“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company…a church….a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past…we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude…I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our attitudes.” Charles Swindoll

Kurt Kunst, SIOR, CCIM

Partner, Executive Vice President

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Background & Experience

Kurt began his real estate career 26 years ago in 1997. He is an active partner at NAI Wisinski of West Michigan. Kurt specializes in the purchase and leasing of Industrial and Commercial properties. He also assists clients in the analysis of build-to-suit options, development, and Investment opportunities.

Kurt enjoys spending time with his wife, their 4 kids and their spouses, and especially the grand kids. His family spends a lot of time in Ludington at their cottage boating, hiking, riding ATV’s, and anything outdoors. They love to travel and have taken numerous family trips including several mission trips to Guatemala, South Africa, and the Dominican Republic. He is also an avid bow hunter and loves pursuing game in the Midwest but has a real passion for hunting the mountains.

Kurt enjoys working at NAI because of the people. ‘We have the best group of people. We spend more time in the office than we do at home so having a great collaborative team makes work enjoyable. I love what I do and am blessed to be surrounded by wonderful people.’


  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR): Kurt is one of only 3% of Commercial Realtors to be a member of the SIOR designation. This international organization requires strict professional guidelines and qualifications for obtaining membership including an approved track record of documented transactions. SIORs form a 3,100 member network of like-minded professionals who share business referrals and collaborate on their continuing education.
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM): Kurt is one of only 5% of Commercial Realtors to earn the prestigious CCIM designation. CCIMs exemplify the real estate industry’s highest professional and ethical standards. A CCIM is a recognized professional who may specialize in commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, asset management, valuation, and/or investment analysis.
  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration and Marketing, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

Professional Associations & Designations

  • Grand Rapids Commercial Alliance of Realtors (CAR)
  • Former member of Board of Directors Michigan Association of Realtors (MAR)
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)