Mr. Gardner has also devoted his entire professional career to selling multifamily assets located in the State of Michigan. With over 18 years of multifamily brokerage experience, Mr. Gardner has built an impressive body of work, represented by over 180 sales and in excess of $300 Million in transactional volume. These sales reflect over 10,000 units in markets all across Michigan, and in particular over 4,500 units in the City of Detroit. Recognized as the leading expert in Michigan for the Detroit multifamily market, Mr. Gardner has sold over 100 complexes in Detroit, several of which are landmark properties; nobody in the State of Michigan has sold more apartment complexes in Detroit over the past 18 years than Mr. Gardner. Additional noteworthy experience entails significant dispositions of distressed assets-REO, Short Sale, and Receivership Sales-on behalf of local & regional Lenders, as well as CMBS Special Servicers.
With his technological aptitude, Mr. Gardner has been instrumental in creating IPO’s proprietary networked database, which tracks ownership of nearly 10,000 apartment complexes all over Michigan. This valuable information technology system integrates all brokers in the office and provides IPO with unprecedented market knowledge and researching abilities. Mr. Gardner received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Law from Michigan State University in 1996, in addition to coursework abroad at at Cambridge University in England, World Agricultural College in the Netherlands and Guadalajara University in Mexico. Mr. Gardner is also a Licensed Builder in the State of Michigan, affording his clients extensive knowledge regarding the physical condition of multifamily assets and how this inter plays with pricing.