Kentwood Real Estate Launches Kentwood Commercial
Posted by Doug E. Lierle — November 20, 2017
DENVER, CO – Kentwood Real Estate, Colorado’s Premier Real Estate Company, has launched Kentwood Commercial (www.kentwoodcommercial.com) to serve all primary segments of the commercial real estate business. The new division has some of the most experienced commercial real estate brokers in the industry who will collectively serve the industrial, office, retail, land and investment segments of commercial real estate.
The new boutique commercial real estate company was created by Peter Niederman, Chief Executive Officer of Kentwood Real Estate who also serves as CEO of Kentwood Commercial; David Morrison, Senior Vice President; Karen Landers Zeile, Senior Vice President; Mike Fickinger, Senior Vice President and Rodney Gustafson, Senior Vice President. Matt Anton serves as Retail Broker Associate.
“For the last eight years, Karen has been our only commercial broker who operated from our Kentwood City Properties’ office near Union Station,” said Peter Niederman, CEO of Kentwood Commercial. “When Kentwood Real Estate was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway, we realized the additional opportunity to create a commercial brokerage division. Our new company is characterized by an exceptional local brand and the extensive referral network of Kentwood with the national strength and financial support of Berkshire Hathaway. David, Karen, Mike and Rodney had previously collaborated on various commercial projects and recognized we could further expand Kentwood’s market share by expanding the company into the commercial market. Also, Berkshire Hathaway, the fourth largest real estate company in the world, owns 54 individual companies, all of which have commercial real estate needs. We intend to penetrate this market and work with those companies on their future commercial real estate needs.”
According to Niederman, the largest companies in the commercial real estate industry are built to handle large national multi-market tenants and institution property owners. Occasionally, assignments and transactions are handed down from the corporate office, without a personal relationship or knowledge of the client’s business operations or needs, and handled by junior associates. The smaller companies only have local relationships that they have developed on a transactional basis. However, business and operations’ decisions are done at a local level.
“Our commercial brokers have significant relationships in the community, and a long history of experience in the local commercial market,” said Niederman. “Kentwood residential agents and Kentwood Relocation Services can provide referral and introductions to numerous business decision-makers and executive clients. Berkshire Hathaway provides support and international breadth. The Kentwood and Berkshire Hathaway brands legitimize and elevate our visibility in the Denver real estate market.”
Kentwood residential agents handle more high-end residential transaction volume and revenue than any of the other Colorado firms combined. Clients include numerous business executives and leaders in the community, and Kentwood Commercial will engage with the residential agents to cross-sell to these relationships. In a similar fashion over time, Kentwood Commercial agents will work with Berkshire Hathaway companies, which owns and leases commercial property in Colorado and across the country.
Kentwood Commercial is a free-standing commercial brokerage operating from its office at 1660 17th Street, Suite 100, Denver, CO 80202, phone 303-820-2489. The company’s website at www.kentwoodcommercial.com provides a wealth of information on current listings, testimonials, contact information and profiles on the experienced staff.
Kentwood Commercial Staff
A Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate
Peter Niederman: CEO, Kentwood Real Estate (Parent Company)
Peter Niederman currently serves as the CEO of Kentwood Real Estate (a Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate), which is comprised of three residential real estate offices (Downtown Denver, Cherry Creek and the Denver Tech Center) with 200 sales professionals producing annual sales of $2.4 billion. Denver Rental, part of the Kentwood family, handles residential leasing and property management. Recently, Niederman announced the formation of Kentwood Commercial, a company dedicated to servicing commercial office, retail, multi-family, investment, and land.
Kentwood Real Estate is dedicated to building on its legacy of being “Colorado’s Premier Real Estate Company™” through the highest producing, most knowledgeable, caring and experienced sales team in the country, offering the highest quality customer service experience.
Niederman was born in Chicago, Illinois and is a graduate of the University of Arizona. He has held various positions with the Denver Board of Realtors, serving as President in 1998, and spent six years on the board of directors for the Denver Board of Realtors. Also, he has served on several boards of directors, including the Colorado Association of Realtors, National Association Realtors, Stewart Title Guarantee Company, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. In 1995, he was the recipient of the prestigious Denver Board of Realtors’ President’s Distinguished Service Award. In addition, in 2000, Niederman was named “Realtor of the Year” by the Denver Board.
Karen Zeile: Senior Vice President
Since 2000, Karen has marketed, sold and leased properties throughout the Downtown area including LoDo, Uptown, the Golden Triangle, the Ballpark Neighborhood and the burgeoning RiNo District. Her in-depth knowledge of the area not only comes from her years of experience in the field, it is also the place she calls home. Zeile’s background includes financial analysis reporting, market and title research, and development. Her intimate understanding of small business concerns in the downtown area make her the perfect agent to partner with in developing new entities or relocating established groups.
David Morrison, CCIM: Senior Vice President
Morrison has 35 years of commercial experience in Denver with Oxford Ansco, Brookfield Properties, CBRE, Grubb & Ellis, and Colliers International. He has leased over three million square feet of office space in the CBD, LoDo, DTC, and the Greenwood Plaza submarkets and 1,000 lease transactions, and has produced over $100 million in sales volume. Morrison is a CCIM Designee.
Mike Fickinger, CCIM: Senior Vice President
Throughout his career, Fickinger has successfully negotiated with numerous landlords and utilizes these long-term relationships to better help serve his clients. He has dealt with both local (Denver Metro area) and national (via multi-market corporate services) leasing assignments. His expertise has afforded his clients value-added, best-of -class services and results regarding their leasing requirements, both long and short-term. Fickinger’s strategy supports an integrated team approach encompassing consulting, strategic development, and project management. He prepares a thorough analysis of his client’s business in order to provide a comprehensive real estate assessment, thus allowing him to create a more comprehensive plan to help meet and/or exceed his client’s real estate objectives.
Rodney Gustafson, CCIM: Senior Vice President
Gustafson has successfully represented commercial property tenants, sellers, and buyers for over two decades in Metro Denver and, as a broker and owner of commercial property, he is well versed in the vagaries that are often inherent in lease and sale transactions. Gustafson’s years of experience and ability to arrive at “win/win” solutions are the qualities most appreciated by his clients. He is a CCIM Designee and has proven expertise in negotiating complex transactions requiring financial, market, and investment analysis.
Matt Anton: Broker Associate
A third-generation commercial real estate broker and Colorado native, Anton has extensive knowledge of the Colorado market and has a keen focus on bettering and building his Colorado community. He has a heavy emphasis in retail, investment sales, general purchase and sale agreements, and leasing. Some of Anton’s notable clients are Dos Santos, Nine2626 Development, UFC Gym, Uncle, and Westside Investment Partners. He has done roughly $20 million in leasing and sale transactions.
Fillion is a results-oriented team player who thrives in a challenging and fast-paced environment where her performance directly impacts the bottom line. She was most recently with The Bartic Group at Keller Williams Realty. With 10 years in the real estate industry, she is an excellent negotiator with a proven track record of professionalism and leadership. Fillion goes above and beyond to achieve success on every transaction and prides herself on providing the best service possible to all of her clients.