Each year, Midwest Real Estate News inducts a new class into its Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame. Today we look at the busy career of Kenneth Marciniak, vice president and principal with Signature Associates‘ Toledo, Ohio, office.
For more than three decades, Kenneth Marciniak has ranked as one of the leaders of the commercial real estate business in Toledo, Ohio. This vice president and principal with Signature Associates is a consistent top producer in the market. And he boasts a deep roster of repeat clients.
It’s not surprising, then, that Marciniak, who has closed several big deals throughout his market, has ranked as a CoStar Power Broker for more than 10 consecutive years.
What’s behind Marciniak’s consistent record of success? He points to the hard work he turns in for his clients. Marciniak doesn’t shy away from long hours. And he’s constantly looking for the best ways to boost his clients’ bottom lines.
His clients remember this stellar service. And because of that, they come back to him whenever they have real estate needs. This steady repeat business is the true secret to building a successful CRE career.
“I’ve been successful in this business because I put my clients first,” Marciniak said. “I treat people how I want to be treated and am always open, honest and transparent throughout the whole process.”
Marciniak makes the effort to stay updated on new trends in the CRE business. He points to obtaining his SIOR designation as an example, and as an achievement that has helped him grow his career.
“I really enjoy helping clients find the best real estate solutions for their businesses and then watching them grow and succeed,” Marciniak said. “I have the great fortune of loving what I do, so it’s never really felt like work to me.”
Outside the office, Marciniak enjoys riding motorcycles, and has two of his own. He also stays busy tackling home-improvement projects both at his own home and the houses owned by his daughters.
Despite his busy career, Marciniak finds time to give back to his community. He is a busy volunteer with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and previously served as a member of the board of directors of Goodwill Industries.