Fred Hohman is the co-owner of Cherette Group, LLC. Fred has had a distinguished career in manufacturing and real estate investing and development, and has significant venture capital experience.

Fred was Vice-President of Sales at Midwest Spring Corporation, which specialized in precision mechanical springs. Midwest had 7 facilities throughout Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Texas and Minnesota.  After selling Midwest Spring, Fred founded Active Manufacturing Corporation.  Active Manufacturing remains a leader in prototype development with over 200 clients throughout the United States.

Fred also owned Carter Manufacturing, a precision needle bearing and cam follower company with customers worldwide. Fred remains the majority shareholder in Pro E Enterprises as well as Unislat Corporation.  He is the holder and developer of many patents for manufacturing processes.

Fred has been an active investor and co-partner with Denny Cherette for 35 years in various real estate interests. In 2012, he and Cherette founded Cherette Group in order to focus on real estate development, acquisition, consulting, property management and brokerage.  At Cherette Group Fred serves as board member, project manager and, along with Denny, sets the strategic direction of Cherette Group developments.


  • Denny Cherette, CCIM, MPS

  • Fred Hohman


  • Beth McKellips

  • Larry Hall
    Development Director

  • Todd Kamps
    Associate Broker

  • Lisa Charron
    Property Manager at Piper Lakes Apartment Homes

  • India Claton
    Assistant Property Manager at Piper Lakes Apartment Homes

  • Derek Braak
    Financial Analyst at Cherette Group