Orion Real Estate Solutions may take the spotlight on its vast portfolio of multifamily projects in the greater Grand Rapids area, but part of the credit should go to its longtime partner, Michael Maier, managing partner of Cusp Group and, more recently, PURE Real Estate.

Maier grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and studied finance at Saint Francis University. After graduation, he landed a job with Waterfield Mortgage Company in Fort Wayne, but within six months, the company relocated him to Grand Rapids.