MICHIGAN’S LEADING RETAIL BROKERAGE FIRM
Founded in 1989, Landmark Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC is Michigan’s most experienced and highest volume retail real estate brokerage firm. For over 33 successful years, our team of veteran professionals have represented high-profile retail tenants, landlords, buyers and sellers in all facets of retail real estate. Throughout the State of Michigan, Landmark specializes in tenant representation, property acquisitions, surplus disposition, leasing services and investment sales.
Landmark Investment Sales is a proud partner & affiliate of Landmark Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC. We specialize in the acquisition and disposition of retail shopping center investments and single tenant net lease retail, office, and industrial investments nationwide. Uniquely, we are also retail experts with extensive tenant relationships, location intelligence, and deal experience. This expertise, combined with our deep relationships with the world’s largest and most active institutional investors, REITS, private equity funds, family offices and high net worth investors, produces an exceptional level of service and marketing exposure. Our drive, work ethic, integrity and commitment ensures that our clients’ goals are achieved.
Landmark Commercial Real Estate and Landmark Investments Sales’ internal relationships foster an unparalleled level of service expertise that allows us to successfully navigate our clients’ real estate needs. By representing over 70 national retail tenants, we utilize our access to top decision makers to help shopping center owners solve problems and maximize sale proceeds. Landmark adds value by delivering new tenant leases, lease extensions, and expedited estoppels.
Together, Landmark’s retail leasing, sale and tenant representation experts dovetail perfectly with our accomplished Investment Brokerage team
creating unique efficiencies and results. Each area of expertise compliments the other to the distinct advantage of our valued clients.
BRUCE A. SIMON
Bruce Simon is a Partner and Co-Founder of Landmark Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC 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, LLC 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.
Michael R. Lippitt
Michael Lippitt is a Partner and Co-Founder of Landmark Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC 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 1,600 transactions over three and half decades. With Bruce Simon, Michael founded Landmark Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC in 1989 continuing his reputation for handling prestigious national retail tenant representation and leasing agencies.
Matthew D. Swantko
Matthew Swantko is a partner of Landmark Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC and the Landmark Investment Sales team. He joined Landmark in 2011 after a successful stint with the Grubb & Ellis Company. Matt is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He started in the business with his father, Dan Swantko, and eventually partnered with him to form Source Real Estate & Investment Company (1994-2010). With over 25 years of retail real estate experience, Matt has a proven track record of leading national tenants in their market expansion throughout Michigan. In addition, he has been successful in the role of “master broker” and has developed a market knowledge and a brokerage network, for a multi-state territory in the Midwest region. Matt continues to represent a number of significant national restaurant and retail accounts and focuses on tenant representation, sales, acquisitions, and leasing in Michigan and the Midwest.
DANIEL H. KUKES
Daniel Kukes is a Partner of Landmark Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC 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 10,000,000+ SF valued at over $2,500,000,000. Daniel 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. Daniel is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Pre-Law & Society.
Richard A. 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.
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, LLC. 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. He 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.
Louis J. Ciotti
Louis J. Ciotti has been an integral part of the real estate industry since 2005. He has successfully represented owners, investors, developers, tenants, banks and capital funds. Louis’ successful concentration in the investment sales arena earned him the title of “Senior Director” of Landmark Investment Sales. Throughout the course of his career he has maintained a strong, loyal work ethic that his clients consistently depend on. His persistence, high-ethical moral standards have made him a “go to” trusted broker to his clients. Louis’ business dealings have grown nationwide with completed transactions in over 15 states which include retail tenant representation, big box retail requirements, investment sales, and Note sales through financial institutions.
Louis is someone you want to work with to help facilitate your needs and to best guide you through the challenges of transactions. He has the ability to recognize client’s objectives and develop strategies to achieve them, resulting in a network of satisfied clients.
Max J. Goldman
After earning a Bachelor of Arts and an MBA from University of Michigan, Max Goldman worked in retail and eventually became the CEO of Marti Walker, a chain of 30 junior apparel stores. With vast knowledge of the retail landscape, Max transitioned to the retail real estate brokerage specializing in vacant land sales, site acquisition, assemblages and large format retail “boxes”. Among his prestigious assignments, Max represented Lowe’s Home Improvement in over 20 stores and currently handles site selection for Costco. Landmark is proud to have a leader and veteran of Max Goldman’s stature on our team!
Maxwell E. Lippitt
Maxwell Lippitt graduated from Michigan State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. During College, Max was an intern in Landmark’s Investment Sales department. Upon graduating, Max became an associate broker at CBRE specializing in the disposition of single tenant medical, retail, and office properties. While at CBRE, Max researched, sourced, and tracked thousands of investment properties while building strong relationships with a wide variety of property owners all across the country. Since joining Landmark in 2018, Max has closed on over $500,000,000 worth of investment deals across the country while also assisting in all aspects of his client’s 1031 exchanges. In 2022, Max was promoted to Director where he continues to specialize in the representation of both buyers and sellers in retail, medical, industrial assets across the country.
Scott J. Sonenberg
Scott Sonenberg is graduate of Western Michigan University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management. Scott started his career working with A.F. Jonna Development where he gained valuable experience in new development identification, entitlements, shopping center leasing, and site selection for numerous national, regional, and local retailers. Scott is a specialist in helping publicly traded and national retailers in identifying trade areas for site selection, ground-up sites, assemblages, and completing new developments from start to finish. 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. At Landmark, Scott has built on his early success working on, shopping center leasing, retail tenant representation, land acquisitions and investment sales.
Jason M. 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. With law school behind him and six years of experience in real estate investment sales, Jason has participated in the closing of over $200,000,000 and continues to source investment opportunities across the country. 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.
Anthony J. 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.
David M. Ward
David Ward brings to Landmark Commercial Real Estate more than 20 years of progressive experience in lease negotiations, land acquisitions, and project management. David spent the last four years as a broker in New York specializing in site selection and construction management for high-end restaurant chains. Prior, David spent over ten years at Ramco-Gershenson focusing his effort in the leasing department successfully negotiating over 250 retail leases in power centers and regional malls. David has represented numerous retail tenants and was recognized by Sprint Retail Corp. as A “Top Real Estate Broker” (2004). David also served as the Director of Real Estate for the largest CVS developer in the country, concentrating on land acquisitions and development. At Landmark, David will concentrate on power center leasing and other high profile leasing assignments.
Gordon S. 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.
Andrew C. Luckoff
Luckoff joins the Landmark team from Lormax Stern Development Company, a retail Developer with over 20 shopping centers throughout Michigan, Florida, Illinois, and Kansas. In his 7-year tenure with Lormax, Andrew was fully responsible for leasing their portfolio and worked directly with a vast array of expanding national chains. Andrew has a true passion for the Shopping Center business and prides himself on his leasing efforts and successes. In his role at Landmark, Andrew will be focused primarily on Shopping Center Leasing and Tenant Representation. Andrew graduated from Michigan State University in 2012, is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Michigan, and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers Next Generation Committee.
Alessandro D. Bortolotti
Alessandro Bortolotti is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership. After a successful experience in the medical sales industry, Alessandro decided to pursue his lifelong passion to become a retail commercial real estate broker. “Sandro” is an excellent communicator and understands how to build relationships through consistent performance and a strong work ethic. As Landmark’s newest associate, Alessandro will focus on shopping center leasing, retail tenant representation, land acquisitions, and investment sales while working directly with Landmark’s seasoned professionals.
Charles Van Camp
Senior Investment Analyst
Charles 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.
Talia Simpson is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. She joined Landmark in 2022 as a Transaction Coordinator for the Investment Sales team and will provide an extra level of client service expertise. Talia brings with her 15 years of real estate experience, which includes financial analysis, market research and administrative service roles. This, along with her attention to detail and organizational skills, makes her a valuable asset to the Landmark team.
Michelle Marcinko is a graduate of Davenport University with a Business Administration degree. In 1995, Michelle joined Landmark Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC as its Business Director. 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.
Melanie Phillips is a graduate of Baker College with a degree in Digital Media Design. She joined the Landmark team as a Marketing Coordinator in 2017. Melanie handles the leasing/tenant rep division’s marketing efforts with 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.
Kathleen Perry is a graduate of Saginaw Valley State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. Kathleen joined Landmark as a Marketing Coordinator in 2020. She works closely with our leasing/tenant rep and investment sales teams providing valued services in social media, marketing campaigns, mapping, packaging, demography, and lead management. Kathleen has a passion for marketing and is integral to Landmark’s continued growth strategies.
Erika Bartig joined Landmark Commercial as a Marketing Coordinator in 2022. She previously earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Madonna University giving her a unique perspective and approach to her profession. Prior to joining Landmark, Erika gained experience in the real estate industry through various roles that involved, market research, social media campaigns, packaging, photo/map editing, and administrative tasks. Erika has become an indispensable part of the Landmark team through her skills, creativity, work ethic and positive attitude.
Anne Brown is Landmark’s newest member joining as an Administrative Associate in 2022. Anne is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Anne has a proven background in assisting Real Estate transactions. Her attention to detail and ability to multi-task makes her a great asset to the Landmark Team.