Denis Severinsen's career in real
estate brokerage began in 1995, and it has been devoted specifically to the field of commercial real estate ever
since he joined MLG Commerical (formerly the Mooney Lesage Group) in 1999, a leading brokerage firm based in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin. His primary focus has been dedicated to the retail segment of the business. He held a Wisconsin
real estate broker's license from 1995 to 2018, and broker's license for the state of Michigan as well, since 2002.
His concentration on retail brokerage is the result of previous years in the grocery industry with the
Kroger Company, Roundy's Milwaukee Division, and Supervalu's Midwest Region; which included the managment of sales and retail
operations support staff, new business acquisitions, retail development, store construction, retailer financing, and asset
sales and purchase agreements. Throughout those years, Denis lived in Wisconsin, and conducted business throughout that
state; in addition to Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana, but he returned to his hometown of Escanaba, Michigan in 2002.
In February of 2002, Denis joined Dagenais Enterprises, based in Escanaba, as Vice-President of Real Estate Management &
Development. Among other business ventures, Dagenais Enteprises is a leading northern Michigan commercial development organization,
with ownerhship of such properties as Walmart Supercenter, Staples, Kmart, Sears, and several other major retail
locations, as well as shopping center leasing and managment.
In the early part of 2003, Dagenais Enterprises
established a commercial real estate brokerage entity as part of their development operations. This entity
- Great Lakes Commercial Real Estate, LLC. - conducts a full line of brokerage
services in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.