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Van W. Martin CCIM, SIOR, CRE

President and Chief Executive Officer

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Clients Represented

  • Accident Fund Insurance
  • APCapital
  • Ashley Capital
  • Auto-Owners InsuranceCompany
  • Board of Water & Light
  • Citizens Bank
  • Delta Dental
  • Eyde Company
  • Farm Bureau Insurance
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Jackson National Life Insurance Company
  • Lansing Community College
  • Lyondell Bassell Industries
  • Meijer
  • Michigan Health and Hospital Association
  • RJ Schinner Co., Inc.
  • Sparrow Health System
  • State of Michigan
  • The Dow Chemical Company

Professional Experience

Van W. Martin is President and Chief Executive Officer of both the Lansing and Grand Rapids offices of Martin Commercial Properties. As an industry pioneer, Mr. Martin channels more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate into cultivating organizational excellence by both demonstrating and demanding leadership, integrity and professionalism in his staff. He has likewise lent his expertise in numerous leadership roles and his service on the board of directors for CBOR, CAR and MAR.

In addition to actively pursuing new business development, Mr. Martin manages several corporate services accounts and leads the investment properties team, which specializes in maximizing value for private property investors in the disposition and acquisition of commercial and multi-housing assets.

A sampling of the recent accolades Mr. Martin has received includes:

  • 2012 – CBRE Top 225 Performing Professional in the U.S.
  • 2012 – CBRE Top 20 Private Capital Group Producer
  • 2012 – Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Small Business
  • 2007 – CBRE Top 200 U.S. Sales Professionals
  • 2003 – Colbert Coldwell Circle Designee – CBRE Top 100 U.S. Sales Professionals
  • 2003 – Commercial Board of Realtors® “Realtor of the Year”
  • 2001 – CBRE Top 200 U.S. Sales Professionals

Significant Transactions

Deal Size
Transaction TypeApply Now
- Auto-Owners Insurance Company
359 Acres
Corp. Headquarters/ Land AssemblageApply Now
- Jackson National Life Insurance Co.
320 Acres
Corp. Headquarters/ Land AssemblageApply Now
- Coolidge Park
76 Acres
Land SaleApply Now
- Delta Distribution Center, Lansing
628,000 SF
Industrial LeaseApply Now
- Bridgewater Place, Grand Rapids
425,000 SF
Office Investment SaleApply Now
- Rogers Plaza Town Center
365,572 SF
Retail Investment SaleApply Now
- Comprehensive Logistics, Lansing
269,800 SF
Industrial Investment SaleApply Now
- Lansing Towne Center & Meridian Towne Center
198,709 SF
Retail Investment SaleApply Now
- One Michigan Avenue, Lansing
150,000 SF
Office Investment SaleApply Now
- Varnum Riddering Schmidt & Howlett, LLP, Grand Rapids
104,395 SF
Office LeaseApply Now
- Hannah Plaza/USA Café, East Lansing
97,246 SF
Retail Investment SaleApply Now
- Accident Fund Insurance Company
27,223 SF
Office LeaseApply Now


Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • William G. Martin Ambassador Award – 2014
  • 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®
  • CPIX: Commercial Properties Information Exchange


  • BS/BA: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • 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 CommInv. Real Estate Brokerage; and Adv. Techniques in Mktg. Comm. Real Estate
  • SIOR – Office Marketing Specialists and Industrial Real Estate II

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