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Commercial realtors name annual award winners

February 11, 2016
| By Pat Evans |
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West Michigan now knows its top commercial realtors from 2015.

The Commercial Alliance of Realtors, or CAR, held its Annual Awards Reception last week at New Vintage Place in Grand Rapids.

Nearly 140 people attended the event to honor a number of winners in various categories.

Realtor of the Year

Tony Pearson, True North Real Estate

Realtor Active in Politics

Duke Suwyn, Colliers International

Top of the Leaderboard Awards (most transactions)

Industrial: John Kuiper, Colliers International

Multi-Family: Michael Cagen, Marcus & Millichap

Office: Hillary Taatjes Woznick, NAI Wisinski of West Michigan

Retail: Darrel Herweyer, DAR Development

Shopping Centers: Victoria Mitchell, Ben Muller Realty

Vacant Land: Stu Kingma, NAI Wisinski of West Michigan

Rookie of the Year

Chris Prins, Colliers International

Project/Transaction of the Year

Tom DeBoer, Colliers International, Switch/Pyramid

Regional Development of the Year

Drew Miller, CBRE|Grand Rapids, Kenco Distribution Center, Zeeland

Downtown Development of the Year

Duke Suwyn, Colliers International, 25 Ottawa

Affiliate Service Achievement Award

Renee VanDriel, Transnation Title

Company Staff Person Award

Debbie Woehrmyer, Signature Associates

Biggest Lease Award

Office: Duke Suwyn, Colliers International, 25 Ottawa

Retail: Mark Muller, Ben Muller Realty, Qdoba Properties

Industrial: Drew Miller, CBRE|Grand Rapids, Kenco Distribution, Zeeland

Biggest Sale Award

Industrial: sale of 1340 Monroe, Duke Suwyn, Colin Kraay, John Kuiper, Colliers International, and Ray Kisor, RJK, Inc.

Land: 2333 East Paris, Mark Ansara and Dave Rapp, Colliers International, and Doug Taatjes, NAI Wisinski of Wes Michigan

Multi-Family: 278 units, Timberview Apartments, phase 1 and 2, in Grand Haven, Todd Kamps, Cherette Group

Office: eleven buildings known as Belfry Portfolio, Blake Rosekrans and Nate Scherpenisse, CBRE|Grand Rapids

Retail: 2755 Lake Michigan Dr., Kurt Kunst, NAI Wisinski of West Michigan 

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