CHICAGO, Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ITRA Global recently announced that Chris Atwater, CCIM, MAI, president of Michigan Commercial Space Advisors / ITRA Global Grand Rapids, was re-elected as chairman of the board of directors for 2016. Mr. Atwater served as director in 2014 and as chairman of the board in 2015. He looks forward to continuing his role as leader of the organization. During a time when many organizations are experiencing mergers, ITRA Global continues to thrive, having added four new offices worldwide in 2015. ITRA remains one of the largest International Corporate Real Estate organizations devoted to representing tenants and buyers of corporate space.
"It is an honor to be asked to serve as Chairman of ITRA Global for a second year. Adding four member offices in 2015 serves to illustrate that top industry professionals continue to recognize ITRA Global as a leader and pioneer in exclusive commercial real estate representation. Recent merger activity in the commercial real estate industry has had the effect of reducing the availability of exclusive representation services worldwide, increasing the importance and value of the services offered by ITRA Global members."
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: Mr. Jeffrey A. Tabor of Corporate Realty Advisors / ITRA Global Orange County, as Vice Chairman; Mr. Stuart Holcombe, CCIM, of Corporate Real Estate Advisors / ITRA Global Atlanta as Secretary; Mr. Gordon Rasmussen, CCIM, of Martin Property Advisors, Inc. / ITRA Global Phoenix as Treasurer; and, Mr. Charles Tatham, SIOR, MRICS, of Tatham Property Solutions / ITRA Global Paris as director. Serving as Chairman Emeriti are Ms. Debra Stracke Anderson, CCIM, SIOR, of Sloan Street Advisors / ITRA Global Washington D.C., and Ms. Carrie Holstead of Carrie S. Holstead Real Estate Consultants, Inc. / ITRA Global Pittsburgh.
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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