Michael Billings

~Michael Billings graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in May of 2006. Shortly after graduation, Michael accepted a position as a Commercial Property Manager with Executive Real Estate Services located in West Des Moines, Iowa. In this position Michael was responsible for overseeing approximately two million square feet of commercial property. His duties included but were not limited to accounting, facility maintenance, rent collection, construction coordination, and lease negotiations.

Recognizing a strength in marketing and sales Michael made a transition in early 2009 and accepted a position as a Commercial Sales Associate with Iowa Realty Commercial. In this new position he and business partner, Blake Brown, developed the highly productive Brown & Billings Commercial Real Estate Services. Their team assisted the real estate needs of property owners and businesses alike on both a local and national level. Michael has experience in all types of commercial property including retail, office, flex, and industrial commercial space as well as development and multi-family investment land.

In 2011 the Brown & Billings CRES team joined the Denny Elwell Company and opened a branch office in Waukee to service the western suburbs of the Des Moines metro market. As a member of the Denny Elwell team Michael is committed to expanding his knowledge of the ever changing commercial landscape in order to better serve his clients. His responsibilities include but are not limited to marketing, site selection, acquisition representation, disposition, tenant representation, and corporate leasing.

Michael is a member of both the Iowa Commercial Real Estate Association and the International Council for Shopping Centers. He is a participant in many local Chambers of Commerce and the Greater Des Moines Partnership. He is an avid supporter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and hosts an annual event each year to raise donations for the cause. He is active in the YMCA of Greater Des Moines and serves on the Board of Managers for the Waukee YMCA.

Michael is a firm believer in treating people as you would prefer to be treated. Each and every person that he meets he views as an opportunity to expand his knowledge and develop a relationship. It is his goal to provide the overall highest quality of commercial service by adopting a thorough and professional attitude and instilling this philosophy in to each and every transaction.


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  • Coldstone Creamery
  • Starbucks
  • Pancheros
  • Maid-Rite
  • Domino's
  • Great Clips
  • Legend's Bar & Grill
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Subway
  • U.S Cellular
  • Coldwell Banker
  • University of Phoenix
  • Krist Insurance
  • H & R Block
  • Edward Jones
  • AllState Insurance
  • State of Iowa


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  • United Rentals
  • Goodwill Industries International
  • Contractor, Sales, & Services
  • CDM, Inc.
  • Broken Arrow Wear
  • Keck Energy
  • The Batter's Box
  • Rent-A-Center
  • Home Zone
  • Mobile Money