“Treat others as you want to be treated”

David Smies, CCIM, SIOR

Executive Vice President
Industrial Brokerage

+1 (616) 242 1122
+1 (616) 821 5385

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Industrial, Lease Administration, Office, Buyer Representation, Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation

Background & Experience

Dave began his real estate career in 1983 and became a partner at a local real estate development firm. Dave started at Grand Real Estate in 1989 and developed the company into one of West Michigan’s leading commercial real estate firms. He also began Grand Property Management in 1997. In May of 2006, Grand Real Estate joined forces with Taatjes & Tol and formed NAI Wisinski of West Michigan. Dave specializes in the sale and leasing of commercial properties as well as analysis of build-to-suit options and investment opportunities.

Dave enjoys working at NAI because,  ‘it is a culture that is constantly wondering how to make things better for others.’

In his free time, Dave enjoys spending time with his wife and kids/grandkids.


  • Marketing, Law, and Real Estate Management, Davenport College, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Associate degree in Sales and Marketing and Business Administration, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

Professional Associations & Designations

  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
    • Dave is one of only 3% of Commercial Realtors to be a member of the SIOR designation. SIOR’s form a 3,200 member network of like-minded professionals who share business referrals and collaborate on their continuing education.
    • SIOR Michigan Chapter— Past President, Vice President, Treasurer and Admissions Officer
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
    • Dave is one of only 5% of Commercial Realtors to earn the prestigious CCIM designation. CCIM’s exemplify the real estate industry’s highest professional and ethical standards.
  • Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI) – The GRI symbol is the mark of a real estate professional who has made a commitment to providing a superior level of professional services. Realtors with the GRI designation are highly trained in many areas of real estate to better serve and protect their clients.
  • Grand Rapids Commercial Alliance of Realtors (CAR)
  • Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • Michigan Association of Realtors (MAR)
  • Former Chairman of the Board – YMCA – DDH Branch in Grand Rapids MI

Transaction History

  • Columbian Enterprises, Logistics – Various Locations
  • Service Express Inc., Computer Support – Broadmoor SE and Sparks Dr. SE
  • Land and Sea , Distribution – Renewal of lease on Clay Ave. SW
  • Nichols – Several Locations
  • Motion Industries – Walker, MI
  • Partners Worldwide – Grand Rapids Location