Headshot of Ron Gantner.

“I’ve always said real estate is a math problem; Plante Moran Cresa provides solutions to the most complicated transactions while providing flexibility and predictability.”
Ron Gantner
Partner, CPA

Experience

In his role as partner, Ron brings more than 28 years of project leasing, tenant representation, asset management, and property management experience to Plante Moran Cresa. A dedicated client advocate, Ron has completed over 16 million square feet in transactions with an aggregate value of nearly $3 billion in the past 10 years.

As a leader for the transaction management team, Ron helps clients achieve flexibility and predictability in their real estate. His insight into clients’ national site selection and development projects ensures their space is right for their brand, staff, and customers.

Ron leads a team who work with a distinguished list of clients on real estate projects, including global portfolio management for a Tier 1 automotive supplier. He also assists in the execution of The District Detroit’s real estate strategy for the mixed-use development led by the Ilitch organization.

Before joining Plante Moran Cresa, Ron was an executive vice president and Michigan market leader for Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), where he earned recognition as one of JLL’s “Top Achievers” as well as a CoStar “PowerBroker.” Prior to JLL, Ron served as senior vice president at Trammell Crow where he earned “Top Producer” designation.

Ron received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Michigan State University. While at Michigan State, Ron was a Student Manager for the football team and was a member of the 1988 Rose Bowl Championship team. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) and holds a real estate broker’s license in the state of Michigan.

Ron serves on the board of directors for the Downtown Detroit Partnership, Detroit Parade Company, Brother Rice High School, and the Metro Detroit YMCA. He is an active member of the Urban Land Institute, Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, and CoreNet.

Ron was appointed to Cresa’s President’s Club in 2015 and received the Cresa Chairman’s award in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. He was recognized by Crain’s Detroit as one of Detroit’s “Most Connected People” in metro Detroit. Ron was also a participant in Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit Class XXIV, a group of leaders from Southeast Michigan promoting positive change in the community.