Vision / Mission

We build unique, urban spaces where people can work, play and just … live.

616 Lofts are residential communities built to do better for the city of Grand Rapids and its people. Our properties are in the midst of some of downtown’s most popular locations. Modern apartments (most of them upcycled from old structures) fuse historic and contemporary features, offering some of the most unique interiors in the city.

More than that, we love giving downtown residents a place where they can feel at home, make friends, present opportunities to benefit their community, and enjoy all that urban Grand Rapids has to offer. Communities and cities are built by the people living in them, and we’re vested in growing Grand Rapids’ urban centers by giving residents what they need to experience life in the city at its best.

Whether you’re simply looking for an apartment or are ready to start placeshaking, we hope you’ll join us in the movement to do and be better—in the name of community.

Meet: Jenna Affholter, Leasing Advisor

Jenna AffholterFAVORITE QUOTE
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you’ve said, people will forget what you did, but they will never forget the way you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

SUMMARY OF ROLE
As one of the first points of connection, along with the entire 616 Lofts team of Leasing Advisors, Jenna leads our leasing and customer service efforts with care and passion. She is an imperative piece of 616’s mission of community creation, assisting prospective residents and new community members with all their housing needs and most importantly, connecting them with their Grand Rapids community.

STRENGTHS
– Responsibility
– Achiever
– Arranger
– Communication
– Individualization

AFFILIATIONS
– Grand Valley State University Alumni
– Grand Rapids Certified Tourism Ambassador
– Walt Disney World Cast Alumni

Meet: Claire Voorhees, Leasing Advisor

Claire VoorheesFAVORITE QUOTE
“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

SUMMARY OF ROLE
As one of the first points of connection, along with the entire 616 Lofts team of Leasing Advisors, Claire leads our leasing and customer service efforts with care and passion. She is an imperative piece of 616’s mission of community creation, assisting prospective residents and new community members with all their housing needs and most importantly, connecting them with their Grand Rapids community.

STRENGTHS
– Positivity
– Relator
– Communication
– Empathy
– Learner

AFFILIATIONS
– Grand Valley State University Alumni
– Grand Rapids Certified Tourism Ambassador
– Humane Society of West Michigan Volunteer

Meet: Elizabeth Sinclair, Leasing Advisor

FAVORITE QUOTE
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another.” – The Apostle Paul

SUMMARY OF ROLE
As one of the first points of connection, along with the entire 616 Lofts team of Leasing Advisors, Elizabeth leads our leasing and customer service efforts with care and passion. She is an imperative piece of 616’s mission of community creation, assisting prospective residents and new community members with all their housing needs and most importantly, connecting them with their Grand Rapids community.

STRENGTHS
– Achiever
– Learner
– Positivity
– Maximizer
– Ideation

AFFILIATIONS
– Central Michigan University Alumni
– Grand Rapids Certified Tourism Ambassador
– Certified Registered Dietician

Meet: Christina Larson, Leasing Advisor

FAVORITE QUOTE
“Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.” – William Wordsworth

SUMMARY OF ROLE
As one of the first points of connection, along with the entire 616 Lofts team of Leasing Advisors, Christina leads our leasing and customer service efforts with care and passion. She is an imperative piece of 616’s mission of community creation, assisting prospective residents and new community members with all their housing needs and most importantly, connecting them with their Grand Rapids community.

STRENGTHS
– Learner
– Responsibility
– Harmony
– Intellection
– Input

AFFILIATIONS
– Aquinas College Alumni
– Grand Rapids Certified Tourism Ambassador

Meet: Brad Anderson, Property Steward

FAVORITE QUOTE
“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” – C.S. Lewis

SUMMARY OF ROLE
As 616’s Property Steward, Brad is the go-to man for all building and maintenance-related needs. He goes above and beyond with every need – no matter how small. Brad is the face of 616 customer service, and he always makes sure the end result is a satisfied customer.

STRENGTHS
– Achiever
– Belief
– Includer
– Relator
– Responsibility

AFFILIATIONS
– Kids Food Basket Volunteer
– Habitat for Humanity Volunteer
– West Michigan Flame

Meet: Colin Schiefler, Director of Property Management

FAVORITE QUOTE
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. ” – Confucious

SUMMARY OF ROLE
Colin oversees and directs property management activities related to 616 Lofts’ residential and commercial portfolio. He supervises and directs activities of the property management, leasing, as well as maintenance staff.  Overall, he is responsible for the successful operations of the properties – ultimately working to ensure the department operations meet or surpass industry standards.

STRENGTHS
– Arranger
– Learner
– Achiever
– Developer
– Intellection

AFFILIATIONS
– Loyola University Alumni
– Licensed Realtor
– Michigan Street Corridor Association Steering Committee
– Boy Scout Pack 3301 Wolf Den Leader

Meet: Jenna Morton, Brand Manager

FAVORITE QUOTE
“Human life occurs only once, and the reason we cannot determine which of our decisions are good and which bad is that in a given situation we can make only one decision; we are not granted a second, third, or fourth life in which to compare various decisions.” – Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

SUMMARY OF ROLE
As Brand Manager, Jenna makes sure the 616 brand remains consistent throughout all project stages – internally and externally. She oversees the creation of all promotional content and strategically implements it across various marketing channels. Since the 616 brand is largely tied to various community partners, Jenna places much emphasis PASS Partner relationships, assembling exclusive perks and events for all 616 residents.

STRENGTHS
– Strategic
– Achiever
– Responsibility
– Futuristic
– Individualization

AFFILIATIONS
– Grand Valley State University Alumni
– Fair Housing Certified
– 616 Lofts at the Kendall Resident Liaison
– Rapid Growth Media Freelance Writer
– Humane Society of West Michigan Bark in the Dark Planning Committee
– Humane Society of West Michigan Volunteer

Meet: Monica Steimle, Director of Community Relations, Partner

monica_stiemleFAVORITE QUOTE
“Our true destiny…is a world built from the bottom up by competent citizens living in solid communities, engaging in and by their places.” – David W. Orr

SUMMARY OF ROLE
As 616’s first follower, Monica has worn many hats throughout the growth of the company. Now as Director of Community Relations, Monica leads the Tribes’ efforts in community engagement, collaboration strategies, public relations, and market and industry knowledge. She identifies areas of growth and development by vetting opportunities through relational connections and analyzing market strategies.

STRENGTHS
– Empathy
– Includer
– Activator
– Futuristic
– Positivity

AFFILIATIONS
– Grand Valley State University Alumni
– Licensed Realtor
– Friends of Grand Rapids Parks Treasurer
– Local First Board Member
– River Corridor Steering Committee
– Downtown Improvement District Steering Committee
– Grand Rapids Vital Streets Committee
– City of Grand Rapids Housing Strategies Co. Chair
– Hispanic Center of West Michigan Board Member