Capital Partners

Looking for capital, an equity partner, subordinated debt or a traditional loan?  Capstone Capital Partners has a history of assisting small to medium-sized companies and real estate developers fund growth and development projects.  

Our talented team of specialists provide everything you need to represent your business interests, whether you are preparing to buy or sell a business. We call upon the strengths within our team to provide you with the perfect match of skills for your particular business situation while maintaining absolute confidentiality throughout the process.

Our team has over 75 years of combined experience representing a variety of business interests, but it is our personal experience in our own business ventures which truly makes us successful in bringing your transaction to a satisfactory close.

Recent Success

We helped assist area companies with their capital needs:

  • Assisted in acquisition of $1.5 million in funding for regional developer to assist national franchise in its Midwest expansion plans
  • Assisted in acquisition of $1.0 million in funding for a residential developer in combination with support from a local bank loan program
  • Provided guarantors to back-stop a letter of credit issuance for a municipal project
  • Created line of credit availability for local residential real estate investor supporting foreclosure purchases and resales
  • Acquired $600,000 in funding for a local residential land contract vendor to assist in portfolio growth

Team Strengths

  • Valuation
  • Brokerage
  • Access to Capital
  • Consulting
  • Strategic Planning
  • Due Diligence
  • Financing Source Location
  • Marketing
  • Financial Analysis
  • Pre-qualification of Buyers
  • Transition Coordination

Our Team

  • Dave TenCate
    Dave TenCate
    Co-Owner, Founder and Associate Broker
  • John Groothuis
    John Groothuis
    Co-Owner and Sales Associate
Dave TenCate
Co-Owner, Founder and Associate Broker

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.

Contact Dave:

Office: 616-847-1031

John Groothuis
Co-Owner and Sales Associate

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.

Contact John

Office: 616-847-1031