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Rod Alderink

Partner, Senior Vice President
Retail & Office Brokerage

+1 (616) 242 1104
+1 (616) 813 0572

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Office, Retail, Churches, Schools

Background & Experience

Rod began his commercial/industrial real estate career in Grand Rapids in 1987 and became a partner of NAI Wisinski of West Michigan in 2006. Rod specializes in retail, office, and institutional (schools/churches) sales and leasing as well as investment properties and vacant land. He is the team leader for NAI Wisinski’s Retail Specialty Group and through his collaborative nature, is able to develop innovative solutions to meet his clients’ needs. Rod is detail-oriented and a firm believer in communication and following through no matter how large or small the project is.

“Over the past few years Rod has been a great partner, helping me increase occupancy in my building, culminating to a final sale of the property. His insight and knowledge of the market was instrumental in helping me make the right decisions.” – Mark Lee, MDL Commercial, LLC

“Rod, we all thought the meeting last night went very well. You impressed us with the work getting ready for the presentation!” – John Flikkema, III, Former President, VanAndel & Flikkema Chrysler Jeep

Rod enjoys working at NAI because of the collaborative, fun, client-focused atmosphere where everyone helps each other get the job done.

When he’s not working, Rod enjoys spending time with his family and friends at their lake house doing watersports, traveling, snowmobiling, using their motorhome or taking their Mini Cooper convertible to a restaurant they’ve never been to.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI
  • NAI Global University, Master in Commercial Property
  • Valuation Specialist
  • CCIM Candidate

Honors & Awards

  • 2022 35 Years in Commercial Real Estate Recognition
  • 2016 Realtor Active in Politics, Commercial Alliance of Realtors
  • 2012 National Commercial Award, National Association of Realtors
  • 2012 Realtor of the Year, Commercial Alliance of Realtors
  • 2011 Big Brother of the Year, West Michigan Big Brother/Big Sister

Professional Associations & Designations

  • National Association of Realtors (NAR) -Commercial Legislation & Regulatory Advisory Board – Commercial Real Estate Committee Member
  • Michigan Association of Realtors (MAR) – Board of Directors – Building Task Force Chair – Finance Committee
  • Commercial Alliance of Realtors (CAR) – Board of Directors – Past President – Treasurer and Secretary – Finance Committee

Community Involvement

  • a-Round Green Lake Neighborhood Association – President
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Michigan – Mentor/Volunteer
  • Mars Hill Bible Church – Operations Governance Team Chair – Former Pastoral Ministries Governance Team Chair – Men’s Collective, Leadership Team
  • USA Triathlon Member
  • Leighton Township – Lake Advisory Committee
  • Calvin University – Board of Trustees – Chair of Business & Finance Committee
  • Calvin Alumni Association – Board of Trustees – President
  • Covenant Christian Reformed Church – Elder and Deacon
  • South Christian High School – Long Range Planning Committee

Strategic Clients

  • Walgreens
  • Boost Mobile
  • Advanced Auto Parts
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Little Caesar’s Pizza
  • Napa Auto Parts
  • Square D
  • Family Dollar
  • Rite Aid
  • Pizza Hut
  • Ajacs Die Sales
  • UPS Store
  • JoAnne Fabrics
  • Check-n-Go
  • Family Video
  • Macatawa Bank
  • Payless Shoes
  • Subway
  • Batteries +
  • Dollar Tree