As a vice president with Plante Moran Realpoint (PMR), formerly Plante Moran REIA, Nick brings over 15 years of commercial real estate experience to the firm, having served both public and private sector clients in multiple roles throughout his career. Nick’s strategic outlook, backed by best-in-class data and his client-focused approach, adds value to every client engagement. Clients appreciate Nick’s determination to advocate passionately on their behalf and offer strategic solutions to get a project done.
Before joining the firm, Nick led the economic development and market research teams at Bedrock, the largest full-service commercial real estate firm in Detroit. Known as the premiere class A office space provider, Nick is proud to have created the vision for Bedrock’s $38.5 million expansion acquisition and the development of the company’s Fort Street Industrial Campus, resulting in over 1,000 jobs in the community. Prior to Bedrock, Nick served in the public sector for nearly a decade as an economic development specialist for both Macomb and Wayne Counties, where he provided business retention and expansion services to companies through all stages of development. His work concentrated on high-growth industries such as aerospace, alternative energy, advanced manufacturing, and defense cybersecurity and resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in investment. Nick’s work experience also involves serving as the press aide for a successful gubernatorial campaign and teaching undergraduate classes in geology at the University of Michigan.
Nick attended the University of Michigan, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and economics and a master’s degree in urban planning. He is an elected board member of the Michigan Economic Developers Association (MEDA) and has moderated conference panel discussions on current topics in economic development.