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. […]
Baker College construction in Royal Oak to bring students next year
Construction got underway this month for a new Baker College campus in Royal Oak that officials say will be ready for students in the Fall 2022. “The pandemic hasn’t had a deep impact on plans for the Royal Oak campus,” said Baker College COO Jacqui Spicer. “We are hopeful by the time we open our […]
Conservancy builds a place for community, learning on site of former Marygrove College
A beloved Detroit college campus that was once bustling with students is now the home of a business advancement program and youth education. Marygrove Conservancy, a nonprofit, stepped in after Marygrove College abruptly closed in December 2019 to keep the campus operating with multiple educational resources for people of all ages. The conservancy has a goal to help businesses, […]
4 Best Property Management Practices for Landlords During COVID-19
By: John Hamburger With global attention on the COVID-19 outbreak, each day brings more uncertainty for businesses and our communities. Our team at Signature is closely monitoring developments on the outbreak, and we are taking the appropriate steps — consistent with CDC and WHO recommendations — to help support the ongoing health and safety […]
Ann Arbor’s U-M Receives $10M to Open Real Estate Center
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor will launch a real estate center that will offer a suite of practice-oriented courses thanks to a $10 million gift from Ron Weiser, a regent and alumnus of U-M. Students at the Weiser Center for Real Estate will learn from […]
Baker College’s new campus building in Royal Oak could rise nearly 100 feet, cost $27.6 million
More specifics of a planned new campus building for Baker College in downtown Royal Oak that would alter the suburb’s skyline are revealed in a pair of documents obtained by Crain’s. A request for proposals for construction managers verifies many of the details reported last month about the private college’s efforts to construct a consolidated campus building […]
Madonna University breaks ground on $9 million welcome center in Livonia
Madonna University has broken ground on a $9 million welcome center for its Livonia campus. Once finished, the 28,000-square-foot center will serve as a hub for recruiting students and celebrating the history of the Catholic liberal arts university, according to a news release. University leadership expects the building to be complete by mid-2021. Detroit Archbishop […]
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