We get it.
To growing companies, acquiring real estate for expansion or diversification is an ongoing course of action – one that’s pivotal to long-term success. Until now, no single company in West Michigan has reached out to real estate’s retail segment with solutions to its specific market needs and nuances.
Chris Muller is the drive behind M Retail Solutions, a single-source answer for restaurateurs, investors, retailers, and landlords seeking space to lease, buy, or build. He gets it. With national experience involving some of America’s most prominent businesses, Chris is part strategist, consultant, broker, and manager.
Pursuing and acquiring optimum retail space requires a probing, investigative approach and a diversified skill set. M Retail Solutions provides the real-world smarts and inside expertise needed to evaluate, recommend, and execute even the most complex of transactions.
You need this done right. M Retail Solutions gets it.
Chris Muller is the founder and President of M Retail Solutions. With more than 18 years of retail real estate experience, he has represented prestigious and notable retailers and landlord’s on a national, regional, and local level. He is known for his solution-based approach to retail real estate with unparalleled market analysis, strategic planning, and representation.
Chris has represented big box retailers in a multi-year & multi-state expansion, fast casual market penetration and rollout, restaurant group concept growth and implementation, fashion and specialty mall, and street retail expansion.
Chris is active in the International Council of Shopping Centers, serves on the board for an elite level road and mountain bike racing team, developed the highest rated LEED building in the World, and is co-founder of a group charged with restoring a 2 mile section of the Grand River in Downtown Grand Rapids, MI.
For over 12 years Chad Clemens has focused his career on Landlord and Tenant representation, specializing in the sale and leasing of retail specific properties. He’s represented various local, regional and national clients with acquisitions, strategic planning, leasing, market analysis and multiple location roll outs.
Chad’s ability to devise creative solutions and provide expert advice during transactions, coupled with his understanding of client requirements has been instrumental in the successful completion of numerous transactions throughout West Michigan.
Family gatherings and Michigan State Football and Basketball keep Chad busy in his free time.
Matt Franko is the new kid on the block at M Retail, joining the team in July 2013. Prior to coming to work at M Retail, Matt spent 5 years in corporate real estate at Spartan Stores, where he provided lease administration, property management, subtenant leasing, excess property sales, and Return on Investment analysis for Spartan’s various owned and leased properties. Matt’s professional background also includes business brokerage and financial reporting and analysis.
Matt and his wife, Rachel, are also small business entrepreneurs. In addition to Landlord and Tenant representation and site selection, Matt’s diverse skill set allows him to provide a broad range of services to M Retail’s clients including financial analysis, financial modeling and budgeting, and business planning.
In his free time, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and their two dogs, Detroit Tigers baseball, reading, and playing his Fender Telecaster collection.
Neighborhoods can be revitalized without losing their character, and Grand Rapids has a lot of character. We fell in love with a particular building in the underdeveloped Westside Neighborhood. We are close to downdown, but we still have a great opportunity to really develop our surroundings.
Much of our building materials were reclaimed: in our loft office, you’ll see an old basketball court comprising our floor.
When we were finished, we had achieved the highest LEED rating. We love working here, we hope that we’ll see you here soon!