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SIGNATURE SELLS 104,200 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN HOLLAND, OHIO

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—September 20, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the investment sale of 104,200 square feet of industrial space located at 6145 Merger Drive, Holland, Ohio.   Joe Banyai of Signature Associates represented both the seller, Honey Baked Foods, and the purchaser, Merger Investment Group, LLC. About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 5,117 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE IN MUSKEGON MICHIGAN

MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN—September 20, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of a 5,117 square foot office building located at 165 Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan.   Jim Olsen of Signature Associates represented the purchaser, Karhoun Holdings, LLC.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, Kalamazoo, Michigan and Toledo, […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 2,160 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE IN MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN

MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN—September 20, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of a 2,160 square foot building located at 162 E. Apple Avenue, Muskegon, Michigan.   Jim Olsen of Signature Associates represented the seller, Muskegon Budz, LLC, and the purchaser, Grace Community, LLC.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 937 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL IN MONTAGUE, MICHIGAN

MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN—September 20, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of a 937 square foot retail building located at 4575 Dowling Street, Montague, Michigan to Jeffery Auch.   Jim Olsen of Signature Associates represented the seller, Chris Lipka.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, Kalamazoo, […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 8,417 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE IN SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—September 20, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 8,417 square feet of office space located at 24680 Swanson Road, Southfield, Michigan.   Grant Bruce and Brad Viergever of Signature Associates represented the seller, Swanson Building Venture, LLC. Chris Secontine, also of Signature Associates, represented the purchaser, Sherman Investments, LLC. After a year […]

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

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—September 20, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 10,000 square feet of industrial space located at 1613-1625 Star Batt Drive, Rochester Hills, Michigan.   Kris Pawlowski of Signature Associates represented the tenant, Second Street Dance. The dance studio is moving from Second Street in Rochester to 1613 Star Batt as its studio […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 0.94 ACRES OF LAND IN AUBURN HILLS, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—September 20, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 0.94 acres of land located at 3321 Squirrel Court, Auburn Hills, Michigan.   Kris Pawlowski of Signature Associates represented the seller, Elinore Connop, and the purchaser, Robertson Riverside Townes, LLC. The Robertson Brothers will be constructing 14 townhomes on the site. About Signature Associates […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 10,427 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN SHELBY TWP., MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—September 20, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 10,427 square feet of industrial space located at 13313 West Star Drive, Shelby Twp., Michigan to new tenant Acute Fixture and Tooling, Inc. The company is growing and relocating from a smaller space.   Joe Hamway of Signature Associates represented the landlord, JMC Property […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 2,187 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL IN GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN—September 20, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of a 2,187 square foot retail building located at 758 Wealthy Street, Grand Rapids, Michigan.   Joe Rizqallah of Signature Associates represented the seller, Literary Life Bookstore & More, Inc., and the purchaser, Marvin Adams. First-time business owner Marv and Meghan Adams will be […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 33,000 SQUARE FEET OF HI-TECH SPACE IN NOVI, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—September 20, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 33,000 square feet of hi-tech space located at 27000 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, Michigan.   Dave Green of Signature Associates represented both the landlord, Luni VI, LLC, and the tenant, Zenuity, Inc. Paul Hoge and John Gordy, also of Signature Associates, represented the landlord and […]

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Rochester Hills ranked as eighth best city to start small business

The city of Rochester Hills has been recognized as the eighth best small city in America in which to start a small business by Verizon Business. The evaluation was based on six ranking factors including the education level of the local workforce, in-city commute times, income per capita, broadband access, availability of SBA loans and overall […]

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U-Haul to transform former Westland Kmart into storage facility

The southeast corner of Wayne and Cherry Hill roads in Westland is about to go from Blue Light Special to orange trim and shipping boxes. That’s because the former Kmart building at 165 S. Wayne is set to become a U-Haul Smart Mobility Center, a move unanimously approved by the city council at its Sept. 4 […]

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Downtown Lansing to Add Meijer Urban Market, Hotel, Residential Mixed-Use Building

Lansing’s Gillespie Group unveiled a four-story, mixed-use concept in downtown Lansing that is designed to transform the 600 block of East Michigan Avenue at the southeast corner of Larch Street. The project was announced Wednesday. The 150,590-square-foot development is pending approvals. Gillespie Group is working with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, city of Lansing, […]

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Offices, dining, hotel could be next for Summit Place Mall

Summit Place Mall’s new owner said Tuesday that its vision for the Oakland County site’s redevelopment includes a business park, casual dining and possibly a hotel. Ari-El Enterprises Inc., a real-estate investment company based in Southfield, last week acquired the abandoned Waterford Township shopping center from SD Capital LLC for an undisclosed amount. Vacant and condemned since […]

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Former Purple Gang hub near Detroit riverfront sells to NYC investor

The Elevator Building near the east Detroit riverfront has sold to a New York City investor who plans upgrades. Jean-Michel “Mitch” Wasterlain closed on the deal for the 28,000-square-foot building at 1938 Franklin St. on Monday, according to Peter Jankowski, vice president of brokerage services for Farmington Hills-based Friedman Real Estate LLC who represented the […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 46,200 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN GARDEN CITY, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 46,200 square feet of industrial space located at 32330 Ford Road, Garden City, Michigan.   Brad Viergever and Steve Kozak of Signature Associates represented both the seller, First Parker Realty Inc., and the purchaser, WMES.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, […]

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Beaumont to build 30 urgent care centers in metro Detroit

Beaumont Health has signed an agreement with Atlanta-based WellStreet Urgent Care to finance and open up to 30 urgent care centers in metro Detroit by the end of 2019. The announcement comes on the heels of Crain’sthis week reporting that Henry Ford Health System, Detroit Medical Center and Ascension Health Michigan are investing more into ambulatory and […]

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Southfield’s Lear Corp. Opens Manufacturing Facility in Flint

Lear Corp. in Southfield, a global supplier of automotive seating and electrical systems, celebrated the grand opening of a new manufacturing seating facility in Flint this past weekend. The 156,000-square-foot facility is expected to employ about 600 people by the end of 2019. More than 400 will be new hires. The facility will build seats […]

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Southfield talks with developers as Northland Center demolition takes another step

The old Firestone building at Northland Center will meet the wrecking ball Monday morning as the city of Southfield moves forward on plans to redevelop the 125-acre site. Demolition of the structure near Greenfield and Eight Mile roads was scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Dore & Associates Contracting Inc. of Bay City is overseeing […]

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Subaru to build tech center in suburban Detroit, hire 100 workers

Subaru will receive $1.5 million from the state of Michigan to build a 60,000-square-foot tech center in Van Buren Township in western Wayne County. The tech center will employ up to 101 people, according to state documents. Subaru said it would invest up to $48.2 million in the site. Documents say the tech center will help […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 2,847 SQUARE FEET OF HI-TECH SPACE IN WIXOM, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 2,847 square feet of hi-tech space located at 47815 West Road, Wixom, Michigan to new tenant Enjoy Technology, Inc.   Gary Stephens and Steve Kozak of Signature Associates represented the landlord, Styl-Rite. This building is now 100% leased.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in […]

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Michigan Metal Coatings to expand Port Huron presence, add jobs and investment dollars

The city of Port Huron has beat out competing sites in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky to have Michigan Metal Coatings expand its presence there. The news means dozens of new jobs and millions of dollars in capital investments for the city. The company has announced its intent to purchase 66,375 square feet to grow its operations […]

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Why $510M milk processing site is major for Michigan

Mid-Michigan will gain 300 new jobs soon thanks to a major new $510-million milk processing campus that will be built in St. Johns, north of Lansing. The larger of two new facilities will cost $425 million and will include a 146-acre dairy processing facility built in St. Johns and create 259 new jobs. That plant will process more […]

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Credit Acceptance’s $35 million-plus expansion takes shape with Raleigh Officentre purchase in Southfield

Fast-growing automotive lender Credit Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ: CACC) has purchased a large property in Southfield to consolidate its office footprint and expand its payroll in the next several years in a $35 million to $40 million investment and build-out. The company founded by Donald Foss in 1972 purchased the two-building Raleigh Officentre at Telegraph and […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 4,020 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN LIVONIA, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 4,020 square feet of industrial space located at 31033-31041 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, Michigan.   Chris Calvano and Brad Viergever of Signature Associates represented the tenant, Pet Passages, a nationwide franchise that will be opening their first Michigan location here.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 3,000 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL IN MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 3,000 square feet of retail space located at 3108 Henry, Muskegon, Michigan.   Jamie Hughes of Signature Associates represented the landlord, Hughes & Sons, and the tenant, Lucky 777 Lounge, LLC.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, Kalamazoo, […]

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Developers buy Wixom property, aim for $300 million hotel/water park development

A massive $300 million-plus hotel water park and mixed-use development could be coming to Wixom if a local developer’s grand vision comes to fruition. Wixom-based Damas Group LLC has purchased 82 acres of empty land surrounding its home base at 28345 Beck Road, just north of I-96. The property was sold by Wixom 96 LLC […]

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Livonia snags Illinois company, bringing 56 high-tech jobs and $1.7M investment

An Illinois company is uprooting after 102 years and moving to Livonia, where it plans to invest $1.7 million and create 56 high-tech jobs. Aetna Bearing Co. — a company that designs, manufactures and sells bearings to the aerospace, automotive, agriculture, mining, industrial and military sectors — is moving closer to its expanding customer base, officials […]

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Autoliv to modernize Auburn Hills headquarters with $32 million investment

Swedish automotive safety systems supplier Autoliv is proposing a $32 million expansion of its North American headquarters in Auburn Hills. The supplier of airbags, seatbelts and steering wheels submitted plans to the city to modernize its head office and technical center at 1320 Pacific Drive near I-75 and Joslyn Road, including the addition of a floor to […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 24,000 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE IN LIVONIA, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the investment sale of 24,000 square feet of office space located at 19111 Victor Parkway, Livonia, Michigan.   Jim Montgomery of Signature Associates represented the purchaser. The seller was liquidating assets and the buyer is an active investor and has multiple investment properties along the I-275/I-96 corridors.   About Signature Associates […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 82.02 ACRES OF LAND IN WIXOM, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 82.02 acres of land located on Beck Road in Wixom, Michigan.   Steve Gordon and Jim Montgomery of Signature Associates represented both the seller, Wixom 96 LLC, and the purchaser, Damas Land Acquisitions LLC. Damas Land plans to build an indoor water park and hotel on the site. […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 4,800 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN REDFORD, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 4,800 square feet of industrial space located at 25432 Grand River Avenue, Redford, Michigan. Chris Calvano of Signature Associates represented both the seller, Janco Distributors, and the purchaser, Twins Auto Sales. Twin Auto Sales has multiple locations on Grand River Avenue in Redford. About Signature Associates Signature Associates […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 8,685 SQUARE FEET OF HI-TECH SPACE IN WIXOM, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 8,685 square feet of hi-tech space located at 47757 West Road, Wixom, Michigan.   Gary Stephens and Steve Kozak of Signature Associates represented the landlord, Styl-Rite Development Co. Jim Montgomery, also of Signature Associates, represented the tenant, VendTek Wholesale Equipment Inc. About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 19,483 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN WIXOM, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 19,483 square feet of industrial space located at 28031 Grand Oaks Court, Wixom, Michigan, to new tenant Gissing Automotive. The company will establish their R+D facility in this new location.   Jim Montgomery of Signature Associates represented the landlord, VendTek Wholesale Equipment, Inc., who will relocate to 47757 West […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 7,000 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL SPACE IN HOWELL, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 7,000 square feet of retail space located at 121 S. Walnut, Howell, Michigan.   The AERES Team of Signature Associates (Angela Thomas, Erica Dunlap, and Nicole Voisard) represented both the seller, Ann Arbor Railroad, and the purchaser, Old Post Property, LLC. The plan for this exciting redevelopment is […]

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Nelson father-son duo plans to maintain Eastern Market’s identity

Sanford Nelson has had a two-year crash course in Detroit commercial real estate, with the result being a 142,500-square-foot Eastern Market portfolio quietly acquired over the last 18 months. Son of millionaire serial entrepreneur Linden Nelson, the 29-year-old has his eyes set on a $20 million effort to buy and improve no fewer than 11 […]

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Auburn Hills’ Faurecia to Open Production Facility in Toledo

Faurecia Interiors, which has its North American headquarters in Auburn Hills, Thursday announced plans to open a new production facility in Toledo. The facility is expected create more than 100 new jobs and officially begin production activity in April 2019. “Faurecia is proud to open this new site and to provide new opportunities for local jobseekers,” […]

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New Midland Mall owner plans to bring movie theater, national retailers

After going through foreclosure, the Midland Mall has a new owner who hopes some creative ideas can bring a resurgence of business to the 27-year-old property. Kohan Retail Investment, based in Great Neck, New York, closed on the mall property at 6800 Eastman Ave. on Thursday, June 28, for $9.4 million, the firm’s founder Michael Kohan […]

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Future of Corktown: Detroit introduces outreach program for neighborhood framework

The city of Detroit introduced Monday a nearly yearlong plan to engage residents and community stakeholders for input on the future of Corktown. A request for proposals will be issued by the city Aug. 31 for the strategic framework of the greater Corktown area, and a comprehensive course of action will be decided by the […]

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Waterford Township’s Corporate Eagle Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

Corporate Eagle, a provider of membership-based fractional and managed business aviation programs in Waterford Township, Tuesday broke ground on its new headquarters. The new facility will be located on 5.7 acres at the corner of M59 Highland Road and Patterson Parkway. It will include 56,000 square feet of hangar space, more than 9,000 square feet […]

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SIGNATURE ASSOCIATES WINS 3 CRAIN’S BEST IN CLASS REAL ESTATE AWARDS

Crain’s Detroit Business Special Report:  Last year was a year for dealmaking — and dealmakers. In this, our inaugural Best in Class: Real Estate awards, we aim to honor both. We solicited nominations from you, our readers, for the most impactful deals, projects and people in commercial real estate in 2017. With help from a […]

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Dearborn’s Ghafari to Design Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A. Plant in Alabama

Ghafari in Dearborn will design an automotive plant for Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. in Alabama. The plant will produce a new Mazda crossover and the Toyota Corolla. Ghafari, a global full-service engineering, architecture, process design, consulting, and construction firm based in Dearborn, today announced it has been awarded a contract to provide comprehensive architecture […]

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Loc Performance to hire 700 for growth in Lansing, Plymouth

Loc Performance Products Inc. plans to hire 700 and invest up to $96.5 million in the greater Lansing area and at its home base in Plymouth, armed with a new state grant and upcoming defense contracts. Loc, a full-service provider of driveline, suspension and track systems for military tracked vehicles and the industrial market, will […]

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Cosworth opens $50 million plant in Shelby Township

British automotive engineering company Cosworth has opened its new $50 million production plant in Shelby Township. The plant is the company’s first in Michigan and will serve as its North American headquarters. The 60,000-square-foot manufacturing facility is in the Cherry Creek Business Park off Shelby Parkway, just south of 24 Mile Road. Its neighbors include JVIS USA […]

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Troy-based Automation Alley’s Trade Mission Program Reaches $1B in Total Export Sales Made by Michigan Companies

Automation Alley, a technology and manufacturing business association in Troy, Monday announced the total amount of export sales made by Michigan companies as a result of participation in its trade mission program and other trade-related activities has reached $1 billion. The program is funded by Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) and began in 2001. Its […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 83,641 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN FRASER, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—June 14, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 83,641 square feet of industrial space located at 32100 Groesbeck Highway, Fraser, Michigan to new tenant Aristo-Cote, Inc., who fabricates racking and storage systems. Ben Wilkiemeyer and Peter Walocko of Signature Associates represented the landlord, Fairlane Tool Co. Inc. Fairlane Tool owns a large […]

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

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—June 14, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 3,200 square feet of industrial space located at 1898 Thunderbird Drive, Troy, Michigan. Marty Maier of Signature Associates represented both the landlord, Consolidated Properties, and the tenant, MBM Vending 2 Inc. The tenant is a vending machine company who was looking for a bigger […]

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SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 65,000 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN LYON TWP., MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—June 13, 2018— Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 65,000 square feet of industrial space located at 53000 Grand River Avenue, Lyon Twp., Michigan.   Jim Montgomery of Signature Associates is the listing broker representing the owner. Kentucky Trailer will vacate the building in September. About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with […]

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SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 4.65 ACRES OF LAND IN BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—June 13, 2018— Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 4.65 aces of land located at 215 E. Square Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.   Joe Banyai of Signature Associates is the listing broker representing the owner, Bloomfield Surf Club.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 35,273 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN LIVONIA, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—June 13, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 35,273 square feet of industrial space located at 13017 Newburgh Road, Livonia, Michigan.   Jim Montgomery of Signature Associates represented the purchaser, Behler-Young Company, who purchased this building from Lyon Manufacturing. Behler-Young Company will be expanding their Livonia operations at this facility. About Signature […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 28,000 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE IN SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—June 14, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 28,000 square feet of office space located at 26999 Central Park Boulevard, Southfield, Michigan. Dave Miller and Joe Hamway of Signature Associates represented the tenant, GFL Environmental USA, Inc. Robert Gagnuik and Todd Hawley of Friedman Integrated Real Estate Solutions represented the owner. GFL […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS A 2,105 SQUARE FOOT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY IN NEWAYGO, MICHIGAN

MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN—June 14, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of a 2,105 square foot business opportunity located at 1596 E. 88th Street, Newaygo, Michigan to Leon Thompson. Jamie Hughes of Signature Associates represented the seller, RNK Spirits, LLC.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, […]

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SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 47,000 SQUARE FEET OF REATIL SPACE IN KENTWOOD, MICHIGAN

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN—June 13, 2018— Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 47,000 square feet of retail space located in the Radcliff Plaza at 2891 Radcliff Avenue SE, Kentwood, Michigan.   Joe Rizqallah of Signature Associates is the listing broker representing the owner, JBD Kentwood Retail, LLC. Along with the lease space in the […]

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Ford’s play for train station to build Auto 2.0 campus would transform Corktown

As symbols go, nothing better projects Detroit’s decades-long decline than the Michigan Central Depot. Built just before the opening of World War I, the gap-toothed hulk sat empty for the past 30 years, looming over Corktown and marring the city’s narrative of reinvention. The neighborhood would be transformed by Ford Motor Co.’s plans to anchor its […]

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Pet spa, yoga studio part of Royal Oak apartment-retail development

Metro Detroit residents looking for a place to live in a couple of years will have a housing option where they can live, have access to a bistro cafe, get their pets pampered and practice yoga, all in the same complex. Construction started this week on an apartment-retail development at the northeast corner of Woodward Avenue at I-696 in Royal Oak, […]

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New shops, breweries coming to Oakland County downtowns

Downtowns across southeast Oakland County are welcoming a fresh batch of entrepreneurs to tempt shoppers, diners and the curious with everything from Peruvian food to hair pomade. Here’s a look at some of the new or future storefronts: Ferndale Ferndale visitors will be transported to Peru at Culantro at 22939 Woodward Ave., a fast-casual restaurant at the […]

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Accenture’s move to Detroit supported by innovation hub in suburbs

Accenture plc is preparing to add 200 highly skilled tech jobs in downtown Detroit, a move supported by its opening this week of an innovation hub in Livonia. The 10,000 square-foot lab and demo space at 13600 Otterson Court offers a place for clients of the Ireland-based professional services firm to create and test technologies to support […]

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Advanced Manufacturing Employment in Michigan Reaches New Heights

Advanced manufacturing employment in Michigan has reached more than 700,000 workers, according to a new report from Detroit-based Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT). The employment level is the highest in the industry since 2006. The quarterly reports, highlighting employment trends, top jobs, and required skills in advanced manufacturing, are completed with research and analysis from […]

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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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