Client Success Stories
Levi Smith, Commercial Real Estate Broker in Michigan
I have known Levi for over 30 years. He has sold my family land in Clinton Township, sold a bank branch in Southfield, and most recently sold me a building with a tenant for a 1031 exchange in Troy.
Levi is hard-working, intelligent and creative. His legal background is a big asset that distinguishes him from most of his competitors. If you do not use him for commercial real estate, you may be making a big mistake.
“Health Alliance Plan has worked with Levi Smith for over two years on a variety of projects related to our evolving space needs. Levi represented us in negotiations that were very lengthy and complicated. He handled a wide array of issues related to negotiations ranging from dealing with the landlord representatives, the owners of the property, architects and attorneys. He was always on top of every issue.
I would highly recommend Levi Smith. He is very knowledgeable, an aggressive negotiator and an honorable man.”
Ronald W. Berry, Senior Vice President and CFO
Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
“Negotiations for the space were lengthy and cumbersome. Levi worked diligently with the other broker, architects and attorneys for both sides to resolve problems and facilitate solutions.
Levi protected our interests during all phases of the negotiation with his expertise, creativity, tenacity, business savvy and intelligence. He was always on top of every issue; he was dependable, committed and absolutely upfront with advice and perspective.
I would highly recommend Levi Smith for your real estate needs. He is an outstanding professional and a delightful individual.”
Kathleen J. Holycross, President and CEO
Visiting Nurse Association, Inc.
“I want to recommend Levi Smith Real Estate to any company that wants an aggressive, trustworthy, intelligent real estate representative. Levi became our real estate department, he worked independently and negotiated creatively to maximize its value and provide flexibility for growth and contraction. This permitted us to direct our time and energy to do what we do best – sell pharmaceuticals.”
Randolph J. Friedman, Chief Executive Officer
The Harvard Drug Group
“Levi represented us and successfully negotiated huge rent savings on our lease renewal while preserving a good relationship with our landlord.
I would recommend him to anyone as an expert real estate negotiator. He greatly exceeded our expectations.”
David Simon, Chairman of the Board
DRAXLEMAIER needed 3000 sf and to relocate in 60 days. Mission accomplished. Lease made at 15% below asking price with tenant improvements.
According to their Design Manager, they were very impressed with Levi’s many years of experience and his lease negotiation skills.
This warehouse building which is 1 million sf (100,000m2), sits next to General Motors Orion, Michigan facility. The warehouse building developed by Ashley Capital, one of America’s largest warehouse builders sat empty and unleased for 2 years.
Along came Levi Smith and Mr. Chris Feng of Fuyao Automotive North America, Inc (FANA) and made Ashley a deal they could not refuse. Levi Smith negotiated a contract for a dollar amount that took into consideration numbers that are lucky to the Chinese. The location of Fuyao within the building also reflected Feng Shui.
See a full MLive article regarding the Orion commercial lease deal