A commercial real estate organization has honored the top professionals of the past year at its annual awards ceremony.
The 15th-annual Awards Reception by the Grand Rapids-based Commercial Alliance of Realtors, or CAR, was recently held at the CityFlatsHotel ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.
The organization said nearly 140 commercial real estate pros and affiliates attended the dinner and award ceremony.
Tom DeBoer, SVP of Colliers International West Michigan, was awarded Realtor of the Year for brokering, by CAR’s knowledge, the largest office sale and leases transactions in 2017.
DeBoer has been a realtor for more than 26 years and participated in CAR at the committee and board levels, serving in leadership roles for each.
The second-annual Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Ray Kisor, owner of RJK Investments.
Kisor has served as past president of CAR and been a part of the organization for more than 40 years.
The honor of Project of the Year was given to Kirk Driesenga, regional director of leasing for Hinman, for his work involving the long-term lease of 80,000 square feet in the former Klingman’s Furniture building, at 1001 28th St. SE, to California-based Advantage Solutions.
David Clark, a land consultant and certified appraiser with Nederveld, was given the Affiliate Service Achievement Award for serving on two CAR committees.
Max Grover, VP of real estate at Grover Real Estate, was given the Realtor Active in Politics Award for actively attending political events on behalf of CAR.
Other award winners
Biggest Lease Award
Office: Thomas DeBoer, of Colliers International West Michigan, for a 12-year lease of 42,750 square feet in Portage to Bronson Hospital.
Retail: Mark Ansara and Earl Clements, of Colliers International West Michigan, for the lease of 20,000 square feet to Sierra Trading Post at Shops at CenterPoint, at 3665 28th St. SE.
Industrial: Stu Kingma, of NAI Wisinski of West Michigan, and Steve Marcusse, of Colliers International West Michigan, for the lease of 105,000 square feet at 3378 3 Mile Rd. NW.
Biggest Sale Award
Industrial Investment Portfolio: Todd Johns, of North Star Commercial, for the sale of a four-building industrial package from Grooters Development.
Industrial: Stu Kingma and Dane Davis, of NAI Wisinski of West Michigan, for the sale of 4140 E. Paris Ave.
Land: David Rapp, of Colliers International West Michigan, for the sale of 105.52 acres in Cascade Township.
Multi-Family: Craig Black and Scott Nurski, of NAI Wisinski of West Michigan, for the sale of the Ridges of Cascade apartment complex.
Office: Thomas DeBoer, of Colliers International West Michigan, for the sale of the Switch Pyramid Campus.
Retail: Mike Visser and Earl Clements, of Colliers International West Michigan, for the sale of a fully leased shopping center on Cottonwood in Jenison.