In college, I worked as a phone host at Pizza Hut. During my first day on the job after I finished a task, I would ask the manager “What can I do next?”. After asking this same question a few times, the manager’s response was “Kara, stop asking me what to do, and just do it.” This advice shaped my mentality at a young age to embrace a pro-active approach vs. a reactive one.

Kara Schroer, CCIM

Senior Vice President

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Office, Healthcare, Church Properties, Land, Sale vs. Lease Analysis, Market Research

Background & Experience

Kara Schroer, CCIM, is a Senior Vice President with NAI Wisinski of West Michigan and has been working in the commercial real estate industry since 2004. Her primary focus is on the sale & leasing of an array of real estate product types in the West Michigan marketplace. Kara provides streamlined commercial real estate services to her clients by offering seller/landlord representation, site selection services, market research & analytic consulting to assist her clients in making the right decision to achieve their objectives and maximize their return on investment. Kara’s core value is integrity with a focus on a productive and meaningful relationship with her clients.

With over 19-years of industry experience, Kara has closed a variety of real estate transactions during her tenure in brokerage services. Her long list of experience in the industry includes deals across all property types, ranging from a doggie daycare lease to a multi-million dollar office investment sale with a variety of transactions between the two. She is not afraid to dig into the details to make sure the deal is done correctly and to ensure her clients are making a safe investment. Her extensive knowledge in the office, healthcare, and land specialty groups have been instrumental in bringing significant value to her clients.

Kara enjoys spending time at home and in Northern Michigan with her husband and two young daughters. Her family is originally from Upstate New York, and she is hoping to take her girls to the Finger Lakes region next Summer to visit the region and their extended family.

Kara enjoys working at NAI because someone is always there to help out or answer any question. ‘The team at NAI Wisinski has been very supportive of our efforts to gain market share in the Kalamazoo market.’


  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana

Honors & Awards

  • 2022 CoStar Power Broker Award, Largest Office Lease Award – West Michigan
  • 2018 Commercial Alliance of Realtors (CAR), Largest Retail Lease
  • 2017 CoStar Power Broker Award -Retail Lease
  • 2016 CoStar Power Broker Award- Industrial Lease
  • 2010 Recipient, Charlotte Board of Realtors Silver Deal Makers Award
  • 2006 “The Advantages of Political Affiliation: Dependent & Independent Small-Island Profiles” published research paper along with former professor, Dr. Jerome L. McElroy of Saint Mary’s College, in The Round Table Journal
  • 2007 CBRE, Inc. Rookie of the Year Award — Charlotte, North Carolina

Professional Associations & Designations

  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • Commercial Alliance of Realtors (CAR)
  • Greater Kalamazoo Association of Realtors (GKAR)
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, Indiana
    Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Michigan
  • Michigan Association of Realtors (MAR)
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR)

Community Involvement

  • 2020-Present: Immaculate Conception School Trust Board
  • 2020-Present: Immaculate Conception School Annual Fund Co-Chair

Strategic Clients

  • Arbor Financial Credit Union
  • Brain Trust Behavioral Health
  • Granger Group
  • United Methodist Church
  • Michigan Area United Methodist Camping
  • Continental Companies
  • Three Rivers Industrial District Authority
  • YWCA of Kalamazoo
  • West Michigan International