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At the Commercial Alliance of Realtor’s Annual Award Reception on Tuesday, Mary Anne Wisinski-Rosely of NAI Wisinski of West Michigan was named this year’s Realtor of the Year. “I feel honored to have received this award, especially since I was selected by my peers,” Mary Anne said of the accomplishment. Not only did she broker nearly $50 million in commercial real estate transactions in 2012, but she sat as the President of CAR’s board and represented CAR at multiple Michigan Association of Realtor (MAR) and National Association of Realtor (NAR) events.
This is now NAI Wisinski’s fourth Realtor of the Year award in five years. Last year Rod Alderink took home the award. Prior to that was Doug Taatjes (2010) and Stu Kingma (2009). “Our company has been well represented with this award,” said Jim Decker, President of NAI Wisinski. “We have much to be proud of and thankful for.”
At the Commercial Alliance of Realtors (CAR) annual awards banquet last Tuesday night, NAI Wisinski of West Michigan was recognized four times for their recent successes. Rod Alderink, Stan Wisinski, Case Reimus, and Chris Prins all took home awards.
Chris Prins received the Largest Industrial Lease Award for his 85,595 SF lease at 5079 33rd Street to Atek Medical Device Manufacturing “This was a very smooth deal. The owner and the tenant worked well together through the entire process,” Chris said of the transaction.
Case Reimus received the Largest Retail Sale Award. The award represented the sale of 4121 28th Street in Cascade just west of I-96. Sleep Doctor, a locally owned mattress specialty store, bought the location for their 16th store throughout Michigan. This transaction took place in late November.
Stan Wisinski was recognized for his 50 years of service in commercial real estate. In Addition, Rod Alderink was named 2012 CAR Realtor of the Year. “I am honored and humbled to be named the Commercial Alliance of Realtors 2012 Realtor of the Year. It has been an honor to serve our CAR members on its Board of Directors and to represent CAR on both the State and National levels,” he said regarding the award. “The manner in which CAR members collaborate with each other to mutually serve our clients with excellence and integrity makes CAR a unique organization across the country. I am blessed to be recognized by my peers.”
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, MI
Family: Married; Two daughters
CRE Experience: 24 years
Area(s) of Commercial Real Estate that you specializes in:
Rod specializes in the Retail, Office, and Investment Commercial Real Estate sectors.
What business/professional organizations do you belong to?
He is currently the president of the Commercial Alliance of Realtors (CAR) and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). In addition, Rod is on the Board of Trustees at Calvin College. On a personal level, Rod is a volunteer with the Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization.
Describe a personal interest:
Over the past few years, Rod has become involved with running and participating in triathlons. This year, he is running in the Fifth Third Riverbank 25K for the third time, and plans to participate in two to three triathlons over the course of the summer.
Describe a career highlight:
One of his career highlights is bringing Walgreens to the Holland and Grand Rapids area in the 1990’s.
Favorite thing about working in Commercial Real Estate?
Rod’s favorite thing about working in Commercial Real Estate is cultivating long-term relationships and working with a loyal, fantastic group of clients over many years.
Lessons learned in the past 18 months?
There is business to be done, even in a rough economy and down market, if you execute the fundamentals of good real estate consistently.