The International Corporate Real Estate Organization Elects 2015 Board of Directors and Officers

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During a time when many organizations are continuing to downsize, ITRA Global remains one of the largest International Corporate Real Estate Services organizations devoted to representing tenants and buyers of corporate space.

Chris Atwater, CCIM, MAI

I look forward to continuing a tradition of excellence that has been established by my predecessors and am excited to oversee our expansion into additional national and international markets.

ITRA Global recently announced that Chris Atwater, CCIM, MAI, president of Michigan Commercial Space Advisors / ITRA Global Grand Rapids, was elected chairman of the board of directors for 2015. Mr. Atwater served as director in 2014, and is excited about leading the organization. During a time when many organizations are continuing to downsize, ITRA Global remains one of the largest International Corporate Real Estate Services organizations devoted to representing tenants and buyers of corporate space.

“I am honored that my fellow Board members have asked me to serve in the role of Chairman of the Board,” says Mr. Atwater. “ITRA Global remains one of the few organizations that truly advocates for corporate tenants and buyers of office, industrial and retail space. I look forward to continuing a tradition of excellence that has been established by my predecessors and am excited to oversee our expansion into additional national and international markets.”

Chris Atwater has thirty years of commercial real estate experience. He graduated from Kent State University with a degree in real estate and spent fifteen years as a commercial real estate appraiser, ultimately attaining the prestigious MAI designation by The Appraisal Institute and becoming a partner at Schultz, Carr, Bissette and Atwater in Atlanta, GA. After relocating to Grand Rapids in 1991, Mr. Atwater served as an asset manager at Oxford Partners and President of Waters Corporation, a commercial real estate owner and developer. In 2008, Mr. Atwater and two partners founded Michigan Commercial Space Advisors, Western Michigan’s only full service, exclusive tenant and buyer representation brokerage. Upon the retirement of his partners in 2012, Mr. Atwater became the sole owner of MCSA. He brings to ITRA Global the integrity and impartiality he developed as an MAI-designated appraiser and the product knowledge he refined as an asset manager and owners’ representative.

Serving with Mr. Atwater on the ITRA Global 2015 leadership team are: Ms. Mylinda Vick, CCIM, of Cherry & Associates / ITRA Global Nashville, as Vice Chairman; Mr. Stuart Holcombe, CCIM, of Corporate Real Estate Advisors / ITRA Global Atlanta as Secretary; Mr. Jeffrey A. Tabor of Corporate Realty Advisors / ITRA Global Orange County as Treasurer; and Mr. Gordon Rasmussen, CCIM, of Martin Property Advisors, Inc. / ITRA Global Phoenix, as director. Serving as Chairman Emeriti are Ms. Debra Stracke Anderson, CCIM, SIOR, of Sloan Street Advisors / ITRA Global Washington D.C., and Mr. Ronald R. Pollina, PhD, of Pollina Corporate Real Estate / ITRA Global Chicago.

With coverage in major markets around the world, ITRA Global is the one of the largest real estate organizations dedicated to representing tenants and buyers of office, industrial and retail space, offering a unique approach to Corporate Real Estate Services. ITRA offices are comprised of principal-level professionals offering lease and renewal negotiations, acquisitions and dispositions, together with highly specialized advisory services, such as state and local incentive negotiations, lease audits, lease management, location analysis, project management, strategic consulting, space planning and more.

For more information about ITRA Global, please contact Beth Wade, ITRA Global Executive Director, at +1.706.654.3201, or visit the ITRA Global website.

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