Our Team

The most important asset to a business is its people. Our group of professional brokers has unprecedented experience, expertise and professionalism. They are as follows:

bruce simon of landmark real estate

Bruce Simon

Bruce Simon is a Partner and Co-Founder of Landmark Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc. and the Landmark Investment Sales team. Bruce is a graduate of Michigan State University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. He has been a licensed real estate agent since 1977 and a broker since 1982. Prior to joining Coldwell Banker Commercial in 1988, he owned and operated his own real estate firm for over five years in Lansing, Michigan. With Michael Lippitt, Bruce founded Landmark Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc. in 1989. Bruce has exclusively represented numerous “large box” retailers and department stores throughout Michigan. He continues to successfully represent the highest profile national retail chains while handling well qualified leasing and sale assignments.

bsimon@landmarkcres.com
michael lippitt of landmark real estate

Michael Lippitt

Michael Lippitt is a Partner and Co-Founder of Landmark Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc. and the Landmark Investment Sales team. A 1983 graduate of the University of Michigan, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, Michael also has a Juris Doctor Degree of Law from Wayne State University and passed the Michigan Bar Examination in 1986. At that time, he began his retail brokerage career at Coldwell Banker Commercial, quickly becoming a top producer. Michael has successfully “rolled out” dozens of national retail chains in Michigan completing over 1,500 tranactions over three decades. With Bruce Simon, Michael founded Landmark Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc. in 1989 continuing his reputation for handling prestigious national retail tenant representation and leasing agencies.

mlippitt@landmarkcres.com
rick shlom of landmark real estate

Richard Shlom

Richard Shlom is a graduate of Wayne State University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. He was a member of Coldwell Banker Commercial in 1988 and worked within its highly successful retail group. He then joined the Taubman Company in 1990 and handled national accounts, completing multiple transactions in Taubman Regional Malls throughout the United States. Rick joined the Landmark team in 1993 and is a Partner. He continues to handle national, regional and local retail accounts and listings throughout southeast Michigan and major west Michigan markets.

rshlom@landmarkcres.com
john kello of landmark real estate

John Kello

John Kello is a graduate of the University of Detroit with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. John joined Landmark Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc. in 1999 after several years with Schostak Brothers & Company. John, a Partner at Landmark, has a proven track record of success working tenant representation assignments for several regional and national retailers.  John specializes in retail investment sales in the Midwest and Southeast representing Pension Funds, REITs and Individual Investors and has been involved in other property types including flex, office and vacant land.  John’s ability to match a property with the right purchaser has proven successful for his various clients.

jkello@landmarkcres.com
kevin baker of landmark real estate

Kevin Baker

Kevin Baker is a Partner of Landmark Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc. and a Co-Founder and Partner of the Landmark Investment Sales Team. Kevin specializes in the sale of retail shopping centers and single tenant net lease investment properties across all property types. He currently represents some of the nation’s largest institutional funds, private equity funds, and high net worth investors in listing investment properties all over the country. Since 2010, Kevin has closed deals totaling over 5,540,000 SF valued at over $500,000,000. From 2005 to 2010, Kevin worked extensively at Landmark as a retail broker specializing in tenant representation. Prior to Landmark, Kevin attended Michigan State University and University of Michigan-Dearborn where he studied finance. Kevin began his real estate career in 2001 when he founded Baker Real Estate Holdings, specializing in acquisition and management of a student housing portfolio at Michigan State University.

kbaker@landmarkcres.com
dan kukes of landmark real estate

Daniel Kukes

Daniel Kukes is a Partner of Landmark Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc. and a Co-Founder and Partner of the Landmark Investment Sales Team.  Daniel specializes in the sale of retail shopping centers and single tenant net lease investment properties of all property types across the country.  He currently represents some of the nation’s largest institutional funds, private equity funds, and high net worth investors in listing investment properties nationwide.  Since 2010, Daniel has closed deals totaling over 5,540,000 SF valued at over $500,000,000. Daniel a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Pre-Law & Society and joined Landmark in 2009 as an Associate Broker.  He began his real estate career at NAI Farbman where he focused on shopping center leasing and retail tenant representation. After five years at NAI Farbman, Daniel joined DAP Investments as a partner responsible for retail development, acquisitions and leasing. While there, he developed several single tenant and shopping center projects in Michigan and Illinois.

dkukes@landmarkcres.com
matt swantko of landmark real estate

Matthew Swantko

Matthew Swantko is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Matt became a Partner at Landmark in 2011, after a successful stint at Grubb & Ellis Company. Matt started in the business with his father, Dan Swantko, and eventually formed Source Real Estate & Investment Company, in which he was a partner from 1994 until 2010. He has over 25 years of retail real estate experience and focuses on tenant representation, sales, acquisitions, and leasing. He has a proven track record of assisting local and national clients in developing creative and innovative solutions to their specific real estate needs.

mswantko@landmarkcres.com
louis ciotti of landmark real estate

Louis Ciotti

Louis Ciotti is a graduate of Oakland University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Communications and Business. He began his real estate brokerage career thereafter at Signature Associates, quickly distinguishing himself as a top producer winning multiple awards. Louis specializes in shopping center leasing and investment sales as well as retail tenant representation accounts. He has developed valuable expertise in the sale of service station portfolios and bank dispositions, understanding the needs of his institutional clients. Louis has an aggressive, energetic and friendly style that serves his clients and customers well. At Landmark, Louis has continued expanding on his territorial expertise and dominance while bolstering his full service approach to retail real estate requirements.

lciotti@landmarkcres.com
viktor gjonaj of landmark real estate

Viktor Gjonaj

Viktor Gjonaj is a fixture in the retail real estate industry in Metro Detroit. From the age of 18, Viktor has built his commercial brokerage clientele based on integrity, dedication, and a keen awareness of market conditions. Prior to joining Landmark in 2014, Viktor was a Partner at Signature Associates/Cushman & Wakefield. Viktor has represented numerous retail tenants and has worked with the development community to maximize the health and vitality of their real estate portfolios. From pre-planning and pre-leasing new projects to creating the right merchandising mix, Viktor has carved a niche that creates tangible value for his clients. Whether he is working with a valued tenant or Landlord or buyer or seller, Viktor can be counted upon as a true expert and fiduciary.

vgjonaj@landmarkcres.com
scott sonenberg of landmark real estate

Scott Sonenberg

Scott Sonenberg is a graduate of Western Michigan University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management. Scott spent the last two years working with A.F. Jonna Development where he gained valuable experience in shopping center leasing and site selection for numerous national, regional, and local retailers. His positive energy and keen eye for deals, combined with a flair for multi-tasking, has helped Scott complete a large volume of transactions on an annual basis. Now at Landmark, Scott will build on his early success as a sales associate working on shopping center leasing, retail tenant representation, and investment sales.

ssonenberg@landmarkcres.com

Jason Greenspan

Jason Greenspan graduated from The University of Michigan in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Sociology. Jason also received a Juris Doctor in 2015 from Michigan State University College of Law where he concentrated in business and corporations. He passed the Michigan Bar Examination in July 2015.  Starting in 2011, and while in law school, Jason interned at Landmark Investment Sales identifying, sourcing, and underwriting investment grade properties.  As an intern, Jason has successfully participated in the closing of over $40,000,000 in single tenant and power center closings all across the country. With law school behind him and four years of experience in real estate investments sales, Jason has earned a full time Associate salesman position in Landmark’s growing Investment division. Jason specializes in the representation of buyers and sellers of institutional grade single tenant properties, high profile unanchored retail centers, grocery anchored centers, and power centers.

jgreenspan@landmarkcres.com

Charlie Van Camp

Charlie Van Camp graduated from Central Michigan University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. For the last three years, Charlie worked at Bedrock Detroit underwriting over 30 commercial acquisitions and financings valued at over $150 million in financing.  This experience helped him gain extensive knowledge in underwriting and managing a pipeline of complex mixed-use investment transactions.  Now at Landmark, Charlie underwrites investment properties across all property types and provides pricing guidance and valuations for the Investment Sales Department.

cvancamp@landmarkcres.com

Anthony Vitale

Anthony Vitale is a graduate of Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management. Prior to joining Landmark, Anthony began his career in real estate at the Thomas Duke Company specializing in retail and office sales and leasing. Anthony quickly demonstrated an acute understanding of the human dynamics that influence business decisions to the advantage of his clients. His ambition, drive and organizational skills have enabled him to complete a substantial volume of transactions on a yearly basis. He is a trusted fiduciary to his clients. As a team member at Landmark, Anthony will continue to build on his success focusing on shopping center leasing, retail tenant representation, and investment sales throughout southeast Michigan.

avitale@landmarkcres.com

Gordon Hyde

Gordon Hyde graduated from Madonna University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Gordon started his business career at Hines Park Ford in sales and leasing and quickly rose to become one of its top salesmen. Gordon received accolades on numerous occasions as a “top producer” for the company. Gordon’s excellent communication skills along with his understanding of the need for strong customer service make him an ideal commercial real estate professional. Looking to parlay these skills, Gordon joined Landmark with a goal to quickly become a top producing commercial real estate sales associate.

ghyde@landmarkcres.com
michelle marcinco of landmark real estate

Michelle Marcinko

Michelle Marcinko is a graduate of Davenport University with a Business Administration degree. In 1995, Michelle joined Landmark Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc. as its Office Manager and Controller. In 1998, she attained her Real Estate Sales Associate license. Prior to joining Landmark, she worked in the legal field as a legal secretary. Michelle oversees every facet of Landmark’s business operations with great pride and efficiency. Her expertise, loyalty and devotion are key to Landmark’s continued success.

mmarcinko@landmarkcres.com
melissa williams of landmark real estate

Melissa Williams

Melissa Williams is a graduate of Schoolcraft College with a Liberal Arts degree and Graphic Design certificate. Melissa joined Landmark in 2003 as the Marketing Coordinator. In 2004, she attained her Real Estate Sales Associate license. Melissa oversees all of Landmark’s marketing, mapping, packaging, web design, demography, and computer related graphics. Melissa is responsible for all aspects of packaging “site” information for presentation to our clients and works closely with our administrative staff. She is hard working, friendly and efficient and a uniquely talented member of the Landmark team.

mwilliams@landmarkcres.com

Ashley Nathan

Ashley Nathan joined Landmark in 2017 as our Receptionist and Administrative Assistant. She recently moved back to Michigan after working in New York at MoloLamken, LLP since 2015.  Ashley brings a wealth of experience in business and organizational endeavors. She is efficient, friendly, and eager to please our clients and staff. Her ability to multi-task between our marketing, brokerage and investment departments has quickly made her an invaluable part of the Landmark family.

anathan@landmarkcres.com

Melanie Wagner

Melanie Wagner is a recent graduate of Baker College with an Associate’s degree in Digital Media Design. She has joined the Landmark team as an Administrative/Marketing Assistant. Melanie will be assisting with marketing, mapping, packaging, web design, demography, and computer related graphics. Her passion and knowledge for creating aesthetically-pleasing visual communications makes her a valuable member of the Landmark team.

mwagner@landmarkcres.com