Women Who Move Grand Rapids – 2021 – Special Section
ANNE FICELI, CPM
PURE Real Estate Management
32 Market Ave. SW, Ste. 500 | Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | (616) 631-7769
Having spent more than 25 years in a male-dominated industry and earning her reputation as a knowledgeable professional with insight and experience, Anne Ficeli, president of PURE Real Estate Management, says she understands the struggles many women face in the real estate industry.
To that end, she and a small group of female peers, founded the West Michigan chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Women, known as CREW, a network for information sharing, ongoing learning, and career advancement. “I’m driven to support other women in all professions, but especially those in commercial real estate,” Ficeli says.
“Through my efforts and through CREW, I strive to make it a little easier for them than it was for me.”
Ficeli says she learned to see the value of a property through the eyes of an owner early in her career while working directly with owners. “This, to me, was the first step in transforming a property into a community and understanding what makes it valuable beyond its financial worth,” Ficeli says. “This philosophy and commitment to service has been paramount to managing a portfolio exceeding $375 million at 95-100 percent occupancy.”
Besides being an advocate for women, Ficeli serves as a board member of the Humane Society of West Michigan, and is a lover of yoga. She co-founded her property management firm in 2018 with principal partners Michael Maier and Ryan Wheeler.