Willem Van Reesema

Agent/Broker at Michigan Business Brokers in Chelsea, MI

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Michigan Business Brokers

1433 Auston Lane Chelsea, MI 48118
734-719-0067 [Office]
248-730-0998 [Mobile]

Address: Chelsea, MI 48118
County: Washtenaw
License Information
License Type: Real Estate Associate Broker
License Number: 6502347096
Issue Date: 02/05/2007
Expiration Date: 10/31/2018
Employer/Manager: MICHIGAN LLC
License Number: 6505347095
Address: Chelsea, MI 48118
County: Washtenaw

Willem van Reesema, MICHIGAN BUSINESS BROKERS is a member of The COMMERCIAL BOARD OF REALTORS with over 400 members - Michigan (CBOR) is proud to bring you Michigan's statewide Commercial Property Information eXchange; CPIX. Created and governed by commercial brokers and related industry professionals, CPIX has become the most highly used commercial real estate resource in Michigan for site selection by brokerages, city and county government and the MEDC (Michigan Economic Development Corporationspecializes in Business Brokerage and Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Sales and Leasing.

Willem's Commercial Real Estate Sales and Leasing Market concentration is in Washtenaw County, Jackson County, Livingston County, Wayne County, Oakland County, Calhoun County, Kalamazoo County, Macomb County, Monroe County, Hillsdale County, Genesee County, and all of Michigan.

Willem practices Commercial real estate in the common six categories:

1. Office Buildings – This category includes single?tenant properties, small professional office buildings, downtown skyscrapers, and everything in between.

2. Industrial – This category ranges from smaller properties, often called “Flex” or “R&D” properties, to larger office service or office warehouse properties to the very large “big box” industrial properties.

3. Retail/Restaurant – This category includes pad sites on highway frontages, single tenant retail buildings, small neighborhood shopping centers, larger centers with grocery store anchor tenants, “power centers” with large anchor stores in regional and outlet malls.

4. Multifamily – This category includes apartment complexes or high?rise apartment buildings.

5. Land – This category includes investment properties on undeveloped, raw, rural land in the path of future development.

6. Miscellaneous – This catch all category would include any other nonresidential properties such as hotel, hospitality, medical, and self?storage developments, as well as many more.

Willem is the 2005 winner of the MBBA most transactions award completing the sale of eight businesses in one year. He leads in coordinating the efforts between Buyers and Sellers and their advisors including attorneys, accountants, financial planners, bankers, and brokers, all working together to get the deal done.

Willem's past experience includes eighteen years in executive level sales roles within Fortune 1000 companies, venture capital backed Internet related companies, and as co-founder and owner of several small businesses.

Willem has been published in business magazines on how to buy and sell privately held businesses. He acts as a guest speaker on a panel for inventors with Patents that need assistance on business planning and capital raising. He has extensive experience with furniture system manufacturers including Steelcase, Herman-Miller and Hayworth and has provided design and move management services to large office spaces.

Willem is the past 2005-2006 President of the Michigan Business Brokers Association - Metro Chapter, and is the 2007 President of the Michigan Business Brokers Association.

Willem was past 2006 Interim-President of the Chelsea Center For The Arts, a visual art, music, and creative studies school.

Willem graduated from Michigan State University in 1989 and holds a Bachelors of Science degree.

Willem was born and raised in Ann Arbor and Chelsea and currently has a home in Chelsea, Michigan with his wife and son and daughter.


Working in Commercial Real Estate since 2004, Catylist Member since 2005

Property Types

All Property Types


Academic Institutions/Properties
Affordable Housing
Asset/Portfolio Management
Brokerage: Commercial Investment
Business Brokerage
Buyer Representation
Corporate Services
Economic Development
Ground Lease
Historic Properties
Investment: Principal
Market Analysis
Municipal Properties
Net Leased Properties
Title Insurance

Market Areas

Michigan: Washtenw County

Real Estate Licenses

Michigan Real Estate License: 6505335611

Professional Licenses

Real Estate Brokerage

Additional Languages Spoken

Spanish (Conversational)
English (Fluent)


Michigan State University 1989