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Van Martin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Van Martin

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Van Martin

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
+1 517 3199241
+1 517 3512201
Affiliate Logo - Lansing, MI

Lansing, MI

1111 Michigan Ave.
Suite 300
East Lansing, MI 48823
+1 517 351 2200
+1 517 351 2201

Professional Experience

Van W. Martin has over 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Lansing and Grand Rapids affiliate offices of CBRE, he cultivates excellence in commercial real estate by both demonstrating and demanding leadership, integrity and professionalism. In addition to actively pursuing new business development, Mr. Martin manages several corporate services accounts and leads the investment properties team.

Mr. Martin has served on the Board of Directors for the Commercial Board of REALTORS® (CBOR), the Commercial Alliance of REALTORS® (CAR), the Michigan Commercial Alliance of REALORS® (MiCAR) and the Michigan Association of REALTORS® (MAR), and has held various leadership positions within each organization.

achievements

  • In 1996 Mr. Martin was awarded the Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) designation by the American Society of Real Estate Counselors, joining an elite roster of 1,100 experienced real estate specialists worldwide.
  • Mr. Martin was recognized by CBRE as one of the company’s top 200 U.S. Sales Professionals in 2001, a distinction which he received again in 2003 and 2007.
  • CBRE honored him in 2003 with his inclusion in the Colbert Coldwell Circle, which is comprised of the top 3% of performing sales professionals within the organization worldwide.
  • 2003 was also the year in which the Commercial Board of Realtors® (CBOR) designated Mr. Martin as “Realtor of the Year.”

Professional Affiliations And Accreditations

  • CRE: Counselor of Real Estate
  • SIOR: Society of Industrial & Office REALTORS®
  • CCIM: Certified Commercial Investment Member
  • GRI: Graduate, REALTORS® Institute
  • ICSC: International Council of Shopping Centers
  • RNMI: REALTORS® National Marketing Institute
  • BOMA: Building Owners & Managers Association
  • IREM: Institute of Real Estate Management
  • IFMA: International Facility Management Association
  • NAR: National Association of REALTORS®
  • MAR: Michigan Association of REALTORS®
  • CBOR: Commercial Board of REALTORS®
  • CAR: Commercial Alliance of REALTORS®
  • MiCAR: Michigan Commercial Alliance of REALTORS®
  • CPIX: Commercial Properties Information Exchange

education

  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, BS/BA
  • Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) - Real Estate Institute I, II and III, and Real Estate Finance
  • CCIM – Fund. of Real Estate & Investment Taxation; Fund. of Creating a Real Estate Investment; Adv. Real Estate Taxation & Mktg. Tools of Investment Real Estate; The Impact of Human Behavior on Comm.-Inv. Decision Making; Case Studies in Comm.-Inv. Real Estate Brokerage; and Adv. Techniques in Mktg. Comm. Real Estate
  • SIOR – Office Marketing Specialists and Industrial Real Estate II

Partial List Of Clients Represented

  • Accident Fund Insurance Company of America
  • APCapital 
  • Ashley Capital
  • Auto-Owners Insurance Company 
  • Citizens Bank
  • Delta Dental
  • Eyde Company
  • Farmers Insurance Group
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Jackson National Life Insurance Company
  • Lansing Community College
  • Meijer
  • Sparrow Health System
  • State of Michigan

Professional Experience

Van W. Martin has over 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Lansing and Grand Rapids affiliate offices of CBRE, he cultivates excellence in commercial real estate by both demonstrating and demanding leadership, integrity and professionalism. In addition to actively pursuing new business development, Mr. Martin manages several corporate services accounts and leads the investment properties team.

Mr. Martin has served on the Board of Directors for the Commercial Board of REALTORS® (CBOR), the Commercial Alliance of REALTORS® (CAR), the Michigan Commercial Alliance of REALORS® (MiCAR) and the Michigan Association of REALTORS® (MAR), and has held various leadership positions within each organization.

achievements

  • In 1996 Mr. Martin was awarded the Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) designation by the American Society of Real Estate Counselors, joining an elite roster of 1,100 experienced real estate specialists worldwide.
  • Mr. Martin was recognized by CBRE as one of the company’s top 200 U.S. Sales Professionals in 2001, a distinction which he received again in 2003 and 2007.
  • CBRE honored him in 2003 with his inclusion in the Colbert Coldwell Circle, which is comprised of the top 3% of performing sales professionals within the organization worldwide.
  • 2003 was also the year in which the Commercial Board of Realtors® (CBOR) designated Mr. Martin as “Realtor of the Year.”

Sampling Of Significant Assignments

  • Auto-Owners Insurance Company (359 Acres/Corp. Headquarters/Land Assemblage)
  • Jackson National Life Insurance Co. (320 Acres/Corp. Headquarters/Land Assemblage)
  • Bridgewater Place, Grand Rapids (425,000 SF Office Sale)
  • Rogers Plaza Town Center (365,572 SF Retail Sale)
  • Delta Distribution Center (354,308 SF Industrial Lease)
  • Comprehensive Logistics (250,100 SF Industrial Sale)
  • Lansing Towne Center & Meridian Towne Center (198,709 SF Retail Sale)
  • One Michigan Avenue (150,000 SF Office Sale)
  • Varnum Riddering Schmidt & Howlett, LLP (104,395 SF Office Lease)
  • Hannah Plaza/USA Café (97,246 SF Retail Sale)
  • Accident Fund Insurance Company of America (27,223 SF Office Lease)

Van Martin

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
+1 517 3199241
+1 517 3512201
Affiliate Logo - Lansing, MI

Lansing, MI

1111 Michigan Ave.
Suite 300
East Lansing, MI 48823
+1 517 351 2200
+1 517 351 2201

Available Properties