Eric Freeman

Kory, I just wanted to take some time and thank you for all you have done for us in not only managing our properties at Carrier Creek but also all the work you do in the community to enhance and make it a nicer place for everyone!!

Twenty some years ago my wife and I bought our first rental property, a duplex.  After a few months with all the headaches, I sold it and never wanted another rental property again.  About four years ago, I met you who helped us have a different vision of what rental property ownership could be. We bought those 2-4 unit buildings on Carrier Creek and you have done an excellent job of not only managing those rentals for us but also contributing to the over all well being of the neighborhood.  Your community interest and pride runs much deeper than just managing rentals.  You are very involved wit the neighborhood association and encourage others to do the same.

You showed us by your personal example of how to operate a rental property and how we could benefit from “raising the bar”.  We have benefited greatly from this vision and practice as we have had excellent tenants which leads to a much more enjoyable property owner experience. Thanks again, keep up the good work and as always!

Kristen Sternberger

Great rental company! Rented from them 8 years ago and am renting from them again. Love my one bedroom apartment! It even has a nice washer and dryer and is a reasonable price. Most of their units allow dogs which is awesome!

Kyle Stout

Kind , owners, understanding staff, great maintenance crew. The prices for their properties were fair for the market or less. I love my new home
Thank you Life Cycle Property

Ben Durwood

I highly recommend Pete Bruinsma. I worked with him as an out-of-state investor from California, and I found the exact type of place that I was looking for. He took video of the property, offered honest advice, negotiated a good purchase price, and I even found a tenant through his property management company Life Cycle Property Management. Would absolutely work with him again in the future.

Rachel Moore

This is hands down the best company we’ve rented from in GR. Everything that has needed to be fixed gets taken care of immediately and they respond to emails right away. The overall rent prices in GR are ridiculous, and it seems Life Cycle is one of the only companies that offers clean and well maintained properties at a reasonable price.

Ethan Chul Lee

Life Cycle Property Management is a great Management company. I have two properties with them, and I am very pleased with their service. They are very professional and on point with their work. I have used other management companies before but never had great service like Life Cycle Property Management provided. Pete is a great leader of the company and knowledge that he brings is awesome, since he knows the areas so well. I would never change my management company going forward. I wish all management companies worked like Life Cycle. Thanks Pete and his staff for all the hard work.

Andy Roggenbuck

I’ve lived in two different properties rented from Life Cycle and had great experiences at both places. The properties were attractively renovated and reasonably priced, and the management and maintenance folks from Life Cycle were attentive and communicative. Thumbs up!

Steve Ruis

I’ve worked with Pete to find investment property in the past. He has often had great insight as well as timely leads. The kind of leads that can help you get into a property that has yet to hit the open market or a sale that has. As an investor himself he has also been a great sounding board for pricing and neighborhood dynamics. If you are looking to make wise choices in the tough business of real estate investment, be sure to include Pete in your plans.

Josh Quist

I stayed at a Life Cycle apartment in 2011 and had a great experience. The facility was newly renovated and I never needed any maintenance work done. I highly recommend this company.

Robin Landis

Pete was ready and able to help in our fixer upper house hunting process which stopped and started over a period of a few years. He was always willing to assist in the hunt and the bidding process on houses which required knowledge of the foreclosure business and hud house bidding. His response was immediate in providing area comparables and giving us helpful tips. He helped negotiate and research city lien issues as well as bank/lawyer/and more bank issues. He certainly earned his modest commission on the great house we ended up with.


I rented from Life Cycle on two separate occasions over the past ten years and had great experiences both times. My apartments were newly updated, everything was in great working order, the neutral paint colors (no “landlord white” to be found!) made a huge difference in making me feel at home, the price of rent was very fair for the space and location, and the in-apartment washer and dryer was AMAZING. I thought they always communicated well, they didn’t blink an eye when I got a puppy halfway through my lease, and I had no issues getting my full deposit back after I moved out (I’m a “leave it just like you got it” renter though…).
If I ever need to rent again, I’ll definitely check Life Cycle’s listings first!

Stu Saints

Pete was very helpful advising me what I had to do to sell a rental property in the bottom of the real estate market. He responded to my questions promptly and managed all the details of the process. I highly recommend him.

Colleen McDowell

I have been renting from Life Cycle for almost a year, and they have been nothing but helpful. We recently had a traumatizing experience with our duplex neighbors, and the property managers got us into a new house within a week of the initial conversation. Koryn, Abby, and Stephanie took a lot of the stress away from a very stressful and unsafe situation.
They do everything they can to make things right by their tenants.

Roger & Linda Jarrells, Sandy Hook, KY

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all you have done for us during the past year. Not only were you able to negotiate the price we offered but before our closing meeting, you were able to provide information to the Board of Directors for our condo association regarding an irregularity in their rules. Your knowledge and application of The Elliott-Larson Civil Rights Act as well as providing a copy of the law went a long way at our meeting with the board to aid us in allowing our son to live there. The president of the Board seemed grateful to have your assistance especially since they were going to be meeting with their lawyer soon about their contract with the condo owners. Again, we cannot thank you enough for all you have done for us.

Remy Ley

I have had multiple friends renting from this company for many years with only the best things to say! I, myself am about to be a first time renter from them. They have made the whole process simple and easy and I know they will be there if I need them for anything. My friends have made sure I know that is something breaks, they will fix it right away. If i have a problem, they are there to solve it. They are a hard working group of people. I am looking forward to a great future renting from this company and I am recommending it to everyone.

Barb Rosales

Pete listed my rental property for me and then I left the country. Within a short period of time he had a buyer and guided me through the sell even though I was not here. I am sure it was a bit challenging for Pete at times, with me being out of the country but he excelled in doing the best professional job that he could for me. I would recommend Pete Bruinsma to anyone selling or buying a property.

Abigail Quist

I have been renting from Life Cycle off and on for over 10 years. They are responsive, understanding and reliable. I would suggest them over most Property Management companies in Grand Rapids.

Jesse Grenn

Professional employees and for the first time ever I moves into an immaculately cleaned apartment. Will always be my first choice for apartment hunting in GR.

Danny Merrill Jr


West Side Holdings, LLC

Pete’s been with us through several transactions and has always looked out for us. He’s an excellent scout for investment property, and has all of the connections to see a deal through from start to finish.

Reba Properties, LLC

Pete did a great job, he really worked hard for us. We will trust him for years to come to buy and sell our investment properties.

Sierra Whiskey Ventures

Pete has helped our business with a number of investment properties. We have worked with Pete on multi-units, duplexes, and single family homes, going through listings, short sales, auctions, and foreclosures. Pete’s market awareness, his understanding of the deal, and his communication with us through every step has helped our business succeed. Pete is outgoing and professional; he knows his craft and it shows. We count him as a friend, a colleague, and a partner.

Doug Ardy

I have had the pleasure of working with Pete on numerous real estate purchase transactions over the past year. It quickly became clear that Pete is not your typical real estate professional. His dedication, professionalism, and integrity far exceed the standard for the industry. I recommend Pete without reservation.