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SIGNATURE ASSOCIATES AWARDED THE EXCLUSIVE SALE & LEASING OF DETROIT’S ICONIC WATERFRONT CAMPUS

The ICON is a 420,000 sq. ft. world-class, multi-use campus on Detroit’s riverfront.   Signature Associates is pleased to announce the exclusive sale and leasing representation of The ICON in Detroit. This office/tech campus is comprised of an eight-story office tower, three-story conference center and three-story atrium lobby. The ICON is a multi-use campus ideal […]

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Oregon Economic Development Committee discusses town center project, future

As part of Oregon’s new town-center project’s first phase, construction of a new roadway off Pickle Road is scheduled to begin at summer’s end. The Oregon Economic Development Committee met Thursday to discuss that project as well as the status of Oregon’s industrially zoned property and what kind of projects might be in its future. […]

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Plan for home furnishings retailer RH in downtown Birmingham moves forward

Two years after Birmingham voters nixed a proposal to build a new parking deck that would help bring RH (formerly Restoration Hardware) to downtown, another plan appears closer to reality. The city’s planning board voted Wednesday to recommend approval of the final site plan and special land use permit for the building that would house […]

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An Auburn Hills revival: Main business district sees $55 million in projects and construction

A small stretch of Auburn Road in Auburn Hills is being built out with a raft of new apartments, office and retail space. The main business district between Squirrel Road to the west and stretching a few blocks to the east has about $55 million in new buildings under construction or completed recently across seven […]

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Developer acquires three more properties for massive Sligh factory mixed-use project

A Detroit-based developer recently acquired three properties near downtown Grand Rapids as part of a larger mixed-use plan to redevelop the former Sligh Furniture Co. building. Sturgeon Bay Partners, doing business as JV SBAM SA LLC, acquired 188 Wealthy St. SW, 190 Wealthy St. SW, and 440 Grandville Ave. SW on May 14 for a total […]

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City of Holland seeking developers for decommissioned power plant site

The city of Holland is seeking statements of qualifications from developers interested in redeveloping a 17-acre property owned by the Holland Board of Public Works located on the Lake Macatawa waterfront in downtown Holland and currently home to the decommissioned James De Young power plant. The site presents an opportunity to develop a large-scale, regional […]

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Land Bank to replace Spitzer Building roof, commission feasibility study for redevelopment

The Lucas County Land Bank is commissioning a feasibility study of the historic downtown Spitzer and Nicholas buildings to see if and how they can be redeveloped. The land bank’s board at a special meeting on Wednesday authorized a payment of up to $100,000 to Cleveland-based Sandvick Architects to conduct the assessment. David Mann, the […]

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Building sale downtown seen as catalyst to Four Corners revival

Signature was proud to be a part of this amazing deal! One of three vacant downtown office buildings seized from an out-of-town and inactive property owner is set to be sold by the Lucas County Land Bank to a local internet business that plans to put it back into use. The sale marks the start […]

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MEDC supports developments in Grand Rapids, Middleville and Kalamazoo

A trio of West Michigan projects recently received community development funding from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. The Michigan Strategic Fund of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) last week approved community revitalization projects in Grand Rapids, Middleville and Kalamazoo to “position the state for future prosperity,” the MEDC said. The MEDC said the projects […]

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MEDC supports mixed-used development in Holland

MEDC supports mixed-used development in Holland

The city of Holland received support from the state for a new five-story, mixed-use development project in its downtown. The Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) on Tuesday approved support for a community revitalization project in Holland that it said will help create a vibrant place that attracts and keeps […]

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Plans come together for Port Huron’s first downtown grocery store in 50 years

Plans come together for Port Huron’s first downtown grocery store in 50 years

If you had told Steve Fernandez and Michele Jones in 2012 that they were going to retire to Port Huron, then spend most of their retirement savings on becoming grocers, they’d have thought you’d been eating funny mushrooms. In 2012, he was working in Alaska as the Anchorage terminal manager for Koch Industries. Michele, his […]

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Slicing construction timeline, Greektown residential tower envisioned in 16 months

Slicing construction timeline, Greektown residential tower envisioned in 16 months

Signature Associates is excited to be a part of this new development, for more information click here to see our listing. It was only in June that news was first revealed about a 16-story residential tower planned for Detroit’s Greektown neighborhood, the first new residential units in that area in decades. Now construction of the $64.6 million […]

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Perrigo moving its North American HQ downtown

Perrigo moving its North American HQ downtown

Perrigo is investing $44.7 million to move its North American corporate headquarters to Medical Mile in downtown Grand Rapids in a move that will create 170 jobs. The Right Place, in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Michigan State University, Rockford Construction and the city of Grand Rapids, on Tuesday announced the Dublin-based pharmaceutical […]

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Michigan retailers report ‘large upswing’ with September sales

Michigan retailers report ‘large upswing’ with September sales

Nearly half of Michigan retailers optimistically expect higher sales in the coming holiday shopping season. The expectations for holiday-season sales follow what the Michigan Retailers Association called a “large upswing” in retail sales in September from August. In a monthly survey by the MRA, 51 percent of retailers reported increased sales for September from the prior month. […]

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Joe Vicari Restaurant Group Acquires The Hill in Grosse Pointe Farms, Two Other Eateries

Joe Vicari Restaurant Group Acquires The Hill in Grosse Pointe Farms, Two Other Eateries

The Joe Vicari Restaurant Group in Warren today announced the addition of three new restaurants to its portfolio — The Hill Seafood & Chop House in Grosse Pointe Farms, Triple Nickle in Birmingham, and Buc’eez Pub in Macomb Township. The restaurant group, led by Joe and Rosalie Vicari, is best known for its Andiamo and […]

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When experts expect to see demand return for office space in southeast Michigan

When experts expect to see demand return for office space in southeast Michigan

Demand for office space in Metro Detroit is weakening as the coronavirus pandemic persists, but experts predict southeast Michigan could recover sooner than other parts of the country. Metro Detroit’s office market was largely inactive during the third quarter amid the pandemic, according to real estate firm Savills, which maintains an office in Detroit. The […]

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TMACOG receives $23.6 million grant for Glass City Riverwalk

TMACOG receives $23.6 million grant for Glass City Riverwalk

A pair of Ohio congressmen announced Thursday the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments is receiving over $20 million to build a multiuse path along the Maumee River. The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding $23.6 million to the group as part of the Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development grant program. The money will […]

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Lucas County Land Bank acquires historic Spitzer, Nicholas buildings downtown

Lucas County Land Bank acquires historic Spitzer, Nicholas buildings downtown

There is renewed hope the crumbling Spitzer Building in Toledo’s downtown may soon be restored to its once-majestic self. The Lucas County Land Bank’s board during a special meeting Tuesday voted to accept the deeds to both the Spitzer building and its neighboring Fifth Third Center and Port Lawrence buildings that sit on or near […]

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Commerce Township expecting 2020 groundbreaking for new $100M retail center

Commerce Township expecting 2020 groundbreaking for new $100M retail center

Sometime this year, Commerce Township is anticipating a groundbreaking to a downtown that has been talked about since 2002 on the northeast corner of Pontiac Trail and Martin Parkway. The developers, Robert B. Aikens and Associates, plan to create an entertainment center for families to enjoy which will include restaurants, retail shops, a high-end grocery […]

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Mixed-use development in downtown Muskegon gets $1.5 million in state funding

Mixed-use development in downtown Muskegon gets $1.5 million in state funding

The state of Michigan is providing funding assistance for a new mixed-use development in downtown Muskegon. The Michigan Strategic Fund voted Tuesday to award Sweetwater Development Partners LLC financial assistance in the amount of $1.5 million through the Michigan Community Revitalization Program. The request supports an $8.9 million project that includes a six-story mixed-use building called […]

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Allegan County offers diversity of properties, development opportunities

Allegan County offers diversity of properties, development opportunities

The various pockets of development in Allegan County make the area difficult to define in broad strokes.  To the west, there’s the Lake Michigan shoreline, dotted with high-end homes and the resort community of Saugatuck, as well as a corner of the city of Holland that includes the West Michigan Regional Airport. In the middle of […]

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SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 75,206 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—December 10, 2019— Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 75,206 square feet of office space located at 1155 & 1333 Brewery Park Boulevard, Detroit, Michigan. This is a premier office campus located in the heart of Downtown Detroit and just steps away from Eastern Market. The one-of-a-kind site is also easily accessed […]

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SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 6,780 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL SPACE IN BIRMINGHAM, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—November 18, 2019— Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 6,780 square feet of retail space located at 670 S. Old Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, Michigan.   Angela Thomas and Erica Dunlap, the ÆRES Team of Signature Associates, are the listing brokers representing the owners, Azar and Hormoz Allzadeh. About ÆRES Team The ÆRES […]

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After years of delays, Five & Main project moving forward in Commerce Township

After years of delays, Five & Main project moving forward in Commerce Township

A Commerce Township development long in the works is moving forward as a developer has purchased more than 30 acres of land for a new lifestyle center. Birmingham-based Robert B. Aikens & Associates LLC has closed on the $4.25 million purchase of about 34 acres for the first phase of what is being referred to […]

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SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 5,344 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL SPACE IN BIRMINGHAM, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—July 30, 2019— Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 5,344 square feet of retail space located at 100 S. Old Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, Michigan. This is the hottest corner in Downtown Birmingham. We are excited to attract the right tenant to the space and are focusing efforts on luxury brand retailers.   […]

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WeWork to more than double Detroit footprint with new TechTown space

WeWork to more than double Detroit footprint with new TechTown space

Co-working space giant WeWork LLC expects to double its Detroit footprint by opening its largest location to date, in the TechTown area of Midtown. The New York City-based company, whose parent is We Co., has signed a lease for more than 91,000 square feet at 6001 Cass Ave. at York Street, Dan Austin, a spokesman […]

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New restaurants, bar coming to RenCen’s old Coach Insignia space

New restaurants, bar coming to RenCen’s old Coach Insignia space

Not one, not two, not three, but four — count ’em — four new dining and drinking concepts will call the top of the Renaissance Center’s central tower on Detroit’s riverfront home come November. James Beard Award-winning celebrity chef Shawn McClain, best known for his work in Chicago and more recently Las Vegas, offered the first details since […]

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Caledonia insurance firm coming to Studio Park will bring 400 jobs downtown

Caledonia insurance firm coming to Studio Park will bring 400 jobs downtown

Studio Park, the $160 million project just south of Van Andel Arena that includes a movie complex, restaurants, apartments, retail shops and more, on Wednesday announced the tenant of its six-story, $40 million office tower. Acrisure, a Caledonia Township-based insurance, risk management and benefits design firm, will move from its current headquarters to the new […]

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Summer resident-turned-developer has $10 million plans for downtown Spring Lake

Summer resident-turned-developer has $10 million plans for downtown Spring Lake

In recent years, the West Michigan village of Spring Lake found its downtown looking like those of many small villages around the state. Buildings sat empty and in disrepair, but with a small population of 2,323, it was hard to interest developers in taking on major and expensive projects. Until recently, a state program to […]

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Mixed-use development, $3.2 million streetscape planned for Hazel Park

Mixed-use development, $3.2 million streetscape planned for Hazel Park

As Hazel Park plots to build a downtown, a proposed mixed-use development and $3.2 million streetscape plan could help move the vision forward. A mixed-use apartment building with 33 units and 14,000 square feet of retail is planned for the site of a long vacant CVS store on John R. Road — the city’s main […]

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Roseville to host developer showcase for Utica Road corridor

Roseville to host developer showcase for Utica Road corridor

Roseville city officials on Wednesday will host a developer showcase to outline development opportunities along Utica Road, a move that could land a developer for a multi-million building project. Local developers, realtors, state and city officials have been invited to attend the showcase, along with a team of officials from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. […]

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A look at 6 projects in Grand Rapids authority’s 2020 budget

A look at 6 projects in Grand Rapids authority’s 2020 budget

Renovations at Lyon Square and Calder Plaza, street improvements on Division Avenue, and sprucing up the outdoor plaza near Van Andel Arena are among the priorities outlined in the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority’s 2020 budget. Tim Kelly, president and CEO of Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., the entity that oversees the DDA, provided an overview […]

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Could south Ann Arbor’s office district become a second downtown?

Could south Ann Arbor’s office district become a second downtown?

It’s easy to see while walking – or driving – around downtown Ann Arbor that vacant space is scarce. According to the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority’s (DDA) 2018 State of the Downtown report, downtown office vacancy is at 3.6%, nearly three times less than the city’s average 9% vacancy rate. With downtown nearly at […]

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Retail magnet: Birmingham to use data to pull in national, regional stores

Retail magnet: Birmingham to use data to pull in national, regional stores

Birmingham — home to a 96 percent retail occupancy rate and 60 salons — has hired a new consultant to target specific regional and national retailers to help create the right downtown mix. And luring more restaurants isn’t a priority. The city’s Birmingham Shopping District employed Bloomfield Township-based CC Consulting starting March 7 to recruit […]

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Warren plans $170M mixed-use project as first step toward a downtown

Warren plans $170M mixed-use project as first step toward a downtown

Warren Mayor Jim Fouts has long talked about creating a walkable downtown for the city. This week, he unveiled plans for a $170 million mixed-use development project that he says is the first step toward realizing that dream. The proposed Warren Town Center would be built through a public-private partnership that will include the city, […]

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