Founded by property manager Kara Baar, broker Coleman Baar, and architect David Horabik in 2015, Neighbors Development is the complete real estate brokerage, development, and property management firm serving West Michigan.


Why we were founded...

"We founded Neighbors Development because we want to live and work in a community comprised of our friends and family; we love West Michigan and we want to see it grow and prosper." -Kara Marie

Why we are different...

"The Neighbors Development team is more honest; more personal. Our clients work with us because we know their best interest is our best interest." -Coleman

Why what we do is important...

"Everyone deserves to feel safe, and proud of the place that they live and work. We are working to ensure West Michigan continues to be that place." -Coleman



Kara Baar
Property Manager

Kara Baar is a small business owner, investor, systems creator, and property manager. She has managed properties since 2012 and has over 10 years of dental practice management experience, in Michigan and Chicago. She has owned many small businesses, in many different industries, and is an expert at structuring operations and protocols.  Kara has her Bachelor's of Arts from DePaul University.  In her free time she enjoys creating art, craft projects, and furniture restoration.

Coleman Baar
President & Broker

Coleman Baar is an entrepreneur, investor, and licensed broker. He has served as President of Great White Pine Investments, an equity investment company, since 2011. He served part time as a Commercial Advisor at Prime Development from 2013-15 and at RE/MAX Commercial Group from 2012-13. Coleman is a CCIM Candidate (Certified Commercial Investment Member).  
He enjoys studying finance, management, education, and technology. He likes coffee, birding, and other outdoor activities.

David Horabik
Designer & Developer

David Horabik is a designer, investor, and licensed architect. He has served as Executive Vice-President of Great White Pine Investments since 2011. David has been managing and investing in real estate for over 10 years. David has his Bachelor's of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology and has designed real estate in many industries such as residential, hospitals, restaurants, and retail.


Associates & Affiliates

Rood Lawn Service

H-Andy Studios

Sun Title

Emergency Lock & Safe

Huisman Plumbing

United Bank

Commercial Alliance of Realtors

LM Visuals

MPurcell Designs

Anthony Paskewicz

LakeTrust Credit Union

Montez Wedgeworth

Turner Cooling and Heating

Local First

Grand Rapids Association of Realtors

Open Positions

Commercial Advisor

Commercial Advisors are members of our brokerage team. They work with Neighbors commercial clients and investors to help them buy, sell or lease commercial real estate and multi-family apartments. They are also responsible for bringing in new brokerage clients and management clients.



  • Must be a Licensed Salesperson or Associate Broker in the state of Michigan.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in at least one of the following areas: Retail, Office, Industrial, Commercial Leasing, or Investment Real Estate.
  • Must be self-motivated, diligent, and honest.

Residential Advisor

Residential Advisors are members of the brokerage team. They help Neighbors clients buy, sell and lease homes.  Further responsibilities may include, helping management team lease apartments and bringing in new brokerage clients and management clients.



  • Must be a Licensed Salesperson or Associate Broker in the state of Michigan.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in residential real estate brokerage and leasing.
  • Must be self-motivated, diligent, and honest.

Friendly Neighbor

Friendly Neighbors are members of our community. They help Neighbors by giving us referrals and feedback. Referrals are so important to our success; we count on them to grow our business. And feedback is the only way we know if we are doing a great job or need improvement. Contact us we love to hear from our Friendly Neighbors. 


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