Posts tagged Kurt Kunst
June 9, 2016
By Pat Evans
A new day care facility for dogs is slated to be built at a seven-acre site in town this summer.
Charlie’s Canine Care is expected to open Aug. 1 in Grand Rapids, at 14105 Ironwood Dr. NW. A site plan for the land was recently approved, and construction on a $500,000 expansion is expected to begin this month. Eric Ludstrom and Rita Lusdstrom will manage the business with their daughter, Kelsey, managing day-to-day operations.
The property has an existing 1,920-square-foot building, which will feature a 480-square-foot office and be used as the initial facility for up to 50 dogs, according to Grover Real Estate’s Max Grover, who represented the property’s buyer.
Kurt Kunst of NAI Wisinski of West Michigan represented the property’s seller, H&K Investments.
Charlie’s Canine Care will add a 12,000-square-foot dog-run area with natural grass. Dog owners will also be able to view their dogs on webcams.
Italian company plans $17.6M plant, 109 jobs
An Italian plastics mold maker is investing $17.6 million in the area and plans to create 109 jobs in the process.
San Polo di Piave, Italy-based INglass-HRSFlow recently agreed to terms with NAI Wisinski of West Michigan to purchase land to make hot-runner systems for plastic injection molding in Byron Center Township, at 720 74th St. SW, according to The Right Place, a regional economic development nonprofit, on Wednesday.
The company plans to create 109 over the next four years.
INglass, formerly named Incos, was founded in 1987. The global company is a simple supplier of molds and hot runner systems.
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, MI
Family: Four Children; Two boys and two girls
CRE Experience: 14
Area(s) of commercial real estate that the agent specializes in:
Kurt specializes in Office and Industrial.
What business/professional organizations do they belong to?
He is a member of the Grand Rapids Commercial Alliance of Realtors (CAR) as well the Michigan Association of Realtors (MAR), and the National Association of Realtors (NAR). In addition, Kurt is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and belongs to the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR).
Describe a personal interest:
Kurt has a passion for bow hunting any type of big game, and a general love of the outdoors.
Describe a career highlight:
The highlight of his career was merging Grand Real Estate with Taatjes & Tol to create NAI West Michigan. – “We have an awesome team! Working alongside of people like Doug Taatjes and Dave Smies is an honor.”
Favorite thing about working in commercial real estate?
His favorite thing about working in commercial real estate is the people he works with. NAI West Michigan has an excellent team that is truly dedicated to serve. He also has a lot of excellent clients, most of them he would call friends. Each day presents itself with unlimited possibilities. The variety of work he is involved with each day keeps his job very intriguing. – “I get to come alongside of people and help them make some very significant business decisions. This usually leads to a long relationship and in many occasions, great friendships.”
Lessons learned in the past 18 months?
Life is short, seize each opportunity. – “God has blessed me with each new day and every day should be lived as though it was my last. Status, prestige, and power are useless. Faith, family, and friends is where I need to spend the few remaining days of my life.”