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Commercial real estate broker earns national honor

March 14, 2019
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John Kuiper
John Kuiper. Courtesy Colliers International West Michigan

A local commercial real estate broker is one of the best in his corporate class.

John Kuiper, S.I.O.R., C.C.I.M., EVP at Colliers International West Michigan, was inducted into the 2018 Colliers International Everest Club for his performance in the region’s industrial sector, according to the firm last month.

The Everest Club recognizes the top 10 percent of Colliers professionals in brokerage, valuation and corporate solutions in the U.S. based on revenue production.

The Everest Club benchmark is the same regardless of an office’s location and the market it serves.

“It is an honor to be recognized by Colliers International as a top performing broker in the United States,” Kuiper said. “This recognition reflects the quality of our local and national teams and our commitment to finding creative solutions for our clients.”

Kuiper was involved in over $115 million in transactions in 2018. Some of his noteworthy transactions included Van Wyk Risk Solutions’ 10-year lease at 150 Ottawa Ave. NW, the sale of 3787 Patterson Ave. SE and the sale of 92.33 acres in Gaines Township.

Kuiper was also recently recognized at the 2019 Commercial Alliance of Realtors Awards Reception for the largest office lease, largest industrial sale and largest land sale.

“John is known as a leader in West Michigan for his expertise in the region’s industrial sector, and we are proud of his outstanding track record,” said Duke Suwyn, CEO, Colliers International West Michigan. “On behalf of the entire Colliers team, we applaud John for this well-deserved national recognition. John is part of what sets our office apart from others.”

Kuiper is a member of and participates in several real estate organizations. Throughout his career, has closed more than $1 billion in transactions, representing more than 20 million square feet. He has also been inducted into the Everest Club for six of the past seven years. 

Colliers International operates in 69 countries, with more than 15,400 professionals worldwide.

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