards and is an annual member of the World Class Club.

Affiliations & Education

  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
  • Honors Graduate, Master of Management, J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University
  • Honors Graduate, Bachelor of Science, Bradley University

Clients

  • AAA Life Insurance
  • Citibank
  • Daifuku Webb
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • General Electric
  • Lear Corporation
  • Mahle North America
  • MetLife
  • Michigan State University
  • Oakland County, Michigan
  • Platinum Equity
  • Robert Bosch Corporation
  • Joseph Mercy Hospital
  • Thomson Reuters
  • University of Michigan
  • Western Michigan University
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Experience

Mark joined Signature Associates in 2005 and has 30 years of management and corporate real estate experience.  Prior to joining Signature Associates, Mark served as the Managing Director of Cushman & Wakefield’s Detroit office.  As a member of the leadership team of Cushman, he served as an industry expert for the automotive sector and account leader for all Michigan based corporate accounts.  Mark managed all brokerage, asset management, market research, capital markets and client solutions activities out of the Detroit office.

Mark’s corporate real estate experience comes from more than 10 years as Vice President of Ford Motor Company’s real estate subsidiary, Ford Land.  Globally, his oversight included transaction and portfolio management of the company’s real estate holdings throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Ford Land’s portfolio of 5.5 million square feet included office, retail, industrial and hospitality properties and Mark was responsible for annual leasing activity exceeding 700,000 square feet of office and hi-tech space with aggregate lease values in excess of $50 million.

Affiliations & Education

  • Past President, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
  • Board of counsel advisors, Michigan Economic Development (MEDC)
  • Past Chairman, Detroit Pal
  • Member, Oakland Hills Country Club
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Experience

Dave has been specializing in local transactional services and corporate services/multi-market assistance since 1988.  David has completed acquisition and disposition assignments for corporations as well as entrepreneurial clients in Australia, China, Europe, Canada, Mexico and throughout the Americas.

Dave recently completed a 7-year assignment repositioning and leasing Michigan’s tallest and most iconic office tower. Through Detroit’s most challenging times, he and a colleague worked with ownership, building management and marketing staff to replace the major tenant and successfully reposition the nearly 1,000,000 sf building for sale.

Having maintained client accounts for extended periods of time, Dave understands the dedication to service and ability to leverage relationships worldwide in order to properly assist clients.  He has worked on North American acquisitions of land up to 940 acres with buildings of nearly 1 Million sf.

Dave has completed over 1,300 transactions over $2 billion in volume since 1988.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor of Arts – Michigan State University
  • Master of Science Administration – Central Michigan University
  • SIOR (Society of Industrial & Office Realtors)
  • SIOR Michigan Chapter Officer 2005-2001 & President 2010
  • Associate Broker License
  • SEMPCA President 2009-2010 & Board Member 1997-2011
  • Member, Michigan Association of Realtors® & National Association of Realtors
  • Member, German American Chamber of Commerce
  • Member,  Detroit Athletic Club
  • Signature Associates’ Top Office Broker 1998, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 & 2016
  • Top ONCOR Sender/Co-Sender 1996-2000
  • Top ONCOR Producer (Worldwide) 1999
  • ONCOR Manager of the Year (Worldwide) 1994 & 2001
  • CoStar Power Broker 2003-2015
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Experience

As a founding Principal and Associate Broker, Chris provides exceptional services to clients for far-ranging real estate projects, from corporate leasing and acquisition to sales and construction.  He has over 30 years’ experience in all facets of commercial real estate, specializing in the City of Detroit and is known for his ability to negotiate difficult transactions out of impasse situations and into successful deals.  Chris is among the most respected and successful real estate brokers in the industry.

Having been involved in real estate for over four decades, selling and leasing thousands of transactions and dealing with some of the most challenging and complex situations offers experience to close transactions.  National accounts to local and start-up companies, Chris has had the pleasure to work with some of the most successful and challenging in their industry; decoding complex situations with equanimity, clients and results come first.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Marketing and General Business, Western Michigan University
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
  • Member, South Oakland County Board of Realtors (SOCBR)
  • Since 1985, Chris has won consecutive awards for outstanding sales in Breakfast of Champions, Top Gun, World Class clubs and Signature Associates’ Top Sales Award

Clients

  • 4 Evergreen Properties, LLC
  • Allied Building Service
  • Bank of America
  • City of Detroit
  • Commercial Mortgage Funding
  • Comerica Bank
  • Detroit Police Department
  • Detroit Public Schools
  • Flagstar Bank
  • Iron Mountain Information Management
  • Lear Corporation
  • MAG Industrial
  • Sakthi America Corporation
  • Universal Refrigeration
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Experience

Gary is a Principal and one of the founding members of Signature Associates.  He specializes in industrial and hi-tech real estate, where he successfully represents owners, obtains qualified tenants, and has negotiated a myriad of both complex as well as common transactions for over 30 years.  In addition, he has working knowledge of the logistics industry through close hands-on involvement with local as well as national providers.

His extensive knowledge and dedication to client service have earned him several Salesman of the Year honors – even among the exceptionally successful Signature team.  In business since 1982, he combines past experience in the construction industry with his real estate experience to represent clients with a unique expertise and perspective.

Affiliations & Education

  • Graduate, Michigan State University
  • Member and past President, Society Industrial & Office Realtors (SIOR)-Michigan Chapter
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
  • Board of Director, Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation

Clients

  • Dembs-Roth Group
  • DigiTek
  • Ethan Allen
  • First Industrial
  • Ford Land
  • Fujitsu Ten
  • Kentucky Trailer
  • Paragon Properties
  • Prudential Property Company
  • Royal Bearing
  • Ryder Integrated Logistics
  • Virginia Tile Company
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Experience

Gary is a founding member and Principal of Signature Associates.  He brings over 33 years of experience representing tenants and owners in the leasing, sales, and build-to-suit processes, as well as the sale of land in the northern Detroit suburbs and I-75 corridor in Oakland County.  Gary has received numerous awards, including World Class Club, Dealmaker of the Year, and Top Salesman of the Year.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Western Michigan University
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)

Clients

  • Allegra Development
  • Crown Enterprises
  • Decoma Modular Systems
  • De-Sta-Co
  • Dow Chemical
  • Dürr
  • Gallagher-Kaiser Corporation
  • George P. Johnson Company
  • Gonzalez Group
  • Grupo Antolin
  • Henkel Corporation
  • Inalfa Roof Systems
  • The Hooberman Company
  • JAR Development Company
  • Magna International
  • Mubea
  • Schostak Brothers
  • Trynex International
  • Vehma International
  • Webasto
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Experience

Peter, a Principal and founding member of Signature Associates, has worked as a Sales Associate providing comprehensive real estate services to a full range of clients.  He has a wide range of experience, from intricate lease negotiations to complex build-to-suit projects for over 28 years.  Peter earned the 2011 Top Industrial Salesperson Award for Signature Associates.  Peter was also one of the recipients of the 2013 CoStar Power Broker Award for top Industrial Leasing Brokers.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Eastern Michigan University
  • Central Michigan University
  • Member, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)

Clients

  • Android Industries
  • BASF Corp.
  • Consolidated Business Forms
  • Crain Communications
  • Detroit Medical Center
  • Edgemere Enterprises
  • Fairlane Tool Co.
  • Hollingsworth Logistics
  • Home Depot
  • John Carlo, Inc.
  • Lionel Trains
  • Prudential Insurance Company of America
  • C. Schmidt & Sons
  • REDICO
  • Radar Industries
  • Simone Contracting
  • Sonoco Products
  • Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association
  • F.P. Technologies
  • S. Postal Service
  • United Dominion
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Experience

As a founding broker of the Retail Division and Principal of Signature Associates, Bruce specializes in representing retailers as well as landlords in the sale and leasing of freestanding properties, strip centers, land and new development or redevelopment opportunities.  He combines his extensive industry knowledge, earnest work ethic and ultimate drive to succeed with Signature Associates’ many resources, always striving to provide clients with precisely what they need.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in both Finance and Economics, University of Michigan
  • CoStar Power Broker
  • Member, Southern Wayne County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Dearborn Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
  • Member, Victors Club / University of Michigan Alumni Club

Clients

  • AAA
  • Advance Auto Parts
  • Allen Park DDA
  • Andiamo Italia
  • Applebee’s Grill & Bar
  • Bank of America
  • Bellacino’s Pizza and Grinders
  • Black Rock Bar & Grill
  • CarMax
  • Del Taco
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Germack Pistachio Company
  • Little Caesar’s
  • McDonald’s
  • MOD Pizza
  • Olga’s Kitchen
  • Panera Bread
  • Pei Wei
  • Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
  • Sola Salons
  • Skechers
  • The NorthFace
  • Westborn Market

*Additional client list available upon request.

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Experience

Katherine is an Associate in the Office Division, with a focus on the I-75 corridor.  She specializes in tenant representation as well as owner sales and leasing.

Prior to joining the Signature Team, Katherine worked as a residential real estate agent in the Metro Detroit area giving her a diverse real estate background and complete understanding of all facets of the real estate industry.

Katherine’s focus, dedication and energy provide her clients with the best solutions for their real estate needs.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Central Michigan University
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
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Experience

Rick is a past President of the Michigan Commercial Board of Realtors and Michigan’s Commercial Realtor of the Year for 2005.  With over 20 years in the industry, Rick specializes in industrial, hi-tech, and commercial brokerage and is a vacant land/build-to-suit expert.  Many business owners and municipalities utilize his expertise as a real estate consultant.  His expertise also includes sale-lease backs, investment sales, sophisticated multi-property transactions and tax-deferred exchanges.  His geographical area of expertise concentrates on southeastern Michigan, with current projects also taking him throughout the State of Michigan.

Rick was a Planning Commissioner for the City of Northville, a member of the Michigan Association of Planning, and a commercial committee member for the National Association of Realtors.  He is extremely knowledgeable with the history, current market conditions, and future planning strategies for the communities and businesses within his market.  Rick’s tireless work habit, high ethical standard, and professional consulting approach to commercial real estate consistently make him among the leaders in the industry.

Affiliations & Education

  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
  • Past President, Michigan Commercial Board of Realtors
  • Planning Commissioner, City of Northville
  • District Staff Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Aux
  • Chairman, Michigan Synergy Conference
  • University of Michigan

Clients

  • 35th District Court
  • Allied Leisure
  • Dealers Resource
  • Detroit Hot Rod
  • Dynatek Corp.
  • FDIC
  • Finlan Insurance
  • Lil’ Indian Minibike
  • Masonic Temple
  • Meridian Development
  • Monroe Bank
  • Meineke Car Care
  • Pulte Homes
  • R&D Enterprises
  • Singh Development Company
  • Sole’ Construction
  • TEAM Electric
  • Wayne County Sanitation Authority
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Experience

After 20+ years of experience in the real estate industry, Cathy has compiled a diverse network of satisfied clients by combining a high level of professional service with a strong work ethic.  Currently specializing in the industrial market, past experience includes selling and leasing office, industrial and retail real estate, investment real estate sales, property management and real estate appraisals.

Cathy’s reputation among her fellow Realtors lead to her elected position as a Director and Officer for both the Commercial Alliance of Realtors (CAR), and the Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR). She has served as Director of the MLS Exchange, Inc and served as Chairman and/or Member of the Membership, Benefits, Professional Standards and Forms Committees within CAR and/or CBOR.

Whatever your real estate needs may be, Cathy will provide the best possible results through dedicated attention to every detail of your transaction.

Affiliations & Education

  • Licensed Michigan Real Estate Associate Broker
  • Licensed Michigan Real Estate Appraiser (20 Years)
  • Member – Commercial Alliance of Realtors [CARWM]
  • Member – Michigan Association of Realtors
  • Member – National Association of Realtors
  • Member – Commercial Board of Realtors [CBOR]
  • Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, (P.O.R.T.), Past President/Director
  • HDVCH Foundation, Butterworth Auxiliary, Bylaw/Policy Chair
  • Volunteer Services Task Force, Spectrum Hospital
  • Plainfield Charter Township Planning Commission
  • Plainfield Charter Township Board of Trustees

Clients

  • Carmax
  • Carter Lumber
  • Consumers Concrete
  • Contractors Steel
  • First Industrial
  • Grand Rapids Label
  • Hackman Capital
  • Honeywell, Inc.
  • Landscape Forms
  • Magna Donnelly Corp
  • Meade Johnson
  • Navistar
  • Plummer’s Septic
  • Red Bull
  • Trane US, Inc.
  • West MI Int’l Truck
  • Williams Furniture
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Experience

Germano Bressan’s areas of expertise within the Commercial Real Estate field are retail leasing and investment and business opportunity sales. His professionalism and work ethic, in addition to his strong financial background, assure his clients/customers valuable service.

Prior to joining Signature Associates, Germano was a Business Broker for five years with Diversified Business Investments in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition, he has more than 15 years of experience in corporate finance, including tenure with Owens Corning Corporation.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Kent State University
  • Master’s Degree in Finance from Indiana University
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Member, ICSC Program Planning Committee
  • Member, Vice President of Membership, Past President, Sergeant of Arms & Treasurer, Toledo Club Toastmasters
  • Past Chairman, Retail Specialty Group – Signature Toledo

Clients

  • Auto Zone
  • Checksmart
  • Cottage Inn Pizza
  • Family Dollar
  • Fast Payday Loans
  • Great Clips
  • Huntington Bank
  • Independent Investments, Inc.
  • Maggie Moo’s
  • McDonald’s
  • Miss Cue Billiards
  • Office Max
  • Olga’s Kitchen
  • Preferred Properties, Inc.
  • Sally Beauty
  • Taco Bell
  • Toft’s Ice Cream
  • Vito’s Pizza
  • Zoup!
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Experience

Charles has over 32 years of real estate brokerage and management experience specializing in mid to hi-rise developments.  His real estate career began in the title insurance industry transitioning into commercial real estate brokerage in 1994.  Charles’ experience includes the position of Managing Director of Leasing for a high profile 3.5 million square foot portfolio of Class A office and industrial buildings.  Focusing on Property Management since 2006, he has managed primarily office portfolios from 1.2 million to 1.3 million square feet.  Most recently, Charles has specialized in Asset Portfolio Management, OREO Portfolio Management, Receiverships – Brokerage and Property Management, while maintaining a portfolio of office and industrial properties.  Proficiency in the many facets of real estate has allowed him to serve clients with proven methods and results.

Affiliations & Education

  • Associate Applied Science Degree, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
  • BOMA Real Property Administrator Designation (RPA)

Clients

  • Aegon USA Realty Advisors, Inc.
  • AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Carriage Hill, LLC
  • Connor & Delaney, LLC
  • CN Railway Company
  • CW Capital Asset Management
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors
  • Highgate, LLC
  • Lehman Brothers
  • Mitsui
  • Sears Roebuck & Company
  • Shaw Industries
  • Torchlight Investors
  • True North Management Group
  • Unum Life Insurance Company of America
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Grant joined the Office Division of Signature Associates in 1991 and was named a Principal in 2002.  In addition to representing local landlords, he uses the vast resources of our Advisory Services Group to best represent his client’s complex needs.

Recent assignments include:

  • American Society of Employers – Sold 18,000 square foot headquarters; represented ASE in lease of new headquarters
  • Motors Liquidation Company – “Old GM” multiple assignments including representation of new leased headquarters in Birmingham, MI
  • Marketing Associates – tenant representation – 55,000 square foot lease in Detroit, MI
  • EDMC – tenant representation – 110,000 square feet in Novi and Troy, MI
  • Landstar – tenant representation – 35,000 square foot office lease in Southfield, MI
  • Mortgage Concepts – buyer representation – 35,000 square feet in Southfield, MI
  • syncreon Corporation – global representation – 100+ locations
  • Great Expressions – Representation – 30,000 square foot corporate headquarters
  • Nemak – Representation – southern states site evaluation
  • Alteris Group – Headquarter representation – 15,000 square feet
  • Crowne Group – Trico – 80,000 square foot Headquarter representation

Affiliations & Education

  • Holy Name School Athletic Director
  • Indiana University Golf Team

Clients

  • ADP
  • Alteris
  • Education Management Corp.
  • Great Expressions
  • John E. Green
  • Nemak
  • Superior Capital Partners
  • syncreon
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Experience

Bill has been a property management professional for 22 years. He currently is the manager of a diverse property portfolio of over 885,000 square feet of medical and warehouse space.  Bill has extensive knowledge in all areas of property management, including construction, engineering, and maintenance, along with administrative and accounting expertise.  He was a chief engineer for a seven-building, 500,000 square foot campus for four years.  Bill served as a facility manager for a large real estate REIT, responsible for 70 buildings in southeastern Michigan.

Affiliations & Education

  • Associate Degree in Environmental System Technology and Facility Management, Oakland Community College
  • Member, Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
  • Candidate, Certified Property Management (CPM)
  • Universal Refrigeration Certification
  • Confined Space Certification

Clients

  • City of Warren
  • EN Michigan, LLC
  • Hilco Real Estate LLC
  • Lawrence Institute of Technology
  • Unasource Health, LLC
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Jay specializes in hi-tech, office, and industrial properties along the I-275, I-94, M-14 and US-23 corridors in Washtenaw and Western Wayne Counties. He has been a major contributor to the growth of the research and development business sector in Ann Arbor. Jay has over 35 years of experience in commercial real estate leasing, sales, and build-to-suits in Southeastern Michigan. He has considerable experience as both a tenant representative broker and as the exclusive representative for several major developers in Washtenaw and Wayne counties.  In addition, he participated in a leadership capacity assisting numerous small and large local, national and international companies, as well as, financial institutions in the acquisition and disposition of their real estate assets.  Jay’s knowledge of the market and changing trends, when combined with work on both sides of the table, is a valuable asset to Signature Associates.  Jay has the ability to create a win-win situation in complex negotiations for both parties, which produces more closed transactions.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Business, University of Michigan
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Detroit
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)

Clients

  • American Yazaki
  • Ann Arbor News
  • Ari-El Enterprises
  • Bank of America
  • Barnes Group
  • Comcast
  • Comerica Bank
  • Eldor Automotive North America
  • Hooberman Companies
  • L & W Engineering
  • MLive
  • NSK International
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Torchlight Investors
  • Warde Medical Laboratory
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Experience

Jeff began his real estate career in a family-owned business in Muskegon, where he headed up the company’s commercial division in 1977.  In 1979, Jeff relocated to Chicago, where he joined the Midwest regional office for Previews, Inc., the largest resort property brokerage firm in the country at that time.  Jeff led the nation in Previews’ Select Sales Program.  In 1989, Jeff joined The Hinman Company, a commercial real estate development company located in Kalamazoo, where he became the Director of Marketing and Leasing.  Jeff remained at The Hinman Company for 10 years in that capacity and maintained an average tenant occupancy rate of over 90% during his term with the firm.

Jeff brings with him a diverse background in national tenant representation and office and retail leasing.  Jeff is also very adept in the site selection process, large land assemblage projects and quarterbacking the entire due diligence process, permitting, zoning and closing process.

Since joining Signature Associates in 2007, Jeff has been primarily an Industrial specialist. He has been involved with numerous transactions combining over a million square feet of Industrial space.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree from University of Illinois
  • GRI Member
  • University of Illinois Alumni Association
  • ICSC Member
  • NAR Member
  • National Center for Housing Management
  • MAR Member
  • CoStar Group Power Broker 2008, 2009, 2010. 2011, 2013, 2015
  • Top Overall Sales 2009, 2013
  • World Class Club 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014,2015
  • Largest Lease 2008

Clients

  • Bronson Hospital
  • Davenport University
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • Hinman Company
  • Humane Society
  • Lane Automotive
  • Meijer, Inc.
  • Republic Services
  • SA Morman & Company
  • Stryker
  • The Boji Group
  • Western Michigan University
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Clint has built his reputation as a leader in the industrial real estate market successfully represented owners, landlords, buyers and tenants for nearly a decade.  He has brokered primarily industrial, land, and hi-tech transactions in Oakland and Macomb County. His persistence, strong work ethic and market knowledge are traits behind his ability to provide an array of property solutions and services for all of his clients, locally and globally.  Clint operates with a strong focus on successfully negotiating real estate deals that benefit everyone involved, creating win-win situations and forming long-term relationships.

Affiliations & Education

  • Oakland University Honors Graduate, Bachelor of Science in Marketing, General Business, Project Management
  • Previous management positions with William Beaumont Hospitals, EDS/Hewlett Packard, and General Motors

Clients

  • Bank of America
  • Barrick Oil
  • Bostick Properties
  • Classic Design
  • Comerica Bank
  • Fanuc Robotics
  • Florence Cement
  • General Development
  • Gleeson Construction
  • Golling Automotive
  • Henderson Glass
  • Cadillac Iron
  • Hour Media
  • Hooberman Companies
  • Independent Bank
  • Level One Bank
  • Magna International
  • Ronnisch Construction
  • Search Optics
  • Steel Master
  • Serra Automotive
  • Sterling Bank and Trust
  • Universal Properties
  • Wright and Filippis

*Additional client list available upon request.

 

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As a member of the Signature Associates Advisory Services Division, Jill brings more than 15 years of real estate brokerage and account management experience to the position. Prior to joining Signature Associates, Jill was an account manager for a real estate consulting firm where she completed numerous office, industrial and retail transactions.

Jill’s current responsibilities include: lease review and lease administration for clients with multiple locations, preparation of lease abstracts, and database input and tracking of expiring leases of clients and prospects.  She is also responsible for preparing market surveys, compiling property information, drafting proposals, purchase agreements, financial analysis, and research.

Affiliations & Education

  • Licensed Michigan Real Estate Salesperson
  • Schoolcraft Community College

Clients

  • Asset Acceptance Corporation
  • Dana Corporation
  • IAC
  • Merrill Lynch
  • SPX Corporation
  • syncreon
  • TriMas Corporation
  • UBS
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Experience

A professional in the era of tech-savvy commercial agents, Jeff utilizes creative, effective marketing strategies and continually invests in technology to deliver exceptional service to his clients. His primary focus is the retail sector and he delivers a full range of services – acquisitions, sales, leasing, advisory services and investment.

One of the most important benefits of working with Jeff is having access to his personal connections and trustworthy relationships with local retailers, investors and industry professionals.  Also, he brings an expert level of negotiating skills based on years of real estate transaction experience.

Born and raised in the Grand Rapids area, clients can count on reliable, educated information on local and comparable market trends, ensuring that real estate decisions are based on real-time market conditions and trends.

Prior to commercial real estate brokerage, Jeff became a State Licensed Appraiser (Michigan), further enhancing his property valuation skillset.  He also has extensive experience in property management, working as the “right hand man” to a senior property manager overseeing a 72 story, 356 unit high-rise in Chicago.

Whatever the commercial real estate assignment involves, Jeff will provide real estate solutions that meet the client’s objectives in the most expert, reliable and professional way.

Affiliations & Education

  • Licensed Michigan Real Estate Appraiser
  • Bachelor of Business Administration—Western Michigan University
  • Member, Commercial Alliance of Realtors of West Michigan (CARWM)
  • Member, Michigan Association of Realtors
  • Member, National Association of Realtors
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Experience

Erica has a wide range of experience, currently focusing on tenant and landlord representation, as well as consulting assignments.  Erica takes a holistic approach in applying strategies to real estate, to provide solutions for her client’s needs. She strives to understand best practices in the industry and deliver practical application to the various projects she works on. Her background includes tenant representation, financial modeling, project management, transaction management, portfolio management, multi-market work and strategic consulting.  She provides a unique perspective and background to each project and appreciates thinking outside the box. Her expertise in asset/portfolio cash flow analysis, underwriting, due diligence and account management are among the skill sets she uses to manage accounts. Erica strives to ensure her clients are implementing a real estate strategy that is in-line with their operating objectives.

Previously, Erica served a key project management role for the redevelopment of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center, encompassing a 3.1 million square foot campus master plan on a 113-acre site.  She received an award from the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Planning Association for an Outstanding Small Area Plan.

Affiliations & Education

  • Masters of Professional Studies, Real Estate Development, Georgetown University, School of Continuing Studies
  • Bachelor of Science, Architecture, University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
  • Member, Commercial Real Estate Women Detroit (CREW)
  • Member, Impact 100 Oakland County

Clients

  • The District of Columbia
  • Dana Corporation
  • Confidential Federal Government Clients
  • City of Royal Oak
  • Asahi Kasei Corporation
  • General Services Administration (GSA)
  • Plastipak Holdings, Inc.
  • Residex LLC
  • StoryPoint Senior Living Communities
  • The University of Michigan
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Experience

Randy is currently responsible for managing light industrial, commercial, and residential properties in the southeastern Michigan market.  Currently his portfolio consists of managing approximately 65 buildings totaling approximately 1,000,000 square feet of property.  Prior to joining Signature Associates property management in 2008, Randy was a facility manager with one of the largest worldwide transportation companies.  Some of his former responsibilities included: vendor contracts, building maintenance, station profitability, ISO quality manager and customer relations.

Affiliations & Education

  • Undergraduate Studies in Business Administration, Wayne State University
  • Active Participant, Plymouth Canton School District Booster Club

Clients

  • Allen Born Shopping Center LLC
  • Appian Development Inc.
  • Bank of America Properties
  • Behr Climate Control
  • Citizens Bank
  • CJ Legacy II, LLC
  • Consolidated Equity Associates LLC
  • Consolidated Properties Enterprise LTD
  • Consolidated Properties Plymouth LLC
  • Consolidated Properties Novi LLC
  • Development Enterprise Group LLC
  • Dollar Tree
  • East Marketplace Properties LLC
  • Equity Ventures LLC
  • FCP Associates, Inc.
  • FirstMerit Bank/Receivership
  • Flagstar Bank
  • LN Real Estate, LLC
  • Lorelli Holdings Inc.
  • MYM 13500 JC Property Owner LLC
  • Newburg Consolidated LLC
  • Novi Commerce Center
  • Papalas Associates, Inc.
  • Ryder Industrial Center LLC
  • Trout Henshaw Properties
  • Volvo Construction Equipment
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Experience

Tom Elhart is a West Michigan Native.  Originally from Zeeland and a Hope College graduate, Tom now resides in Grand Haven. He has been a principal of Universal Properties located in Holland for 20 plus years.   Tom is very active in the communities he serves. He has been a two time Rotary President and is a Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary’s highest award for community service.  Tom was also recently appointed to a 6 year term as an Ottawa County Road Commissioner.  With his knowledge of the local market, Tom has helped many companies  sell and lease commercial and Industrial properties, as well as finding properties for companies on the grow throughout the country.

Affiliations & Education

  • Hope College – B.A. Business Administration
  • Holland Chamber of Commerce
  • Zeeland Chamber, President 1992-1993
  • Zeeland Rotary, Secretary, Vice President and President
  • Haven Huis (Senior non-profit housing) Board of Directors
  • Haven Park Christian Housing Board of Directors
  • American Heart Association Board of Directors
  • Ducks Unlimited, Holland Chapter, Chairman
  • Holland Country Club, Former President
  • Ottawa County Road Commission
  • Ottawa County Parks Board of Directors

Clients

  • Connan
  • Gentex
  • Graham Packaging
  • Howard Miller
  • Macatawa Bank
  • McDonald’s
  • Michigan State University
  • Midas
  • Ottawa County
  • Ottawa County Road Commission
  • Travel Leaders
  • Universal Forest Products
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Experience

Keenan Fields has been exclusively involved in commercial/industrial real estate since 1987.  He spent 13 years with Zyndorf/Serchuk until its merger with Signature Associates in July of 2002.  He has handled all aspects of the disposition of commercial/industrial properties for a variety of clients and is licensed in the States of Ohio and Michigan.  Keenan’s emphasis on professionalism and cultivation of long-term relationships directly reflect Signature Associates’ dedication to exceptional service to its clients.

Keenan specializes in the sale and leasing of land, industrial and investment properties in Northwestern Ohio and Southeast Michigan.

Affiliations & Education

  • Attended the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio
  • Associate of Applied Science from Northwestern Michigan College
  • Member of Commercial Board of REALTORS® (CBOR)
  • Member of National Association of REALTORS®
  • Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce, Area Growth Committee

Clients

  • The Autism Academy of Learning
  • American Driveline Systems
  • Bollin Label Systems
  • Catholic Diocese of Toledo
  • City of Tecumseh
  • Diamond Electric Mfg Corp.
  • Eldora Automotive – North America, Inc.
  • First Federal Bank of the Midwest
  • Great Lakes Aerial Maintenance & Construction, Inc.
  • Harvest Energy Solutions
  • Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc.
  • Joseph Cory Companies
  • Kamensky & Associates, Inc.
  • Laibe Electric Co.
  • M & M Heating/Cooling
  • Metamora State Bank
  • Monroe Bank & Trust
  • Monroe County Road Commission (MI)
  • Perfect Sweep, Inc.
  • Rosler Metal Finishing, USA
  • Soave Homes Inc.
  • Stevens Worldwide Van Lines
  • Triad Technologies
  • Tuffy Associates
  • Uckele Health & Nutrition, Inc.
  • Velocity Technologies
  • Village of Carey, OH
  • Village of Dundee, MI
  • Wilbur-Ellis Companies
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Experience

Joe is a native of the greater Toledo, Ohio area.  He brings 20 years’ experience in sales and management to Signature Associates.  Joe specializes in the sale and lease of industrial and retail property and investment sales in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.  His work ethic, diligence, and perseverance serve his clients well.

Affiliations & Education

  • Member of Commercial Board of REALTORS® (CBOR)
  • Member, National Association of REALTORS®
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

Clients

  • A-1 Mobility
  • Air Tech Designs
  • Ancient Accepted Scottish Right, Valley of Toledo
  • Berner Trucking
  • Casa Fiesta
  • Cellular Central
  • Corner Dental
  • Crescent Blade Manufacturing
  • Dollar Giant
  • ESD Healthcare Software Consulting
  • Eidi Properties
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • First American Title
  • Gino’s Pizza
  • Grimon Enterprises
  • H & F Refrigeration
  • Hanger Prosthetics
  • Harshman Painting
  • Healing Arts Institute
  • Home Infusion Partners
  • Instant Tax Service
  • InterState Glass
  • Jet’s Pizza
  • Monettes Market
  • Next Level Sports Media
  • Penn Station
  • Pro Service Machine
  • Randexx Fabrication
  • Rite-Aid Pharmacies
  • Smith Dairy
  • Sprint Metro PCS
  • Sofo Foods
  • Therapy Support
  • Wells Fargo
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Experience

Justin is a member of Signature Associates’ Retail Division.  His primary market area consists of the Southwest suburbs of Detroit.  His ability to understand client’s goals and formulate efficient strategies to achieve them allows him to uncover unique opportunities for his real estate clients.  Prior to joining Signature, he spent six years as a Financial Advisor assisting his clients with all aspects of their finance.

Affiliations & Education

  • University of Michigan Graduate
  • Southern Wayne County Chamber of Commerce
  • International Council of Shopping Centers

Clients

  • Atlas Oil
  • Bank of America
  • City of Wayne
  • Educational Services of America
  • Fanatic-U
  • Focus Business Solutions
  • MJC Company
  • Modern Skate and Surf
  • Monroe Bank and Trust
  • Public Service Credit Union
  • Subway
  • Tim Horton’s
  • Trillium Services
  • Westland, Romulus, and Lincoln Park School Districts
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Experience

Tom has over 25 years of experience in commercial property management.  That experience includes hands-on management of office, industrial, retail and medical office assignments, as well as oversight of property managers and building staff.  In addition, Tom has worked extensively with institutionally-owned assets, and receivership and OREO properties.

Affiliations & Education

  • Member, Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
  • Certified Property Manager (CPM)®
  • Candidate of the Year, IREM Michigan Chapter #5 CPM®
  • Member, National Association of Realtors
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
  • Bachelor of Science in Finance, Wayne State University

Clients

  • Consolidated Properties
  • CW Capital
  • First Merit Bank
  • Torchlight Investors
  • William Beaumont Hospital
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Experience

David is one of Signature’s Principals and specializes in the sale and leasing of hi-tech, office and industrial properties in Southeast Michigan.  He has completed over one billion dollars in sale and lease transactions since 1991.  David has vast experience in assisting local, national and international companies with a wide variety of real estate requirements.

David utilizes his vast market knowledge and extensive experience to successfully meet the needs of his clients.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Michigan State University
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)

Clients

  • Alidade
  • Bank of America
  • Bartech Group
  • Barton Malow
  • Brighton Management Group
  • Cemedine Automotive
  • Certified Management Company
  • Century Automotive
  • Control Tec
  • DeMattia Group
  • Ferlito Construction
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Freudenberg
  • Kojaian Companies
  • Livonia Logistics
  • Metaldyne
  • Nichia NA
  • Norquick Distributors
  • Norwinds Development
  • NTH Consultants
  • Orchard Hiltz & McCliment
  • REDICO Development
  • S & S Services
  • United Road Service
  • Waste Management
  • ZF Group NAO
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Experience

Larisa has ten years of experience working in multiple areas of accounting.  She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with progressive experience in public and corporate accounting.  Her ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects and deadlines make her a valuable part of Signature’s highly skilled accounting team.

Prior to joining Signature Associates, Larisa worked as a Corporate Accounting Manager at a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) in North Carolina.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting, North Carolina State University
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
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Experience

Joe has 26 years of experience with Signature Associates in the commercial real estate industry.  His hands-on approach has helped him sell or lease more than $600 million of commercial real estate.  He specializes in eastside industrial as well as complex multi-market transactions throughout the country.  Joe’s vast knowledge with both existing product and new construction has made him a leading producer in the industry for over a quarter century.  He has been recognized as an annual Top Producer and has been awarded a “World Class Club” designation 23 times, as well as Signature’s top industrial broker in 2004.  In 2014 and 2015, Joe was recognized as Signature’s top overall sales broker.

Affiliations & Education

  • Alumni, Detroit Catholic Central High School
  • Bachelor of Arts, Michigan State University
  • Dean’s List – Honors
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
  • Varsity Hockey, Michigan State University

Clients

  • Ally Bank
  • Ashley Capital
  • M.S. Energy
  • City of Warren (MI)
  • G2 Consulting
  • Great West Insurance Company
  • Hilco Industrial
  • Howden North America
  • Huntington Bank
  • Osprey S.A.
  • Quadrate Development
  • Transform Automotive
  • Waste Management

*Additional client list available upon request.

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Experience

Craig has been in the real estate business since 2004 specializing in industrial properties.  In that time, Craig has also completed sales and leases of office properties, vacant land, and unique assets, such as golf courses and houses of worship on behalf of clients.  Other experience includes real estate auctions of commercial, agricultural, and residential properties as well as personal property, equipment and machinery auctions.

Craig’s experience, combined with his dedicated work ethic and knowledge of marketing and the area real estate market allows Craig to provide excellent service to clients and customers.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
  • Ohio Real Estate Sales License
  • Michigan Real Estate License
  • State of Ohio Licensed Auctioneer
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northwest Ohio
  • Member of the Commercial Board of REALTORS®
  • Member of the National Association of REALTORS®
  • Charity Auctioneer:  Ronald McDonald House, Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet, Olivet Christian Nursery School

Clients

  • Aquablok, Inc.
  • Barney’s Convenience Marts, Inc.
  • The City of Toledo
  • Crane America Services
  • D-N-P Transportation
  • Empire Refractory Services of Ohio
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • First Federal Bank
  • First Solar, Inc.
  • Hammill Manufacturing
  • Josina Lott Residential & Community Services
  • Laird Norton Real Estate
  • The Lucas County Land Bank
  • Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity
  • Maumee Watershed District UMC
  • McCarthy Management
  • Mercy Health System
  • Moore Transport
  • NWO Beverage
  • R. Colan Associates
  • PNC Bank
  • RAIT Financial Trust
  • Signature Bank, N.A.
  • Skeye Wholesale
  • SK Realty Management
  • Spencerville Metal Systems c/o Dura Automotive
  • Stephen’s Catholic Church
  • Swanson Services Corporation
  • The Toledo Ski Club
  • Village Farm Dairy (In and Out Marts)
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Experience

 

Ken Higgs is a building engineer providing construction and maintenance services for Signature Associates property management portfolio which totals over 7 million square feet.  His daily responsibilities include general maintenance, electrical, plumbing, heating & cooling and building repair. Work ethic, knowledge and commitment to excellence enable Ken to bring a wide array of skills to his position.

Prior to joining Signature, Ken spent 38 years as a quality control manager in the manufacturing industry.

Clients

  • Troy Corporate Office
  • Troy Orthopedic Group
  • UnaSource Health
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Experience

Eric began his real estate career in 2002 in Stamford, Connecticut, as a Sales Associate focusing on Tenant Representation.  Prior to joining Signature, Eric worked for Howard Properties, located in White Plains, New York, where he specialized in representing Class A and B office tenants throughout Westchester County, New York.  Eric’s Southwest Michigan focus is with office and industrial clients.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree – University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
  • Master Business Administration – University of Lincolnshire, Lincoln, United Kingdom
  • Member, Commercial Alliance of Realtors [CARWM]
  • Member, Michigan Association of Realtors
  • Member, National Association of Realtors
  • Portage Rotary Club

Clients

  • Boeggeman, George and Corde, P.C.
  • Brown & Maloof, P.C.
  • Brown & Taranatino, LLC
  • Fortistar Capital
  • Inc Printing and Graphics
  • Lake Insurance Group
  • Pragmatix
  • Rothfos
  • Towers Watson
  • TMPG
  • TSV
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With a history of both personal and professional accomplishments, Greg has proven himself as a natural leader driven toward excellence. He applies a stringent work ethic to every task, always striving to correctly identify client needs and exceed their expectations.

Greg specializes in representing clients in the sale, lease and development of commercial/industrial real estate on the west side of the Detroit market.  Greg began his real estate career 21 years ago with Signature Associates, and since then has been a regular in Signature’s World Class Club as well as Co-Star’s Top Industrial Brokers in Michigan.  Two of the last 4 years Greg has secured the largest industrial lease in southeast Michigan and in 2010 was the Top Industrial Broker at Signature.

Prior to joining Signature Associates, Greg was a franchise owner of Little Caesar’s Pizza, operating stores in Washington D.C.  During this time, he won the Little Caesar’s Expect to Win Award, a title given nationally to an owner who best exemplifies a winning attitude and operational excellence.  This ownership experience gave Greg great knowledge into the many issues impacting businesses, making him more attuned to his client’s unique needs.  Before becoming a franchise owner, Greg played two seasons of professional hockey in the Detroit Red Wings Organization.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
  • Varsity Baseball, University of Notre Dame
  • Varsity Hockey, University of Michigan, University of Notre Dame

Clients

  • Ashley Capital
  • BASF Corporation
  • Bay Logistics
  • Blue Line Distributing
  • Ferguson Enterprises
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Grand Sakwa
  • Hilco
  • IRG / Industrial Realty Group
  • JB Donaldson Company
  • Living Essentials – 5 Hour Energy
  • Martin Transportation Services
  • Metro International Trade Services
  • Waste Management of MI
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Experience

Irene has over 15 years’ experience in Commercial Planning, Design and Project Management. Her breadth of knowledge spans several industries including: advertising/marketing, pharmaceutical, technology, research and automotive.  Irene is keenly able to help “translate” the information clients are being told and how it relates to their project.  She can speak the language which will help create the best solution.  Her philosophy is that no two projects, or companies, are the same so she acts as a detective to figure out how they function and what solutions are best for them.

Irene’s history as an owner representative allows her in-depth understanding of the logistical and financial responsibilities associated with corporate strategic planning.  Recent initiatives include analytical approaches for potential re-use of existing resources combined with sustainable work environments to help increase efficiencies and synergies across organizations.  Some key recent projects include:

  • Project Management of 135,000 sf renovation with a 5-month construction schedule and 3-phase move-in for Truven Health Analytics
  • Project Management of a 25,000 sf World Headquarters relocation across the country where she provided initial test fits and management through completion for Rogers Corporation
  • 24,000 sf occupied renovation with coordinated phased construction to limit business downtime. Also selected all finishes and coordinated furniture package for FDI Group
  • Project Management for 90,000 sf of occupied renovation and coordinated phased, isolated construction to limit business downtime for Commonwealth | McCann Advertising
  • Design Management for 22,000 sf renovation with space planning oversight, furniture and finish selection as well as remodel of the building’s corridors and shared spaces for CSIG Holding

Affiliations & Education

  • Member, Commercial Real Estate Women, (CREW)
  • inForum Michigan
  • Harrington College of Design
  • Wayne State University

Clients

  • Commonwealth | McCann Advertising
  • CSIG Holding
  • FDI Group
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Magna
  • Rogers Corporation
  • Truven Health Analytics
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Rob Keleghan started his real estate career in Chicago with Inland Real Estate while attending the University of Illinois in 2000.  After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, he concentrated on retail, investment and multifamily sales. In 2002, Sheldon Good & Company recruited Rob to develop their new brokerage team.  While at Sheldon Good, Rob sold over $14 million of investment property.

In 2004, Rob moved to Sussex & Reilly where he began to concentrate on infill development and commercial brokerage on Chicago’s north side.  Over the next four years, Rob sold, financed, and developed over $40 million of property for developers and as a principal.  In 2007, Rob was named one of the Top 40 under 40 by Metro Chicago Real Estate Magazine and was also awarded the “Good Neighbor Award” from the Chicago Association of Realtors.

From 2008-2014, Rob concentrated on construction with Key General Contracting and TSI.  Rob and his wife recently moved to Toledo and reside in Old Orchard.  Rob is licensed in Michigan and Ohio and is pursuing the CCIM designation.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor Degree in Finance from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana
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Experience

Larry Kelly has been a top producer in the real estate business for over 25 years and was recently named one of the top Power Brokers in the country by CoStar, a national commercial real estate information system.   Larry specializes in the sale and leasing of industrial and hi-tech properties in the greater Metro Detroit area where he successfully represents owners/landlords and purchaser/tenants.

Larry has developed a reputation as a leader in the industry, always standing for the highest level of ethics and professionalism.  Prior to joining Signature Associates, Larry was a Senior Vice President at Colliers International where he was a top broker earning an extensive amount of awards and achievements.

Affiliations & Education

  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)

Clients

  • ALT Industry, USA
  • American Expedition
  • American Granit & Tile
  • Citizens Bank
  • CMAI
  • Comerica
  • Corporate Bank & Trust of KY
  • Cru-Cam International
  • DESC Automotriz
  • Gargaro Construction
  • Gilmar Associates
  • Hatteras Printing
  • HDA Truck Pride
  • Hirata Corporation of America
  • KIRCO Manix
  • KW, Inc.
  • LaSalle Bank
  • Norgren Automotive
  • Northstar Ranch
  • Osprey
  • Outdoor Accents
  • Pilot Automotive
  • Rivan Automotive
  • Royal West Roofing
  • Schaffner Manufaturing
  • Servco, Inc.
  • Sun Glo
  • S. Fabricators
  • Woodridge Properties
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Experience

Steve has a diverse background in all facets of the real estate industry. For over seven years, he has successfully represented clients in high dollar commercial, to small vacant land transactions. Additionally, he served as an advisor and manager to over 20 national firms with REO assets and properties.

Steve specializes in the industrial market surrounding the I-96 corridor. He successfully and expeditiously represents owners, buyers, landlords and tenants through all needs while building a lasting relationship with clients. His ability to understand needs and diligently create results makes him a valuable asset and team member.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor in Business Administration, Northwood University
  • Member, Michigan Association of Realtors® (MAR)
  • Member, National Associations of Realtors® (NAR)
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters and the United Way

Clients

  • Bio-Coat, Inc.
  • Krauss-Maffei Corporation
  • Brugola Industriale
  • ActuaPlast
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Experience

With 18 years of Construction Management experience, Steve has managed a variety of projects throughout his career as a Project Manager and as an Owner Representative.  Some projects include:

  • The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / Detroit Branch, 365,00 sq. ft., $104 million dollar construction project
  • Crittenton Hospital, $86 million dollar reinvestment construction project
  • Providence Medical Office Building, 200,000 sq. ft., $43 million dollar new construction project
  • L. Polk & Company, 140,000 sq. ft. , $8 million dollar tenant relocation

Steve has also provided strategic and financial management services along with facility and project management to various clients.

Steve has experience working in several market sectors that include high security facilities, healthcare, automotive, law firms, financial firms, hi-tech firms, GSA projects, and state government projects.

Affiliations & Education

  • Graduate, Central Michigan University
  • Member, Michigan Youth Rugby Association

Clients

  • ADP
  • Aegis
  • Aegon
  • Alteris
  • Ambassador Capital
  • Asahi Kasei
  • Brugola USA
  • CDK
  • CSR
  • Children’s Hospital of Michigan
  • Chrysler Group
  • DENSO Manufacturing Canada
  • Detroit Medical Center
  • Detroit Pension Fund
  • Health Plan of Michigan
  • iStar Financial
  • Key Plastics
  • MSX
  • Magna
  • Marketing Associates
  • Pepper Hamilton
  • Racer Trust
  • Truven Health Analytics
  • UHY Advisors
  • UofM
  • Voxeljet
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Experience

Robert P. Mack, CCIM, SIOR, specializes in the sale and lease of industrial and office property in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.  He consistently completes approximately 100 assignments each year.

Bob began his career in 1988 with Zyndorf/Serchuk, which evolved to Signature Associates-Toledo, whereupon he was a founding principal and is the leading producer.

Affiliations & Education

  • Honors Graduate from Hillsdale College with concentration in Finance and English, 1987
  • Wall Street Journal/Hillsdale College Business Student of the Year, 1987
  • Dale Carnegie Course® Graduate
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), 1993
  • Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® (SIOR), 1995
  • Life Member of the Toledo Board of REALTORS® Million Dollar Club
  • Ohio Association of REALTORS® President’s Sales Club Award of Excellence 1999-Present
  • Awarded as One of the “Top 10” Brokers in Ohio of Sales Volume though OAR, 2010
  • Member of Commercial Board of REALTORS® (CBOR-Michigan)
  • Member of the National Association of REALTORS®
  • 2002 Toledo Area Local Government Leadership Academy – Public Sector Leadership Program
  • Perrysburg Township Trustee, 2002 to 2018, Current Chairman
  • Board Member, Perrysburg Area Chamber of Commerce,
  • Board Member, Rossford Transportation Improvement District 2002-Present
  • United States Coast Guard Master Captain – 100-Ton rating
  • Charter Member and Past President of the Wood County Economic Development Commission (WCEDC)
  • Republican Party of Wood County, Central Committee Chairman
  • Board of Trustees-Toledo Metropolitan Council of Governments (TMACOG)
  • Past Chairman of the WCEDC Economic Development Government Equity Fund Committee (EDGE)
  • Chairman of the New Belleville Ridge Joint Cemetery
  • President, Catawba Storage Condominium Association, 2002-Present
  • Past Board Member of the Alumni Executive Board Hillsdale College
  • Past Board Member of the Coastal Resources Advisory Commission-Ohio Department of Natural Resources
  • Member of the Perrysburg Rotary, 1996-Present
  • Past Commodore of the International Fellowship of Yachting Rotarians – Western Lake Erie Fleet
  • Past Treasurer for St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church of Perrysburg

Clients

  • AAA
  • Ampoint Industrial Complex
  • American Standard
  • Associated Spring
  • Brown Automotive Group
  • Cardinal Services
  • City of Bowling Green
  • City of Toledo
  • ConAgra
  • Dana
  • Ed Schmidt Automotive Group
  • FedEx/FedEx Freight/FedEx Ground
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • First Federal Bank
  • Fresh Products
  • G-2000 Inc.
  • Harley-Davidson
  • Hinkle Manufacturing
  • Hirzel Canning
  • Inside-Out Recreation Outfitters
  • Keller Logistics
  • Knoll Crest Investors
  • Kokosing Construction
  • Marathon
  • McNerney Development
  • Melchior Building Company
  • Miller-Valentine Group
  • NiSource/Columbia Gas
  • ORG Portfolio Management
  • Owens Community College
  • Owens Illinois
  • Penn National Gaming
  • Plante Moran
  • Perrysburg School District
  • ProMedica
  • QuickFuel
  • Rexam
  • Rouen Automotive
  • Rudolph Libbe
  • Schutz Container
  • Shelly Company
  • Sylvania Schools
  • Time Equities
  • Toledo Lucas County Port Authority
  • Tolson Enterprises
  • University of Toledo
  • Vin Devers Mercedes/Audi
  • Willis Day
  • Willougby Supply
  • Wimsatt
  • YRC Freight
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Megan Malczewski provides commercial real estate solutions to clients ranging from regional/national corporations to entrepreneurial ventures, as well as governmental/institutional agencies.  She offers fresh, innovative marketing solutions, tireless enthusiasm and motivation to achieve her client’s objectives and goals.

Megan specializes in assisting her clients with all of their commercial real estate needs with a core focus on office and industrial sales and leasing throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.  Her experience in the industry started while completing her degree in Business at Bowling Green State University as she interned with Signature’s predecessor firm Zyndorf/Serchuk and has over 15 years of experience in the commercial brokerage industry.

Year after year, Megan closes over 80 sale and lease transactions.  She has an extensive database of completed sale/lease data providing expertise in price recommendations and negotiation intelligence.  Her unparalleled knowledge of the market inventory uniquely qualifies her to help her clients with their property requirements.

Attention to detail is critical and when she is tasked with an assignment to sell or lease an asset, Megan assembles a complete, state of the art detailed property information package explaining the property facts and selling features.  Her marketing plan includes targeting specific audiences, effectively disseminating detailed property information, appealing qualified prospects and closing the deal.

Whether helping clients evaluate decisions to right size, expand, relocate, sell and lease or sell-lease back property Megan listens to her client’s needs and implements solutions to produce optimal results. She is organized and goal driven helping clients keep on task by summarizing a clear, time sensitive critical schedule of due diligence dates and expectations and explains the process to close the transaction.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in General Business, Bowling Green State University
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • Ohio Real Estate Sales License
  • Michigan Real Estate Sales License
  • Member of the Commercial Board of Realtors
  • Member of the National Association of Realtors
  • Member of the Toledo Regional Association of Realtors
  • Member of the Lucas County Planning Commission since 2014
  • Ohio Association of REALTORS President Sales Club 2001 – 2015
  • Toledo Regional Association of Realtors Grievance Committee
  • Dale Carnegie Course – Graduate
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Experience

Ken Marciniak has licensed since 1973.  He began his real estate career as a residential sales associate where he remained until 1986 when he joined Zyndorf/Serchuk (Signature Associates as of July 2002).  Ken specializes in industrial sales and leasing.

Affiliations & Education

  • Attended the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio
  • Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® (SIOR) designation 1999
  • President, Toledo Board of REALTORS® 2009
  • Member of the Commercial Board of REALTORS® (CBOR)
  • Past Chairman, Professional Standards & Ethics Committee, Toledo Board of REALTORS®
  • Member of the National Association of REALTORS®
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Goodwill Industries
  • Volunteer for the American Red Cross Greater Toledo Area Chapter Donor Committee for REALTORS®
  • Member of the National Exchange Club

Clients

  • American Steel Associated Products
  • Allied Building Products
  • The Andersons
  • Antonio Sofo & Sons Importing
  • BAX Global
  • Bradco Supply
  • Chevron USA
  • Commerce Paper
  • Dayton Freight
  • Estes Express Lines
  • Falcon/Compass Trucking
  • FedEx
  • IBC, Inc.
  • Industrial Printing/Mail Well
  • Johnson Controls
  • Leggett & Platt
  • Midwest Terminals
  • Moore Transport
  • Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
  • P & J Industries
  • Penn National Gaming
  • Port Lawrence Title & Trust Co.
  • SBA
  • Vincent/Mercy Medical Center
  • Toledo Lucas County Port Authority
  • Toledo Molding and Die
  • Toledo World Terminals
  • Yazaki North America
  • W.P. Carey
  • 1st Express
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Experience

Patti has been a property management professional for over fifteen years.  She is currently the manager of a diverse property portfolio of industrial, commercial and office space in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties.  Prior to property management she was Project Coordinator during construction of assisted living facilities in the metro-Detroit area.  Patti has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry in the fields of construction and facility management.

Affiliations & Education

  • Associate Degree, General Business, Macomb Community College
  • Member, Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
  • Candidate, IREM/CPM
  • Michigan Notary Public

Clients

  • Argell Management
  • JD Dinan Company
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Experience

Jim’s experience in the manufacturing arena – automotive, steel and aerospace, coupled with his knowledge of the market and well developed people skills, makes him a valuable asset to both Signature and our industrial clients.  Jim has a tireless work ethic and has an innate ability to find opportunities and open doors.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Central Michigan University
  • Masters in Business Administration, University of Detroit
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
  • Board Member, Livingston County Economic Development Council

Clients

  • Alta Equipment
  • Asahi Kasei Plastics
  • Hatch Stamping
  • Mahle Industries
  • TG Fluids USA
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Experience

Bruce has been exclusively involved in investment real estate debt and equity nationwide since 1985.  He has closed transactions ranging from $140,000 to $75,000,000 including office, industrial, retail, and apartment buildings.  Bruce began his real estate career working for CIGNA Investments, Inc. and Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company, covering a national territory, and has since provided an extensive list of both debt and equity investment services for many distinguished investors.  Since founding the Investment Sales Division in 1995, Bruce has sold 500 buildings, totaling $2.1 billion. Additionally, Bruce was retained by the City of Rochester Hills, Michigan in 1995 as an expert witness in the valuation of Meadowbrook Village Mall.

Affiliations & Education

  • CoStar Power Broker Award Winner
  • Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Finance, Indiana University
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
  • Indiana University Baseball Team / San Francisco Giants Draft Selection
  • Mortgage Bankers Association, ICSC, Urban Land Institute
  • Member, Meadowbrook Country Club
  • Member, Detroit Athletic Club
  • Head Coach, Farmington Bulldogs, #1 ranked U11 Baseball Team in Michigan

Clients

  • AEW Capital Management
  • Ernst, Adelson & Surnow
  • First Industrial Realty Trust
  • Flagstar Bank
  • Ford Motor Land
  • John Hancock Life
  • Kensington Realty Advisors
  • Kojaian Management
  • Liberty Property Trust
  • LNR
  • MetLife
  • Midland/PNC
  • Northwestern Mutual Life
  • Principal Financial
  • REDICO
  • Sun Life
  • US Department of Justice
  • Walt Disney Company
  • Walton Street Capital
  • Wells Real Estate Funds
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Experience

Jim Olsen is an Associate Broker and Attorney-at-Law specializing in Real Estate Law and related issues.  He has been an attorney since graduating from the University of Michigan Law School in 1979.  Jim was born and raised in Muskegon and has been active in many community organizations including the Child Abuse Council of Muskegon, Family Coordinating Council, Muskegon Public Schools Educational Funds, and the Y’s Club.  Jim has been in the Commercial Real Estate business since 1999 and has experience in selling and leasing all types of commercial properties.  Jim was also the managing broker for Nexcom prior to Nexcom joining the Signature Team.

Affiliations & Education

  • University of Michigan – BGS 1976
  • University of Michigan Law School – J.D. 1979 – Graduated Cum Laude
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Commercial Alliance of Realtors – Prior Director
  • Child Abuse Council of Muskegon – Prior Director
  • Muskegon Public Schools Educational Fund – Director
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Experience

Caroline brings 18 years of Commercial Real Estate experience and a fresh perspective to the Signature team.  After a successful career as a tenant and landlord representative in Suburban Detroit, she joined Signature’s West Michigan Team in 2006, further enhancing its strong market presence.  Caroline’s ability in connecting the dots to make creative matches, combined with strong negotiating skills, make her an outstanding advocate for her clients.  Her work ethic, tenacity and enthusiasm are long recognized in the brokerage community.

Affiliations & Education

  • Board of Directors, Community Inclusive Recreation (Treasurer)
  • Southwest Michigan First Council of 100
  • Capital Campaign Committee, Binder Park Zoo
  • Women of Impact of Calhoun County
  • Bachelor of Science, Marketing/Mass Communications, Miami University
  • Luxembourg, Honors Program, Miami University Dolobois European Centre

Clients

  • AAA
  • Allegan Tubular
  • Cereal City Pediatrics
  • Cottage Inn
  • Educational Community Credit Union
  • Habitat for Humanity, Battle Creek
  • Heritage Chevrolet
  • HUB International
  • Hungry Howie’s
  • Lakeview Ford/Lincoln
  • Michigan Tile & Carpet
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts
  • Popeye’s Chicken
  • Post Community Credit Union
  • The Planning Group
  • The Stanton Group
  • Water Street Coffee Joint
  • Weight Watchers
  • Wild Bill’s
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Experience

Kris has been successfully representing all aspects of commercial real estate transactions for owners, landlords, tenants and buyers for about two decades.  His focus is primarily industrial, land, and hi-tech transactions in Oakland and Macomb County, however he brokers transactions internationally to service his client’s ever-changing needs of expanding into global markets.  He stays well informed of rapidly changing industry developments and provides unique solutions in a wide range of real estate disciplines involving negotiations that benefit everyone in the deal to create win-win scenarios in each transaction.  Kris’ persistence, strong work ethic, multi-market and industry knowledge, attention to detail, and community involvement are traits behind his ability to service all of his clients’ needs forming unparalleled long-term bonds with each client he comes in contact with and ensuring client satisfaction.  This ability to seek out and successfully negotiate real estate deals and defining needs of singular situations that benefit all parties is the driving force behind his success in the industry.

Kris has held the prestigious World Class Club Award every year since 2006; has been the recipient of multiple CoStar Group Power Broker Awards (Most recently 2015), consistently remains CoStar’s #1 transactional broker for the State of Michigan for 2010, 2011(#2), 2012-2015; Signature Associates’ Most Improved Broker for 2011; recipient of Personal Best Award 2015; and voted to Oakland County Executive L. Brook’s Patterson’s Elite 40 under 40 Class of 2013.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor of Business Administration – Grand Valley State University
  • Past Events Chairman, Grand Valley State University Alumni Association
  • Grand Valley University Round Table Pioneer for Southeast Michigan
  • Seidman School of Business – Inaugural Alumni Roundtable
  • Alumni Member, Pi Kappa Alpha
  • GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute)
  • Member, Automation Alley, IACC of Michigan, PACC of Michigan, FAC Michigan and GACC of Michigan and Leadership Oakland
  • Oakland County – Economic Development Committee Round Table
  • Board Member (2008-2010), Rochester Hills Local Development Finance Authority
  • Mayor’s Business Council, City of Rochester Hills
  • Rochester Hills Innovators & Senior Executives
  • SIOR (Society of Industrial & Office Realtors)

Clients

  • American Eagle Wheel Corporation
  • Raymond
  • Brewer Properties
  • Burton-Katzman Development
  • Casadei Homes / Development
  • Damico Development
  • Emergency Restoration
  • Fastenal
  • First Industrial REIT
  • Hooberman Management Co.
  • Iron Point Partners
  • NAPA Auto
  • MGA Research
  • TTi Global
  • Webasto
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Experience

Tanya Pipatjarasgit specializes in the sale and lease of retail and office property throughout northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.  Prior to joining Signature Associates, Tanya was an Associate in the Investment Banking Division at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (now Credit Suisse First Boston) and Lehman Brothers in New York, New York.  Tanya worked in a wide range of transactions from mergers & acquisitions to stock/bond offerings, creating detailed financial models and preparing new business marketing materials.  Her client list includes: Waste Management, Inc., Allied Waste Industries, Inc., and Lear Corporation.

Tanya also brings years of retail experience working with multi-unit restaurant chains in marketing, site selection, and retail management.  Her diverse background allows for creative measures and alternate problem solving methods combined with Signature Associates’ extensive resources to service her clients.

In addition to her strong financial and retail management background, Tanya’s enthusiasm, determined work ethic and perseverance to succeed in the execution of both small and large transactions have proven beneficial to the firm and her clients.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance & CIS, University of Michigan Business School
  • Ohio Real Estate Sales License
  • Michigan Real Estate Sales License
  • Member of the Commercial Board of REALTORS® (CBOR)
  • Member of the National Association of REALTORS®
  • Member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Member of University of Toledo Center for Family and Privately-Held Business
  • Member of University of Toledo Center for Family and Privately-Held Business Advisory Board

Clients

  • Arturo’s Fritz & Alfredo’s
  • Avery Buerk Investments
  • Bennett Enterprises
  • Edible Arrangements
  • First Federal Bank
  • Goodwill
  • House of Meats
  • Lucas County
  • Magic Wok
  • McDonald’s
  • Panera Bread
  • Randstad Professionals US
  • Reminger
  • Revolver
  • Ross Medical
  • Sakura
  • Securitas Security Services USA
  • Sprint
  • Stautzenberger College
  • Steak Escape
  • Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
  • Unison Behavioral Health Group
  • Wing Stop
  • YP Texas Region Yellow Pages
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Experience

A native of Grand Rapids, MI and with over 10 years’ experience selling and leasing retail properties, Joe continues to provide Investors, Landlords and Tenants effective results. His qualifications are well suited to represent clients of all types – Investors, Sellers, Buyers, Landlords and Tenants. Joe is also well versed in investment sales for tax-deferred exchanges and handling receiverships for state and federal courts.  Joe covers the Greater Grand Rapids Metropolitan area, specifically M-44 (East Beltline), M-11 (28th Street), M-37 (Alpine Avenue) and downtown Grand Rapids.

In addition to his experience as a real estate broker, Joe also possesses a wealth of knowledge with his years in senior management at Meijer Inc. and Walmart, WMT (NYSE), providing retailers effective and creative strategies to position their companies for greater market share and drive sales.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration– Grand Valley State University
  • Master’s Degree in Management – Aquinas College
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Member, Commercial Alliance of Realtors of West Michigan [CARWM]
  • Member, Michigan Association of Realtors
  • Member, National Association of Realtors

Clients

  • Aimco REIT
  • DriveTime
  • Dunham Sports
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Great Harvest Bread Company
  • Jake’s Fireworks
  • Olga’s Kitchen
  • 7 – Eleven
  • State of Michigan

*Additional client list available upon request

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Experience

Susan is a Project Manager with over ten years of construction, renovation and facilities management experience and has proven leadership of cross-functional and skilled trade teams through retail, commercial and industrial environments. She is experienced at all levels of the development process including design, planning and execution. Her strengths in accounting, database management and administrative processes support her ability to build effective project teams, establish and monitor budgets and schedules, and drive results to deliver projects on time and under budget.

Success has been achieved through excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to convey concepts to a diverse group of stakeholders, while demonstrating critical thinking skills for making effective business decisions in a professional and timely manner.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Baker College, specialized in business management and project management
  • Member, Commercial Real Estate Women Detroit (CREW)

Clients

  • Abbott Nicholson PC
  • Autoliv
  • Cambridge Consulting
  • Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) / North American International Auto Show
  • NBC Universal
  • Valeo
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Experience

Paul is a member of Signature Associates’ Industrial Division. He specializes in the Macomb County market.  Paul has more than 24 years of experience in all types of real estate services.  Paul was responsible for the build-out of a retail chain of 36 stores located in regional/super-regional shopping centers throughout the Midwest, and managed a 25-acre family entertainment facility.

Paul managed a portfolio of more than 500,000 square feet of office, retail and light industrial properties prior to becoming a sales associate.

Affiliations & Education

  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)

Clients

  • Acument Global Technologies
  • Borg Warner
  • City of Warren
  • C&M Properties
  • DC Automation
  • Fanuc Robotics of America
  • FKH, Inc.
  • GENCO
  • Gratiot Central Market, L.L.C.
  • GTJ Consulting
  • GTR Builders
  • Henshaw/Trout Properties
  • International Automotive Components
  • KathKemicals
  • Kurtenbach Investments
  • Lear
  • LEDD’s Enterprises
  • MMS Properties
  • Mesa Moving & Storage
  • North Skyline Properties
  • Pickwick Shopping Center, L.L.C.
  • Ric-Man Construction
  • Sunshine Homes
  • Tom Maceri & Son Produce
  • Trout Investments
  • Utica Enterprises
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Experience

For over 20 years, Chris has earned a position as one of the top professionals in the commercial real estate industry, completing assignments totaling hundreds of millions of dollars in value.  He has represented firms in financial services, real estate development and investment, healthcare, software, manufacturing, engineering and legal services.  Chris has been retained for transaction services in numerous markets, portfolio assessment and strategic planning, corporate account services and troubled/distressed asset disposition.  On multiple occasions, Chris has been named a Top Producer at Signature Associates and received the CoStar Power Broker Award.  Using his extensive market knowledge and experience, Chris efficiently delivers solutions for assignments ranging from simple to very complex.

Affiliations & Education

  • BBA – Finance, University of Notre Dame
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
  • Member, Real Estate Answer Forum
  • Former Director, Notre Dame Club of Detroit
  • Member, Dad’s Club – Cranbrook/Brookside School

Clients

  • American Red Cross
  • Beztak Cos.
  • Commercial Financial Management, Inc.
  • Compuware Corporation
  • CMI Corporation
  • Delmia Corp.
  • First Mercury Financial Corp.
  • GE Capital
  • Gates Corporation
  • Hantz Group
  • Harman International Industries
  • Jackson Dawson Communications
  • KIRCO Realty & Development
  • Koll Development Co.
  • Lear Corporation
  • Maritz, Inc.
  • MSX International
  • Piedmont Office Realty Trust
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Summit Property Management Corporation
  • The Mathworks Inc.
  • UNUM Life Insurance Company
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Experience

Steve Serchuk, was co-founder of Zyndorf/Serchuk, Inc. and Zyndorf/Serchuk Investment Company, Ltd.  Zyndorf/Serchuk Inc. was sold in 1999.  Signature Associates is the successor brokerage company to Zyndorf/Serchuk, Inc.  Steve has more than 38 years of commercial real estate experience.  He has represented both Sellers/Landlords and Buyers/Tenants and he understands how to structure win-win transactions.  He has represented many large retailers including Walmart, Home Depot and Gordon Food Service.  He also specializes in the sale of investment properties.

Prior to entering the real estate business, Steve was a city planner with the Toledo-Lucas County Plan Commission for five years.

Affiliations & Education

  • Master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Toledo
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Member – Toledo Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Junior Achievement of Northwest Ohio – Teacher
  • Chairman, Glass City Dog Park
  • Chairman, Former Lucas County Dog Warden Citizen Advisory Committee
  • Past Chairman of the Toledo/Lucas City Plan Commissions
  • Humane Ohio – Past Board Member
  • Operation Felix (cat neutering program) – Founder
  • Past Chairman of the Board of the Toledo Area Humane Society

Clients

  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • Bennett Enterprises
  • City of Toledo
  • Gordon Foods
  • Home Depot
  • KeyBank Corporation
  • Lucas County Government
  • Massachusetts Mutual Insurance Company
  • National Amusements
  • Red Robin Restaurant
  • The Shelly Company
  • Walmart
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Experience

Jason Sheppard joined Signature Associates in 2009.  Jason’s previous experience as a Project Manager for a commercial/residential real estate developer has given him experience with development projects from start to finish.  He specializes in the sale and lease of land, investment and industrial property in both southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio.

Affiliations & Education

  • Licensed in Michigan and Ohio
  • Member, Commercial Board of REALTORS® (CBOR)
  • Member, National Association of REALTORS®
  • Attended Michigan State University
  • Attended University of Toledo
  • Chairman of Monroe County Republican Executive Committee
  • Chairman of the Deacon Board for Toledo Baptist Temple
  • State Delegate for the Michigan Republican Party
  • Monroe County Commissioner, District 8

Clients

  • AirGas
  • American Heritage Antique Mall
  • Aqua Falls Lawn and Landscape
  • Citizens Bank
  • Erin Development
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Global Chemical Resources, Inc.
  • Hydro Trucking
  • KW Services
  • Monroe Bank and Trust
  • PTL Builders
  • Shepherd Mechanical
  • Top Quality Mattress
  • Toledo Baptist Temple
  • Toledo Nameplate Engraving
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Experience

Michael’s commercial/industrial and investment real estate experience encompasses hundreds of retail, office, industrial, and investment transactions. As an owner/developer, he has assembled and rezoned land, as well as planned and executed commercial and residential developments.  He has also financed, constructed, leased, and operated a shopping center, office buildings, restaurants, and a single-family residential community.  Michael has acquired, owned, and operated multi-family residential projects, office buildings, and development property and he also secured tens of millions of dollars in mortgages, construction loans, letters of credit, revolving lines of credit and standby loans for his own projects as well as providing consulting services to clients.

Michael has developed a unique practice sub-specialty in all aspects of movie theatre development and has exclusive national real estate and development representation for Emagine Entertainment, Inc. / Emagine Theaters and Star Lanes.

Michael’s wealth of practical experience in all phases of real estate ownership and development is a valuable added dimension to the brokerage process.

Affiliations & Education

  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
  • Fine Arts, College for Creative Studies
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

Clients

  • Emagine Entertainment, Inc.
  • F. Jonna Company
  • Riveria Theatres
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Experience

Jason specializes in office brokerage along the I-275 Corridor in Oakland and Wayne counties representing owners, buyers, landlords, and tenants. With degrees in Finance and Management from the University of Michigan and previous industry experience in corporate finance, Jason seeks to advise clients based on their current business needs and long term strategic objectives.

Experienced in working with clients of every size and across industries, Jason works diligently to develop commercial real estate solutions that maximize outcomes and exceed his clients’ expectations. As a life-long resident of the Metro Detroit area, Jason is passionate about supporting local business development and creating shared value for corporations and the community.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor in Finance and Management, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)

Clients

  • Advanced Discovery
  • Brightmont Academy
  • Finkel Roth Group
  • Grenzebach
  • Hillside Investments
  • Hirose Electric
  • JD Dinan Company
  • Key Plastics
  • KForce
  • Kojaian Management Corp
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Schostak Brothers
  • Securitas
  • Seyburn Kahn
  • Sterling Group
  • Stuart Frankel Development Company
  • Talmer Bank & Trust
  • The Birmingham Group
  • Trinity Consultants
  • Tula Technologies
  • VCA North America
  • Wellspring Lutheran Services
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Experience

Angela joined the Signature Team in September of 2005 after graduating from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.  Energy, optimism, hard work, diligence, and creativity rule her game in this business.  Her extensive knowledge of the downtown communities and the major players within set her apart.  She currently acts as the real estate department for Ross Education where she is responsible for the multi market expansion, taking the company from 10 schools to 36.  The game of matching to provide creative solutions and using her relationships for the advancement of her customers has awarded her a strong list of clients that grows daily.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Member, Alpha Kappa Psi – Professional Business Fraternity
  • Member, Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce
  • President, Frank G. Arcori Foundation
  • Former member, University of Michigan’s Entrepreneurs Club
  • Board of Directors, Associated Food & Petroleum Dealers Foundation
  • Member, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)

Clients

  • Bacall Development
  • Beyond Juicery
  • Center for Yoga
  • Club Pilates
  • Crushed Red
  • Jimmy John’s
  • Jonna Companies
  • Medical Weight Loss Clinic
  • Michigan Home Builders
  • Office Coffee Shop
  • Peas & Carrots Hospitality
  • Pet Supplies Plus
  • Pure Barre
  • Relax the Back
  • Ross Education
  • Save-A-Lot
  • School of Rock
  • Summit Sports
  • Tim Horton’s
  • Townhouse Bistro
  • Versus Development Group
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Experience

Luke specializes in investment real estate transactions including office, industrial, retail, and multi-family properties. Luke’s first notable transaction occurred in 2014 as he spearheaded the repositioning and disposition of J.D. Dinan Company, a Michigan-based real estate investment firm. Since then, Luke’s investment sale volume has tripled, leading to the expansion of the investment division in 2017 with the addition of Griffin Pitcher. The division primarily works on investment transactions ranging from $2 – $30 million on behalf of both private capital and institutional investors.

Prior to joining Signature Associates, Luke worked at Valstone Partners, a real estate private equity firm, and at CBRE in Investment Sales. As a student at Marquette University, he was a recipient of the James Imhoff Real Estate Scholarship and a runner-up in the Harold E. Eisenberg Midwest Real Estate Challenge. Luke was also a member of Marquette University’s first Division 1 lacrosse program, playing defense for the Golden Eagles.

In his spare time, Luke coaches the lacrosse team at his high school alma mater, Brother Rice. He also serves on the board of Wish Upon a Teen, a non-profit organization that provides aid to teenagers with life-threatening medical conditions.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor of Business Administration with majors in Finance and Real Estate, Marquette University
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
  • Alumni, Brother Rice High School
  • Board Member, Wish Upon a Teen

Clients

  • Brennan Investments
  • Cardinal Properties
  • Damico Contracting Inc.
  • Founders Properties
  • Inverness Capital Management
  • J.B. Donaldson Company
  • J.D. Dinan Company
  • Lormax Stern Development Company
  • LCN Capital Partners
  • Oak Street Real Estate Capital
  • Princeton Management
  • Promanas Group
  • ValStone Partners
  • Verus Development Company
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For the past 26 years, Jack has served as an industrial real estate specialist in the sale and leasing of buildings located in the Western suburbs of Detroit.  His track record of successfully meeting the needs of the owners and users that he represents is evident by consistently satisfying the requirements of one of Signature Associates’ Top Sales Designations since 1993.

Prior to his real estate career, Jack served in several Engineering Management positions at Ford Motor Company associated with Powertrain Operations and its Safety Engineering Staff.  While at Ford, he was responsible for the successful launch of the 3.0L engine in Mazda’s Probe vehicles and the advance design of the 2.2L Ford Focus engine.  This assignment, which involved spending time in Japan, England, and Germany, provided insight on worldwide manufacturing and warehousing operations and enhanced his effectiveness in matching real estate opportunities with customer needs.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University and University of Michigan (Dearborn)
  • Associate of Science, Henry Ford Community College
  • Member, Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
  • Member, Michigan Association of Realtors
  • Graduate, Ford Motor Company’s Executive Training Program

Clients

  • Balcom/Guido Associates
  • Brandt Street Properties
  • Dakmak/Peurach
  • Dearborn Properties
  • Dearborn Steel
  • Fairlane Venture 15
  • Goodyear Tire
  • Industrial Research & Development
  • Liberty Trucking
  • Livernois Vehicle Engineering
  • REIT Management
  • Ryken Tube Manufacturing
  • Uniko Incorporated
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Experience

Jeffrey has a diverse background in real estate, law, and corporate business.  He began his career practicing law with an emphasis on real estate and managed a company with over 300 employees.  A passion for real estate developed and he turned this focus into a commitment to assist his clients with all aspects of commercial real estate brokerage.  Regularly working with landlords, tenants, buyers and sellers in the office and medical markets, Jeffrey specializes in leasing, sales, site location, development and management of real estate projects.

Jeffrey is recognized for his work ethic, integrity and commitment to his clients, as well as his unrelenting drive to obtain the best market research and information for his clients.  As a skillful negotiator, he has provided significant value to his clients while assisting both large institutional clients and smaller tenants with a professionalism and understanding of the requirement, making difficult requirements appear simple.

Affiliations & Education

  • Juris Doctorate, Case Western University School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan
  • Member, State Bar of Michigan
  • Member, Real Property Law Section
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)

Clients

  • Bank of America
  • Burton-Share Management
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • First American Title Insurance Company
  • GE Capital
  • Honey Baked Ham
  • Hooberman Company
  • Hutchinson FTS
  • Iteris
  • Leader Dogs for the Blind
  • Meredith Corporation
  • Michigan Auto Law
  • Milford Singer & Company
  • REDICO
  • Schostak Brothers & Co.
  • Speedway LLC
  • Thrivent Financial
  • VeriClaim
  • Vision Service Plan

*Additional client list available upon request

 

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Peter specializes in tenant representation as well as owner sales and leasing.  He will primarily focus on land and retail properties along the M-59 corridor.

Peter helped facilitate commercial real estate transactions of over $8,465,000 and 785,540 sf since 2015.

Prior to joining the Signature Team, Peter worked in the consulting industry in Detroit. Peter is also a four-time Olympic Medalist, representing the United States in three consecutive Olympics, winning two gold and two bronze medals.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelor Degree in General Biology, University of Michigan
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
  • Member, Detroit Athletic Club
  • Member, USA Swimming Athletes Executive Committee
  • Member, United States Olympic Committee Athletes Advisory Council
  • Member, Letterwinners M Club, University of Michigan
  • Spokesman, Detroit Swims, Detroit Boll Family YMCA

Clients

  • ATM of America, Inc.
  • CarMax
  • City of Warren
  • Dorian Ford
  • Ed Schmid Ford, Inc.
  • Executive Car Rental
  • Florence Cement Company
  • Frank Rewold and Sons, Inc.
  • Kosch Catering
  • Maplegrove Property Management
  • Morisette Automotive
  • New Win Group, LLC
  • Ronnisch Construction Group
  • Starwood Retail Parnters, LLC
  • Talmer Bank and Trust
  • Team Schostak Family Restaurants
  • Ten Ten Holdings, LLC
  • Tropical Smoothie Café
  • Wright and Filippis, Inc.
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With over 20 years of experience in all aspects of commercial real estate, Brad specializes in representing owners and users in the leasing, selling, purchasing and development of industrial real estate.  In addition to his experience as a real estate broker, he possesses a wealth of knowledge from his former position as Director of Real Estate and Associate Counsel for a worldwide tier-one automotive supplier and his previous law practice.  As a practicing attorney, he specialized in construction litigation and real estate law.

Affiliations & Education

  • Law degree, Detroit College of Law
  • Member, State Bar of Michigan
  • Member, Real Property Law Section, State Bar of Michigan
  • Member, Southern Wayne County Chamber of Commerce
  • Signature Associates Top Industrial Performer
  • Member, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
  • Member, CBOR Board of Directors
  • Costar Power Broker
  • Team Member, VantagePort Ambassador

Clients

  • Amazon
  • Burton Katzman
  • D & G Building Co.
  • First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.
  • Ford Land
  • Howard Ternes Packaging Company
  • MacAllister Rentals
  • Marathon Petroleum Company LP
  • ProTrans
  • Red Bull

*Additional client list available upon request

 

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Ben is a member of our Industrial and Land Division and specializes in Sales, Leasing, Build-to-Suits, and Tenant/Buyer Representation.  With his rigorous work ethic, Ben has successfully consummated transactions ranging anywhere from a $32 million 180,000 SF hi-tech build-to-suit down to a 3,000 SF lease that was critical for his client’s success.  Regardless of the size and nature of his client’s requirements and expectations, Ben has proven he is driven to meet and exceed them time and time again.

Previous to his tenure at Signature Associates, Ben worked as a contracts manager and estimator for the nation’s largest automotive/industrial construction firm based right here out of Detroit, MI.  With this strong background in industrial construction, Ben brings a unique approach and thorough understanding of real estate development.  He can successfully navigate the complete process of identifying and procuring a piece of vacant land, drafting preliminary construction specifications, generating complete proposals and letters of intent, and closing with qualified tenants and buyers.

Affiliations & Education

  • Associates of Applied Science Degree, Building Construction Technology, Ferris State University
  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Construction Management, Ferris State University
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)

Clients

  • Brown-Borden Manufacturing
  • Continental Plastics
  • Diamond Die
  • Fairlane Tool Manufacturing
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors Corporation
  • GFM Corporation
  • Jacobs Industries
  • Lionel Train
  • Mack Truck – Volvo Division
  • MAGNA International
  • Plast-O-Foam
  • Quadrate Development
  • RCO Engineering
  • Schaller Corporation
  • Talmer Bank & Trust
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Mark Zyndorf was co-founder of Zyndorf/Serchuk, Inc. which merged with Signature Associates in 2002.  Mark is recognized in Northwest Ohio as an industry expert and has experience in the real estate market as a sales associate and a broker. In addition, he is the Managing Member of Zyndorf/Serchuk Investment Company Ltd., which has become very aggressive in commercial development.

Mark is nationally recognized as a Retail Specialist and was nominated for the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Affiliations & Education

  • Board of Directors for the Ashley Insurance Co.
  • Past Board Member of Toledo Community Foundation, Inc.
  • Chairman of the Regional Growth Partnership – 2002/2003
  • Toledo Board of REALTORS® Broker of the Year Award – 1994
  • Toledo Board of REALTORS® Citizen of the Year Award – 1995
  • President of the Toledo Board of REALTORS® – 1993
  • Past Board Member of Toledo Cultural Arts Center (Valentine Theatre)
  • Past Board Member of Toledo- Lucas County Port Authority
  • Past Board Member of the Regional Growth Partnership

Clients

  • CVS Drug Store
  • Family Dollar
  • Home Depot
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts
  • Payless Shoe Source
  • Pep Boys
  • Rite Aid
  • Tim Horton’s
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Experience

Sam has worked on a wide range of transactions from assemblages for Fifth Third Field and St. Anne Mercy Hospital to recent transactions including site acquisition for the new Mercy Health Systems’ Sylvania and Perrysburg Emergency Centers along with the relocation of the law firm of Spengler Nathanson, PLL.  Providing a variety of consulting services, specializing in Real Estate Valuations / Board of Revision Complaints.  As Senior Vice President, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Toledo office.

Affiliations & Education

  • Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance, University of Toledo
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member
  • Member of the Commercial Board of REALTORS® (CBOR)
  • Member of the National Association of REALTORS®
  • International Council of Shopping Centers

Clients

  • Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE)
  • American Cancer Society
  • Bank of America
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • First Solar
  • Huntington National Bank
  • Jewish Senior Services
  • Lucas County
  • Marco’s Pizza
  • Magic Wok
  • Mercy Health
  • Metropolitan Park District of the Toledo Area
  • PNC Bank
  • Rite Aid
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo
  • Spengler Nathanson, PLL