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Private equity takes a shine to the car wash business in Michigan

Posted By: The Detroit News on October 27, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. New car washes are popping up throughout Metro Detroit, with operators attracted by the outlets’ reoccurring revenue and customers drawn to their convenience and flexibility. For example, Jax Kar Wash recently opened a new location in Oak Park, […]

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Apartment developers push ahead despite high interest rates, costs in Metro Detroit

Posted By: The Detroit News on October 10, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   As housing costs and demand continue to rise, developers are undertaking apartment projects in Metro Detroit, even in the face of high interest rates and growing construction costs. Among them are Marquette Companies, which recently renovated and […]

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Detroit developer plans $14 million mixed-use building in Midtown

Posted By: The Detroit News on September 12, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Detroit-based Greatwater Opportunity Capital shared its plans Tuesday for a new mixed-use development in the city’s Midtown neighborhood. The $14 million project at 3740 Second Ave. is the first new construction project for the firm, which has redeveloped […]

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Toledo readies for more and faster trade promised by Gordie Howe Bridge

Posted By: Toledo Blade on September 10, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. The new Gordie Howe International Bridge is still nearly two years from completion. But already anticipation is building in northwest Ohio for the new $4.4 billion international crossing promising to smooth passenger vehicle and commercial truck traffic between Detroit […]

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Construction to begin soon on $16.4M Grand Rapids apartment, commercial building

Posted By: mlive on August 23, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Construction is expected to start within 30 days on a two-building apartment development at the corner of Wealthy Street SE and Sheldon Avenue SE containing 58 market-rate units and ground-floor commercial space.  The development, being led by W&S Development Partners and […]

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Work begins on $156M Ford airport rental car building

Posted By: woodtv.com on May 31, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. A new multi-million dollar expansion project is now underway at Gerald R. Ford International Airport. The $156 million rental car facility is the latest building to be added as significant investment continues to expand capacity and improve amenities. The design […]

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Space Constraints

Posted By: DBUSINESS on May 18, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Fifty years ago, downtown Detroit staked its economic revitalization to the Renaissance Center. It was a stretch project if ever there was one — a $357-million Hail Mary that Henry Ford II, then chairman and CEO of Ford Motor Co., […]

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Farmington Hills moves forward with four-story luxury apartment complex proposal

Posted By: Hometown Life on April 13, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. City officials recently took another step toward approving a proposed $30 million luxury apartment complex along Northwestern Highway. City council voted 5-1 Monday to approve a planned unit development for a four-story apartment community at 32680 Northwestern Highway, near […]

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Parade Co.’s $45M plan to buy, rehab Detroit naval armory faces setback

Posted By: Detroit Free Press on April 12, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Fundraising challenges have forced the nonprofit organization that puts on Detroit’s annual fireworks and Thanksgiving Day parade to delay its $45 million plan to buy and redevelop a long-vacant naval armory near the Belle Isle bridge. Detroit officials […]

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What’s being built near Celebration Cinema North? Several buildings are planned and one’s got coffee

Posted By: mlive on April 5, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. The area near Celebration Cinema North is full of construction equipment and fences for multiple large projects. A hotel, Starbucks and other developments are in the works there. Construction hasn’t yet begun on a new 250-unit apartment building planned near Celebration Cinema […]

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Home Depot brings regional distribution center to Warren

Posted By: Macomb Daily on February 23, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Home Depot is constructing a regional distribution center in Warren at the site of the former General Motors Transmission plant at Nine Mile and Mound roads. The new facility, announced Thursday by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, will provide […]

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No work done to turn half-built hotels, vacant for 4 years, into apartments near Muskegon

Posted By: mlive on February 12, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Nearly a year after getting approval to turn half-built hotels in Fruitport Township into apartments, the developer has done nothing to move the project forward. Stellar Hospitality started construction on what was to be hotels near the Lakes Mall in […]

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Proposed Southland apartments wait for funding

Posted By: The Toledo Blade on February 13, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. A South Toledo apartment project that drew scrutiny last year from neighbors and prompted public debate over the definition of affordable housing is still moving forward, officials behind the proposal said Monday. Developers are working to secure funding […]

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Land bank picks Cincinnati developer to overhaul two Toledo ‘skyscrapers’

Posted By: Toledo Blade on January 11, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. The Lucas County Land Bank on Wednesday chose a Cincinnati developer that it hopes will eventually transform two of downtown Toledo’s oldest and largest office buildings — the Spitzer and Nicholas — into hundreds of apartments and ground-level commercial […]

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Is an Amazon Fresh under construction in Plymouth Township? Supervisor says yes

Posted By: Hometown Life on December 7, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   It appears e-commerce giant Amazon has plans to bring Amazon Fresh, the company’s brick-and-mortar grocery shopping concept, to Plymouth Township. Although Amazon is typically mum on company plans, Plymouth Township Supervisor Kurt Heise said building plans have gone […]

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Developers detail $1.5B District Detroit mixed-use plan

Posted By: The Detroit News on November 29, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Community members who met with developers Tuesday evening to hear about the proposed $1.5 billion joint venture between the Ilitch family organization and developer Stephen Ross had key questions about the mixed-use development plan including affordable housing, […]

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Excise tax moves Holiday Inn plan forward in Sylvania Township

Posted By: The Toledo Blade on November 7, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Sylvania Township Trustees are set to take a big step toward the construction of a long-planned hotel near I-475 and West Central Avenue. At its meeting Nov. 15, the board is scheduled to vote on a planned […]

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$60M Woodward West Mixed-use Development Opens in Midtown Detroit

Posted By: dbusiness on October 3, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, city of Detroit officials, and project developers Queen Lillian and The Platform have completed Woodward West, a $60 million new construction mixed-use development in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood south of Martin Luther King Blvd. “As our […]

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Lansing-based Clark Construction expanding with downtown GR office

Posted By: MiBiz on October 4, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Lansing-based construction management firm Clark Construction Co. will expand its West Michigan presence with a new office at the McKay Tower in downtown Grand Rapids. Company officials said in an announcement today that the firm’s growing list of large-scale West Michigan […]

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Michigan gets $105M grant from feds to turn I-375 in Detroit into boulevard

Posted By: The Detroit News on September 15, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Michigan is receiving a $104.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation toward its plans to eliminate the sunken I-375 freeway through Detroit and replace it with a lower-speed boulevard at city-street level. The grant is a […]

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Keller Logistics Constructing Two Spec Buildings in Northwest Ohio

Posted By: RGP Northwest Ohio.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. A leading third-party logistics provider is taking aggressive steps to attract new business to Northwest Ohio. Keller Logistics has confirmed plans to construct two spec buildings in neighboring counties, with visions of drawing heavy job-creating opportunities tied to advanced manufacturing. Keller Logistics […]

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As Interest Rates Climb, Multi-family Construction in Metro Detroit Surges

Posted By: dbusiness on July 26, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Based on new residential permit data compiled by the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan (HBA) in Bingham Farms and reported in the HBA and Carter Lumber Southeastern Michigan Residential Building Activity Report, single-family home permits continued to drop, […]

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New rendering released for multi-family complex on former Joe Louis Arena site

Posted By: The Detroit News on July 25, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   A new rendering of a multi-residential complex under construction on the site of the former Joe Louis Arena has been posted on online.  You can see it here. A single image on the site, 600associates.com, shows what […]

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East Toledo’s Masonic Temple, vacant for decades, will soon be senior apartments

Posted By: The Toledo Blade on July 2, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. It’s the second big project by ARK, which also turned the old Wonder Bread bakery into housing East Toledo’s former Masonic Temple has sat vacant for at least two decades, a fact that would be easy to guess […]

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Eastland Center ‘transformation’ advances as construction starts on industrial development

For leasing information on Eastland Commerce Center, contact Joe Hamway/Greg Hudas. Posted By: The Detroit News on July 7, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Sixty-five years after Eastland Center opened its doors to shoppers, the developer of a $94 million industrial complex broke ground on the project that will replace […]

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Pinnacle Construction plans $13M historic renovation for riverside apartment, office development

Pinnacle Construction Group Inc. plans to renovate historic buildings next to its Grand Rapids headquarters along the Grand River to create a 12-unit affordable apartment building with office space. The approximately $13 million project at 974 Front Ave. NW on the west side of the Grand River would be LEED-certified with apartment units that achieve 60 […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 1,256 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL IN GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN—May 25, 2022— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 1,256 square feet of retail space located at 900 Michigan Street NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan to Method Salon, LLC. Joe Rizqallah of Signature Associates represented the landlord, 900 Michigan NE, LLC. The tenant has been in business for 3 years and decided to […]

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Report indicates Q1 industrial, office vacancy trends differ

JLL released its 2022 first-quarter West Michigan industrial and office reports, and the differences are striking. The industrial report revealed that 921,392 square feet of industrial space in West Michigan was absorbed, decreasing the vacancy rate in the region to 3.2%. The average asking rent price increased to $4.06 per square-foot, up 1.8% from the […]

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Corktown buzzes with retail, residential development: ‘It’s busy, busy, busy’

After nearly a year of running a cold-pressed juice shop in Grosse Pointe, Rachael Schroeder and her husband, Kevin, decided to expand their business, Rhythm & Blue Juice Co. They chose retail space at the Elton Park Corktown Apartments for their second location, which they opened in late January — another business betting on the […]

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SIGNATURE ASSOCIATES AWARDED THE EXCLUSIVE LEASING FOR UP TO 1 MILLION SQUARE FEET OF NEW CONSTRUCTION

Eastland Commerce Center will offer three state-of-the-art industrial facilities   HARPER WOODS, MI — Signature Associates is pleased to announce the exclusive leasing representation of the Eastland Commerce Center in Harper Woods. This new Class A warehouse, distribution, and manufacturing campus will include three-buildings ranging from 200,000 square feet to 536,000 square feet, tilt-up concrete […]

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Half-built hotels near Muskegon mall to become apartments after sitting vacant for years

Half-built hotels that have sat vacant for 3 ½ years will be turned into apartments following approval of the plans by Fruitport Township. A no-compete clause halted construction of the two buildings on East Sternberg Road near the Lakes Mall in Muskegon County. They remained vacant until the township enacted a blight ordinance about a […]

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Eastland Center site marketed for industrial tenants as demolition proceeds

As demolition of the former Eastland Center shopping mall proceeds, developers of a $94 million project to reuse the property in Harper Woods have named a leasing agent to market the 80-acre site for potential tenants. Signature Associates said Thursday it will exclusively lease space for the development, known as the Eastland Commerce Center, at […]

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Construction firm, cannabis company partner on new commercial development on GR’s west side

Construction Simplified plans to move and expand its offices in Grand Rapids in preparation of eventually growing its presence across the country. The construction firm is currently located at 895 W. Fulton St. on the city’s west side. It has a development agreement with John McLeod, co-founder and head of new markets for Cloud Cannabis Co., to […]

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West Michigan Construction institute opens

A new $3.5 million construction trade school recently opened in Grand Rapids. The West Michigan Construction Institute (WMCI), at 801 Century Ave. SW in Grand Rapids, opened its doors to high school students earlier this month. The 14,000-square-foot building includes seven classrooms, three construction labs and office space. The Associated Builders and Contractors Western Michigan […]

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Consumers Credit Union building office and retail space in Kalamazoo

Consumers Credit Union is kicking off construction on a new office and retail space in Kalamazoo’s Oakwood neighborhood. Construction will begin within the next month at the corner of Parkview Avenue and Oakland Drive on a new location featuring two buildings: a 7,355-square-foot retail building, which will be available for lease, and a two-story, 4,391-square-foot […]

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New construction coming to Reynolds Road

A new building slated for the Reynolds Road corridor marks another new project in an area previously wrought with blight. The Toledo Police Federal Credit Union will invest $1.25 million for the construction of a new 4,200-square-foot building at 2340 S. Reynolds Road near the intersection of Heatherdowns and Reynolds roads. The site once housed […]

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Construction underway on $2.5M mixed-use development in Holland

A mixed-use residential and commercial building now is under construction on the site of the former Goog’s Pub & Grub in Holland. Among the first construction under the city of Holland’s new unified development ordinance (UDO) that promotes mixed uses in commercial zones is a new 14,000-square-foot Goog’s building on the city’s south side. Construction […]

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Midtown development to break ground in second quarter of 2022

Developers of The Mid, a more than $250 million mixed-use development along Woodward in Midtown, expect to begin construction in the second quarter of 2022, officials said Tuesday. The development on 3.8 acres at 3750 Woodward Ave., was originally slated to open in December 2020. Emery Matthews, one of the developers involved in the project, has previously cited the […]

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8 West Michigan projects to watch

The construction industry experienced widespread pauses on projects in 2020 during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the backlog made for a packed year in 2021, which features a range of ongoing projects including housing developments and reuses of former industrial buildings. Talent shortages, high construction costs and long lead times for materials have […]

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Livingston County still waiting on commercial building boom that never came

Jon Savoy took data projections in the mid-’90s to heart when he moved his real estate business, Lee & Associates, to Brighton. He was betting on population growth that came, to an extent, but the commercial building wave that he expected to follow never actually materialized. He has since moved back to Southfield. Around many […]

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Walbridge fills up one Lyon Township warehouse building, starts another

With a German auto supplier up and running in Detroit-based Walbridge Group’s new warehouse building in Lyon Township, the construction giant has started putting up another on spec. Webasto Roof Systems Inc. has leased the 280,000-square-foot Lyon Distribution Center I building off I-96 at Grand River Avenue and South Hill Road and John Rakolta III, president of […]

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With tight industrial inventory, developers turn to outlying metro areas

Low industrial real estate vacancy rates and ongoing construction backlogs are pushing industrial projects to more rural and outlying areas. In the Grand Rapids area, an increasing number of industrial sites that have sat dormant for years in outlying parts of Walker and Hudsonville are now being bought or developed, said Stu Kingma, associate broker […]

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West Michigan Construction Institute facility slated to open in 2022, aid in construction labor shortage

A hub for talent recruitment, skills development and job placement is expected to open early next year in Grand Rapids in hopes of filling the workforce pipeline for West Michigan construction jobs. The West Michigan Construction Institute (WMCI) will be located at 801 Century Ave. SW, west of US-131 in Grand Rapids at Owen-Ames-Kimball Co.’s former equipment yard. […]

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Mixed-use project will repurpose vacant downtown Muskegon bank building

A historic bank building in downtown Muskegon will be redeveloped into a mixed-use space after being vacant for four years.  Core Development Group plans to repurpose the six-story tower at 221 W. Webster Ave. into offices, commercial space and apartments. “It’s preserving an old building. If it sat here forever, who knows what it would […]

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Perrysburg Township project includes restaurants, gym and French Quarter theme

A New Orleans-themed development in Perrysburg Township with restaurants, a coffee shop and gym is under construction and slated to open starting early next year. French Quarter Square will be worth $15-$20 million when finished, said Mike Denman, vice president of developer River Rock Property Group. The property at 10630 Fremont Pike is just east […]

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A zoning fight over warehouse space rankles Huron Township

A year ago, Huron Township put the brakes on construction of any new warehouse or distribution space after approving two large new buildings on an old horse-racing track. But now the developer constructing those buildings totaling 1.27 million square feet for Amazon.com Inc. on the former Pinnacle Race Course site wants to build another one […]

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Region’s third known Amazon Fresh grocery store coming to Troy

The region’s third Amazon Fresh grocery store concept is believed to be under construction in Troy. Permits and site plans obtained from the city through a Freedom of Information Act request show a layout and design similar to other Amazon Fresh stores around the country, including locations Crain’s previously first reported in the spring in Shelby […]

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Car wash company building $30M headquarters in Holland

VisionQuest Companies plans to begin construction this month on a a $30 million headquarters near the corner of M-40 and Waverly Road. VisionQuest, which owns car wash companies and manufactures car wash equipment, says the new building is expected to be complete by fall 2022. It includes 75,000 square feet of office space and a […]

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