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President | CEO
Experienced leadership and brokerage in the multi housing real estate industry, with specialized expertise focused on manufactured housing communities.
Christopher Nortley, Founder and Managing Partner of MHRE, specializes in Manufactured Housing Communities (MHC’s) and Recreational Vehicle Communities(RVC’s) throughout the United States and Canada. With over 26 years of brokerage experience his real estate knowledge in marketing platforms, negotiation strategies, escrow management and close of escrow is insurmountable to his competitors.
In 2016 Christopher was ranked as the #1 broker in the United States with over $330,000,000 in MHRV transactions.
Prior to MHRE, Christopher was a founding partner of Sunstone Manufactured Housing Consultants, established in April 2010, of which he was responsible for closing over 71% of Sunstone’s production before departing.
Preceding Sunstone, Christopher worked at CBRE where he was a founding member of the Manufactured Housing Group. During his tenure in the company’s niche service offering, he was responsible for over 76% of the group’s production.
Further to his brokerage expertise, Christopher has an extensive land background, selling over 7,000 acres of land throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Tennessee. His collective 14-year knowledge in raw land is exceedingly beneficial to clients who regard existing MHC investments with a forward-looking approach in speculation of a change of use on land value. This concept would supersede the cash flow value of the asset bringing greater returns.
Christopher’s flawless closing record and uncandid ability to think “outside the box” has resulted in his clientele’s assurance of his proven ability to perform. His clients comprise of REITS, institutional operators, private equity firms, hedge funds, syndicators, mom & pop operators, banks and special servicers.
Professional Affiliations / Accreditations
Ranked as #1 Broker in MHRV Transactions in 2016
Licensed Real Estate Broker in MI, PA & GA
Member of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI)
Member of the Michigan Manufactured Housing Association (MMHA)
Member of the Tennessee Manufactured Housing Association (TMHA)
Member of the Board of Directors, Michigan Manufactured Housing Association 2011-2012
Senior Analyst | Sales Associate
As the Senior Analyst | Sales Associate for MHRE, Melanie is responsible for underwriting assets and supporting our Broker Associates in all the MHRE client transactions.
An analytical and meticulous individual, Melanie has experience in marketing and finance in diverse industries. Previously to joining the team at MHRE, she worked at Starwood Vacation Ownership (SVO) in the Treasury department. Her keen attention to detail was essential to the team in verifying cash and credit card transactions. Before her time at SVO, she was the Senior Market Researcher for the healthcare technology startup, MedSpeaks. Her extensive research on the healthcare industry served as the company’s starting point for the central database.
Melanie has a BA from Rollins College and an MBA from the Crummer School of Business. Her unique educational background and business experience has afforded Melanie to quickly adapt and work toward success.
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Senior Transaction Manager
Seasoned design professional with a diversified business background in all aspects of the broker-client transactions. She is our branding expert and Senior Manager of ALL MHRE Services.
Melissa Wade is MHRE Inc.’s Senior Transaction Manager whose position spans all aspects of the marketing functions including corporate branding, campaign and collateral creation, public relations, market research and analysis, development and coordination of offerings, and database maintenance.
Prior to assuming her current role, Melissa held Graphic and Web positions in Marketing for a number of firms in Michigan. Her 11 year career has focused on establishing a company’s brand and identity presence both online and in print. Her process employs best practices and design methods to insure the success of the projects.
Her professional experience comprises not only marketing, but web development, graphic design, SEO, and print processes. A diversified business background has allowed her to evaluate each individual client’s needs and cater a branding identity and marketing plan that is well positioned for success.
Broker Associate | Director of Data Research
An efficient and detail-oriented professional with extensive experience in database management applications.
Colleen Lannoo is MHRE Inc.’s Data Research Assistant whose responsibilities focus on the development and maintenance of the company’s property database. Colleen supports the Broker in all market studies to ensure the client’s property is marketed with the most accurate information and comparable data sources.
She attained a B.S. in Business Communication in 2004 and prior to coming on board with MHRE, Colleen held an administrative position with one of the top health systems in the country.
Colleen joined our team in 2013, and focuses on reaching out and connecting with prospective park owners and developing new relationships within the industry. This process creates a network of potential buyers and sellers that is exclusive to MHRE.
An organized professional with a structured and detail-oriented method for completing tasks and assisting the MHRE Support Team and Brokers in all Client Services.
Christine has over 3 yeaers of manufactured home community management. She is efficient in all operations of the day-to-day tasks associated with community resident relations and MH home sales. Christine Ticconi joins MHRE after 16 years of working in the Education field. She has spent the majority of her 16 years in education teaching at risk students in the greater Detroit area. She has also had the privilege of working with the administrative teams in each of her schools to put processes in place that make schools with over 1,000 students run with ease.
Attending Wayne State University, Christine attained a BA in Education and an MBA in Leadership. This unique experience in education allows Christine to bring a new perspective to the business field.
COO | Director of Sales
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Richard has more than 15 years experience in the real estate industry, including residential, commercial, property management, and new home construction. Richard received his real estate Broker’s License in 2010. His past listings and sales have included apartment buildings, manufactured homes, condominiums, single family residences, and much more. Richard’s vast knowledge of the industry and the current market have provided him with the insight to be a senior advisor to many prospective buyers, sellers, and investors.
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Mike Mikkola has thirty years experience in the real estate industry including brokerage experience and having produce 500M in multifamily (including manufactured housing) lending. Mike is also a CPA and a CMA as well as being a licensed real estate broker. He received his BA in Economics from the University of South Florida and his MBA with an emphasis on finance from the University of Tampa. Mike has also served as an adjunct for both the University of Tampa College of Business (undergraduate) and Florida Institute of Technology (MBA program).