Graduated Cum Laude from Western Michigan University with a bachelor’s in marketing and communications. Following graduation, I was an intern at a commercial real estate firm earning $5 an hour – and 20 years later I became an owner of this same firm.
Today, I am licensed real estate broker and Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) with over 30+ years of real estate experience, including 22 years owning my own firm.
From managing real estate transactions to the acquisition, disposition, and development of multiple commercial projects and several luxury student housing developments, it is the development of a 345,000 square foot, $52.4 million, mixed-use, development in downtown Kalamazoo that has been by far my most memorable project.
I grew up watching my father invest in rental and hotel properties and since then, it has always been a passion. Identifying potential opportunities and providing the oversight needed to successfully complete projects is a challenge that I am very much motivated by.
Outside of real estate, I enjoy spending family time with my wife and two grown daughters, and tackling my daily workouts with our loyal, and incredibly active, Vizsla/Hungarian Pointer dog in tow.