NAI Spring
4607 Cleveland Avenue NW
Canton, OH United States 44709
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CA BRE License #:SAL 2006006557
Don Bester
Vice President

Specialties: Advisory / Consulting, Buyer Representation, Food Facilities, Land, Landlord Representation, Lease Administration, Net Leased, Tenant Representation

Background & Experience
Don Bester has provided professional, unbiased real estate advice and successful deal negotiating skills to clients and customers for over 35 years. Formerly Sr. Vice President and partner with Avison Young, a North American brokerage throughout Canada and the USA, Mr. Bester moved to Canton Ohio in 2006 where he now makes his home. Don immediately became active in the Canton and Stark area commercial real estate with a local commercial real estate firm until August 2012, when he joined NAI Spring.

Recipient of numerous awards and achievements, Mr. Bester continues to offer a high level of professional service to assist and solve commercial real estate needs of local and national companies.
His focus is on Industrial, Commercial and Investment type properties including leasing and sales.

Don is a former board member of Child & Adolescent Behavioral Heath a not-for-profit mental health agency in Stark County and on the board of Canton YMCA.
Don is a graduate of Bethel College, St. Paul, MN with extended courses in contract law, construction and mechanical systems, communication and negotiating skills.
Transaction History
Recent transactions completed include the sale of 3801 Whipple Ave, an 8,000/SF two story office building, sale of 4477 Higbee Ave a 8,900/SF free standing office building. Lease of 6,600/SF in 4140-4160 Holiday Street and the long term lease of 22790 Lake Park Blvd, Alliance, Ohio, a 210,000/SF manufacturing facility.
Client Testimonials

“As a manufacturer attention to detail is very important and that is why we are very thankful to have partnered with Don in our most recent realty purchase. Don has made our purchase very convenient and seemless because he was available, reliable, and was able to answer all of our questions regarding the property. ”
- Shelley Fether • MAC Trailer

“We are a public company from Fort Wayne, IN and we had very specific real-estate needs for an expansion in North East, Ohio. We could not have been happier with working with Don Bester. Don focused on our unique requirements, put together a package on viable options and then professionally and tirelessly help us meet our wishes. Don allowed us to focus on our business plan and he took care of our real estate wants. We are now situated in Macedonia, Ohio and I would personally recommend Don for your commercial and/or real-estate requirements. ”
- Christopher Charlebois , General Manager • OmniSource Corp

“Don assisted us with a complex purchase transaction that was critical for the growth of our organization. He did an outstanding job from start to finish. He also provided us with other very useful advice and council along the way. If we came upon a snag during the process, Don was great about figuring out some creative options to solve the problem. We definitely will use Don again for our next big project. We would highly recommend others to do the same. ”
- Tim Sheltzer, CEO • YMCA Stark County

“I own a manufacturing company and worked with Don to find suitable space to relocate due to continuing growth. Our infrastructure needs were somewhat uncommon which added to the challenge. Don was able to quickly develop an understanding of our operations and our needs, and he worked diligently until we found a location that truly worked for us. Once we began to negotiate in earnest for the new location, Don's extensive experience and knowledge was invaluable in helping us to reach an agreement that was truly beneficial to everyone involved. His negotiating experience and skills were also quite useful as we were able to work together to get the best deal possible. When I have future real estate needs, I will call Don again. And I would recommend Don to anyone who is looking for a dedicated, diligent, experienced and knowledgeable broker”
- Bryan Knowles • Profile Plastics Inc

“We recently transacted a lease on our 9,600/SF retail property at 6845 Whipple Ave in North Canton using the services of Don Bester of NAI Spring Realty. We were impressed with Don's professional approach to the marketing of our property and in particular his keeping us informed on all activity and tours he conducted with prospective tenants. Don's professional approach combined with his substantial experience in real estate deals certainly helped us in making our transaction go smoothly. I have no reservation in recommending Don Bester and NAI Spring Realty for your commercial real estate requirements.”
- Bill Verble • Verble Properties LLC