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Simply put, we strive to give our clients a competitive advantage. We use a breadth of resources to lower occupancy costs and identify smart, integrated real estate strategies.
Brandon Podolski
Partner, JD, SIOR


As the leader of Plante Moran Realpoint's (PMR), formerly Plante Moran Cresa's, industrial real estate consulting practice, Brandon helps business leaders align their real estate strategy with the rapid transformations spurred by Industry 4.0, mobility, and electrification trends. He provides the foresight and keen analysis manufacturing and distribution businesses need to navigate today’s highly competitive industrial real estate market through lease/buy/build options, economic incentives, costs, labor, and logistics.

Brandon specializes in real estate strategy development, leasing and acquisition of industrial properties, build-to-suit engagements, national and international site selection, incentives procurement, and investment real estate transactions. Brandon also brings the full resources of Plante Moran to all his clients by working in concert with Plante Moran’s M&D, SALT, supply chain and operations, technology consulting, and global services team to evaluate clients’ needs and external factors from a critical perspective. This allows him to identify real estate transaction opportunities and competitive advantages while mitigating risk.

From American businesses looking for global growth opportunities to multinational companies seeking to enter the United States, Brandon’s unique credentials and experiences in real estate, business, development, and law deliver tremendous insight to his clients. Brandon received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Eastern Michigan University, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Detroit Mercy, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

In 2011, Brandon was honored as on of Crain’s 40 under 40 list. In 2019, Brandon was awarded membership to the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), which recognizes highly qualified commercial real estate practitioners.