Our team has over 100 years of experience in the valuation, consulting, financing, and marketing of commercial real estate.
Capstone Appraisal Service was established to address an obvious need for competent commercial appraisal services provided by persons familiar with the West Michigan real estate market.
We provide appraisal reports in accordance to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) for use with tax assessment appeals, estate valuations and commercial lending. Other services we provide include “highest and best use” analysis, appraisal consulting, and litigation support, including expert witness testimony. Contact our team to discuss how we can best meet your appraisal needs.
Our experience as brokers and owners gives us a perspective beyond the purely academic analysis so prevalent in the appraisal business. No appraisal analysis is complete until one of us “takes a seat on the curb” across the street from the property and considers what a prospective purchaser would really pay for the asset in question. We will never short-change the analytical components of an appraisal assignment, but our clients will always have the benefit of a licensed and active broker having assisted in the valuation process, thereby assuring a “real world” perspective on the value of the property being appraised.
Our team of experts can help with valuation, consulting, financing, and marketing of any commercial real estate deal. Contact one of our team members today!
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.
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.