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Van W. Martin

President & CEO

Martin Commercial Properties

1111 Michigan Ave Ste 300, East Lansing, MI 48823-4050

Industrial & Office Specialist
Member Since
SIOR Michigan Chapter
Areas of Practice
Investments, Tenant Representation, Distribution & Logistics, Brokerage Management, Sale/Leasing, Landlord, Corporate Services, Consulting
Van Martin has been at the helm of the reputable firm, Martin Commercial Properties, for 4 decades. He is also the founder Martin Property Development, a development firm and affiliated company to Martin Commercial Properties. He has orchestrated billions of dollars of real estate transactions and leased & sold millions of square feet of commercial property during his career. In addition to his roles at Martin and MPD, he is also the co-founder and managing partner at Riverstone Capital Partners, a private equity real estate investment fund.

Mr. Martin built his reputation as a leader in the industry by developing highly successful corporate services, brokerage, property management, and development teams within his organization. He has garnered national accolades as a top producer of investment sales for CBRE as member of an affiliated office. Additionally, Mr. Martin has been awarded Realtor of the Year for the Commercial Board of Realtors and inducted into the Midwest RE Hall of Fame.

Mr. Martin holds the SIOR, CCIM, and coveted CRE professional designations, demonstrating his commitment to education and professionalism. All of which has contributed to his expansive network of connections in the vast majority of states in the continental United States. Van is a graduate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned his BS/BA from the Kenan-Flager School of Business.
Van W. Martin is President and CEO 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 demonstrating 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 Michigan Commercial Board of Realtors, Commercial Association of Realtors, and Michigan Realtors.

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.
  • 2012 - Midwest Real Estate Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 2001 - CBRE Top 200 U.S. Sales Professionals
  • 2003 - Commercial Board of Realtors® “Realtor of the Year”
  • 2003 - Colbert Coldwell Circle Designee – CBRE Top 100 U.S. Sales Professionals
  • 2007 - CBRE Top 200 U.S. Sales Professionals
  • 2012 - Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Small Business
  • 2012 - CBRE Top 20 Private Capital Group Producer
  • 2012 - CBRE Top 225 Performing Professional in the U.S.
  • SIOR – Office Marketing Specialists and Industrial Real Estate II
  • 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
  • Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) - Real Estate Institute I, II and III, and Real Estate Finance
  • BS/BA: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Van Martin, SIOR, CCIM, CRE
Martin Commercial Properties
East Lansing, MI
Bradley Ruther, SIOR
Veterans Commercial Real Estate
Cincinnati, OH
Office Lease
10,523 Sq. Ft.
September 27, 2016 Traverse City, MI

Van represented Auto-Owners Life Insurance Company

Bradley represented Versus Technology

Arthur Makris, SIOR, CCIM
Duke Realty Corp.
Jersey City, NJ
Richard Trott, SIOR, CCIM
Columbus, OH
Van Martin, SIOR, CCIM, CRE
Martin Commercial Properties
East Lansing, MI
Kevin McGrath, SIOR,CCIM
Cardinal Industrial
San Diego, CA
Industrial Lease
76,512 Sq. Ft.
January 1, 2015 Grove City, OH

GSA Reporter
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  • Begin Date : 1/1/2006
  • End Date : 12/31/2020
SPB - Brokerage Management
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  • Begin Date : 1/1/2006
  • End Date : 1/1/2020
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