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Team / Jeff Chrystal


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
  • University of Illinois Alumni Association
  • GRI Member
  • ICSC Member
  • NAR Member
  • National Center for Housing Management
  • MAR Member
  • CARWM Biggest Lease 2008
  • CoStar Group Power Broker 2008-2011, 2013, 2015-2017
  • Signature Associates West Michigan Overall Sales 2009, 2013, 2016
  • Signature Associates World Class Club 2009, 2010, 2012-2017
  • Signature Associates West Michigan Top Industrial Sales 2017


  • Bronson Methodist Hospital
  • Davenport University
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • Hinman Company
  • Kalamazoo Humane Society
  • Lane Automotive
  • Meijer, Inc.
  • Republic Services
  • SA Morman & Company
  • Stryker
  • The Boji Group
  • Western Michigan University

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