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COVID-19 has transformed work. It could revolutionize the office next

Over the last decade, there’s been a marked shift in many office environments in metro Detroit. Some companies based in spacious suburban offices with ample parking spaces moved to smaller and more expensive locations in downtown Detroit. Parking came in the form of packed garages, but these sacrifices were mostly considered justifiable because of the area’s walkability […]

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Office leasing opens in $3M downtown Muskegon development

Office leasing opened in a recently completed mixed-use development in downtown Muskegon that houses restaurants, retail and professional suites. John Essex, managing director of Port City Ventures, which owns Core Realty Partners, said Core Realty Partners began accepting deposits for individual office spaces within the NorthTown 794 development at 794 Pine St. in downtown Muskegon within the […]

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Deserted office districts pose big problem for restaurants, shops that rely on them

The lights are still off at Central Kitchen + Bar in the First National Building.  Next door, the Roasting Plant coffee shop facing the usually bustling Campus Martius park also remains shuttered. That’s largely because the primary customer base of both trendy establishments is still encamped at home, where they’ve been running some of Michigan’s […]

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First tenants sign on for Complex444, Detroit Shipping Co.’s neighboring development

A diverse lineup of businesses will make a home at Complex444, an upcoming development next door to Detroit Shipping Co. in Cass Corridor, which will be owned by Peterboro Investment LLC with partners including Detroit Rising Development. The latter development and construction management group on Tuesday announced the retail and office collective’s first four tenants. […]

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Office space changes in limbo as workers return

Synergy. Innovation. Creativity. Interaction. Those buzzwords may be all too familiar to many office workers who recall their office walls disappearing over the last two decades when corporate office planners preached that the best way to utilize the skills of a workforce was to open up the office to create more cross-contact among employees. But […]

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Former French Quarter hotel to be razed, site redeveloped

A Toledo-area real estate firm announced Friday that the Holiday Inn French Quarter will be demolished and replaced with a multi-phase, mixed-use commercial center under the name of French Quarter Square. River Rock Property Group, LLC issued a news release Friday saying it has completed the purchase of the former Holiday Inn French Quarter in Perrysburg Township. […]

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SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 1,076 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE/RETAIL SPACE IN ROYAL OAK, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—May 28, 2020— Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 1,076 square feet of office space located at 25571 Woodward Avenue, Royal Oak, Michigan.   This is a freestanding boutique building located on Woodward Avenue in close proximity to I-696. This site offers a unique opportunity with on-site parking and high traffic counts. […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 3,121 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—May 19, 2020— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 3,121 square feet of office space located at 6200 Second Avenue, Detroit, Michigan.   Angela Thomas, Erica Dunlap, and Nicole Voisard of the ÆRES Team of Signature Associates represented both the landlord, New Amsterdam Activation, LLC, and the tenant, MILO Detroit, Inc., a full-service […]

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SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF THE SITE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THIRTEEN MILE AND TELEGRAPH ROADS

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—May 19, 2020— Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of the opportunity located at 30777 Telegraph Road, Franklin, Michigan. Previously a Bank of America branch, this site can be repurposed for a tenant or demolished for a build-to-suit. The current one-story, 3,793 square foot building has the potential for a 5,000 square foot […]

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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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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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Spectrum to expand downtown

Spectrum Health selected where its new facility will be located. The health system initially was planning land it owns southwest of the Cornerstone University campus, at Leffingwell Avenue NE and Bradford Street NE, for a new building to house administrative and training offices, as the Business Journal reported in June. Instead, the building will be […]

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SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 3,000 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—October 21, 2019— Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 3,000 square feet of office space located at 6200 Second Avenue, Detroit, Michigan. This listing is located directly across from the new Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center. The building is three stories with a modern feel, complete with high ceilings and large […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 10,070 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—September 19, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 10,070 square feet of office space located at 7700 Second Avenue, Detroit, Michigan.   Chris Secontine of Signature Associates represented the tenant, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 25 (AFSCME). AFSCME is relocating from 600 W. Lafayette in Detroit after selling […]

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$160M Studio Park opens downtown

Downtown Grand Rapids’ latest attraction now is open to the public. Studio Park celebrated its grand opening today at 123 Ionia Ave. SW. The 62,500-square-foot development offers several dining and retail options, a 200-seat concert venue called the Listening Room, a nine-screen movie theater, luxury lofts and an outdoor piazza. The $160 million project is […]

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Book Tower restoration to feature hotel, retail, office space

Bedrock plans to bring the iconic Book Tower back to life with a mix of residential, hotel, retail and office space. New York-based architect ODA was chosen from among 10 firms to lead the design effort in restoring the nearly 500,000-square-foot Washington Boulevard structure originally built in 1916. “We selected them because they have quite a few projects around […]

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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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SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF A 38,500 SQUARE FOOT SCHOOL IN BLOOMFIELD TWP., MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—May 23, 2019— Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of the 38,500 square foot school located at 3600 S. Bradway Blvd., Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.   Paul Hoge of Signature Associates is the listing broker representing the owner, Detroit Country Day School.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, […]

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Ferndale approves developer deal for mixed-use parking garage project

A public-private partnership is moving forward to finance and construct downtown Ferndale’s first mixed-use parking garage development. City Council unanimously approved Monday night a development agreement between the city and Royal Oak-based developer Versa Wanda LLC, according to City Manager Joseph Gacioch. Construction started in February on the long-planned, city-financed portion of the approximately $40 million DOT (Development on […]

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Amenity-rich Class A office space still in demand in GR, suburban markets

The opportunity to lease brand new office space in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids offered Van Wyk Risk Solutions the chance to grow into a new location.  This month, Van Wyk will be the first tenant to move into the new Warner Building, located at 150 Ottawa Ave. NW in downtown Grand Rapids. After outgrowing its […]

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Furniture supplier planning new facility

A manufacturer of adjustable-height table bases is considering building a new production facility in the area. J-Star Motion Corporation is looking to build a 275,000-square-foot facility that would create 50 jobs, according to federal grant application documents. The facility would be constructed on a portion of 55 acres of undeveloped land at 725 and 730 […]

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Palace of Auburn Hills to be razed; redevelopment in works

The former home of the Detroit Pistons soon will be demolished to make room for the homes of technology companies and corporations. A joint venture between Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and Livonia-based Schostak Brothers & Co. Inc. have purchased the Palace of Auburn Hills to be redeveloped into 1 million square feet of mixed-use office and research […]

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St. Louis firm buys Ann Arbor office building in market ‘on fire’

A St. Louis-based real estate investment firm acquired a large office property northeast of downtown Ann Arbor. Integris Ventures bought the 198,624-square-foot Earhart Corporate Center from a public real estate investment trust in mid-May, according to a news release. The purchase price and identity of the REIT were not disclosed. The 2006-built building is on […]

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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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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.   Joe Banyai and Dave Miller of Signature Associates are the listing brokers representing the owner, Pantero.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand […]

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SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 4,737 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE IN CLAWSON, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—April 19, 2019— Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 4,737 square feet of office space located at 340 S. Main Street, Clawson, Michigan. This building has been transformed from a warehouse to office space in a stunning renovation from floor to ceiling. An excellent property in the Clawson – Royal Oak area, […]

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Farmers Restaurant closes following Eastern Market property sale

Farmers Restaurant Inc., a longtime Eastern Market staple, has closed following the sale of its building to landlord Sanford Nelson. Nelson told Crain’s on Wednesday morning that he finalized the purchase of four buildings in the city’s food district on Tuesday for an undisclosed price. He said he plans renovations of all four properties.  He said he […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 6,349 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE IN DEARBORN, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—February 21, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 6,349 square feet of office space located at 3200 Greenfield Road, Dearborn, Michigan to Covenant Community Care, Inc. Covenant Community Care is a non-profit, faith-based community health center. This location is an expansion of its administrative office functions.   Chris Secontine and Grant Bruce […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 13,464 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE IN BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICHIGAN

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—January 31, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of 13,464 square feet of office space located at 44 Long Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.   Mark Woods, Erica Dunlap, Angela Thomas, Nicole Voisard, Griffin Pitcher, and Luke Timmis of Signature Associates represented the seller, Lau & Lau Associates, LLC, in the sale to […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 8,466 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE IN ZEELAND, MICHIGAN

HOLLAND, MICHIGAN—January 31, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of an 8,466 square foot office building located at 156 Cherry Street, Zeeland, Michigan to 3D Properties, LLC.   Thomas J. Elhart of Signature Associates represented the seller, Church Street Professional, LLC.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 2,390 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE IN MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN

MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN—January 31, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 2,390 square feet of office space located at 570 Seminole, Muskegon, Michigan.   Jim Olsen of Signature Associates represented the tenant, Bonnie Adamczak-Brown and Randy Norden, d.b.a.  The Norden/Adamczak Investment Group of Raymond James.   About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, […]

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Florida developer seeks $107.5 million payday for City Center property in Troy

The Orlando-based developer of the Troy City Center project is trying to sell the property for $107.5 million. Unicorp National Developments Inc. is marketing the recently renovated 1979 office property plus its new parking deck and retail space at West Big Beaver and Crooks roads through Southfield-based The Jonna Group, a division of Marcus & Millichap Real […]

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