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SIGNATURE SELLS 4,238 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL IN BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN

KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN—May 10, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of a one acre parcel of land located at 610 W. Columbia Avenue, Battle Creek, Michigan.   Caroline Fox Pavone of Signature Associates represented the seller, City of Battle Creek, and the purchaser, Dr. Pete VanVrankan. The parcel is adjacent to the Dickman Road Veterinary […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 11,224 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE IN WIXOM, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—May 10, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 11,224 square feet of office space located at 28036 Oakland Oaks Court, Wixom, Michigan.   Jim Montgomery of Signature Associates represented both the seller, JRRJ Holdings, LLC, and the purchaser, Velesco. Velesco will expand their operations to this location from their facilities in Plymouth […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 22,290 SQUARE FEET OF HI-TECH SPACE IN AUBURN HILLS, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—May 10, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 22,290 square feet of hi-tech space located at 2600 Auburn Road, Auburn Hills, Michigan.   Kris Pawlowski of Signature Associates represented both the landlord, Casadei Properties, LLC, and the tenant, Mid America Lodging Group, LLC. Mid America Lodging Group, LLC is a hotel services […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 94,000 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN MILFORD, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—May 10, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 94,000 square feet of build-to-suit industrial space located at 2950 Holtz, Milford, Michigan.   Jim Montgomery of Signature Associates represented both the landlord, Holtz Dr. SW, and the tenant, Battery Solutions. Battery Solutions is expanding their operations and this location will serve as their […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 81,356 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN AUBURN HILLS, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—May 10, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 81,356 square feet of industrial space located at 3720 S. Lapeer Road, Auburn Hills, Michigan to Solaronics Holdings, LLC. This represents an expansion for Solaronics.   Paul Hoge of Signature Associates represented the seller, Balt Properties, LLC.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), […]

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Ashley Capital buys closed Hazel Park Raceway for redevelopment

The Hazel Park Raceway has a new owner that plans a large-scale development on the shuttered horse racing track’s remaining 95 acres. New York City-based industrial/warehouse developer Ashley Capital, which has its local office in Canton Township, completed the purchase Friday, said Susan Harvey, senior vice president of the office. The plan is to develop […]

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JUNIOR LEAGUE OF BIRMINGHAM, MI HIRES SIGNATURE ASSOCIATES TO SELL PROPERTY ON NORTH OLD WOODWARD

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—April 24, 2018— The Junior League of Birmingham, MI, Inc. (JLB) is proud to announce the sale offering of their property located at 460 N. Old Woodward Ave in Birmingham. Established in 1952, the JLB is an organization of women committed to developing the potential of other women and improving the community through effective […]

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First major retail center in more than a decade planned

A Commerce Township plan for the first major retail development in Southeast Michigan in more than a decade moved a step closer to becoming a reality last week. The township approved a planned unit development for the mixed-use project last week. As envisioned by developer Robert B. Aikens LLC, the $100 million first phase of […]

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Exhibits manufacturer Tectonics to move from Warren to Auburn Hills

Graphic display and exhibits manufacturer Tectonics plans to move its headquarters from a Warren facility it has outgrown to Auburn Hills by August. About 100 employees work in the Warren location, CEO Lee Skandalaris said in an email. The company has around 200 staff total, including in Lithia Springs, Ga., Las Vegas and Chicago. Tectonics, […]

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SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 12,900 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN FRASER, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—April 19, 2018— Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 12,900 square feet of industrial space located at 18377 E. Fourteen Mile Road, Fraser, Michigan.   Ben Wilkiemeyer of Signature Associates is the listing broker representing the owner, Rapid Recovery Service. About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 8,390 SQUARE FEET OF MEDICAL SPACE IN WESTLAND, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—April 19, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 8,390 square feet of medical space located at 32932 Warren Road, Westland, Michigan.   Steve Gordon and Jason Stough of Signature Associates represented the landlord, HAMCO, Inc. Jason Stough also represented the tenants, St. Mary Mercy Hospital and Covenant Community Care. The landlord is […]

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Former Chi-Chi’s site to become an Aldi after being vacant for a decade

Maybe now people can stop calling it “the Chi-Chi’s site” and start calling it “the Aldi’s site.” After more than a decade of vacancy, the northeast corner of Schoolcraft and Middlebelt roads in Livonia will finally see development after a site plan for the lot was approved by the city council. The council voted 5-0 […]

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Parts of Monroe now labeled ‘Opportunity Zones’

The U.S. Department of Treasury announced the designation of two U.S. Census tracts in the City of Monroe as Opportunity Zones. The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created the zones as a preferential tax incentive tool to spur new investment in distressed communities throughout the country. The first property is the area north of […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 2.99 ACRES OF RETAIL LAND IN MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN

MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN—April 19, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 2.99 acres of retail land located at 5430 Blueberry Lane, Muskegon, Michigan. Jim Olsen of Signature Associates represented the purchaser, Muskegon Autopark, LP. About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, Kalamazoo, Michigan and Toledo, Ohio, is […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 180,000 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL SPACE IN FLINT, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—April 19, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 180,000 square feet of retail space located at 4403 Clio Road, Flint, Michigan.   Grant Bruce of Signature Associates represented both the seller, Treasure Enterprise, LLC, and the purchaser, Rock Property Management, LLC. The property sale is part of a federal court seizure. Signature […]

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SIGNATURE ASSOCIATES BROKERS NAMED AS COSTAR POWER BROKERS FOR 2017

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—March 29, 2018— CoStar Group has awarded its annual Power Broker Awards and honored Signature Associates with 31 “Power Broker” distinctions.  The Signature brokers account for 26% of the overall award winners and 43% of the industrial award winners.  In addition to the individual awards, Signature Associates, as a company, was named in the […]

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SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 356,792 TOTAL SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE IN METRO DETROIT

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—March 29, 2018— Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 5 office buildings throughout Metro Detroit, Town Center in Southfield (21,097 sq. ft.), 696 Centre in Farmington Hills (51,101 sq. ft.), Fairlane North Technology Park in Dearborn (134,937 sq. ft.), The 750 Building (67,660 sq. ft.) and the PNC Center (78,724 sq. ft.) […]

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NEW AUTOLIV AUTOMOTIVE TECH CENTER HAS BROKEN GROUND IN SOUTHFIELD

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—March 26, 2018— Autoliv, a worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, recently broke ground on an approximately 180,000 square foot facility in Southfield located on American Drive and I-696. The building is projected to be finished in the first half of 2019. Signature Associates’ John Gordy brokered the deal, and has had a long-standing […]

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TRUCK HERO, INC. ANNOUNCES FURTHER BUSINESS EXPANSION IN ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN

ANN ARBOR, MI, April 4, 2018– Truck Hero, Inc (“Truck Hero” or the “Company”) today announced the purchase of an additional office at 4670 Runway Boulevard in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  The new location totals 60,000 square feet and is located near the Company’s existing facilities at 5400 Data Court and 5400 S. State Road.  This […]

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Hazel Park Raceway closes after nearly 70 years of horse racing

An era of thoroughbred horse racing is over in Michigan. Hazel Park Raceway has announced it is closing, effective Thursday, after nearly 70 years of horse racing. The track, located at 10 Mile and Dequindre, announced in a news release that it has entered into an agreement to sell its assets. The deal is expected […]

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Cities by the bay: Saginaw, Bay City back from the brink as downtowns rebound

-Saginaw Future, Bay Future have helped drive tens of millions in development in comeback downtowns -240-acre Great Lakes Tech Park in Saginaw County is offering free shovel-ready land for approved projects -$12 million Phoenix Building in downtown Bay City one among many historic renovation, new construction projects Saginaw and Bay City have something in common […]

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Glass fabricator plans $5.6 million expansion, 76 new jobs in Highland Township

-Company to add 55,000 square feet onto plant -Aims to complete expansion around December -It reported $21 million in revenue last year, projects $25 million this year Midwest Glass Fabricators is planning a $5.6 million expansion that will double the size of its Highland Township plant and add 76 new jobs over the next three […]

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New Signs Proposed To Proclaim Corporate HQ’s Along I-75

We wish to report that a development application has been submitted to the City of Auburn Hills by General Development Company to allow the installation of new monument signs along I-75 adjacent to the Oakland Technology Park. This proposal will allow three additional signs for a total of five along this stretch of I-75.  All the signs will be evenly […]

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Tenneco buying Southfield-based Federal-Mogul in deal worth $5.4B

The debt-heavy auto parts company Federal-Mogul, based in Southfield and owned by Carl Icahn’s company, is being sold in a deal worth about $5.4 billion. Icahn Enterprises will get $800 million in cash and 29.5 million shares from buyer Tenneco. The Lake Forest, Ill., auto parts maker said Tuesday that it will split the company into […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 4,579 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE IN BERKLEY, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—March 29, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 4,579 square feet of office space located at 2838 & 2850 Coolidge Highway, Berkley, Michigan to FSZ Holdings.   Joe Banyai of Signature Associates represented the seller, Zen Design Group.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 24,000 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL IN MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN

MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN—March 29, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of a 24,000 square foot industrial building located at 2140 Latimer, Muskegon, Michigan.   Jim Olsen of Signature Associates represented the purchaser, MAG Properties of Muskegon, LLC. The building will be occupied by Dynamic Wood Solutions and was necessary to meet increased production needs. About […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 61,150 SQUARE FEET OF HI-TECH SPACE IN ROMULUS, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—March 29, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 61,150 square feet of hi-tech space located at 15385 Pine Drive, Romulus, Michigan.   Steve Gordon and Brad Viergever of Signature Associates represented the seller, Randall Industries, Inc. Brad Viergever also represented the purchaser, Actia Corp.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with […]

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Amazon celebrates its Livonia fulfillment center

Internet retail giant Amazon opened its doors Friday to officials and the media to get a look inside the company’s new regional fulfillment center – the first to open in Michigan. About 1,000 are employed at the 1 million-square- foot facility at 39000 Amrhein. Workers pick, pack and ship large-sized customer orders. The facility took […]

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Emagine to break ground on $15 million cineplex in Hartland

Emagine Entertainment Inc. is continuing expansion with a scheduled groundbreaking of its newest theater — a 55,000-square-foot complex in Hartland Township. The $15 million project is slated for groundbreaking April 6 at the Hartland Towne Square Plaza, near U.S. 23 and M-59 in Livingston County. Paul Glantz, founder and chairman of Troy-based Emagine, said the […]

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New Olga’s Kitchen owner opening new locations, renovating older

More than two years out of bankruptcy, Olga’s Kitchen has opened new locations, renovated older ones and exited some shopping malls as its new owner continues on a revitalization path for the storied metro Detroit restaurant chain. “It was a brand that just deserves a whole lot more,” said Mark Schostak, executive chairman of Livonia-based Team Schostak Family Restaurants, which bought Olga’s out of bankruptcy in […]

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Toys ‘R’ Us-owned stores could be fertile ground for redevelopment

Wayne, N.J.-based Toys “R” Us Inc. announced Thursday that it would be closing all of its iconic toy stores, plus its Babies “R” Us stores, across the United States, leaving American landlords in the lurch. The company, which has more than $5 billion in debt, locally owns half of its 14 stores in Wayne, Oakland […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 15,400 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN JACKSON, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—March 22, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 15,400 square feet of industrial space located at 3519 Wayland Drive, Jackson, Michigan.   John Boyd of Signature Associates represented the purchaser, Continental Café.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, Kalamazoo, Michigan and […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 33,000 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN ROCKWOOD, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—March 22, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 33,000 square feet of industrial space located at 31550 Gossett Drive, Rockwood, Michigan.   Brad Viergever and Chris Secontine of Signature Associates represented the seller, Gossett Corp., while Brad also represented the purchaser, Central Coast Machinery, LLC.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 21,000 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN FOWLERVILLE, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—March 22, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 21,000 square feet of industrial space located at 144 National Drive, Fowlerville, Michigan to IEC Fab. The company has opened its first US operation here.   Jim Montgomery of Signature Associates represented the seller, Fowlerville Associates, LLC.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 2,600 SQUARE FEET OF HI-TECH SPACE IN CLAWSON, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—March 22, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 2,600 square feet of hi-tech space located at 1177 W. Maple Drive, Clawson, Michigan.   Paul Saad of Signature Associates represented both the landlord, Russ & Russ, LLC, and the tenant, Mina USA. Mina USA, a division of MATA Automotive, has opened its US […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 276,250 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE IN TROY, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—March 22, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the long-term lease of 276,250 square feet of office space located at 1414 E. Maple Road, Troy, Michigan to the Henry Ford Health System.   John Boyd and Grant Bruce of Signature Associates represented the landlord, Sure Holdings, LLC. About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 42,559 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN COMMERCE TWP., MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—March 22, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 42,559 square feet of industrial space located at 4205 Martin Drive, Commerce Twp., Michigan.   Jim Montgomery of Signature Associates represented both the seller, Gardner Family, LLC, and the purchaser, BVA Oils, Inc. BVA Oils, Inc. purchased the facility to meet expansion requirements.   […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 41,056 SQUARE FEET OF MEDICAL SPACE IN FLINT, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—March 22, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the investment sale of 41,056 square feet of medical space located at 3169 Beecher, Flint, Michigan. 3169 Beecher is one of the assets seized by the federal government in a fraud case against a Flint area investor.   Grant Bruce and Chris Secontine of Signature Associates represented […]

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Eckhart opens 47,000-square-foot tech center in Warren to employ 170

Lansing area-based machining manufacturer expands in Southeast Michigan Tech center currently employs 60 workers, plans to grow by 100 or more Plant to also house 3-D printing lab   Eckhart Inc. is opening a 47,000-square-foot tech center in Warren with an expansion plan that includes employing 170 or more workers in the next two years. […]

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Company investing $6.9M, creating jobs in Northville Township

A global company that produces rubber and metal parts for the automotive and other industries is moving to Northville Township, investing $6.9 million and creating about 80 jobs, officials say. Zhongding USA hopes by late April to begin construction of its two-story, 30,000-square foot North American Technical Center northwest of Five Mile and Beck roads, said […]

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Battle Creek makes more than cereal

Fort Custer Industrial Park home to 80 companies and 13,000 employees Battle Creek has courted Japanese firms since ’70s with tax incentives, cultural comforts Latest company is BASF Group, Todo Kogyo Corp. joint venture   “The Cereal City” is Battle Creek’s motto. But as important as cereal — and the Kellogg Co. and Post Foods, […]

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Troy’s MOTOR Information Systems Adds Data System for Tire Industry

Troy-based MOTOR Information Systems has launched MOTOR TireTech, a data delivering system for up-to-date OEM tire specifications for North American passenger cars, light duty trucks, and vans. “The tire business has become increasingly more complicated,” says Peter Largen, executive vice president, operations, at MOTOR. “With the OEMs increasing tires’ size counts, specifying varying design attributes and […]

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BorgWarner in Auburn Hills Supplies Ford with Fuel Efficient Eco-Launch System

BorgWarner Inc. in Auburn Hills, a Tier 1 auto supplier focused on clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid, and electric vehicles, today announced it assisted Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn in delivering better vehicle efficiency with the Eco-Launch stop/start solenoid valve and hydraulic accumulator. Engineered to deliver fast, smooth launches during engine restarts, […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 22,215 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL IN HOLLAND, MICHIGAN

HOLLAND, MICHIGAN—March 2, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of a 22,215 square foot industrial building located at 400 Center Street, Holland, Michigan to JSL Properties, LLC.   Thomas Elhart of Signature Associates represented the seller, Bin 400, LLC.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, […]

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SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 11,200 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN CANTON, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—March 2, 2018— Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 11,200 square feet of industrial space located at 7722 Market Drive, Canton, Michigan.   The building is for sale or lease and has a 1,000 square foot mezzanine, one dock and overhead door, 240 volts /3-phase power, and 4 bathrooms. In 2012 the […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 8,241 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL SPACE IN WARREN, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—March 2, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 8,241 square feet of retail space located at 8341 E. Twelve Mile Road, Warren, Michigan.   Bruce D. Baja and Peter Vanderkaay of Signature Associates represented both the landlord, Tech Plaza, LLC, and the tenant, Skechers USA Inc. Skechers is an American lifestyle and […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 60,375 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—March 2, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 60,375 square feet of industrial space located at 4670 Runway Boulevard, Ann Arbor, Michigan.   John Boyd and Jay Chavey of Signature Associates represented the seller, BBMC, LLC, and the purchaser, 4670 Runway, LLC.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 19,798 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL IN HESPERIA, MICHIGAN

MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN—March 2, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of a 19,798 square foot retail building located at 147 N. Division, Hesperia, Michigan to Hesperia Antique & Curio, LLC.   Jamie Hughes of Signature Associates represented the seller, Husband & Turple Hardware.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 4,503 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE IN SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—March 2, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 4,503 square feet of office space located at 26261 Evergreen Road, Southfield, Michigan.   Chris Secontine of Signature Associates represented both the landlord, Evergreen Atrium, LLC, and the tenant, Pirelli Tire North America, LLC. Pirelli Tire, headquartered in Milan, Italy, is a global supplier […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 68,305 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE IN DEARBORN, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—March 2, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 68,305 square feet of office space located at 1 Parklane Boulevard, Dearborn, Michigan.   Chris Secontine of Signature Associates represented both the landlord, Fairlane Venture One, LLC, and the tenant, Jackson Dawson Communications, Inc. and its subsidiary Benmar Communications. Jackson Dawson Communications is a […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 124,473 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN AUBURN HILLS, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—March 2, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 124,473 square feet of new construction industrial space located at 1000 Brown Road, Auburn Hills, Michigan to new tenant ESYS Corporation.   Joe Hamway and Greg Hudas of Signature Associates represented the landlord, Atlantic Brown, LLC.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with […]

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Emagine, Big Sean plan to open new Detroit movie theater

Emagine Entertainment Inc. and Detroit-born rapper Sean “Big Sean” Anderson are opening a new movie theater in downtown Detroit. Although the Troy-based company has not yet determined a precise location for the theater, which would also include a new music venue, it would provide a new movie option in a city where few exist. “There […]

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HAP to move Southfield operations to United Shore’s Troy building

Health Alliance Plan of Michigan will be the new occupant of the United Shore Financial Services building in Troy. The Detroit-based nonprofit health plan announced it will move 1,100 employees and contractors from its building in Southfield at 21700 Northwestern Hwy. to 1414 E. Maple Road, a building being vacated by United Shore as it moves […]

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Livonia development would mix retail, residential use

A 280,000-square-foot mixed-use development is planned for Livonia, pending city approval of a rarely-tapped ordinance provision that would allow retail and residential use on a commercially-zoned site. Bloomfield Hills-based AF Jonna Development LLC owns the 11-acre site on Haggerty Road north of Seven Mile Road, proposed for the brownfield redevelopment. The industrial property sits between […]

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760-mph Hyperloop transit system considers Detroit-Chicago route

A California-based company is in talks with Michigan transportation officials to consider whether Detroit could be a potential stop for a futuristic transportation system. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) is looking to create a high-speed tube-based transportation system from Cleveland to Chicago that would theoretically reach speeds up to 760 miles per hour. “Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has reached out to us regarding […]

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Mining and steel company opens facility in Detroit

A mining and steel company opened Monday in the city’s I-94 Industrial Park, bringing 80 new jobs to an area that is being revived by major manufacturing companies. The $83 million facility for ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks on Mount Elliott will be the company’s first location in Michigan, officials said during a press conference. ArcelorMittal Tailored […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 12.78 ACRES OF LAND IN MILFORD, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—February 16, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 12.78 acres of land located at Holtz Road, Milford, Michigan.   Jim Montgomery of Signature Associates represented both the seller, Schupan, and the purchaser, Corrigan. Corrigan (Holtz, LLC) will construct a 100,000 square foot facility for Battery Solutions. Battery Solutions, currently located in Howell, […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 22,500 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN RIVERVIEW, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—February 16, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 22,500 square feet of industrial space located at 18630 Fort Street, Riverview, Michigan.   Brad Viergever of Signature Associates represented both the landlord, Industrial Wood Fab and Packaging Co., and the tenant, International Metal Trading, Inc.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 12,200 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN TAYLOR, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—February 16, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 12,200 square feet of industrial space located at 20510 Pennsylvania Road, Taylor, Michigan from seller Waste Management of Michigan, Inc.   Brad Viergever of Signature Associates represented the purchaser, Ecorse Investment I, LLC.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 93,219 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN TAYLOR, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—February 16, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 93,219 square feet of industrial space located at 27000 Wick Road, Taylor, Michigan.   Steve Gordon of Signature Associates represented the purchaser, SCVR Holdings, LLC. Brad Viergever, also of Signature Associates, represented the purchaser and the seller, MacLean Enterprises, LLC.   About Signature Associates […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 2,184 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE IN BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—February 16, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 2,184 square feet of office space located at 100 W. Long Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.   Joe Banyai of Signature Associates represented both the landlord, Office Enterprises, LLC, and the tenant, Tianhai Electric North America, Inc.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 51.62 ACRES OF LAND IN STERLING HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—February 16, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 51.62 acres of land located at 33600 Mound Road, Sterling Heights, Michigan.   John Boyd and Joe Hamway of Signature Associates represented the seller, 6700 Limited, while Joe Hamway and Greg Hudas, also of Signature, represented the purchaser, Ashley Capital, LLC. Ashley Capital is […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 29,991 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN MADISON HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—February 16, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 29,991 square feet of industrial space located at 29370 Stephenson Highway, Madison Heights, Michigan to purchaser 55 Investments, LLC.   Paul Hoge of Signature Associates represented the seller, ZMS Holdings, Inc.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, […]

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The Promise of Small-Scale Manufacturing in Detroit Highlighted in New Research

New research from the Urban Manufacturing Alliance (UMA) features the growth potential of the manufacturing sector in Detroit. The research, from State of Urban Manufacturing: Detroit Snapshot, comes from the second of a six-city series produced by UMA. The program provides unique data on city-based manufacturing, emphasizing makers and small-scale manufacturers. In partnership with the Detroit Creative […]

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New York City-based The Hummus and Pita Co. to Open Five Restaurants in Metro Detroit

New York City-based The Hummus and Pita Co., a Mediterranean restaurant, has announced it will be expanding to Michigan. The company says it has signed a five-unit franchise deal to open locations in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Troy, Warren, and Canton Township. The menu offers a variety of choices including Moroccan beans, Israeli couscous, pita and […]

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Assessed value of industrial property in Detroit rises 64%

– Detroit’s assessed value of industrial property increased 64 percent from 2017 – Reassessment in 2016 “significantly undervalued” industrial parcels – For first time in 17 years, residential assessments rose citywide   The assessed value of industrial property in Detroit rose sharply by more than 64 percent for this year after city officials concluded they […]

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A collaborative approach to economic development pays off for St. Clair County

– Civic and business leaders in St. Clair County work together to push priority projects forward – Currently pushing for a coding school, a new main library and a theater festival – Residential development surging in the region   The dramatic recent economic resurgence in Port Huron and St. Clair County hasn’t come as a surprise […]

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Efforts to attract high-tech development for Five Mile and Ridge Road area ramps up

Plymouth Township is ratcheting up efforts to lure high-tech companies to develop a 71-acre site southwest of Five Mile and Ridge roads. Township-based Hillside Investments is being recommended by brokerage firm Signature Associates to potentially buy and develop the land, located on the western edge of the Michigan International Technology Center, an emerging high-tech corridor […]

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New high-tech Panera Bread now open in Bay City

The popular cafe and bakery chain opened its Bay County location at 3983 Wilder Road on Wednesday, Jan. 17 2018. An updated exterior design features muted colors and awnings, with plenty of patio space. A drive-thru gives motorists easy access from either side of the corner of Wilder Road and State Street Road. Now open Its first official day […]

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January store closings pile up in Toledo area

Traditionally, January is a dark month for retailing — a time when store closings typically are announced — and Toledo is no exception. Three popular local small businesses soon will disappear from the local retail landscape. But in an unusual turn, all will leave because of various circumstances that do not include finances, which usually […]

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Keurig buys Dr Pepper Snapple Group

Keurig is buying Dr Pepper Snapple Group, bringing together the make-at-home coffee brand with the company behind Dr Pepper soda, Mott’s apple juice and Snapple iced tea. The combination lets the company offer “hot and cold beverages to satisfy every consumer throughout the day,” said Larry Young, chief executive of Dr Pepper Snapple. Keurig Dr […]

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Novi-based Better Health Store to Expand and Relocate Locations in Grosse Pointe and Ann Arbor

Novi-based Better Health Store today announced that its Ann Arbor location will triple in size and expand its selection of products as it relocates in April to 3500 Washtenaw Ave, less than two miles east of its current location. In order to reflect the store’s wider variety of options, company will update the name of […]

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Lear Corp. in Southfield Reports 2017 Revenue of $20.5B, Net Income of $1.3B

Lear Corp., a large automotive supplier in Southfield, today reported 2017 revenue of $20.5 billion, up 10 percent from 2016, along with $1.3 billion in net income, up from $975 million the prior year. During the fourth quarter, the company posted revenue of $5.4 billion, up 16 percent from the same period in 2016. During […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 3,200 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN TROY, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—January 26, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 3,200 square feet of industrial space located at 1280 Souter, Troy, Michigan.   Joe Banyai of Signature Associates represented the landlord, Souter Business Center, while Kris Pawlowski, also of Signature Associates, represented the tenant, Running Away Enterprise. About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with […]

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SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 52,400 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN ORION TWP., MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—January 26, 2018— Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 52,400 square feet of industrial space located at 4590 Joslyn Road, Orion Twp., Michigan.   Joe Banyai and Paul Hoge of Signature Associates are the listing brokers representing the owner. This is a unique crane building with 33′ clear ceilings, skylights, heavy power, […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 3,077 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE IN GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN—January 26, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of a 3,077 square foot office building located at 6190 Kalamazoo Avenue, Grand Rapids, Michigan to HHM Real Estate Holdings, LLC.   Joe Rizqallah and Tom Elhart of Signature Associates represented the seller, Huntington National Bank. First time client, Heartland Mortgage, wanted to expand […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 10,000 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN OXFORD, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—January 26, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 10,000 square feet of industrial space located at 900 Glaspie Street, Oxford, Michigan.   Paul Hoge of Signature Associates represented both the landlord, VAJ, LLC, and the tenant, R G Resource Technologies, Inc.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 12,088 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL SPACE IN CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—January 26, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 12,088 square feet of retail space located at 34001 Groesbeck Highway, Clinton Township, Michigan to Sajo’s Investment Group, LLC.   Joe Banyai and Peter Vanderkaay of Signature Associates represented the seller, Dos Gatos, LLC.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in […]

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Willow Run now magnet for industry

The American Center for Mobility last month opened its 500-acre automotive proving ground here at the historic Detroit- area manufacturing site known as Willow Run. Once home to a thriving General Motors vehicle assembly plant — bulldozed in 2014 — a Kaiser-Frazer vehicle manufacturing plant and the Ford Motor Co. production plant for B-24 bombers […]

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Auto show and downtown Detroit share identical tech-happy future

Downtown Detroit and its annual auto show share a rapidly evolving identity as a home to tech start-ups. Overlooked mostly until now, this trend represents a big change for both. The North American International Auto Show no longer is just about sedans and trucks. Now it offers a growing menu of mobility-related start-ups in its […]

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Autoliv creating 384 jobs over 5 years

The auto-safety manufacturer Autoliv is consolidating its operations in Southfield into one facility and is expecting to create 384 jobs over five years boosted by a $2.6 million grant approved by the Michigan Strategic Fund. “It was a cost-saving move to consolidate all four of our electronics-based employees under one roof for our employees to better collaborate and efficiently […]

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Outlook brightens for Michigan economy, jobs

Nearly nine years into the economic expansion that helped lift Detroit from its metaphorical knees, Michigan’s economy continues to look up. The state’s economic outlook is at a six-year high, according to the annual Michigan Economic Outlook Survey prepared by the Ann Arbor-based Baker Strategy Group and to be presented Thursday at the Detroit Economic Club. […]

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Sterling Heights’ BAE Systems Receives $413M U.S. Army Contract to Begin M109A7 Full-Rate Production

Sterling Heights-based BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army to begin full-rate production of the company’s M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer and M992A3 ammunition carrier vehicles. The contract includes an initial $413.7 million award to execute the third and final option for low-rate initial production on the program, with additional options that could […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 8,000 SQUARE FEET OF CHILD CARE FACILITY IN BRIGHTON, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—December 15, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 8,000 square foot child care facility located at 7600 Nemco Way, Brighton, Michigan.   Jim Montgomery of Signature Associates represented both the seller, Investment Exchange Services, and the purchaser, CS Partners. CS Partners continues to expand their Michigan operations.   About Signature Associates Signature […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 9,640 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE IN FLINT, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—December 15, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 9,640 square feet of office space located at 3401 Emerson Street, Flint, Michigan.   Grant Bruce of Signature Associates represented both the seller, O’Keefe & Associates, and the purchaser, New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 9,100 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE IN FLINT, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—December 15, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 9,100 square feet of office space located at 932 Beach Street, Flint, Michigan.   Grant Bruce of Signature Associates represented both the seller, O’Keefe & Associates, and the purchaser, Flint Odyssey House Inc.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 60,000 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN BRIGHTON, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—December 15, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 60,000 square feet of new construction industrial space located at 100 Brighton Interiors, Brighton, Michigan. This is an expansion of the existing 178,600 square foot building at this location. The new addition is being built by Brivar Construction Company.   Jim Montgomery of Signature […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 120,000 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN FOWLERVILLE, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—December 15, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 120,000 square foot of build-to-suit located at Van Riper, Fowlerville, Michigan. This new facility is being built by Brivar Construction Company.   Jim Montgomery of Signature Associates represented both the seller, Brivar Construction, and the purchaser, CZ Cartage. CZ Cartage will greatly expand their […]

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Emagine Entertainment appoints new CEO as theater chain looks to expand

Emagine Entertainment Inc. has appointed a new CEO as the Troy-based luxury theater chain looks to ramp up expansion. Anthony LaVerde, 38, officially started in his new role Tuesday, succeeding Emagine co-founder Paul Glantz, who will remain chairman and oversee the company’s strategic growth initiatives. Glantz hired LaVerde seven months ago as chief of staff. […]

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Michigan’s Automotive Industry Includes 2,200+ Facilities

MICHauto, an economic development initiative of the Detroit Regional Chamber, has announced the results of an examination of Michigan’s automotive and technical expertise at its annual summit held this week. By combining a list from more than 5,000 individual records, the study found more than 2,200 automotive facilities statewide, including OEMs, suppliers, tool-and-die shops, R&D […]

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Indiana-Based AM General Opens Technology and Engineering Center in Auburn Hills

South Bend, Indiana-based global mobility solutions provider AM General today announced it has moved into a new Technology and Engineering Center in Auburn Hills. The facility houses engineering, product planning, and prototyping departments along with business development, U.S. defense, and strategic marketing functions. “AM General recognizes the importance of proximity not only to the vast number […]

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Detroit’s new skyscraper to be ‘city within a city’

A “city within a city” is what architects promise for the $900 million mixed-use development on the former site of the iconic J. L. Hudson Co. department store. “We’ve heard the stories about what Hudson’s was to Detroit, but how is this site going to change as we move forward? What are those experiences going […]

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Meet Our New Neighbor – Wescast Industries, Inc.

Last week, the City Council approved plans that will pave the way for Wescast Industries, Inc. to move their North American headquarters and technical center from Brantford, Ontario to the former GKN Automotive building located at 3300 University Drive.  The facility, which has been vacant for three years, is located adjacent to the Auburn Hills Civic Center Campus. Wescast is […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 46,409 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN AUBURN HILLS, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—November 30, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 46,409 square feet of industrial space located at 4237 N. Atlantic Boulevard, Auburn Hills, Michigan.   Joe Banyai of Signature Associates represented the purchaser.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, Kalamazoo, Michigan and […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 11,200 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN OAK PARK, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—November 30, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 11,200 square feet of industrial space located at 12701 Northend Avenue, Oak Park, Michigan to new tenant Victoria-Nia, Inc.   Paul Hoge of Signature Associates represented the landlord, Yorkville Holdings, Inc.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 41,253 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN WIXOM, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—November 30, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 41,253 square feet of industrial space located at 50695 Varsity Court, Wixom, Michigan.   Jim Montgomery of Signature Associates represented both the landlord, Signature Automotive Products, and the tenant, Kiekert USA. Keikert USA is expanding their manufacturing operations to this location. This will be […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 11,900 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN WIXOM, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—November 30, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 11,900 square feet of industrial space located at 46953 Liberty, Wixom, Michigan.   Jim Montgomery of Signature Associates represented both the landlord, Kiekert, and the tenant, Signature Automotive, who are relocating their operations.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 18,680 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN MADISON HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—November 30, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the sublease of 18,680 square feet of industrial space located at 31831 Sherman Avenue, Madison Heights, Michigan.   Paul Hoge of Signature Associates represented the sub-landlord, Stec USA, Inc. John Boyd, also of Signature Associates, represented the sub-tenant, Art Van Furniture, LLC.   About Signature Associates Signature […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 15,500 SQUARE FEET OF MULTI-FAMILY IN GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN—November 30, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of a 15,500 square foot multi-family building located at 5 Oakes Street SW, Grand Rapids, Michigan.     Joe Rizqallah of Signature Associates represented the seller, Ashlar Company, LLC, and the purchaser, VS Oakes, LLC.  Valstone Partners has been working with Signature Associates for […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 21,150 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN LYON TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—November 30, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 21,150 square feet of industrial space located at 53400 Grand River Avenue, Lyon Township, Michigan to tenant dSpace. dSpace is expanding their manufacturing operations to this location, which will be their second in this area.     Jim Montgomery of Signature Associates represented the […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 43,000 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN DEARBORN, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—November 30, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 43,000 square feet of industrial space located at 8747 Brandt Street, Dearborn, Michigan.   Jack Townsend of Signature Associates represented both the landlord, Brandt Street Properties, and the tenant, The Veterans Administration.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, Detroit, […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 20,193 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN TROY, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—November 30, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 20,193 square feet of industrial space located at 1300-1322 Rankin Road, Unit: #1322, Troy, Michigan to new tenant The McAlear Group.   Kris Pawlowski, Paul Hoge, and John Boyd of Signature Associates represented the landlord, Troy Portfolio LLC, which also has a national portfolio. […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 7,760 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL SPACE IN TOLEDO, OHIO

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—November 30, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 7,760 square feet of retail space located at 5001 Monroe Street, Toledo, Ohio from Star-West Franklin Park Mall.   Bruce D. Baja and Joseph Francis of Signature Associates represented the tenant, Black Rock Toledo, LLC. This represents Black Rock Bar & Grill’s first location […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 31,680 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN BRIGHTON, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—November 30, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 31,680 square feet of industrial space located at 7030 Whitmore Lake Road, Brighton, Michigan.   Jim Montgomery of Signature Associates represented both the seller, Tobins Lake Studios, and the purchaser, Oxford Studio. Oxford Recovery will expand into this facility and extensive remodeling is underway. […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 8,000 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE IN NOVI, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—November 30, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the investment sale of 8,000 square feet of office space located at 29545 Hudson, Novi, Michigan from seller Beck North Properties, LLC.   Jim Montgomery of Signature Associates represented the purchaser, Hudson Dr. South, LLC. With this acquisition, the buyer has continued to expand their portfolio of […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 24,000 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN ALMONT, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—November 30, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 24,000 square feet of industrial space located at 4296 Van Dyke Road, Almont, Michigan to SSV, LLC.   Joe Hamway of Signature Associates represented the seller Labrons Sports Property Management.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 19,400 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN BRIGHTON, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—November 30, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 19,400 square feet of industrial space located at 12336 Emerson, Brighton, Michigan. Jim Montgomery of Signature Associates represented both the landlord, 4 M Warehousing, and the tenant, PDM. PDM will continue to lease this ancillary space for an additional five years.   About Signature […]

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Mahindra to build small off-road Roxor model at new Auburn Hills plant

Mahindra Group, the India-based industrial conglomerate, will build a new plant in Auburn Hills, where it will produce an all-terrain jeep-like vehicle called the Roxor. The plant will be built on Rex Road and cover about 150,000 square feet. Mahindra is investing $22.3 million in the project that will employ about 105 people initially. This […]

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Cooper Standard opens innovation center in Michigan

A wild, fun future is on the horizon for the automotive industry, and Cooper Standard Automotive Inc. is prepared to meet it head on. The firm recently opened a new 137,750-square-foot global technology center in Livonia, offering capabilities in material science, tooling, development, production and validation. The site will serve as the company’s global hub […]

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Empty big-box retail stores a growing problem (or opportunity) for suburban Detroit

For clues to what may happen to all those empty big-box stores and ailing shopping centers in suburban Detroit where people once swarmed, look to the shopping district around Westland’s namesake mall. When retailers such as Value City, Circuit City, Service Merchandise and Macy’s at Westland Shopping Center closed, they left behind large and vacant store buildings, a type of retail space that […]

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Brose to invest $105 million, add 300 jobs in Auburn Hills, New Boston

Brose North America Inc. is further expanding its Southeast Michigan operations. The U.S. subsidiary of Germany’s Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG plans to invest $105 million over five years at its U.S. headquarters in Auburn Hills and its New Boston manufacturing plant, adding 300 jobs. The new investment dovetails on a previous investment plan […]

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St. Louis-Based Datix Opens Troy Office

St. Louis-based software consulting firm Datix today announced the opening of an office at the Columbia Center II in Troy to better serve clients in the automotive industry. Along with its St. Louis headquarters, the company currently operates offices in Houston and Bellville, Ill. Datix began expanding its automotive services in 2016 by partnering with […]

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Judge dismisses lawsuit contesting Royal Oak civic center project; appeal vowed

An Oakland County Circuit Court judge last week tossed out a lawsuit challenging a $100 million-plus new development in downtown Royal Oak, a decision that could pave the way for the project to move forward. Ron Boji, one of the developers behind the mixed-use Royal Oak City Center project, said Monday that groundbreaking is expected in late January […]

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Could a second IKEA furniture store be coming to Michigan?

IKEA, the Swedish retailer that opened a furniture store in Canton, may be seeking to open another location in Michigan, according to reports. The company, based in the Netherlands and known for pick-it-up and assemble-it-yourself furniture, said it has not announced plans to open a second Michigan store and would neither a confirm nor deny reports that it is […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 2,820 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE IN PLYMOUTH, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—November 9, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 2,820 square feet of office space located at 725 N. Mill Street, Plymouth, Michigan.   Rick Birdsall and Justin Gaffrey of Signature Associates represented both the seller, William & Kathryn Smith, and the purchaser, Terreno Grou, LLC.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 3,900 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN REDFORD, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—November 9, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 3,900 square feet of industrial space located at 14999 Telegraph Road, Redford, Michigan.   Steve Gordon and Rick Birdsall of Signature Associates represented the landlord, Fretter Investment Company. Rick Birdsall also represented the tenant, Victory Home Care Inc.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates […]

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Prime + Proper to open soon in Detroit’s Capitol Park

Long-awaited modern steakhouse Prime + Proper is readying to open soon in Detroit’s Capitol Park. The debut could come as early as this weekend, pending some inspections, said owner Jeremy Sasson. Housed in the 105-year-old Capitol Park Loft building at 1145 Griswold, Prime + Proper is a 10,000-square-foot, two-story restaurant that aims to specialize in […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 1,393 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE IN MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN

MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN—November 9, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 1,393 square feet of office space located at 950 Norton, Muskegon, Michigan.   Jim Olsen of Signature Associates represented the tenant, Education Action Group, Inc.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, Kalamazoo, Michigan and […]

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Humanetics Innovative Solutions Opens Headquarters in Farmington Hills

Humanetics Innovative Solutions, a global supplier of automotive crash test dummies, has moved its headquarters to an updated facility in Farmington Hills. Located 10 miles north of the company’s former headquarters, the new 100,000-square-foot facility was customized to meet Humanetics needs for manufacturing, engineering, calibration, software development, corporate administrative functions, and consolidating all Michigan-based operations […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 3,458 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE IN MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN

MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN—November 9, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 3,458 square feet of office space located at 5232 Airline Road, Muskegon, Michigan. Jim Olsen of Signature Associates represented the landlord, Corsi Development, and the tenant, Mattress Clearance Center of Grand Haven. About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 32,210 SQUARE FEET OF HI-TECH SPACE IN TROY, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—November 2, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 32,210 square feet of hi-tech space located at 1511 Fourteen Mile Road, Troy, Michigan to purchaser Fourteen Mile Ventures, LLC.   John Boyd of Signature Associates represented the seller, Valiant Holding Company. About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, […]

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Major retail execs plan to explore a new land: Detroit

Can Detroit — a city of one cinema multiplex and no Target stores — help major retailers figure out the future of shopping? That could be one of the goals next September when an estimated 200 professionals who design stores for such chains as Walmart to Louis Vuitton to Apple gather in Detroit for the design:retail […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 85.79 ACRES OF LAND IN SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—November 2, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 85.79 acres of land located at 50500 Mound Road, Shelby Township, Michigan.   Steve Gordon of Signature Associates represented the seller, 23 Mile Commerce Center Project LLC, while Brad Viergever and John Boyd, also of Signature Associates, represented the purchaser, Amazon.com. About Signature Associates […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 48,010 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN NOVI, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—November 2, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 48,010 square feet of industrial space located at 46480 Magellan Drive, Novi, Michigan from landlord Eitan Winshtein.   Paul Hoge of Signature Associates represented the tenant, Morrison Tool & Fab. Inc. This lease represents an expansion into the Michigan market by Morrison Industries (www.morrisonindustries.com). […]

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SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 3,030 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE IN BIRMINGHAM, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—November 2, 2017— Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 3,030 square feet of office space located at 166 W. Maple Road, Birmingham, Michigan. This is the coolest space in town for your business! Open floor plan, outdoor veranda, private shower, and more! Angela Thomas and Erica Dunlap of Signature Associates are the […]

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Beaumont buys First Center in Southfield to consolidate up to 3,000 employees

Beaumont Health is moving up to 3,000 employees into the First Center Office Plaza in Southfield by the end of 2018 following a purchase of the property that sits on 31 acres. The health system, which Crain’s reported in August was considering a move to the 686,000-square-foot First Center, said Monday that employees currently occupy 16 leased […]

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Woodward Corners’ first tenants serve coffee, burgers

Visitors to Beaumont Hospital will eventually be able to get a cup of joe from New Order Coffee and a burger from Wahlburgers. But a meeting with Mark Wahlberg may be asking too much. Beaumont Health announced Friday the coffee shop and burger place will set up shop at its new development at Woodward Avenue […]

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Detroit Seeks Proposals for Old Redford Revitalization Project

City of Detroit officials are seeking developers to remake a one third square mile section of Old Redford by rehabilitating 43 vacant houses and demolishing 23 others that are not salvageable. Similar to the recent announcement of the Ella Fitzgerald revitalization project, the Old Redford project will include landscaping and ongoing maintenance of 175 vacant […]

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Brewery, market, residences planned in $32 million project in Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge

A $32 million transformation of a vacant 13-acre industrial site in Ferndale and Pleasant Ridge is expected to include apartments, a new brewery and a new market. The project, set for several parcels at 10 Mile Road and Bermuda Street straddling the two communities, received Michigan Strategic Fund approval for $3.53 million in brownfield financing […]

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Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chao to open first Michigan location

Popular Brazilian steakhouse chain Fogo de Chao is opening its first Michigan restaurant in Troy on Nov. 6. The two-level restaurant, located at 301 W. Big Beaver Road, will offer a variety of fire-roasted meats, including: ribeye, double-cut lamb chops and house-specialty Picanha, “the most prized Brazilian steak,” the company announced Thursday. Thiago Moreira, who grew up […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 104,000 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN TOLEDO, OHIO

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—October 26, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 104,000 square feet of industrial space located at 315 Matzinger Road, Toledo, Ohio from landlord IBC, Inc.   Brad Viergever and Steve Gordon of Signature Associates represented the tenant, Howard Ternes Packaging. About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 14,200 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE IN ROYAL OAK, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—October 26, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the investment sale of 14,200 square feet of office space located at 1300 Batavia Avenue, Royal Oak, Michigan.   Clint Confer of Signature Associates represented the seller, George & George. Angela Thomas, also of Signature Associates, represented the purchaser, BCB Management, LLC. About Signature Associates Signature Associates […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 21,072 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN FREELAND, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—October 26, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 21,072 square feet of industrial space located at 8050 Garfield Road, Freeland, Michigan to purchaser Midwest Airport Properties, LLC.   Jack Townsend and Steve Kozak of Signature Associates represented the seller, Barbara Bloch Stanny, LLC. About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 460,000 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN FLINT, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—October 26, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 460,000 square feet of industrial space located at 4444 W. Maple Avenue, Flint, Michigan.   Peter Walocko of Signature Associates represented both the seller, Dermody Properties Flint LLC, and the purchaser, Phoenix Acquisition LLC. Paul Hoge, also of Signature Associates represented the purchaser and Bruce […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 26,400 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN LYON TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—October 26, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 26,400 square feet of industrial space located at 53400 Grand River Avenue, Lyon Township, Michigan to new tenant Wheel Pro.   Jim Montgomery of Signature Associates represented the landlord, 926 Associates, LLC. Wheel Pro is a national wheel and tire distributor is opening a new […]

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SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 8,809 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE IN COMMERCE TWP., MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 17,618 square feet of office space located at 2625 E. Oakley Park Road, Commerce Township, Michigan. This is a beautiful Class A building in a rapidly growing area. A very well maintained property, this building is perfect for the professional investor or owner/occupant.   Chris Secontine of […]

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SIGNATURE TEAM CARES RAISED $3,000 FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR INCOMING FRESHMAN AT CRISTO REY

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—August 14, 2017— Signature Team Cares raised $3,000 to purchase school supplies and backpacks for the 115 incoming freshman at Detroit Cristo Rey. On August 11, our team had the honor of presenting each member of the freshman class with their own backpacks full of supplies to help them succeed as they begin their […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 43,000 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN DEARBORN, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 43,000 square feet of industrial space located at 8747 Brandt, Unit 200, Dearborn, Michigan.   Jack Townsend of Signature Associates represented both the landlord, Brandt Street Properties, and the tenant, Docustore. About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, Kalamazoo, […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 10,765 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL IN HOLLAND, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 10,765 square feet of industrial space located at 11846 Greenway, Holland, Michigan. Thomas Elhart of Signature Associates represented the tenant, Mecca Systems. About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, Kalamazoo, Michigan and Toledo, Ohio, is the region’s leading commercial real […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 16,350 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN MADISON HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the investment sale of 16,350 square feet of industrial space located at 900 E. Mandoline Avenue, Madison Heights, Michigan to purchaser Sava Investments, LLC.   Joe Banyai and Paul Hoge of Signature Associates represented the seller, CJ Legacy II, LLC. About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, Detroit, […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 3 ACRES OF LAND IN LAPEER, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 3 acres of land at Saginaw Street, Unit: 219 S. James Street, Lapeer, Michigan to James Street Industrial.   Steve Gordon and Gary Stephens of Signature Associates represented the seller, Timber Systems, LLC. About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 27,385 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 27,385 square feet of office space located at 10421 W. Seven Mile Road, Detroit, Michigan to Central Baptist Church.   Gary Stephens and Chris Monsour of Signature Associates represented the seller, East Michigan District. About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, […]

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SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 18,777 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN AUBURN HILLS, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 18,777 square feet of industrial space located at 2660 Superior Court, Auburn Hills, Michigan.   Gary Stephens of Signature Associates is the listing broker representing the owner, JAR Development Company. About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, Kalamazoo, Michigan […]

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Village at Bloomfield construction set to start spring 2018 in Oakland County

Construction could begin next spring on a new retail, residential and commercial project that will replace the ruins of Oakland County’s failed Bloomfield Park along Telegraph Road. The new $122.6 million development — The Village at Bloomfield — would include a two-story Menards, a grocery store, a new hotel and a large community of 432 residences, among other things. It is being developed […]

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New Amazon warehouse in Livonia opens

Amazon.com shipped its first item from its new 1- million-square-foot warehouse in Livonia today, in advance of the start of the holiday retail season. Kyle Vashner took the first order. It was, of all things, for custom-fit floor liners for a car. The new warehouse, which employs about 1,000 workers, specializes in shipping larger items — such […]

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Dearborn’s retail district lauded as model of partnership

Members of the International Council of Shopping Centers took a walking tour of Dearborn on Thursday, showcasing why the city was chosen as a representation of public-private partnerships. The ICSC East Michigan P3 Program’s tour began with a presentation at West Village Commons, followed by stops at Common Grace Coffee Company, Brome Modern Eatery, Mint […]

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Google to move from suburbs to downtown Detroit

Google is moving from the suburbs to downtown Detroit, company officials confirmed Tuesday. The tech giant plans to double space from the 17,000 square feet it occupies in Birmingham. The office has 100 employees that focus on digital advertising for auto industry. The move to a larger space in Detroit will accommodate any future growth, […]

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Westbound I-696 to shut down between I-94, I-75 for construction in Spring 2018

A $90 million construction project will shut down westbound I-696 between I-94 and I-75 in Spring 2018. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced Wednesday due to poor condition the freeway must undergo concrete replacement on this stretch in Macomb County. Some bridges over I-696 will under maintenance work, too. The construction is scheduled to begin in Spring 2018 […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 10,630 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN MADISON HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 10,630 square feet of industrial space located at 32059 Milton Avenue, Madison Heights, Michigan to purchaser Cornelius Systems.   Paul Hoge of Signature Associates represented the seller, Kogel, LLC. About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, Kalamazoo, Michigan and […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 7,174 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE IN DEARBORN, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 7,174 square feet of office space located at the Dearborn Atrium Officentre on 835 Mason Street, Dearborn, Michigan to NCS Pearson Inc. NCS Pearson is a leader in education materials and testing for professional licenses. The lease at Dearborn Atrium Officentre represents a new location in the region. […]

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SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 25,630 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN FARMINGTON HILLS, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 25,630 square feet of industrial space located at 23889 freeway Park Drive, Farmington Hills, Michigan.   Gary Sallen and Chris Secontine of Signature Associates are the listing brokers representing the owner, Steve Gantz, Alexa G, LLC. The 25,630 square foot building is ideally located in the Farmington […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 525,000 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN FLINT, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 525,000 square feet of industrial space located at 1101 N. Center Road, Flint, Michigan.   Paul Hoge of Signature Associates represented both the seller, OMX, LLC, and the purchaser, Phoenix Investors, LLC. This acquisition was made by Phoenix Investors (www.phoenixinvestors.com) who plan on renovating and bringing this building […]

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SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 1.515 ACRES OF LAND IN ROCHESTER, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 1.515 acres of land located at 301 Third Street, Rochester, Michigan. Peter Vanderkaay of Signature Associates is the listing broker representing the owner, Western Knitting Mills. About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, Kalamazoo, Michigan and Toledo, Ohio, is […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 3,960 SQUARE FEET OF MEDICAL SPACE IN AUBURN HILLS, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 3,690 square feet of medical space located at 3100 Cross Creek Parkway, Auburn Hills, Michigan.   Chris Secontine of Signature Associates represented both the landlord, Six Pack, LLC, and the tenant, Capstone Vision PLLC. This is a new location for Capstone Vision and its director, Leslie Emmert-Buck M.D. […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 16,000 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN WIXOM, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 16,000 square feet of industrial space located at 28294 Beck, Wixom, Michigan.   Jim Montgomery and Steve Kozak of Signature Associates represented the seller, 28294 Beck Rd LLC, while Jim Montgomery also represented the purchaser, RM Motor Sports. After 5 years of leasing this property, RM Motor Sports […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 100,000 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN WIXOM, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 100,000 square feet of industrial space located at 31111 Old Wixom Road, Wixom, Michigan. Jim Montgomery and Steve Kozak of Signature Associates represented the seller, K-Tool of Integrated Supply Network, and Jim Montgomery also represented the purchaser, Matrix Quality Solutions. Matrix is consolidating their operations to this new […]

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JEFFREY TREPECK IS NAMED TO THE MICHIGAN COMMERCIAL BOARD OF REALTORS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Signature Associates’ Jeffrey Trepeck joined the CBOR Board of Directors on September 25 after being unanimously voted in during their board meeting. His role will be to advise and assist in making decisions to better the organization. Fellow Signature broker Brad Viergever is the current vice president of CBOR.   Jeff began his career practicing […]

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Latest plans for 9-story mixed use development in Ann Arbor

Plans for a $40 million mixed-use development between the University of Michigan’s medical campus and downtown Ann Arbor are headed to the City Council for approval. The city’s Planning Commission voted 6-1 on the nine-story, 139,903-square-foot development known as The Glen, with Commissioner Julie Weatherbee dissenting, Tuesday night, Sept. 19. The proposed building includes 162 […]

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SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 6,482 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE IN ROCHESTER, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of the Rewold Headquarters, a 6,482 square feet of office space located at 303 E. Third Street, Rochester, Michigan.   Peter Vanderkaay of Signature Associates is the listing broker representing the owner, Rewold & Sons.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 31,689 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN TROY, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 31,689 square feet of industrial space located at 1900 Stephenson Highway, Troy, Michigan to Chester Limited III, LLC.   Paul Hoge and Angela Thomas of Signature Associates represented the seller, 1900 Stephenson, LLC. This acquisition represents an expansion for Johnstone Supply Co.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 3.79 ACRES OF LAND IN ORION TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 3.79 acres of land located at Lapeer Road, Orion Township, Michigan. Gary Stephens of Signature Associates represented both the seller, Singer Lapeer Company, LLC. Paul Hoge, also of Signature Associates, represented the purchaser, C.P. Ventures, LP. About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, […]

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Birmingham Starbucks first in Michigan to have Reserve bar

The countdown is on for a new Starbucks to open in downtown Birmingham. The location at 101 N. Old Woodward is set to open Sept. 29, according to a Starbucks spokesperson. At 3,400 square feet, the store is more than twice the size of the existing Starbucks in Birmingham and promises to offer some premium selections that […]

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MDOT confirms finish of I-75 in Oakland Co. by 2020

A different route for financing road projects is enabling the state to finish a project to rebuild Interstate 75 in Oakland County up to 10 years ahead of schedule, state officials said Monday. “We came out last year and announced this modernization project and we took a pay-as-you-go approach,” said Michigan Department of Transportation spokesman Rob […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 15,874 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN WARREN, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 15,874 square feet of industrial space located at 6115 Thirteen Mile Road, Warren, Michigan to new tenant H. A. Eckhart & Associates, Inc. Paul Hoge and John Boyd of Signature Associates represented the landlord, Kemp & Sherman Company. About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, […]

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Advance peek at world’s first combo IHOP/Applebee’s coming to Detroit

Design renderings are out for what will be the world’s first combination IHOP and Applebee’s restaurant when it opens next spring in downtown Detroit. The newly released images show the eatery with two connecting sections: -A quick-serve IHOP Express featuring a coffee bar, smoothies, grab-and-go sandwiches and top-selling IHOP menu items. -A table-service area where diners can order from a condensed Applebee’s and IHOP […]

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Amazon to receive $4.5M grant for Shelby Twp. center

Michigan is giving Amazon $4.5 million for its previously announced fulfillment center in Shelby Township. The Michigan Strategic Fund approved the request Tuesday for the grant, which will help create 1,025 new jobs and bring a capital investment of up to $40 million into the northern Macomb County community, officials said. The Michigan Economic Development […]

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SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 275,250 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE IN TROY, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 275,250 square feet of office space located at 1414 E. Maple Road, Troy, Michigan. John Boyd and Grant Bruce of Signature Associates are the listing brokers representing the owner, Sure Holdings, LLC. About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 825 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE IN ROOSEVELT PARK, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 825 square feet of office space located at 950 W. Norton Avenue, Roosevelt Park, Michigan. Jim Olsen of Signature Associates represented the landlord, Park Rowe Building, LLC, and the tenant, Carbon Footprint Home Improvement. About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 1,468 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE IN ROOSEVLET PARK, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 1,468 square feet of office space located at 950 W. Norton Avenue, Roosevelt Park, Michigan. Jim Olsen of Signature Associates represented the landlord, Park Rowe Building, LLC, and the tenant, Johnson & Anderson. About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 10.96 ACRES OF LAND IN YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 10.96 acres of land located at James L. Hart Parkway, Ypsilanti Township, Michigan to JRD Real Estate VI LLC. Steve Gordon and Jay Chavey of Signature Associates represented the seller, Demco 29, LLC. About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 10,080 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN TAYLOR, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—September 15, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 10,080 square feet of industrial space located at 12055 Universal Drive, Taylor, Michigan.   Ben Wilkiemeyer and Kris Pawlowski of Signature Associates represented both the landlord, REA Construction, and tenant, Natural Way Lawn Services, Inc. Natural Way Lawn Services, Inc. has multiple locations in […]

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SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 28,750 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN WARREN, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 28,750 square feet of industrial space located at 24660 Schoenherr Road, Warren, Michigan.   Ben Wilkiemeyer and Paul Saad of Signature Associates are the listing brokers representing the owner, Used Salvage Center. About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 15,600 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN ROSEVILLE, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 15,600 square feet of industrial space located at 16452 Common, Roseville, Michigan from Eastland Industrial Park. Ben Wilkiemeyer and Kris Pawlowski of Signature Associates represented the tenant, Natural Way Lawn Services, Inc., who was looking to expand their lease. Natural Way Lawn Services, Inc. has multiple locations in […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 8,400 SQUARE FOOT HOTEL IN EDMORE, MICHIGAN.

Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of a 7,844 square foot hotel located at 1260 E. Main Street, Edmore, Michigan to Anthony Maxfield. Jamie Hughes of Signature Associates represented the seller, J & SP Corporation. About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Toledo, Ohio, […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 52,940 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE IN SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 52,940 square feet of office space located at 24800 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, Michigan. The building was sold to Symmetry Property Management & Realty Inc. They will be redeveloping and leasing a portion of the building to an office tenant. Buyer was represented by KJ Commercial.   Steve Gordon […]

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Move over mall walkers, fitness chains want to pump you up

Forget mall walking. Across America, fitness chains are hoping they can help ailing malls get healthy again by adding gyms — and even work out resorts to shopping centers. Some, may even be coming to Michigan. “The story has been written over and over that malls are dead,” said Jason Thunstrom, a vice president at […]

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Will southeast Michigan’s industrial rebound spread to Flint?

As southeast Michigan’s industrial economy improves, the market for buildings to house new and expanding companies is growing alongside it. Deals with Amazon, Renaissance Global Logistics and Fiat Chrysler are powering demand for industrial space, pushing prices up and available space down – and prompting hopes that the activity will extend north along the I-75 corridor to […]

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Long-term sustainable growth is possible, and Michigan is well-positioned for it

There’s no secret to economic development success. Today, we must renew our commitment to a long-term vision to build an economy that serves all Michigan residents, while remaining mindful of opportunities as they arise. In the intense competition to attract businesses, those of us in economic development often ask: How can we strengthen our partnerships […]

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Denso gets $950,000 grant from Michigan for N.A. headquarters expansion

Project to include $75 million and 120 jobs The state of Michigan will offer Denso International America Inc. a $950,000 grant as the Toyota-affiliated auto supplier expands its North American headquarters in suburban Detroit, Gov. Rick Snyder’s office said Thursday. Snyder met with Denso executives on the first day of his trade trip to Japan, […]

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Old Thunderbird Lanes bowling alley now rad office space

Thunderbird Lanes in Troy was for decades among the area’s most popular bowling alleys, the setting for countless children’s birthday parties and the 1980s “Beat the Champ” bowling show on WDIV-TV (Channel 4). Today, it is a unlikely magnet for clients and new millennial-generation employees of a fast-growing marketing agency that now has its headquarters there. Under pressure from the decline in the bowling business, […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 20,440 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN STERLING HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 20,440 square feet of industrial space located at 5971 Product Drive, Sterling Heights, Michigan. Paul Hoge of Signature Associates represented the seller, Product Drive Ventures, while Kris Pawlowski, also of Signature Associates, represented the purchaser, NMC Land Company, LLC. About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 10,754 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL IN MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN

MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN—September 8, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of a 10,754 square foot retail building located at 420 Harvey Street, Muskegon, Michigan to 8 Cedars Holdings, LLC. Jim Olsen of Signature Associates represented the seller, Sognefjord #523 Holding Corp. About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 1,100 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL IN GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN—September 8, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 1,100 square feet of retail space located at 1971 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Joe Rizqallah of Signature Associates represented the tenant, CMA Candy Shops, LLC, doing business as Rocket Fizz.  This is their first Grand Rapids location and planning to […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 11,700 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN TROY, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 11,700 square feet of industrial space located at 1005 Troy Court, Troy, Michigan to GOMC Digital, who purchased it for their commercial digital screening printing business.   Kris Pawlowski of Signature Associates represented the seller, NMC Land Company who grew into a 20,000 square foot building on Product […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 19,480 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN AUBURN HILLS, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 19,480 square feet of industrial space located at 2901 Auburn Road, Auburn Hills, Michigan. Kris Pawlowski and Joe Banyai of Signature Associates represented both the seller, D&F Property Management, and the purchaser, 2901, LLC. This is the second time Signature has sold this building. About Signature Associates Signature […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 16,595 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE IN MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN

MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN—September 8, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 16,595 square feet of office space located at 700 Terrace Point Drive, Muskegon, Michigan. Jim Olsen of Signature Associates represented the tenant, KL Acquisitions. KL Outdoors-GSC is the largest kayak producer in the world and is continuing its strong connection to Muskegon by making […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 129,807 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN WARREN, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 129,807 square feet of industrial space located at 25250 Easy, Warren, Michigan to MB Aerospace Warren, LLC. Joe Hamway of Signature Associates represented the landlord, Osprey East Holdings MI II, LLC. About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, Kalamazoo, […]

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SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 21,887 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE IN SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 21,887 square feet of office space located at 29444 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, Michigan. The ENCO Building is ideally located on Northwestern Highway with numerous nearby amenities plus nearby access to I-696, Lodge Freeway, and Telegraph Rd/US-23. The building offers partial open ceiling loft-like space for a modern, […]

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Royal Oak Approves $100M Plan for New City Center, Awards No-bid Contract to Private Developer

On Monday night, the seven-member Royal Oak Commission unanimously approved a plan to gift $5.5 million in public funds to Lansing-based Boji Group and its partners to build a private office tower on a city-owned parking lot along Third Street, just east of Main Street. The project, which has drawn the ire of nearby business […]

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As auction looms, Wayne County picks up pace of search for McLouth Steel site buyer

Wayne County officials are racing the clock to line up a responsible buyer for the defunct McLouth Steel site in Trenton before the tax-foreclosed property would have to be offered at the annual tax foreclosure auction in September — when a speculator could buy it and possibly leave it undeveloped for years. Khalil Rahal, Wayne […]

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Thousands of jobs, billions of investment headed for Pontiac, developers say

Pontiac’s leaders say the city is on the verge of making major strides toward a comeback as a major economic hub in Metro Detroit. The city’s resurgence, however, won’t be based on an over reliance on auto manufacturing this time, and instead supported by a series of developments and corporate moves diversifying its economy. “Pontiac has come […]

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Commercial development projects up in southeast Michigan

The number of nonresidential development projects in Southeast Michigan increased in 2016, up 11 percent from the previous year, according to data released by the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. The annually tracked data shows what SEMCOG considers a solid showing with 8.2 million square feet of floorspace completed and 11.4 million square feet under […]

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Maker of Solo cups plans $40M technical center in Michigan

A company that makes Solo and foam cups as well as plastic utensils and carryout containers is planning a $40 million technical and innovation center in Michigan. The project is planned at Dart Container Corp.’s campus in the Lansing-area community of Mason. The food and beverage packaging maker’s President Jim Lammers tells the Lansing State […]

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Manufacturing giant Masco unveils new Livonia headquarters

Richard Manoogian marveled at the new Masco world headquarters Monday morning, wondering what his father would think of it. The chairman emeritus and son of the company’s founder, Alex Manoogian, said he would be pleased at the growth his company has seen in recent years. “I cannot express how truly honored I am to be […]

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Steel Going Up For Hutchinson’s HQ Facility

As an update, construction on Hutchinson’s new 60,502 square foot corporate headquarters is moving along on schedule.  The $8 million development is located on property west of Cross Creek Parkway, south of University Drive.  Hutchinson will lease the facility from General Development Company upon completion. The project was approved by the City Council in late April, mass grading began in May, […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 30,690 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN MIDLAND, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—August 18, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 30,690 square feet of industrial space located at 2520 Schuette, Midland, Michigan from Total Distribution, Inc. John Hamburger and Julie Strong of Signature Associates represented the tenant, Zolman Restoration, who needed a large amount of warehouse space quickly to place furnishings, equipment, and fixtures […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 17,620 SQUARE FEET OF MULTI-FAMILY SPACE IN MELVINDALE, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the investment sale of 17,620 square feet of multi-family space located at 18932 Allen, Melvindale, Michigan. Justin Gaffrey, Griffin Pitcher, and Luke C. Timmis of Signature Associates represented both the seller, Court of Kings, and the purchaser, DNR Investments, LLC. About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, Detroit, […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 20,000 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN FARMINGTON HILLS, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 20,000 square feet of industrial space located at 30210 Eight Mile Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan to Stanaj Construction. Steve Kozak and Jim Montgomery of Signature Associates represented the seller, General Bearing Corporation. About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 31,953 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN WARREN, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—August 4, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 31,953 square feet of industrial space located at 23950 Ryan Road, Warren, Michigan. Joe Hamway of Signature Associates represented both the seller, AHH Investments Company, LLC, and the purchaser, Tire Gate Wholesale, Inc. Joe Banyai, also of Signature Associates represented the seller. About Signature […]

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SIGNATURE SOLD 20,076 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—August 4, 2017— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 20,076 square feet of industrial space located at 26580 W. Eight Mile Road, Southfield, Michigan to May Investment Group LLC. Dave Green and Joe Banyai of Signature Associates represented the seller, 8 Mile BDGI, LLC. About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in […]

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