Helm Commercial - Who we are


Rob Helm, CCIM, Principal BrokerRob Helm

Principal broker Rob Helm, CCIM, started Helm Commercial Real Estate to focus on leasing and brokerage of commercial office properties in Madison & Dane County, Wisconsin.

Professional Experience
Rob has been a Wisconsin real estate broker since 1974, handling exclusively commercial real estate since 1995. His work accounts for over $60 million in commercial real estate transactions throughout the Madison metro area. Rob also served as the regional office manager for General Electric Asset Management, Denver, Colorado, and as regional manager for Verex Assurance Inc. in Madison.

1969 – 1973 University of Wisconsin, Madison – BA in Economics
1974 – 1981 University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Business - Real Estate and Urban Land Economics Program

Professional Affiliations
• Joined the Wisconsin Realtors Association – 1975
• Member of the National Association of Realtors 1975 -- Earned CCIM designation (Certified Commercial-Investment Member) 1998
• Member of Southern Wisconsin Commercial Association of Realtors 1996 - 2006
• Member of Downtown Madison Inc. 2000
• Member of Commercial Investment Real Estate Exchange 1994 – 2006
• Member Commercial Brokers Group of Madison since 1994



Rob Helm, CCIM, Principal BrokerBen Motiff

Manager, Ben Motiff joined Helm Commercial Real Estate in 2007, and is a Wisconsin licensed Real Estate Broker.

Professional Experience
Ben has prior experience in accounting, property management and construction management. During college he started a business named College Bookkeeping, which created and maintained accounting systems for a variety of businesses including real estate brokerage firms, builders & developers and residential investment owners.  Ben has owned, rehabilitated and managed residential rental property since 2003.  He also has experience in construction: designing, building and managing two extensive “down to the studs” remodels.

• University of Wisconsin, Whitewater – BBA Finance & Business Law -Real Estate Emphasis 
• Completed H&R Block tax preparation training


Rob Helm, CCIM, Principal BrokerSteve Holtzman

Steve Holtzman, a real estate broker and former Madison alderman, brings a wealth of experience and high standards for customer service in joining Helm Commercial Real Estate.

Professional Experience
As a Wisconsin real estate broker since 1981, Steve worked in residential real estate while managing the sales and marketing of a large condominium project. Later at ELF Technologies, he helped develop and implement executive coaching programs and integrated them with PC-based communication tools. More recently, during Steve’s decade of service on the Madison Common Council, he reviewed hundreds of projects and helped build a better Madison while serving on the Urban Design Commission and Plan Commission.

He was born and raised in Madison, attending Madison public schools, MATC and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Professional Affiliation
serves of board of TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater; formerly on board of Community Action Coalition and First Unitarian Society


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