Gary Vandenberg

Gary Vandenberg

Associate Broker

Gary L. Vandenberg obtained his B.A. in Economics and Political Science in 1973.  A year of law school with classes in real estate and contract law inspired  him to pursue a real estate career.  He twice served as Michigan Realtors’ Land Institute President, was twice Michigan RLI Marketer of the Year and sat on the RLI National Executive Council.  He is an approved educator and member of the National Council of Exchangors.  Vandenberg is a member of the Society of Exchange Counselors, serving as President in 2013.  He twice won the SEC’s Charles Weaver award for most creative real estate transaction.  He was named the Society’s Counselor of the Year in 2017, and in 2018 he received the SEC’s Jack Hunt award for excellence in education.

He is a CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) and ALC (Accredited Land Consultant).

Gary represents clients with properties around the country.  He personally has had real estate investments in 19 states.

Vandenberg assists select investment clients with their commercial sales and acquisition needs and in finding suitable 1031 replacement properties nationwide.  His membership in the Society of Exchange Counselors and the National Council of Exchangors provides him with access to replacement properties not found on traditional internet sites.  He is well known for his creative structuring of real estate transactions.

Gary is one of the premier real estate exchangors in America.

Why exchange?  There are dozens of reasons to exchange.  Here are a few:

  1. Transactions can happen faster
  2. Clients often accomplish two objectives at the same time
  3. Clients convert dormant equities into income streams
  4. Exchanges can preserve capital
  5. Cash can be raised quickly

Mr. Vandenberg wrote and teaches a class called Exchange Magic.  This class is designed to teach real estate professionals the art of exchanging real estate.

He was also handpicked as the sixth-generation instructor to teach Broker Estate Building along with John Brennan, CCIM, SEC, CPA.  This class teaches real estate professionals how to increase wealth for their clients and for themselves.  This class is filled with real estate formulas, all of which have been personally used by either Mr. Vandenberg or Mr. Brennan.

These classes are both core classes for membership in the Society of Exchange Counselors.  He teaches these classes around the country for state CCIM chapters, Exchange Organizations, and private commercial real estate companies.


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$2,000,000 - Industrial, Land, Residential

20+/- acres with excellent accessibility in New Orleans, LA. Suitable for multi or single family, possibly industrial.   Click the link for full sale package…

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