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Shunned by shoppers and squeezed by online retail, iconic Detroit malls to get new lives

Eastland Center and Northland Center malls opened in the 1950s to the fanfare of Metro Detroiters looking for a suburban shopping experience. Decades and the internet later, both sites face different futures. Eastland on Vernier Road in Harper Woods will close in January, and an industrial facility will be built in its place. The former […]

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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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Four Logistics Businesses Open in New Romulus Industrial Park, Add Nearly 2,000 Jobs

Four logistics business, LaserShip, Pitney Bowes, Hearn Industrial Services, and DHL, have opened at the Ecorse Commons Industrial Park at 37350 Ecorse Rd. in Romulus. The park was put together by NorthPoint Development. As a result of the construction and post-construction staffing, 1,973 new jobs were created, and the four businesses currently there are expected […]

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Eastland Center developer also aims to develop GM’s Warren Transmission Plant site

The developer who earlier Thursday confirmed its plans to tear down the Eastland Center mall in Harper Woods is also attempting to buy and redevelop General Motors Co.‘s idled Warren Transmission Plant, Crain’s has learned. Riverside, Mo.-based developer Northpoint Development LLC has the 123-acre site at 23500 Mound Road under contract to purchase, with the deal expected to […]

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Mission Design & Automation wraps $5M expansion

Mission Design & Automation is opening a new 50,000-square-foot facility next month and plans to add at least 109 high-tech jobs. The Holland-based custom industrial automation and robotics integrator Mission Design & Automation said last week that it is completing a new facility at 9696 Black River Court in Holland that will house office and manufacturing space […]

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Western Lucas County growth steady for decades

A housing community the size of Waterside Sylvania needs to be located on the outskirts or builders will run out of space. “This is the very edge of Sylvania Township,” said JP Ankney, co-owner of Gulfstream Development, as he walked along Windward Drive and Montauk Court within the Waterside Sylvania community. “That field over there is […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 9,700 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN WARREN, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—May 19, 2021— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 9,700 square feet of industrial space located at 24722 Forterra, Warren, Michigan.   Ben Wilkiemeyer and Paul Saad of Signature Associates represented both the landlord, Forterra Drive Ventures, LLC, and the tenant, Digigraphx Co. Paul Hoge also of Signature Associates, represented the landlord. About […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 8,961 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN WARREN, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—May 19, 2021— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 8,961 square feet of industrial space located at 26488 Groesbeck Highway, Warren, Michigan.   Ben Wilkiemeyer of Signature Associates represented both the landlord, Grant Construction Company, and the tenant, 3UP3DOWNMI, LLC. Paul Hoge and Kris Pawlowski, also of Signature Associates, represented the tenant and […]

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CRE Confidence Soared in Q1, Says SIOR

Commercial real estate professionals’ confidence in the industrial and office sectors in the first quarter of 2021 rose sharply since the fourth quarter of 2020, according to the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors Snapshot Sentiment Report.  The report found a jump from 6.2 out of 10 to 7.3. Furthermore, the outlook for the remainder […]

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Toledo area reinventing itself, one factory at a time

Less than a month ago, the city of Toledo formally took title to a parcel of land at 1110 Hastings Ave. — the final piece in its long-sought acquisition of the former Champion Spark Plug plant on Upton Avenue. The Champion property has been vacant and undeveloped for more than 20 years. The acquisition, however, […]

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BEST PRACTICES WHEN PREPARING YOUR BUILDING FOR SALE OR LEASE

By: John Boyd It has been my experience that putting your building in the best possible condition will enhance its marketability, shorten time on the market, limit carrying costs and maximize cash flow. In my 40+ years of experience working in commercial real estate, I have learned many tips and tricks for how to best […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 6,680 SQUARE FOOT CARWASH BUSINESS IN HOLLAND, MICHIGAN

HOLLAND, MICHIGAN—May 7, 2021— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of a 6,680 square foot carwash located at 386 Baypark Drive, Holland, Michigan to Koopman Real Estate. Tom Elhart of Signature Associates represented the seller, Winter Park, LLC. About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, Kalamazoo, Michigan […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 35,250 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL IN HOLLAND, MICHIGAN

HOLLAND, MICHIGAN—May 5, 2021— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of a 35,250 square foot industrial building located at 11431 Chicago Drive, Holland, Michigan to Zordon USA, Inc. Tom Elhart of Signature Associates represented the seller, UWI Properties. About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, Kalamazoo, Michigan […]

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Land of Opportunity

With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic last March, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-21 directing all “Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life.” The downside of the order reverberated throughout the state’s economy, resulting in bankruptcies, a sharp runup in unemployment filings, […]

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Woodward Inc. expanding operations in Zeeland

A Colorado company is expanding its facility in Zeeland to make room for an innovative approach to aerospace manufacturing. Fort Collins, Colorado-based Woodward Inc. is converting a previous warehouse space into an industrialized space that will be dedicated to additive manufacturing, according to the Lakeshore Advantage on Wednesday. The economic development agency helped Woodward secure an industrial […]

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Land Bank could receive $2 million toward commercial building demolitions

The Lucas County Land Bank could receive some much-needed financial support from Columbus if a demolition pilot program proposed by state Rep. Derrick Merrin (R., Monclova Township) survives the state budget process. The Ohio House of Representatives passed a nearly $75 billion, two-year general fund budget this week that includes $1 million each year for […]

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West Michigan industrial sector continues rebound with national, global trends

West Michigan’s industrial economy entered the second quarter trending along with the global and national economic recoveries from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Four key activity indexes from economist Brian Long’s monthly survey of industrial purchasing managers in the Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo areas all improved from February to March, as did short- and […]

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$6M coming for development of new industrial park on Jackson County farmland

An industrial development project in Blackman Township is one step closer to breaking ground after getting a nearly $6 million investment from the U.S. Economic Development Administration. The funds will help develop infrastructure around Jackson Technology Park North, a 181-acre plot of farmland along County Farm Road. The Blackman Township Local Development Financing Authority purchased […]

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Land Bank to seek federal funds for industrial site cleanup

Land Bank to seek federal funds for industrial site cleanup

The Lucas County Land Bank board voted Wednesday to submit a first-time application for a $350,000 share of the city of Toledo’s Community Development Block Grant. If awarded by Toledo City Council, the money would be spent on two projects: to beautify an abandoned industrial site next to a central Toledo neighborhood and to stabilize […]

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Why Institutional Investors are Gravitating Towards the Detroit Market

By: Luke Timmis   The industrial sector in the United States is having its golden hour, or maybe it is more accurate to say a golden decade. America’s reliance on speedy distribution channels, pushed even further due to the “Amazon Effect”, has permeated all aspects of the industrial sector. The demand for mission-critical real estate […]

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Innovation marks real estate response

Innovation marks real estate response

West Michigan brokers and agents had to adjust to weather the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 across the industrial, office, retail and multifamily markets, according to real estate leaders who spoke at the virtual West Michigan Economic and Commercial Real Estate Forecast. “West Michigan made it through an extremely tough year in 2020, and I am […]

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SIGNATURE ASSISTS GLEANERS WITH EXPANDING THEIR OPERATIONS IN TAYLOR, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—January 14, 2021— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 180,986 square feet of industrial space located at 21405 Trolley Industrial Drive, Taylor, Michigan to Gleaners Community Food Bank. Chris Monsour of Signature Associates represented Gleaners, and Brad Viergever, Paul Hoge, and Angela Thomas, also of Signature Associates, represented the seller, A & J […]

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St. Clair sells 65 acres of industrial park to auto-parts manufacturer

St. Clair sells 65 acres of industrial park to auto-parts manufacturer

St. Clair officials finalized a sale for most of the city’s industrial park this week with an auto-parts manufacturing subsidiary of Canadian company Magna International. But the deal is a little less than what was initially discussed, and officials remain mum on the company’s plans. City Council members OK’d the purchase agreement with Dieomatic Incorporated, […]

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Industrial space remains hard to find

Industrial space remains hard to find

According to the third quarter market reports from NAI Wisinski West Michigan, the industrial sector is pushing through COVID-19 territory thanks to Michigan’s strong manufacturing backbone, but the region may have yet to see the long-term effects of the pandemic on other real estate sectors. It’s still too early to determine the damage COVID will […]

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MEDC brings West Michigan projects closer to ‘shovel ready’

MEDC brings West Michigan projects closer to ‘shovel ready’

A pair of industrial sites in West Michigan — including the future Kent County Department of Public Works sustainable business park — have been awarded a total of $150,000 in site readiness grants from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) said Wednesday that it issued $728,500 in site readiness grants […]

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International Packaging Company Coming To Northwest Ohio

International Packaging Company Coming To Northwest Ohio

Logoplaste has announced plans to build a new manufacturing plant in Lima, Ohio. With headquarters in Portugal, Logoplaste will construct a 100,000 square-foot facility for plastic injection molding of food grade containers. The new $35 million project will add at least 50 new jobs at the Allen County site. “Proximity to a recognized regional plastics […]

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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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Kroger investing $95 million in new high-tech fulfillment center in Romulus

Kroger investing $95 million in new high-tech fulfillment center in Romulus

The Kroger Co. is spending $95 million to build an automated customer fulfillment center in Romulus that would create 270 jobs. The Michigan Strategic Fund board on Tuesday awarded $1.6 million in a Michigan Business Development Program grant to support the project. The planned 130,000-square-foot facility at 15675 Wahrman Road will prepare and ship grocery […]

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CRE Improves Slowly but Steadily in SIOR Update

CRE Improves Slowly but Steadily in SIOR Update

On-time transactions for the industrial and office sectors have more doubled since the onset of the pandemic while confidence in the market has held steady, according to The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors’ September survey. SIOR continues to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on the commercial real estate market through its monthly Snapshot Sentiment Survey, and […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 11,031 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN CENTER LINE, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—September 3, 2020— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 11,031 square feet of industrial space located at 8833 Ten Mile Road, Center Line, Michigan.   Kris Pawlowski and Ben Wilkiemeyer of Signature Associates represented the seller, M & J Properties.       About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, […]

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SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 12,455 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN WARREN, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—August 10, 2020— Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 12,455 square feet of industrial space located at 6877 Miller Drive, Warren, Michigan. This property is a potential green zone location depending on the City of Warren. Well located in North Warren, the building has 3 12×12 grade level doors and 1 truckwell. […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 254,625 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN ROMULUS, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—August 7, 2020— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 254,625 square feet of industrial space located at 36663 Van Born Road, Romulus, Michigan to the new tenant, Scotts.   Greg Hudas and Joe Hamway of Signature Associates represented the landlord, Ashley Capital.       About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in […]

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SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 55,218 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN WARREN, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—August 3, 2020— Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 55,218 square feet of industrial space located at 21826-21914 Schmeman Avenue, Michigan. The building is designed to be split into multi-tenant units or can easily be used as a single user facility. There is also an additional 6,000 square feet of second-floor office […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 14,440 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN LYON TWP., MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—June 30, 2020— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 14,440 square feet of industrial space located at 30029 Research Drive, Lyon Twp., Michigan.   Jim Montgomery of Signature Associates represented both the seller, Hoffmann Filter Corp., and the purchaser, American Temperature. American Temperature will be moving their headquarters to this location. About Signature […]

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Thermal Components Firm in Howell Acquired, Eyes Global Expansion

Thermal Components Firm in Howell Acquired, Eyes Global Expansion

A Howell-based company looks to grow its capacity to produce materials for high-temperature industrial applications based on its acquisition by a global leader. Looking to expand high-temperature insulation to molten metal handling systems to specialty heaters, Rex Materials Group in Howell has been acquired by New York’s Unifrax. Financial terms of the transaction were not […]

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Southwyck, French Quarter are case studies in shifting industries

Southwyck, French Quarter are case studies in shifting industries

The retail landscape continues to shift in the U.S. and a pair of properties in northwest Ohio provide an interesting juxtaposition. After a decade of conjecture and stalled plans, the former Southwyck Mall site in Toledo is being transformed into an Amazon delivery station, which city officials consider a monumental victory. There is more positive […]

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Uptick in demand for Macomb County industrial space may signal rebound

Uptick in demand for Macomb County industrial space may signal rebound

Up until last month, the industrial market in Macomb County was performing about as well as any in the region. The vacancy rate in Metro Detroit was 4 percent across nearly 399 million square feet, with one-fifth of that market, or nearly 83 million square feet, in Macomb County outpacing the region at just 2.8 […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 14,440 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN LYON TWP., MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—April 28, 2020— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 14,440 square feet of industrial space located at 30029 Research Drive, Lyon Twp., Michigan.   Jim Montgomery of Signature Associates represented both the seller, Hoffmann Filter Corp., and the purchaser, American Temperature. American Temperature will be moving their headquarters to this location. About Signature […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 12.71 ACRES IN MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN—April 13, 2020— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 12.71 acres of industrial land located at 2112 E. Laketon Avenue, Muskegon, Michigan.   Jamie Hughes of Signature Associates represented the seller, Jacob Wierengo, and the purchaser, Mr. Quick of North Muskegon, LLC. About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, […]

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Industrial park in Three Rivers now filled

Industrial park in Three Rivers now filled

Three Rivers Industrial Development Authority reached a milestone last year, when an Indiana-based company bought more than 60 acres of property at Three Rivers Area Enterprise Park. TekModo’s purchase of more than 40 acres last year signaled TRIDA fulfilling its mission of selling all the property within the industrial park. The park, opened in the […]

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The Future of Industrial Real Estate

The Future of Industrial Real Estate

Prologis Inc., the largest warehouse provider in the U.S., wrapped up construction of a three-story distribution center in Seattle in October of last year. The 590,000-square-foot project, called Georgetown Crossroads, is the nation’s first logistics property to have multiple floors that are serviceable by large delivery trucks. Amazon has reportedly agreed to take up about […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 78,822 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN BROWNSTOWN TWP., MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—November 15, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the sublease of 78,822 square feet of industrial space located at 18640 Dix-Toledo Road, Brownstown, Twp., Michigan.   Brad Viergever and Alex Timmis of Signature Associates represented the sub-landlord, ProTrans International Inc. Brad also represented the sub-tenant, K&M Express, LLC.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 3,931 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN BIRMINGHAM, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—November 10, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 3,931 square feet of industrial space located at 2450 Cole Street, Birmingham, Michigan.   Angela Thomas and Erica Dunlap, the ÆRES Team of Signature Associates, represented the tenant, Functional Fitness Group, LLC. About ÆRES Team The ÆRES Team was born in 2017 with the […]

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SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 77,050 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN AUBURN HILLS, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—November 16, 2019— Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 77,050 square feet of industrial space located at 4280 N. Atlantic Boulevard, Auburn Hills, Michigan.   Joe Banyai of Signature Associates, is the listing broker representing the owner, Core Development Real Estate. About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 63,470 SQUARE FEET OF HI-TECH SPACE IN MADISON HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—November 26, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 63,470 square feet of hi-tech space located at 800 Tech Row, Madison Heights, Michigan.   Paul Hoge and Gary Stephens of Signature Associates represented the landlord, Jo Drive Ventures, LLC. This move represents a consolidation of Mopec.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), […]

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Fortune 500 company coming to spec building near Toledo Express

Fortune 500 company coming to spec building near Toledo Express

Developer Ed Harmon, whose gamble on an industrial spec building at the old Willys Jeep plant site morphed into a bustling industrial park with three auto suppliers and 600 workers, has purchased a vacant spec building near Toledo Express Airport to be used by a Fortune 500 company that plans to hire between 50 and […]

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This hidden real estate sector is the healthiest in metro Detroit

This hidden real estate sector is the healthiest in metro Detroit

Real estate is always in the news. Whether it’s shops and restaurants in Detroit’s Midtown district, new skyscrapers downtown, or the rising cost of condos everywhere, real estate makes headlines. Industrial real estate, by contrast, rarely gets into the news but for the biggest and most controversial projects. To cite one: Fiat Chrysler’s plan for […]

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Morgue Laboratory Equipment Provider Inks Lease in Detroit

Morgue Laboratory Equipment Provider Inks Lease in Detroit

Mopec, a Michigan-based laboratory equipment provider, plans to move into new industrial and office space in the Detroit area next year. The company leased the 63,470-square-foot 800 Tech Row, an industrial property that includes 21,568 square feet of office space, according to Gary Stephens with Signature Associates, which represented the landlord in the deal. The deal was […]

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Three years after layoffs, First Solar producing like never before

Three years after layoffs, First Solar producing like never before

Three years ago, the mood around the First Solar Inc. complex in Perrysburg Township was glum. The Tempe, Ariz.-based solar panel manufacturer announced the permanent layoff of about 450 employees as it phased out its older panels to make room for its new, larger Series 6 thin-film panels. The Series 6 went into production in mid-2018, and […]

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Gun Lake Casino plans $100 million expansion

Gun Lake Casino plans $100 million expansion

A 72,000-square-foot expansion at Gun Lake Casino will allow the operation to grow its gaming, restaurant and entertainment options. Preliminary site work for the $100 million project is currently underway. Gun Lake Casino expects construction to begin in the coming weeks, with an opening expected in summer of 2021. The expansion, which involves adding a new […]

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SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 78,894 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN CHESTERFIELD TWP., MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—October 3, 2019— Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 78,894 square feet of industrial space located at 50750 E. Russell Schmidt Boulevard, Chesterfield Twp., Michigan. This property has five truckwells for great distribution capabilities along with buss duct power and a compressed air system in place. It’s a clean manufacturing building zoned […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 40,000 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN LIVONIA, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—September 19, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 40,000 square feet of industrial space located at 33200 Capitol Street, Livonia, Michigan.   Steve Gordon, Chris Calvano, Jason Kelmigian, and Alex Timmis of Signature Associates represented both the seller, CNC Controls, and the purchaser, SVJB Ltd. The purchaser has 16 locations across the […]

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SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 15,408 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN CHESTERFIELD TWP., MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—September 17, 2019— Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 15,408 square feet of industrial space located at 56306 Precision Drive, Chesterfield Twp., Michigan.   Ben Wilkiemeyer and Peter Walocko of Signature Associates are the listing brokers representing the owner, JEB Properties, LLC. Ben and Peter are also representing this owner on the […]

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East Toledo iron plant on track to open next summer

East Toledo iron plant on track to open next summer

Ten days ago workers finished erecting the 457-foot furnace reactor tower at the hot briquette iron manufacturing plant under construction in East Toledo, officially making it the tallest structure in the city. So on Wednesday, the plant’s owner, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., decided it was time to provide a progress update on the $830 million plant by holding an […]

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SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 190,450 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN TROY, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—August 1, 2019— Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 190,450 square feet of industrial space located at 4755 Rochester Road, Troy, Michigan.   The building is in the Rochester Road Corridor which connects the industrial markets of Orion Twp., Auburn Hills, & Rochester together with the Troy, Madison Heights, & Sterling Heights […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 33,500 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL LEASE IN HOWELL, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—August 26, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 33,500 square feet of industrial space located at 327 Catrell Drive, Howell, Michigan.   Jim Montgomery of Signature Associates represented both the seller, CAAZ, Inc., and the purchaser, Domen Properties.  The new owner is experiencing exponential growth and needed a larger facility for their […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 11,690 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN CLINTON TWP., MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—August 26, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 11,690 square feet of industrial space located at 36535 Groesbeck Highway, Clinton Twp., Michigan.   Paul Saad and Ben Wilkiemeyer of Signature Associates represented both the landlord, Pasadena Properties, LLC, and the tenant, NMP Group, LLC, a trucking company.   About Signature Associates Signature […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 24,877 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN SHELBY TWP., MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—August 1, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 24,877 square feet of industrial space located at 14100 Rocco Court, Shelby Twp., Michigan.   Ben Wilkiemeyer and Paul Saad of Signature Associates represented the tenant, Global Systems Engineering Group, Inc. About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand […]

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Production Tool Supply Company Expands Headquarters & Operations in Novi

Production Tool Supply Company Expands Headquarters & Operations in Novi

Production Tool Supply Company, a leading supplier and distributor of industrial tools, is establishing a new headquarters and fulfillment center Novi, Michigan. To keep pace with current and future growth, the company plans to build a North American headquarters and fulfillment center in the city of Novi, according to Michigan Economic Development Corporation. The company will utilize […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 27,843 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN NOVI, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—July 18, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 27,843 square feet of industrial space located at 46615 Ryan Court, Novi, Michigan.   Jim Montgomery of Signature Associates represented the tenant, In Touch Automation. In Touch Automation has experienced considerable growth in the last 5 years. This new facility will allow them to […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 16,380 SQUARE FEET OF HI-TECH SPACE IN WIXOM, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—June 14, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 16,380 square feet of industrial space located at 28294 Beck Road, Wixom, Michigan.   Jim Montgomery of Signature Associates represented the both the seller, RM Motor Sports, and the purchaser, PM Tech. PM Tech has expanded its operations with this new facility. RM Motor […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 25,000 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN WIXOM, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—June 14, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 25,000 square feet of industrial space located at 29165 Wall Street, Wixom, Michigan.   Jim Montgomery of Signature Associates represented the purchaser, RM Motor Sports. RM Motor Sports has expanded its global operations with this new headquarter facility.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 66,013 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN CANTON, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—June 12, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 66,013 square feet of industrial space located at 7375 Commerce Boulevard, Canton, Michigan.   Brad Viergever of Signature Associates represented both the landlord, Ecorse Investment II, LLC, and the tenant, GNS North America, Inc. Gary Sallen, also of Signature Associates, represented the landlord as […]

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SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 100,982 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN CLINTON TWP., MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—May 31, 2019— Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 100,982 square feet of industrial space located at 24801 Capital Boulevard, Clinton Twp., Michigan.   Ben Wilkiemeyer and Peter Walocko of Signature Associates are the listing brokers representing the owner, Major Industrial Real Estate. This is a long-term client of Signature’s who is […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 80,000 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN WARREN, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—May 31, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 80,000 square feet of industrial space located at 12700 Stephens Road, Warren, Michigan to Calahan Real Estate Holdings, LLC.   Joe Hamway and Greg Hudas of Signature Associates represented the seller, CMX Corporation.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 15,750 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN TROY, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—August 26, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 15,750 square feet of industrial space located at 1765 Thunderbird Drive, Troy, Michigan.   Kris Pawlowski of Signature Associates represented both the landlord, LJR Wagner Associates, LLC, and the tenant, Terminal Supply, Inc. Paul Hoge, also of Signature Associates, represented the tenant as well. […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 4,750 SQUARE FEET OF HI-TECH SPACE IN ROCHESTER HILLS, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—May 21, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 4,750 square feet of hi-tech space located at 1010-1050 Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills, Michigan.   Kris Pawlowski of Signature Associates represented both the landlord, Brewer Properties, and the tenant, Phillips Consulting, Inc.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, Detroit, […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 25,000 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN BRIGHTON TWP., MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—May 6, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 25,000 square feet of industrial space located at 301-302 Appian Way, Brighton Twp., Michigan.   Jim Montgomery of Signature Associates represented both the landlord, Appian Development, Inc., and the tenant, RMR Solutions. RMR Solutions has expanded their footprint in Michigan.   About Signature Associates […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 16,050 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN ROCHESTER HILLS, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—April 24, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 16,050 square feet of industrial space located at 2932 Waterview Drive, Rochester Hills, Michigan to new tenant Seojin System Vina Company, Ltd. This lease represents the first Michigan location for Seojin System Vina. Paul Hoge and Gary Sallen of Signature Associates represented the landlord, […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 40,200 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL LEASE IN TAYLOR, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—April 18, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 40,200 square feet of industrial space located at 21140 Trolley Industrial Drive, Taylor, Michigan to Kushco Holdings, Inc.   Brad Viergever and Bruce Morrison of Signature Associates represented the seller, Trolley Investors, LLC. About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, Detroit, […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 243,635 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN WARREN, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—April 19, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 243,635 square feet of industrial space located at 1919, 1920, & 1990 Concept Drive, Warren, Michigan. This was a portfolio sale.   Paul Hoge of Signature Associates represented both the seller, CTP Newco, and the purchaser, Concept Drive Industrial Investors, LLC. John Boyd and […]

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Large industrial building in Grand Rapids has new owner

Large industrial building in Grand Rapids has new owner

A large, industrial building on Grand Rapids’ Southeast Side that formerly housed a company that manufactured products used to display retail merchandise has a new owner. A company affiliated with Kojaian, a Bloomfield Hills-based realty company specializing in office, industrial, high-tech and retail spaces, purchased the 925,000-square-foot building, which is located south of 36th Street […]

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Mixed forecast in redevelopment of high-profile properties in Macomb County

Mixed forecast in redevelopment of high-profile properties in Macomb County

From industrial firms to retailers and from land owners to community planners, the mantra of real estate agents applies.  Location, location, location. With mixed results, some of Macomb County’s largest parcels appear destined for redevelopment. A few remain vacant with no immediate plan, while announcements and groundbreakings are on the horizon at others. Projects could […]

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Port Authority approves bonds for warehouse near Toledo Express Airport

Port Authority approves bonds for warehouse near Toledo Express Airport

Financing for an 80,000-square-foot warehouse at the budding Express Industrial Park was approved Thursday morning by the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority’s board of directors. The $5 million in taxable bonds from the Northwest Ohio Bond Fund will be personally guaranteed by Ed Harmon, the developer with whom the port authority has worked on both of […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 102,475 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN BROWNSTOWN TWP., MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—April 19, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 102,475 square feet of industrial space located at 20505 Sibley Road, Brownstown Twp., Michigan.   Brad Viergever of Signature Associates represented both the landlord, Sibley Road Investments, LLC, and the tenant, Hearn Industrial Services, Inc.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 13,360 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN CLINTON TWP., MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—April 19, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 13,360 square feet of industrial space located at 22832 Macomb Industrial Drive, Clinton Twp., Michigan.   Ben Wilkiemeyer and Peter Walocko of Signature Associates represented the purchaser, Benchmark Macomb Industrial Property, LLC. This is the third transaction Signature has completed for this company. About […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 10,500 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN MADISON HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—April 19, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 10,500 square feet of industrial space located at 1200 W. Thirteen Mile Road, Madison Heights, Michigan to purchaser JOC Land Holdings, LLC.   Chris Monsour and Paul Hoge of Signature Associates represented the seller, Ski Real Estate, LLC.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 17,020 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN NEW BALTIMORE, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—April 19, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 17,020 square feet of industrial space located at 35269 Cricklewood, New Baltimore, Michigan.   Ben Wilkiemeyer of Signature Associates represented the tenant, Unlimited Quality Sorting & Assembly, Inc.   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 24,000 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE IN TROY, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—April 19, 2019— Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 24,000 square feet of office space located at 164 Indusco Court, Troy, Michigan. Two floors are available with 12,000 square feet per floor that will be finished-to-suit. This is a modern, high-end office space with a mirrored glass exterior and easy access to I-75 […]

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Developers plan $150 million development, 850 jobs at old Ford Wixom plant site

Developers plan $150 million development, 850 jobs at old Ford Wixom plant site

An Ohio-based company is planning a $150 million brownfield redevelopment of a former Ford Motor Co. plant in Wixom that would create 850 new jobs. The project at the 182-acre site would reactivate the property with 1.66 million square feet of commercial/industrial space, according to the Michigan Economic Development Corp. Construction on the first of […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 9,400 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN

SIGNATURE LEASES 9,400 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—February 21, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 9,400 square feet of industrial space located at 24307 Telegraph Road, Southfield, Michigan.   Brad Viergever and Aaron Lewandowski of Signature Associates represented the tenant, Enviroserve Inc. About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, Kalamazoo, […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 28,820 SQUARE FEET OF HI-TECH SPACE IN ORION TWP., MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—February 21, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 28,820 square feet of hi-tech space located at 250 Kay Industrial Drive, Orion Twp., Michigan. Kris Pawlowski of Signature Associates represented both the seller, MSJ Properties, LLC, and the purchaser, Kay Automotive Graphics. John Boyd and Paul Hoge, also of Signature Associates, represented the […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 28,635 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN ORION TWP., MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—February 21, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 28,635 square feet of industrial space located at 87 Northpointe Drive, Orion Twp., to Leggera Technologies, LLC.   Paul Hoge and Kris Pawlowski of Signature Associates represented the landlord, Leoni Engineering Products & Services. About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 28,817 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN ROCHESTER HILLS, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—February 21, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 28,817 square feet of industrial space located at 1837 Enterprise Drive, Rochester Hills, Michigan.   Kris Pawlowski and Paul Hoge of Signature Associates represented the purchaser, 1837 Enterprise, LLC. This is the third location for the purchaser who sells small prosthetics and medical compression […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 15,600 SQUARE FEET OF HI-TECH SPACE IN DEARBORN, MICHIGAN

Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 15,600 square feet of hi-tech space located at 15401 Century Drive, Dearborn, Michigan.   Jack Townsend of Signature Associates represented both the landlord, Fairlane Venture 15, LLC, and the tenant, C & S Investments, LLC.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, […]

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SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 14,371 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN WESTLAND, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—January 31, 2019— Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 14,371 square feet of industrial space located at 38353 Abruzzi Drive, Westland, Michigan. This is an excellent industrial building with a clean warehouse and office. Includes a 30’x50’ walk-in cooler that can stay or go.   Chris Calvano of Signature Associates is the […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 52,400 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN ORION TWP., MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—January 31, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 52,400 square feet of industrial space located at 4590 Joslyn Road, Orion Twp., Michigan.   Joe Banyai and Paul Hoge of Signature Associates represented the seller, Harmony-Oron Inc. Joe Hamway, also of Signature Associates, represented the purchaser, Randal Bellestri. About Signature Associates Signature Associates […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 5,100 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN REDFORD, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—January 31, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 5,100 square feet of industrial space located at 12164 Wormer, Redford, Michigan to Cowdin Design.   Chris Calvano and Justin Gaffrey of Signature Associates represented the landlord, P&R Investment Co.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates (www.signatureassociates.com), with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 42,850 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN MACOMB TWP., MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—January 31, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 42,850 square feet of industrial space located at 51327 Quadrate Drive, Macomb Twp., Michigan to tenant Randazzo Mechanical. With this move, Randazzo is able to consolidate their current headquarters, Shelby Township Showroom, and Washington Township Call Center locations. The new facility will give them […]

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