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GR Lions Luncheon Tuesday Sept 10, 2019

September 10, 2019 @ 12:00 am - 1:30 pm

Come hear Mike Murray, Retail specialist with Colliers International, and Shari Veldman.  They will speak to us on Tuesday, Sept 10, 2019.

Mike Murray is a retail specialist with Colliers International, and has been with the company since 1996. His honesty and attention to meeting client’s needs has been his primary asset in providing real estate services. Mike takes great pride in using his market knowledge to serve his clients. Mike was immediately drawn into the retail aspect of commercial real estate. One of his first projects was the redevelopment of a shopping center in Kentwood, Michigan. His dedication to the development of retail in this particular area of Kentwood has led to continued new retail development. As a result, he secured an account from one of the nation’s top ten apartment developers, advising them in the sale of their excess land along the South Beltline. Clients who have purchased the property have been the 16-screen Celebration! Cinema, Pizzeria Uno, Steak & Shake, and Bob Evans. When working with Mike, it is easy to see that he has a passion for retail in West Michigan. He is currently working with retailers, developers, sellers and landlords throughout the greater Grand Rapids area.

Murray served the Commercial Alliance of REALTORS as President in 2018.  He has also served on several committees and task force groups within CARWM.

Shari Veldman is the Executive Director for the Commercial Alliance of REALTORS, a position held since 2006.  She has worked within REALTOR association groups for 21 years, spending time as the marketing/education director for the residential association.   Veldman also served as the DDA Marketing Director and Chamber of Commerce Director for the City of Coopersville.

In 2009 Veldman earned the REALTOR Certified Executive (RCE) designation from the National Association of REALTORS.  She currently serves on the Commercial Committee for N.A.R., and is Vice-Chairperson of the Educational Forum.   Veldman coordinated the Commercial Leadership Forum held in Chicago in August, and is working on curriculum for the National  Association Executives Institute’s Commercial courses, which she will teach in March.

At the state level, Veldman represents the 42 Association Executives as an RPAC Trustee, and has served on various state committees and task force groups.

An avid football fan, Veldman expects to once again be disappointed in her beloved Detroit Lions.


University Club,  5/3 bldg (top floor)
111 Lyon St NW
Grand Rapids MI 49503


As always free parking


September 10, 2019
12:00 am - 1:30 pm
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