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 […]
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 […]
Kroger to build marketplace on site of former Kmart in Sterling Heights
A Kroger Marketplace store is set to set up shop at the site of a now-closed Kmart building in Sterling Heights. There are a few permit and utility pieces that are still in motion, but demolition is ready to begin sometime this week, Rachel Hurst, corporate affairs manager at Kroger, said in an email. The […]
Apartments, retail planned for long-vacant Lee Plaza
The city of Detroit plans to sell the long-vacant Lee Plaza to a joint venture that will redevelop the historic building into 180 residential units and retail. The city announced Thursday that it has asked the Detroit City Council to approve the sale of the 1.7-acre site at 2240 W. Grand Boulevard for $350,000 to development partnership […]
SIGNATURE SELLS 2,292 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL IN MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN
MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN—February 21, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of a 2,292 square foot retail building located at 1904 Peck Street Muskegon, Michigan to 1904 Peck Street Ventures, LLC. Jim Olsen of Signature Associates represented the seller, Love Inc of Muskegon County. About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, […]
SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 79,000 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL SPACE IN GRAND BLANC, MICHIGAN
SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—January 31, 2019— Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 79,000 square feet of retail space located at 12720-12730 Saginaw Street, Grand Blanc, Michigan. This high profile center in the heart Grand Blanc will be significantly redeveloped and ready for occupancy in late 2019. Tremendous main road visibility across the street from […]
SIGNATURE SELLS 3,124 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL IN JENISON, MICHIGAN
MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN—January 31, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of a 3,124 square foot retail building located at 294 Chicago Drive, Jenison, Michigan to Aldi, Inc. Jamie Hughes of Signature Associates represented the seller, Cheema, LLC. Jamie previously sold this building to one of his clients 2 ½ years ago. The lease with […]
SIGNATURE SELLS 2,560 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL IN GRAND HAVEN, MICHIGAN
MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN—January 31, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of a 2,560 square foot gas station located at 10398 N. Cedar Drive, Grand Haven, Michigan. Jamie Hughes, of Signature Associates represented the seller, Lemus, LLC, and the purchaser, North Cedar Attorney Holdings, LLC. About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, […]
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 […]
Former Sweet Lorraine’s building sold in Southfield
The building that for decades housed the flagship Sweet Lorraine’s Cafe & Bar on Greenfield Road in Southfield has been sold, according to Crain’s Detroit Business. The distinctive building at 29101 Greenfield, along the border of Southfield and Berkley, has been bought by Abro Plaza Southfield LLC., Crain’s reported. The company also purchased a shopping center next door with a […]
New Nino Salvaggio store opens this month in Bloomfield Township
Nino Salvaggio’s iconic red strawberry has landed in Bloomfield Township. The International Marketplace’s newest location will open Dec. 28 with a full-service cafe, expansive prepared food options, catering services, a bakery, butcher shop, popcorn stand and, of course, fresh produce. Even with all these amenities — plus loads of kosher, gluten-free and locally made products — the 42,000-square-foot […]
More online brands opening mall stores
Online retailers are getting physical. A growing number of brands born on the internet are now opening brick-and-mortar stores and moving into the suburban malls once considered doomed as more Americans shopped online. But they’re taking it even further by doubling-down on the tactile experience. Online mattress retailer Casper, for instance, is opening stores that […]
SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 7,812 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL SPACE IN BIRMINGHAM, MICHIGAN
SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—November 30, 2018— Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 7,812 square feet of retail space located at 117 Willits Street, Birmingham, Michigan. Mitchell’s Fish Market previously occupied the location. Angela Thomas and Erica Dunlap of Signature Associates are the listing brokers representing the owner, Seligman Group. About Signature Associates Signature Associates, […]
SIGNATURE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE REPRESENTATION OF 7,121 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL/OFFICE SPACE IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN
SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—November 30, 2018— Signature Associates has been awarded the representation of 7,121 square feet of retail/office space located at 835 Holden Street, Detroit, Michigan. Angela Thomas, Erica Dunlap, and Nicole Voisard of Signature Associates are the listing brokers representing the owner, David Tessler. This is an exciting opportunity to lease a freestanding building […]
Como’s rebirth comes with crusty pizza, whiskey and a multimillion-dollar overhaul
Restaurateur Zack Sklar considered tearing down Ferndale mainstay Como’s pizzeria, but in the end he couldn’t do it. Instead, the new owner is ripping up its family pizza recipe and bringing a new Detroit-style pie to the downtown corner restaurant. Como’s is set to reopen in spring. It will keep the name and serve pizza, […]
SIGNATURE SELLS 6,000 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL SPACE IN GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN
GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN—October 26, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of a 6,000 square foot retail building located at 941 Wealthy Street SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Joe Rizqallah of Signature Associates represented the purchaser, Wylo Co, LLC, dba Dean Van Dis Photography. Longtime photography and video producer, Dean Van Dis Photography has been in […]
Why 11 Mile could become the new place to live, party in Oakland Co.
An industrial stretch of 11 Mile Road in southeast Oakland County could be reinvented into one of the region’s newest entertainment districts with restaurants, breweries, new housing and retail. Oak Park, Berkley and Huntington Woods, which border 11 Mile from Woodward Avenue west to Greenfield, are teaming up to see how rezoning, reducing traffic lanes and becoming an […]
Royal Oak pizza restaurant Pasquale’s for sale
Pasquale’s, a Royal Oak pasta and pizza restaurant in business since 1954, is available for sale or lease as the owners look to retire. The family is hopeful that the property on 31555 Woodward Ave., between 13 Mile and Normandy, could continue as Pasquale’s under new leadership, but the options are open. “It’s a little bit […]
SIGNATURE SELLS 937 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL IN MONTAGUE, MICHIGAN
MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN—September 20, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of a 937 square foot retail building located at 4575 Dowling Street, Montague, Michigan to Jeffery Auch. Jim Olsen of Signature Associates represented the seller, Chris Lipka. About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, Kalamazoo, […]
Oakland County launches retail attraction and retention plan
Oakland County, home to one of the most sought-after retail corridors in the country, has launched a retail attraction and retention campaign to bolster interest in select downtowns. The initiative, the first of its kind for the county, comes as efforts to woo retailers to downtown Detroit continue, led by Dan Gilbert’s Bedrock LLC, Olympia […]
SIGNATURE SELLS 2,187 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL IN GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN
GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN—September 20, 2018— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of a 2,187 square foot retail building located at 758 Wealthy Street, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Joe Rizqallah of Signature Associates represented the seller, Literary Life Bookstore & More, Inc., and the purchaser, Marvin Adams. First-time business owner Marv and Meghan Adams will be […]
Pet spa, yoga studio part of Royal Oak apartment-retail development
Metro Detroit residents looking for a place to live in a couple of years will have a housing option where they can live, have access to a bistro cafe, get their pets pampered and practice yoga, all in the same complex. Construction started this week on an apartment-retail development at the northeast corner of Woodward Avenue at I-696 in Royal Oak, […]
First major retail center in more than a decade planned
A Commerce Township plan for the first major retail development in Southeast Michigan in more than a decade moved a step closer to becoming a reality last week. The township approved a planned unit development for the mixed-use project last week. As envisioned by developer Robert B. Aikens LLC, the $100 million first phase of […]
Livonia development would mix retail, residential use
A 280,000-square-foot mixed-use development is planned for Livonia, pending city approval of a rarely-tapped ordinance provision that would allow retail and residential use on a commercially-zoned site. Bloomfield Hills-based AF Jonna Development LLC owns the 11-acre site on Haggerty Road north of Seven Mile Road, proposed for the brownfield redevelopment. The industrial property sits between […]
New York City-based The Hummus and Pita Co. to Open Five Restaurants in Metro Detroit
New York City-based The Hummus and Pita Co., a Mediterranean restaurant, has announced it will be expanding to Michigan. The company says it has signed a five-unit franchise deal to open locations in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Troy, Warren, and Canton Township. The menu offers a variety of choices including Moroccan beans, Israeli couscous, pita and […]
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- In 2018, Signature completed more than 1,129 transactions totaling 29.8 million square feet and 1,494 acres with a total value of $969 million.
- Signature Associates has 6 veterans or active duty military officers.
- Almost 60% of Signature’s professionals have been with the firm at least 10 years.
- Signature completed more than 1,129 transactions in 2018.
- Signature loves animals! Over 60 professionals have dogs and 20 professionals have cats and collectively we’ve raised thousands of dollars in the last year alone for area animal shelters.
- Signature is featured as: Best & Brightest Companies to Work For 2018 & 2017, Cool Places to Work 2018, 2017 & 2016, and Top Workplaces 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 & 2014
- Signature Associates and its team donate time and money to over 40 organizations throughout Michigan, Ohio and the United States.
- Signature Advisory and Management Services team performed comprehensive construction management services for projects totaling over $60 million and managed more than 8 million square feet of commercial space for our third-party clients, making us the largest locally owned third-party property management firm in the market.
- Signature Associates has completed more industrial leases than any other brokerage firm.
- Signature Team Cares was formed in January 2017 to help further our efforts and long history of partnering with local organizations to improve lives and to benefit our communities.