Members of The Hinman Company team share the 2014 Project of the Year award from the Commercial Alliance of Realtors: left to right, Lindsey DeBoer, Kirt Ojala, Elizabeth Slane and Kirk Driesenga. Courtesy CAR
A night honoring the commercial Realtors of West Michigan saw more than 125 members of the industry come out to honor the winners in eight categories.
The Commercial Alliance of Realtors held its annual awards ceremony Tuesday at The Ballroom at CityFlatsHotel in downtown Grand Rapids.
The winners hail from across the market.
CAR 2014 Annual Awards
Realtor of the Year
John Francis, CCIM
Most Co-op Deals
Doug Taatjes, NAI Wisinski of West Michigan
Rookie of the Year
Jeremy Veenstra, NAI Wisinski of West Michigan
Project/Transaction of the Year
2680 Cascade Parkway: Kirt Ojala, Kirk Driesenga, Richard MacDonald, The Hinman Company
Affiliate Service Achievement
Lawrence Duthler, Sun Title Agency
Chip Hurley, Newmark Grubb Cressy & Everett
Biggest Lease, Office: Chip Bowling and Bill Bowing, X Ventures
Biggest Lease, Retail: Mark Ansara and Colin Kraay, Colliers International
Biggest Lease, Industrial: Robert Horn and Drew Miller, CBRE|Grand Rapids
Biggest Sale, Industrial: Duke Suwyn, John Kuiper, Steve Marcusse, Colin Kraay, Colliers International
Biggest Sale, Land: M. Elliot Muller, Ben Muller Realty
Biggest Sale, Multi-Family: Colin Kraay and Michael Visser, Colliers International
Biggest Sale, Office: Colin Kraay and David Wiener, Colliers International
Biggest Sale, Retail: Mark Ansara and Colin Kraay, Colliers International, and George Bera, Bera Group, Inc.