Gerry Kramer received his Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in 1974. He decided to return to his hometown of Port Huron to pursue a career in real estate. He apprenticed under a very successful broker for 4 years. In 1978, he established Kramer Commercial Realty, Inc. It was a bold decision to exclusively dedicate his new business to commercial and industrial real estate; being the only real estate firm to do so in all of St. Clair County. He focused on building relationships with clients, colleagues and the community.
Gerry had found his true passion and knew education would be the key to his continued success. He obtained his builders license and kept moving forward by pursuing professional designations such as; S.I.O.R. (Specialist Industrial Office Real Estate), G.R.I. (Graduate Realtors Institute, University of Michigan), and R.A.M. (Real Estate Alumnus of Michigan). He graduated from and instructed numerous Sales and Human Relations Courses for the Dale Carnegie Institute.
The S.I.O.R. designation was awarded to him in 1987 after he met rigorous requirements based on his sales and leasing in the commercial real estate industry, professional and educational background and adherence to ethical standards. An S.I.O.R. is a proven specialist worthy of our clients’ confidence and trust. The S.I.O.R. designation assures our client of a broker who is equipped to meet your needs and surpass your expectations.
His community commitments have included; Director, Community Foundation of St. Clair County, Former Director of the Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County, Past Director of the Downtown Development Authority, Former City Planner, as well as many more. Gerry is known for his ongoing innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial vision. He continues to give back to the community, which has given him so much.
Gerry holds membership in several professional organizations including the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), Michigan Commercial Board of REALTORS (CBOR), the National Association of REALTORS (NAR), The Michigan Association of REALTORS (MAR) and the Commercial Property Information Exchange (CPIX).
Gerry Kramer is truly the heart and visionary leader of the purpose-driven company that bears his name. Celebrating over 40 years of operations and over 3,000 transactions, focusing on creative solutions to solve complex real estate issues. Focused on commercial brokerage; property and asset management; 1031’s; investment and loan sale advisory; turnaround management and receivership; space planning and design, construction and numerous restoration projects.
Gerry and his partners will find the creative solution to your commercial real estate needs.
Korissa is an experienced business professional with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a focus in Marketing from Western Michigan University, Haworth College of Business. She began her real estate career in 2011, obtaining her broker’s license in 2014. She earned the designation of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) in 2019, making her the only CCIM in St. Clair County. Hiring a CCIM means unmatched credibility and access to an inclusive, global community.
Korissa is also a member of the Michigan Commercial Board of REALTORS (CBOR), the National Association of REALTORS (NAR), The Michigan Association of REALTORS (MAR) and the Commercial Property Information Exchange (CPIX). In addition to several board positions throughout St. Clair County.
In her position as an Associate Broker, Korissa focuses her efforts throughout southeastern Michigan. Her experience, creative strength and proactive approach allows her to assist clients in finding the right fit for their real estate needs. She brings a wealth of knowledge of the local market and community. She is passionate and results driven in the commercial real estate industry; skilled in sales, leasing, contract negotiation, market research, acquisitions/dispositions valuation and consulting.
After owning, operating and eventually selling a successful outdoor advertising company, Don Cole had the good fortune of joining Kramer Commercial Realty team in 1995. Don has been involved in countless real estate transactions over the 26 plus years with Gerry Kramer, as well as his prior experience with the advertising company. Specializing in commercial and industrial real estate has always been a rewarding personal adventure for Don.
During his working career he has been blessed at engaging in various community activities including being a member of Port Huron City Council, St. Clair County Board of Commissioners, President of the St. Clair County Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA), Chairman of the Port Huron Planning Commission, Past President of the Rotary Club of Port Huron, board member of the Chamber of Commerce, Salvation Army, and fundraising for the United Way of St. Clair County among other activities.
Being involved with family, work and community has reinforced Don’s belief in two old adages; “you get what you give” and “treat people as you would want to be treated”. Please consider working with Don and/or a team member of Kramer Commercial Realty. We deliver the services, talent and product to make your transaction successful and rewarding.
companies. Prior to joining Kramer Commercial, Lynn was co-founder and worked as a managing partner in a very successful construction company, specializing in high end custom homes, as well as, historical commercial renovations for nearly 15 years. She has also been a commercial property owner for more than 20 years. Lynn earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Oakland University in 1992.
Lynn is a member of the Michigan Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR), Michigan Association of Realtors (MAR), National Association of Realtors (NAR), and the Commercial Property Information Exchange (CPIX). She also has completed the Strictly Business Immersion Seminar with the Dale Carnegie Institute.
Lynn’s expertise in property management, business development, sales and marketing, contracts, and customer service provide additional resources for Kramer Commercial and continue the company’s commitment to provide unsurpassed excellence to its clients. Lynn’s focus, dedication and energy provide her clients with the best solutions for their real estate needs. She is detail and result oriented and truly enjoys the excitement of the industry and the relationship development.
Lynn has served on numerous community boards and has a true dedication to the success of the Blue Water Area. Her favorite thing about the Blue Water Area is watching its’ most recent growth and development into a vibrant international micropolitan area.
Barb Lawrence has been an active member of the Blue Water community her whole life and is excited to be turning that community focus toward commercial real estate. She joined the Kramer Commercial Realty team in 2016 and since then has grown her knowledge and customer base at a rapid speed.
Barb is a member of Michigan Commercial Board of Realtors, Michigan Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors and Commercial Property Information Exchange.
Barb has a passion for helping others and can spot a real estate gem a mile away. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and wants you to know “Price is what you pay, value is what you get”.