History

Grand Rapids

333 Bridge St. NW

Suite 1200

Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Main: +1 616 774 3500

Fax: +1 616 774 3600

Holland

44 E 8th St

Suite 510

Holland, MI 49423

Main: +1 616 394 4500

Fax: +1 616 394 0035

Kalamazoo

Main: +1 616 774 3500

Fax: +1 616 774 3600

Lansing

246 East Saginaw Street

Lansing, MI 48823

Main: +1 517 281 5800




Our History

Colliers International | West Michigan

In early 1995, we began noticing that, year-in and year-out, the top Grand Rapids real estate brokers were the ones who teamed together to accomplish higher production. Certain that specialization and teaming would set us apart from the competition; we began questioning the structure of commercial real estate firms. The concept of teaming and specialization was so new and so different though, it became obvious we would not be able to re-shape the traditional structure at an existing firm. So in October 1995 Paramount Properties opened its doors.

In 1997, we aligned with Grubb & Ellis and began recruiting new brokers including Duke Suwyn, our current President and CEO. We also opened a Kalamazoo office to better serve Southwest Michigan, added a Holland affiliate (Focus Properties), and merged with what was formerly known as Commerce Realty and Management to become Paramount Commerce.

After the merger, we began looking for a new affiliation—one that could provide the resources necessary for us to continue growing and advancing our services. We also wanted to join a culture that very much reflects our own: experienced, fun, and committed. Colliers International, a full-service, globally recognized, commercial real estate firm became the obvious choice. In 2009, Paramount Commerce became Colliers International | West Michigan and more firmly established our firm as West Michigan’s leading commercial real estate experts.

In July of 2016, leading global commercial real estate services firm Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGI, TSX:CIG) announced the acquisition of Colliers International | West Michigan. Serving the entire western region of Michigan, including Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and the Lakeshore, Colliers West Michigan is the number one commercial real estate advisory firm in the region providing a full range of services including sales, leasing brokerage, capital markets and property management to local, regional, national and international clients.

West Michigan
333 Bridge Street NW, Suite 1200 Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States | Tel: +1 616 774 3500