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Colliers in West Michigan focuses on accelerating our clients' success by seamlessly providing a full range of services to investors, property owners, tenants and developers. We strive to make your business better through more strategic and informed real estate decisions, while providing a superior client experience throughout the entire process.
Our advisors integrate expert market knowledge; detailed, accurate research; and years of experience to offer innovative and sound solutions for even the most complex real estate transactions. Throughout the years, this reliability, coupled with our commitment to integrity, has made us one of the largest and most respected commercial real estate firms in West Michigan.
We thank you for allowing us to be your trusted advisors and appreciate the many years of service we have been able to provide.
Colliers in the community
West Michigan Experts
Senior Vice President
Throughout my career as a real estate professional, I have maintained my strong client base and reputation for focus on suburban office properties because of the strong relationships I have developed with landlords whom I continue to represent in leasing and sale transactions.
I pride myself on being extremely up-to-date on significant suburban office developments and trends in the West Michigan market.
Focusing on owner-occupant office building purchases, I use a series of analytical tools, and have been very successful in helping many businesses make their first real estate investment by purchasing their own building.
I also continue to devote more energy to the growing medical and health care industry in West Michigan, and have closed over 50 medical transactions in the past 10 years, representing area physicians in both purchase and lease transactions.
As a natural communicator, I intend to bring my commercial real estate savvy and expansive network to my new role at Colliers International | West Michigan.
With fifteen years of diverse real estate experience ranging from multi-family development finance with the Inner City Christian Federation, to retail brokerage at M Retail, and property acquisition at Vision Real Estate Investment, I am a well-rounded in all things commercial real estate.
My forte is forming personal relationships with clients to identify solutions to their current and future needs. Whether its growth or a consolidation, my financial background and current knowledge of the commercial real estate market results in a seamless process, from start to finish.
With this in mind, I look forward to collaborating with Colliers’ fellow experts and strengthening my relationships within the West Michigan community.
Senior Vice President
As a leading Commercial Real Estate Specialist, I focus on working with general and medical office transactions throughout West Michigan.
I provide services to special projects where technology and analytical skills are required to achieve the best client results. My work with hospitals and medical groups has earned me a respected reputation as a leading broker for medical-related properties.
I have worked with the sale and leasing of data centers, call centers, and numerous special projects that are not considered general office transactions. Also, my previous experience at Whirlpool Corporation afforded me a unique perspective in dealing with corporate clients.
Senior Vice President
I bring over fifteen years of commercial real estate experience to Colliers International | West Michigan and am knowledgeable in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions including landlord representation, tenant representation, development, investment, and consulting. My focus is on the West Michigan office market with a strong emphasis on downtown Grand Rapids.
I recently took over the leasing of Bridgewater Place at 333 Bridge St. and in less than 24 months the building has seen over 100,000 square feet of space leased.
I have 25 years of commercial real estate experience, successfully representing my clients with their commercial real estate portfolios requirements. As Vice President, I have been a consistent Top Producer throughout my career, having represented clients on national, regional and local levels, resulting in the completion of hundreds of commercial real estate transactions on various property types and sizes including Industrial, Office, Retail, Land, and other unique property types. I proudly represent Colliers and their top-tier commercial real estate services throughout northern Michigan. I am based out of Traverse City, Michigan.
Associate Vice President
I have been involved in commercial real estate for over 15 years working both as a real estate broker and for a commercial general contractor, and previously served as an owner’s representative on many development projects, ranging in size from $250,000 to projects exceeding $10,000,000 in value. Because of this, I have gained expertise in many aspects of a commercial real estate transaction from financial evaluation, environmental concerns & incentives, legal and entitlement processes and general project due diligence matters.
My background and emphasis is in finance, and excels in finding creative solutions to find, create and maximize real estate opportunities.
Born and raised in West Michigan, I love this area and know it very well. I am Industrially focused – buying, selling, leasing, sale-leasebacks, investment, etc. I’m excited to be working with a company with a solid track record of serving clients well with extensive market knowledge, support, and skill.
Prior to joining Colliers, I worked in transportation sales for 8 years.
I enjoy developing relationships and serving clients needs well and with integrity. I love west Michigan and the people that live here.
Senior Vice President
I have been involved in virtually every area of the real estate industry. I am a recognized expert in structured transactions through the use of various rehabilitation and other incentive programs. My areas of specialization include performing project feasibility studies; identifying applicable incentive programs, obtain entitlements required under various incentive program, structure the transaction to maximize the incentive benefits, identify and close with incentive investors. I addition, I develop and implement turn-around plans for troubled ventures and structure incentive structure unwinds.
I serve on the Investment Group and actively consult with clients on State and Federal tax credits, various development grant programs, and Tax Increment Financing. These services include acquisition, redevelopment, operations, and dispositions of incentive properties. In total, I have obtained development incentives for my clients with a monetized value in excess of $1 billion. Seeking to help clients accomplish their goals, I provide a skilled professional consulting service to help companies and organizations understand impacts incentives may have on their operations and assist in periodic compliance requirements’ real estate transactions to maximize the benefit of these incentives, assist in the application process, and monetize the value of the incentives obtained.
As Managing Director, I have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the entire portfolio of the company’s offerings, and oversee the key functions of sales, delivery and business enabling functions.
I drive and oversee the continuous renewal of key processes, systems and policies across the company in client relationship management, sales effectiveness, quality assurance, talent management and leadership development.
In addition to nearly a decade’s worth of management experience, I have six years of experience in helping real estate professionals secure loans. There I was a leader in fostering excellence and built trust and respect within the organization and throughout the community.
In 2007, I created Potvin Haywood & Associates, an origination team consistently in the top 10% of producers nationwide. My team and I have generated new loan opportunities and met with clients to determine their financial situation and eligibility.