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As independent real estate investment advisors, Plante Moran REIA provides tailored investment and asset management solutions to help private and institutional clients preserve, protect, and grow their real estate portfolios.
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Preserve, protect, and grow your real estate investments

Investing in commercial real estate is a sophisticated way to diversify your investment portfolio, hedge against inflation, generate income, and preserve capital. If you invest in real estate, or want to start investing in real estate, Plante Moran Real Estate Investment Advisors (REIA) can help you get the best results from your real estate portfolio — and mitigate risk along the way.

Our unbiased real estate investment consultants are experts at navigating the nuanced decisions you face as you develop a strategy and manage your portfolio, from buying and selling existing real estate assets to planning a new development. We deliver the insights and experience needed to help private and institutional clients preserve, protect, and grow their commercial real estate portfolios.

Interested in learning more about investing in real estate? Contact our team.

Related industries

We specialize in serving clients in many industries with their real estate needs:

Our unique advantage

Plante Moran Real Estate Investment Advisors (REIA) provides a deep array of knowledge and expertise to clients who want custom real estate investing advice supported by Plante Moran’s industry leaders in wealth management, audit, tax, management consulting, and owner’s representation.

Working with us means you receive a range of experts that looks at your investment holistically and offers the best solutions every step of the way. To our advisors, you are more than just a transaction — we put your interests first.

If you own property, or would like to start investing in real estate, contact our team to begin a conversation about your investment goals.

Our work

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Community & real estate master planning helps religious community support needs of aging Sisters

The Benedictine Sisters of Chicago needed expert guidance to assist them in community financial and ministry planning, determining options for healthcare and residential needs, and identifying reuse opportunities for their land given their land use preferences, financial realities, and residential needs.

Thomas Zimmer III Plante Moran REIA
Case Study 2011 - present 3 min read
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Client defers tax obligation by executing a $75 million 1031 like-kind exchange
Selling an operating business with a substantial amount of real estate generated a meaningful tax obligation for this client, but unusual reinvestment opportunities existed.
Case Study January 8, 2017 1 min read

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Plante Moran REIA thought leadership

  • Zach Brown earns Chartered Alternatives Investment Analyst certification
    Join us in congratulating Zach Brown for earning his CAIA® certification, a globally recognized credential for professionals managing, analyzing, distributing, or regulating alternative investments.
    Zach Brown Plante Moran REIA Marty West Plante Moran REIA
    Article June 8, 2021 1 min read
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  • Plante Moran Real Estate Investment Advisors welcomes three new staff
    Please join us in welcoming Brian McAllister, Maria Mastej, and Gordon Wolfe to Plante Moran REIA.
    Marty West Plante Moran REIA Maria Mastaj Plante Moran REIA Brian McAllister Plante Moran REIA Gordon Wolfe Plante Moran REIA
    Article June 4, 2021 2 min read
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  • Three ways asset managers can improve real estate investment cash flow
    Investing in commercial real estate comes with nuances that make an asset manager a key part of your investment team. Here are three ways asset managers help investors improve NOI and cash flow on a real estate investment.
    Grant Bailey Plante Moran REIA Joe Perez Plante Moran REIA
    Article May 25, 2021 6 min read
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  • How to evaluate a real estate joint venture
    Are you evaluating a prospective real estate joint venture? Understanding and evaluating the sponsor and deal structure is just as important as assessing the real estate. Here are the key points to consider.
    Zach Brown Plante Moran REIA Zack Otte Plante Moran REIA
    Article April 16, 2021 11 min read
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Working with our real estate investment consultants

We put your goals first and foremost by providing sound investment and real estate asset management solutions free from any conflicts of interest. Our fee structure is designed to ensure that we remain independent in our responsibility to our clients. As such, the strategy drives the transactions; the transactions do not drive the strategy.

If you invest in commercial real estate, or would like to start investing in real estate, contact our team to begin a conversation about your investment goals.