James H. Chaconas

Agent/Broker at Colliers International in Ann Arbor, MI

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Colliers International

400 E. Washington St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-769-5005 [Office]
734-222-9045 [Fax]


AREA OF EXPERTISE
Sales and Leasing: Retail, Office, Industrial/Flex, Vacant Land and Income Property

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• Listed/Sold the Ann Arbor News Building
• Completed over $700,000,000 in sales since 1994
• Sold and helped redevelop over 11 major downtown Ann Arbor buildings
• Led the redevelopment of Westgate Shopping Center and Courtyard Shops
• Has assembled over 1,000 acres for commercial and residential development in Ann Arbor, Saline, Canton, and Dexter.
• Consulted with Ann Arbor Fair Housing on site selection and land acquisition.
Jim was the first commercial real estate agent to successfully introduce the concept of professional condominiums to the Ann Arbor market over sixteen years ago. Using his intuitive approach to marketing, Jim was also one of the first to fully utilize both local and national avenues to market properties to investors throughout the nation. Jim has been the leader in using a full variety of marketing materials. He has fully utilized everything from print media (Ann Arbor News, Wall Street Journal, Crain’s Business to Business) to direct mail marketing to networking through professional organizations such as CCIM (largest international network of commercial agents). Jim’s unsurpassed knowledge of real estate valuation and financing has assisted him in guiding all of his clients through the acquisition and disposition of commercial assets of all sizes.

BUSINESS BACKGROUND
After beginning in real estate in 1979 and focusing his emphasis on commercial real estate in 1994, Jim has become the leading agent in commercial sales in Washtenaw County. In 2009 Jim joined the team at Colliers International in order to combine his expertise and knowledge of the local market with the national and international reach of Colliers International.
Jim’s success is derived from his extensive background and knowledge along with his disciplined work ethic. His dedication to his clients, no matter now big or small, is unsurpassed by anyone in the industry.
Prior to working in commercial real estate, Jim spent several years working for and managing his family’s beer distributorship, which serviced retailers in Washtenaw and Livingston Counties. This experience has been a boon to Jim’s land work, giving him an understanding of not only the importance of land and location, but of Class A roads, shipping logistics, etc. It has also given him working knowledge of layout and flow of warehouse space.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Boy Scouts of America
Michigan Kidney Foundation
Art Train
Neutral Zone
Gift of Life



Working in Commercial Real Estate since 1994, Catylist Member since 1995

Property Types

All Property Types
Office

Specializations

Business Brokerage
Leasing
Valuation

Social Media / Websites

Market Areas

Michigan: Canton-Livonia-Nville-Plymouth
Michigan: Oakland County
Michigan: Jackson MI
Michigan: Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti
Michigan: I-275 corridor

Designations & Certifications

CCIM
GRI

Professional Organizations

CCIM
ICSC

Real Estate Licenses

Michigan Real Estate License: 6502358011

Professional Licenses

Real Estate Brokerage


Completed Transactions

507 S. Ashley
507 S. Ashley
Sale Completed on 7/20/2012 – $225,000

3,616 SF, Retail-Commercial (Free-Standing Building, Parking Facility, Service Station/Gas Station, Street Retail, Vehicle Related), Ann Arbor, MI

Auto service building which will be converted to a brew pub.

Client: Ashley Auto

216 S State St
216 S State St
Lease Completed on 5/17/2012 – $21.50 PSF (Annual)

4,021 - 7,500 SF, Office (Office Building), Ann Arbor, MI

Campus office space.

Client: Regents of the University of Michigan

Winans Lake Rd.
Winans Lake Rd.
Sale Completed on 5/11/2012 – $1,400,000

283.76 Acres, Vacant Land (Multi-Family), Brighton, MI

development site.

Client: 283 acres vacant

4585 Washtenaw Ave
4585 Washtenaw Ave
Lease Completed on 4/12/2012 – $28,262 (Annual)

4,000 SF, Shopping Center (Community Center, Mixed Use, Neighborhood Center, Strip Center), Ann Arbor, MI

Warehouse space for their operations.

Client: No Thai

410 S Maple Rd
410 S Maple Rd
Sale Completed on 3/26/2012 – $950,000

12,000 SF, Office (Institutional, Office Building, Other), Ann Arbor, MI

Sold former school.

Client: Findling Law Firm

825 Tappan Ave
825 Tappan Ave
Sale Completed on 1/24/2012 – $775,000

7,366 SF, Multi-Family (Mid-Rise), Ann Arbor, MI

Student housing near U of M main campus.

Client: U of M Student Housing

505 E Liberty St
505 E Liberty St
Lease Completed on 10/12/2011 – $34 PSF (Annual)

3,200 SF, Retail-Commercial (Restaurant), Ann Arbor, MI

Downtown Ann Arbor retail lease.

Client: Grand Traverse Pie

607 E. William
607 E. William
Sale Completed on 9/14/2011 – $1,500,000

6,486 SF, Retail-Commercial (Convenience Store, Mixed Use, Restaurant, Street Retail, Tavern/Bar/Nightclub), Ann Arbor, MI

Redevelopment site in downtown Ann Arbor.

Client: Boutsikakis Properties, LLC

1906 Packard
1906 Packard
Lease Completed on 9/1/2011 – $31,200 (Annual)

864 SF, Retail-Commercial (Free-Standing Building, Restaurant, Street Retail), Ann Arbor, MI

Leasing small retail space with a kitchen.

Client: 1906 Packard

297 N Zeeb Rd
297 N Zeeb Rd
Lease Completed on 8/22/2011 – Undisclosed

2,720 SF, Retail-Commercial (Mixed Use, Street Retail), Ann Arbor, MI

New fitness center.

Client: Baxter's Retail

339 E Liberty St
339 E Liberty St
Lease Completed on 8/22/2011 – Undisclosed

1,900 SF, Office (Mixed Use, Office Building), Ann Arbor, MI

Downtown Ann Arbor Office Lease.

Client: Handicraft , LLC

339 E Liberty St
339 E Liberty St
Lease Completed on 8/22/2011 – $10,304 (Monthly)

3,600 SF, Office (Mixed Use, Office Building), Ann Arbor, MI

Office lease.

Client: U.S. Government

1908 W Stadium Blvd.
1908 W Stadium Blvd.
Lease Completed on 8/21/2011 – $14.50 PSF (Annual)

1,915 SF, Retail-Commercial (Convenience Store, Mixed Use, Restaurant, Street Retail), Ann Arbor, MI

Retail lease on West Stadium Blvd.

Client: Maezes & Malacos

1908 W Stadium Blvd.
1908 W Stadium Blvd.
Lease Completed on 8/21/2011 – $15.50 PSF (Annual)

1,400 SF, Retail-Commercial (Convenience Store, Mixed Use, Restaurant, Street Retail), Ann Arbor, MI

Retail lease on West Stadium Blvd.

Client: Maezes & Malacos

214 E. Huron
214 E. Huron
Sale Completed on 8/19/2011 – $320,000

3,540 SF, Office (Mixed Use, General), Ann Arbor, MI

Sold office condo in downtown Ann Arbor.

Client: Step Three LLC

2203 Platt, Unit: 2143
2203 Platt, Unit: 2143
Sale Completed on 6/20/2011 – $1,540,000

21,000 SF, Office (Office Building, Executive Suites), Ann Arbor, MI

Sold property to private school for their new location.

Client: Gift of Life Foundation - Michigan

9653 Kress
9653 Kress
Sale Completed on 4/29/2011 – $450,000

2,804 SF, Special Purpose (Marina), Lakeland, MI

Sale of Marina.

Client: David Findling, Court Appt Receiver

1667 Plymouth Rd.
1667 Plymouth Rd.
Lease Completed on 4/15/2011 – $16 PSF (Annual)

1,027 SF, Retail-Commercial (Mixed Use), Ann Arbor, MI

New Vet Clinic

Client: Courtyard Shops

307 N. Main St.
307 N. Main St.
Lease Completed on 3/21/2011 – $11 PSF (Annual)

1,520 SF, Retail-Commercial (Convenience Store, Mixed Use, Restaurant, Street Retail), Ann Arbor, MI

Downtown Ann Arbor location.

Client: Real Ryder Revolution

2207 W. Stadium Blvd.
2207 W. Stadium Blvd.
Sale Completed on 3/18/2011 – $925,000

2,332 SF, Retail-Commercial (Free-Standing Building), Ann Arbor, MI

1031 Exchange

Client: Clark Forest, LLC

1667 Plymouth Rd.
1667 Plymouth Rd.
Lease Completed on 3/15/2011 – Undisclosed

1,200 SF, Retail-Commercial (Mixed Use), Ann Arbor, MI

New location near north campus.

Client: Village Corner

704 S Main
704 S Main
Lease Completed on 3/10/2011 – $23.95 PSF (Annual)

2,962 SF, Retail-Commercial (Convenience Store, Free-Standing Building, Restaurant, Street Retail), Ann Arbor, MI

New store in downtown Ann Arbor.

Client: 7-Eleven

2725 Packard
2725 Packard
Lease Completed on 1/22/2011 – $17.48 PSF (Annual)

2,107 SF, Office (Office Building), Ann Arbor, MI

New office space

Client: Therasupport, LLC

339 E Liberty St
339 E Liberty St
Lease Completed on 12/29/2010 – $19 PSF (Annual)

5,000 SF, Office (Mixed Use, Office Building), Ann Arbor, MI

Downtown office space.

Client: Handicraft , LLC

6885 Jackson Rd
6885 Jackson Rd
Lease Completed on 12/17/2010 – $8.45 PSF (Annual)

5,552 SF, Retail-Commercial (Free-Standing Building, Street Retail), Ann Arbor, MI

Retail lease on Jackson Road.

5725 Hines Drive
5725 Hines Drive
Sale Completed on 11/19/2010 – $1,200,000

50,000 SF, Industrial (Flex Space, Industrial-Business Park, Research & Development), Ann Arbor, MI

Bank owned sale.

Client: TCF National Bank

318 S. State
318 S. State
Lease Completed on 7/26/2010 – $131,568 (Annual)

4,260 SF, Retail-Commercial (Restaurant), Ann Arbor, MI

University of Michigan campus 7-Eleven store.

Client: 7-Eleven

2433 Oak Valley Drive
2433 Oak Valley Drive
Sale Completed on 2/26/2010 – $287,000

2,400 SF, Office (General, Mixed Use, Office Building), Ann Arbor, MI

New dental condo.

Client: Braces, LLC

2440 W. Stadium
2440 W. Stadium
Lease Completed on 2/23/2010 – $50,181 (Annual)

4,000 SF, Shopping Center (Mixed Use, Neighborhood Center, Strip Center), Ann Arbor, MI

Grow with Me, a children's resale shop

Client: Westgate Shopping Center

2440 W. Stadium
2440 W. Stadium
Lease Completed on 11/24/2009 – $25,000 (Annual)

1,200 - 2,400 SF, Shopping Center (Mixed Use, Neighborhood Center, Strip Center), Ann Arbor, MI

New Moon Nail Salon

Client: Westgate Shopping Center

2400 Pinecone Drive
2400 Pinecone Drive
Sale Completed on 11/12/2009 – $200,000

30.84 Acres, Vacant Land (General), Howell, MI

30.84 Acre former trailer park, lake frontage.

Client: MRS VALLEY, LLC

144 Hill St.
144 Hill St.
Sale Completed on 10/14/2009 – $335,000

2,472 SF, Multi-Family (Student Housing), Ann Arbor, MI

University of Michigan student income property.

Client: Mirror Properties, LLC

715 E. Kingsley
715 E. Kingsley
Sale Completed on 8/26/2009 – $235,000

1,513 SF, Multi-Family (Student Housing), Ann Arbor, MI

University of Michigan Student Housing

Client: Private Individual

9495 Chilson Rd
9495 Chilson Rd
Sale Completed on 8/25/2009 – $200,000

3,652 SF, Retail-Commercial (Tavern/Bar/Nightclub), Pinckney, MI

Retail location, redevelopment potential

Client: Private Individual

808 Dewey
808 Dewey
Sale Completed on 7/30/2009 – $230,000

1,334 SF, Multi-Family (Student Housing), Ann Arbor, MI

University of Michigan Student Housing, close to sports facilities.

Client: Private Investor

166 Industrial
166 Industrial
Sale Completed on 6/30/2009 – $295,000

1,750 SF, Office (General, Medical, Mixed Use, Office Building), Saline, MI

End unit in Building C of Gateway Center. Great location, lots of windows.

Client: Office User

1240 Jewett
1240 Jewett
Lease Completed on 4/2/2009 – $7.50 PSF (Annual)

2,400 SF, Industrial (Mixed Use, Warehouse/Distribution, Other, General), Ann Arbor, MI

2,400 SF flex space

Client: Private Individual

2725 Packard
2725 Packard
Lease Completed on 3/1/2009 – $22 PSF (Annual)

2,141 - 3,793 SF, Office (Office Building), Ann Arbor, MI

Brand new office building

Client: Medical Related Business

2725 Packard
2725 Packard
Lease Completed on 12/24/2008 – $22 PSF (Annual)

1,384 - 2,921 SF, Office (Office Building), Ann Arbor, MI

New office space.

Client: Financial Company

180 S. Industrial, Unit: I
180 S. Industrial, Unit: I
Lease Completed on 11/1/2008 – $18 PSF (Annual)

5,100 - 24,075 SF, Office (General, Mixed Use, Office Building), Saline, MI

New location for St. Joseph Mercy Health System, Saline Adult Medicine and Pediatrics.

Client: Catherine McAuley Health Services

530 S. Maple
530 S. Maple
Lease Completed on 10/14/2008 – $18.50 PSF (Annual)

1,480 - 17,950 SF, Office (General), Ann Arbor, MI

Multi-tenant office condo on Ann Arbor's westside

Client: Women's Center

530 S. Maple
530 S. Maple
Lease Completed on 10/14/2008 – $18.50 PSF (Annual)

1,490 - 17,950 SF, Office (General), Ann Arbor, MI

Two end units in office condo project.

Client: Women's Center

210 Collingwood
210 Collingwood
Lease Completed on 10/10/2008 – $15.87 PSF (Annual)

724 SF, Office (Office Building), Ann Arbor, MI

Multi-tenant office building on Ann Arbor's west side.

Client: Small Office User

1213 South University
1213 South University
Lease Completed on 9/23/2008 – $35 PSF (Annual)

1,960 SF, Retail-Commercial (Convenience Store, General, Street Retail), Ann Arbor, MI

Retail location on South University, right in the heart of the student area.

Client: MoMo Tea

5060 Jackson Road
5060 Jackson Road
Lease Completed on 9/12/2008 – $12 PSF (Annual)

4,000 SF, Retail-Commercial (Mixed Use, General), Ann Arbor, MI

End unit with freeway exposure

Client: Archery Store

1952 South Industrial, Unit: 1960
1952 South Industrial, Unit: 1960
Lease Completed on 9/4/2008 – $15.50 PSF (Annual)

2,400 SF, Shopping Center (Community Center, Neighborhood Center, Strip Center), Ann Arbor, MI

Colonial Lanes, strip center on South Industrial.

Client: Retail User

213 S. State Street
213 S. State Street
Lease Completed on 7/31/2008 – $35 PSF (Annual)

2,922 - 3,600 SF, Retail-Commercial (General, Mixed Use, Street Retail), Ann Arbor, MI

Retail space on busy South State Street

Client: Retail User

1477 E. North Territorial
1477 E. North Territorial
Lease Completed on 7/24/2008 – $5.50 PSF (Annual)

2,400 SF, Industrial (Free-Standing, Industrial-Business Park, Mixed Use, Office Showroom, Warehouse/Distribution), Whitmore Lake, MI

Single or Multi-Tenant warehouse with fenced yard, close to US-23.

Client: Private Individual

600 Phoenix Drive
600 Phoenix Drive
Sale Completed on 9/21/2007 – $1,450,000

23,760 SF, Industrial (Manufacturing, Warehouse/Distribution), Ann Arbor, MI

Fully Leased warehouse

Client: Deli Partners, LLC

700 Phoenix
700 Phoenix
Lease Completed on 9/4/2007 – $6 PSF (Annual)

6,000 - 33,600 SF, Industrial (Industrial-Business Park), Ann Arbor, MI

Multi-Tenant warehouse flex space just south of I-94.

Client: Industrial User

2449 W Stadium Blvd
2449 W Stadium Blvd
Lease Completed on 6/15/2007 – $19.50 PSF (Annual)

1,150 SF, Shopping Center (Community Center, Mixed Use, Strip Center), Ann Arbor, MI

Westgate Shopping Center is a mix of local and national tenants. Lots of traffic, great location.

Client: Retail User

2449 W Stadium Blvd
2449 W Stadium Blvd
Lease Completed on 6/1/2007 – $19.50 PSF (Annual)

1,350 SF, Shopping Center (Community Center, Mixed Use, Strip Center), Ann Arbor, MI

Westgate Shopping Center, mix of both national and local tenants. West side of Ann Arbor

Client: Retail User

2891 Jackson
2891 Jackson
Lease Completed on 5/9/2007 – $25 PSF (Annual)

1,300 SF, Retail-Commercial (Street Retail), Ann Arbor, MI

Great retail location on busy Jackson Road with ease of access to I-94.

Client: Private Investor

709 Packard
709 Packard
Lease Completed on 1/26/2007 – $22 PSF (Annual)

1,650 - 3,300 SF, Retail-Commercial (General, Convenience Store), Ann Arbor, MI

Great retail location on high traffic Packard and State Street.

Client: Retail User

1140 South University
1140 South University
Lease Completed on 1/26/2007 – $21.06 PSF (Annual)

11,396 SF, Retail-Commercial (Restaurant, Street Retail, Tavern/Bar/Nightclub), Ann Arbor, MI

Heart of the student shopping area. Busy, high traffic location - University of Michigan Central Campus.

Client: Retail User

115 S. Main Street
115 S. Main Street
Lease Completed on 12/13/2006 – $17.50 PSF (Annual)

3,000 - 5,000 SF, Retail-Commercial (General, Restaurant, Street Retail), Chelsea, MI

Retail location on Main Street in Chelsea. Located across from the Common Grill, a destination restaurant in downtown Chelsea.

Client: Retail User

115 S. Main Street
115 S. Main Street
Lease Completed on 9/1/2006 – $17.50 PSF (Annual)

2,000 - 5,000 SF, Retail-Commercial (General, Restaurant, Street Retail), Chelsea, MI

Retail location on Main Street in downtown Chelsea, directly across from the Common Grill. Parking in rear.

Client: Retail User

3145 Clark Road
3145 Clark Road
Lease Completed on 4/26/2006 – $18.50 PSF (Annual)

5,390 SF, Office (Medical), Ypsilanti, MI

Medical office condos close to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti.

Client: Medical User

3145 Clark Road
3145 Clark Road
Lease Completed on 4/26/2006 – $18.50 PSF (Annual)

10,270 SF, Office (Medical), Ypsilanti, MI

Multi-tenant medical office condo close to St. Joseph Medical Campus in Ypsilanti.

Client: Medical User

3948 Ranchero Dr
3948 Ranchero Dr
Lease Completed on 3/31/2006 – $15.50 PSF (Annual)

14,700 SF, Office (Business Park), Ann Arbor, MI

Office Flex space

Client: Office User

210 Collingwood, Unit: 230
210 Collingwood, Unit: 230
Lease Completed on 3/23/2006 – $15.50 PSF (Annual)

960 - 1,800 SF, Office (Office Building), Ann Arbor, MI

Multi-Tenant Office building on Ann Arbor's westside. Great location close to freeway.

Client: Office User

2370 W. Stadium Blvd.
2370 W. Stadium Blvd.
Lease Completed on 2/3/2006 – $18.50 PSF (Annual)

3,000 SF, Retail-Commercial (General, Free-Standing Building, Street Retail), Ann Arbor, MI

Corner location with plenty of parking on the west side of Ann Arbor.

Client: Private Investor

3131 S. State Street, Unit: 3135
3131 S. State Street, Unit: 3135
Lease Completed on 12/10/2005 – $13.70 PSF (Annual)

10,622 SF, Office (Office Building), Ann Arbor, MI

Multi-Tenant office building, high tech, great visibility, across from Briarwood Mall and close to I-94/State Street exit.

Client: Medical User

5400 Data Court
5400 Data Court
Lease Completed on 12/1/2005 – $12.50 PSF (Annual)

5,453 SF, Office (Business Park), Ann Arbor, MI

Avis Farms Office Building

Client: Office User

3060 Packard
3060 Packard
Lease Completed on 11/8/2005 – $12.50 PSF (Annual)

1,200 SF, Retail-Commercial (General, Mixed Use, Street Retail), Ann Arbor, MI

Retail Office location on Packard.

Client: Office User

715 North University
715 North University
Lease Completed on 11/1/2005 – $35 PSF (Annual)

1,129 SF, Retail-Commercial (General, Mixed Use), Ann Arbor, MI

Roumanis Square, great retail location on University of Michigan's Central Campus.

Client: Retail User

9970 W. LIBERTY
9970 W. LIBERTY
Sale Completed on 10/7/2005 – $800,000

80 Acres, Farm/Ranch (Horse), Chelsea, MI

Horse Facility - Stoneyridge

Client: Private Individual

4816 Jackson Rd.
4816 Jackson Rd.
Lease Completed on 8/1/2005 – $15 PSF (Annual)

3,500 SF, Office (Medical), Ann Arbor, MI

Jackson Square is location on Jackson Road in the new "boulevard" highly visible, plenty of parking. Freeway exposure.

Client: Office User

7980 Ann Arbor
7980 Ann Arbor
Lease Completed on 7/5/2005 – $10.20 PSF (Annual)

1,000 SF, Retail-Commercial (General), Dexter, MI

Retail location in downtown Dexter, located adjacent to the park.

Client: Office User

10484 Citation
10484 Citation
Lease Completed on 6/23/2005 – $14.50 PSF (Annual)

2,507 SF, Office (Business Park), Brighton, MI

Medical office complex in Brighton just off Grand River

Client: Medical User

500 E. Liberty
500 E. Liberty
Lease Completed on 4/29/2005 – $23.50 PSF (Annual)

5,417 SF, Shopping Center (Neighborhood Center), Ann Arbor, MI

Great corner location in downtown Ann Arbor

Client: Retail User

3000 Washtenaw
3000 Washtenaw
Lease Completed on 3/17/2005 – $20 PSF (Annual)

785 SF, Retail-Commercial (Street Retail), Ann Arbor, MI

Small office space on Washtenaw

Client: Office User

3001 Plymouth Rd.
3001 Plymouth Rd.
Lease Completed on 2/10/2005 – $20 PSF (Annual)

843 SF, Office (Office Building), Ann Arbor, MI

Small office space on Plymouth Road.

Client: Office User

514 E. William
514 E. William
Lease Completed on 6/16/2004 – $20 PSF (Annual)

1,250 SF, Shopping Center (Neighborhood Center), Ann Arbor, MI

Small office space on 2nd floor. Great downtown Ann Arbor location.

Client: Office User


References

Attorney

Bob Ufer
Ann Arbor, MI

Attorney

Bob Rennell
Ann Arbor, MI

Boy Scouts of America

Brad Bowersox
Ann Arbor, MI

First Martin Corp.

Chris Grant
Ann Arbor, MI

Attorney

Jim Reach
Ann Arbor, MI

Business Owner

Nick Michos
Ann Arbor, MI

Business Owner

Ray Knight
Ann Arbor, MI

Liberty Title Company

Tom Richardson
Ann Arbor, MI

Appraiser

Wendy Chapman
Ann Arbor, MI

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