About Capstone Companies
Whether you are ready to buy or sell real estate, need someone to manage your investment properties, or help you acquire or sell a business, we have the tools in place to meet your needs! Our reputation has been built on efficiency, confidentiality, integrity and professionalism.
The Capstone team possesses the expertise necessary to address nearly any real estate-related question, whether concerning terms to negotiate for inclusion in a purchase agreement, financing options, property valuation, or matters related to development layout and design. The Capstone team works together to provide its clients with the best possible service.
Capstone not only provides traditional real estate brokerage services for commercial and residential properties, but also provides appraisal and consulting services to those with an interest in commercial real estate acquisition, development and investment.
The Capstone Capital Partners division provides everything you need to represent your business interests, whether you are preparing to buy or sell a business. Our specialists provide a full complement of services from representation in a sale or acquisition, assistance locating financing sources, transition coordination, consulting on business issues, and exit and succession planning.
Our property management team has certified property managers with years of experience managing commercial, residential, vacation, and condominium association properties. Our managers and maintenance team will make it easy for you to own investment property.
Please contact us if you desire integrity and professionalism from a locally-owned and operated real estate and business brokerage firm. The Capstone Companies – a higher standard.
David Ten Cate is a graduate of Calvin College and the University of Minnesota Law School, and has been a practicing attorney since 1991. Ten Cate’s legal career focused primarily on real estate, small business, and transactional matters. Ten Cate obtained his Michigan real estate broker’s license in 2002 while working for a commercial real estate brokerage and development client. In April of 2004, Ten Cate founded Capstone Real Estate, LLC.
Ten Cate is a member of the Grand Rapids-based Commercial Alliance of Realtors, the West Michigan Lakeshore Association of Realtors, the Michigan Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. He has served on the Board of Directors for a number of corporations, including the Ottawa County Bar Association and the West Michigan Lakeshore Association of Realtors. Ten Cate holds the coveted Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, which is the most widely-recognized commercial and investment real estate designation in the country. Ten Cate is one of fewer than 200 Michigan brokers who have obtained the CCIM designation.
John Groothuis is a graduate of Grand Valley State University. Prior to joining Capstone in 2009, Groothuis had been involved in the banking business since 1988. Groothuis was the CEO and President of what was then Grand Haven Bank, and was more recently the Community Bank President of Macatawa Bank in Grand Haven. Groothuis has served on the boards of directors for several local organizations, including over 10 years of service on the Tri Cities YMCA board of directors, having served as both Treasurer and President. Groothuis has also been involved in the United Way, Downtown Grand Haven, Inc., the American Heart Association and First Priority. During his twenty-plus year career, Groothuis has assisted countless banking customers assess commercial real estate investments, and brings a wealth of real estate and financial experience and contacts to the Capstone team.
Candi Stone is a graduate of Baker College of Muskegon. Prior to joining Capstone, Stone enjoyed a career as an office manager for a company that specializes in the purchase of foreclosed properties. In an effort to expand on her interest in real estate, Stone obtained her real estate license in 2014 and joined Capstone as a property manager of residential leases. Her experience in bookkeeping, her customer service and her attention to detail make her a great asset to Capstone’s property management division.
James Goldman is a graduate of Hope College. Prior to joining Capstone in 2013, he was an owner and operator of Northern Rental Management Company, managing 100+ waterfront and vacation rental units at Crystal Lake and Crystal Mountain. During his 20+ year career in real estate, Goldman has worked with a variety of investment and development projects, coordinated commercial and residential real estate investments, helped investors buy and renovate properties to lease, developed several small business ventures, and owned and managed several bar, restaurant and retail establishments. He brings a wealth of community contacts, along with extensive business investment and property management experience to the Capstone team.
Jordan Muskovin has a background in auto mechanics and construction along with customer service and management skills. He volunteers in community groups such as Love, INC and enjoys outdoor activities in his free time.
Keagan Maxson is a graduate of Lansing Community College. She has a background in customer service and academic experience in real estate sales, property management and investments. Maxson recently obtained her real estate license in an effort to broaden her expertise.
Leigh comes to Capstone with more than 12 years of real estate experience, having worked in many areas of the industry, including title, acquisition and development, and residential sales. Leigh is enthusiastic and hardworking, with a passion for helping people. A West Michigan native, she resides in Grand Haven with her family. Leigh will focus her real estate efforts on making the home buying or selling process seamless for individuals and families.
Melannie is a graduate of Muskegon Community College. Prior to joining Capstone, she enjoyed a 16-year career as a legal assistant working in the areas of real estate, landlord representation, civil litigation and business law. During her legal career, she processed countless commercial and residential leases and oversaw eviction proceedings in Ottawa, Kent and Muskegon counties.
In an effort to expand on her interest in other aspects of real estate, Melannie obtained her real estate license and a Certified Property Management certification and moved on to manage a small West Michigan real estate firm. In 2010, Melannie joined Capstone Real Estate to lead its property management division. Her experience in the drafting and administration of leases and her attention to detail make her an invaluable resource to Capstone’s property management division.
Stan Boelkins is a graduate of Calvin College. He began his appraisal career in 1965 and obtained his real estate broker’s license in 1970. Boelkins has served on the Grand Haven Township Board of Trustees, the council of Second Christian Reformed Church, and is a past president of what is now the Great Lakes Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. Boelkins has appraised numerous commercial properties during the course of his career, and brings a wealth of real estate valuation experience to the Capstone team.
Tom Nadeau is a graduate of Grand Valley State University and is licensed as a Certified General Appraiser and Real Estate Broker in the State of Michigan. He founded Nadeau Appraisal Service’s Grand Haven office in 1995, and established a diverse client base including several well-regarded lending institutions, law firms and real estate management companies. Nadeau has provided expert witness testimony and tax-assessment appeal representation at the local and state levels. He is a Candidate member of the Appraisal Institute and a member of the West Michigan Lakeshore Association of Realtors. The ethical and professional treatment of all parties to his services is the touchstone of Nadeau’s business philosophy.
Traci is a graduate of Miami University. Her English and communications degrees, her experience as an English teacher and a journalist, and her award-winning design of customizable contact management and marketing systems all contribute to her value as Capstone’s marketing coordinator. She will assist your agent in marketing your property or business and help carry your listing through to the sale or lease close.