Commercial Agents / Grand Rapids, MI / Bradley Company / Chip Bowling
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Chip Bowling

Grand Rapids, MI
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Chip brings over 27 years of experience in commercial real estate to Bradley Company, which has earned him a level of unmatched expertise in the sale, lease, and development of commercial office properties. The deals in which hes been integral throughout his career translate to over $1 billion in volume. Chips aggressive standard of performance has earned him respect within the industry and with his clients who range from large real estate portfolio owners, building owners, entrepreneurs, developers, and many of Grand Rapids top business leaders.

Chip is most passionate about identifying a piece of real estate which others have overlooked, envisioning its possibilities, then collaboratively finding creative ways to give it viability a second life. Chip calls this process giving it a heartbeat. Over time, these unique opportunities have reminded Chip to take the time and energy to certify each deal is well thought-out, has purpose, and which makes financial sense. His experiences have taught him teamwork, the importance of maintaining an open mind, and how best to look through someone elses lens to appreciate the scope of possibilities. The reward has been to work with clients again and again on subsequent projects which continue to help shape key areas of the city.

Previously, Chip spent 15 years at Colliers International sharpening his skills and competencies by focusing on downtown Grand Rapids and southeast suburban office brokerage and development.

Chip later founded XVentures, a commercial real estate firm, in 2013 that specialized in downtown real estate and brokerage development. In 2018 Chip sold the firm to Bradley Company, where he became a partner and later a Senior Vice President the West Michigan office.

Chips busy life outside of deal-making and development includes raising his son, spending quality time with family and friends, playing golf, boating, traveling, and working out. A notable favorite place to visit for Chip is South and Central America and Europe.


  • Commercial Alliance of Realtors, CAR
  • Michigan Association of Realtors, MAR
  • National Association of Realtors, NAR
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member designee, CCIM
  • Commercial Alliance of Realtors


  • Aquinas College, Bachelor of Liberal Arts
  • Michigan State University, Communications Studies


  • 2016 Project of the Year
  • 2012, 2013, 2014 Biggest Office Lease
  • West Michigan Entrepreneur of the Year
  • 2012 Largest Sale
  • 2010 Most Commission Checks
  • 2007 Most Co-op Deals
  • Ranked among West Michigans top power brokers


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