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Detroit’s Atlas Wholesale Food Purchases Second Location to Meet Demand

Posted By: DBUSINESS on October 12, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Signature Associates’ John Boyd, Joe Stack  and Rick Birdsall are proud to have been represented both sides of this deal.   Atlas Wholesale Food in Detroit, a third-generation, family-owned and operated broad-line food distributor, has acquired a new warehouse located […]

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The Rise of Co-Warehousing: What’s the Appeal?

Posted By: Commercial Property Executive on July 12, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Co-warehousing—or flexible warehousing—has risen as a practical solution for industrial users of all sizes, particularly for smaller ones. It serves as a way to both cut costs and provide answers to smaller companies that don’t have the resources to access […]

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Construction begins on Flint Commerce Center at former Buick City site

Posted By: Flint Beat on June 5, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Signature is proud to be a part of such an exceptional new development!  For leasing information, contact Joe Hamway / Greg Hudas New development began today at the former Buick City site on Flint’s north side. The June 5, 2023, […]

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Costco Buys Site for First Costco Business Center in Michigan

Posted By: CoStar on May 25, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Popular membership warehouse club Costco has acquired land at the former Northland Mall site in Southfield, Michigan, where it plans to open its first Costco Business Center in the state. The Washington-based retailer paid $6.5 million to acquire a 13.38-acre […]

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Metro Detroit’s Robust Industrial Market Draws Spec Development in Romulus

Posted By: DBUSINESS on May 11, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Metro Detroit’s red hot industrial market is drawing new players and spec development as The Opus Group in Minneapolis today announced the start of construction on Airport Corporate Center, a two-building speculative industrial development in Romulus. The two buildings at […]

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CoStar Impact Awards – 2023 SALE/ACQUISITION OF THE YEAR

COSTAR IMPACT AWARDS – 2023 SALE/ACQUISITION OF THE YEAR REIT’s Warehouse Acquisition Taps Demand for Industrial Space in Northwest Ohio About the Project: One Liberty Properties, Inc., bought the 251,500-square-foot, two-building warehouse 6305 and 6507 Fairfield Drive in Northwood, Ohio, in a deal that closed on Nov. 15, 2022. What the Judges Said: “Broker stuck with the property/client […]

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Large housing, retail project would transform aging, industrial stretch of Grand Rapids

Posted By: mlive on April 11, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Several dilapidated, largely vacant warehouses along the 600 block of Godfrey Avenue SW would be transformed into a 475-unit housing development with office, retail and event space, and a food hall under a proposal from three metro Detroit developers. The […]

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Detroit’s Crestlight Capital Acquires 4 Class A Buildings in Metro Detroit

Posted By: DBUSINESS on March 14, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Crestlight Capital, a Detroit-headquartered real estate investment firm, in partnership with Sabal Investment Holdings, an investment management firm based in Irvine, California, serving institutional investors across the U.S., has announced its acquisition of four Class A warehouse industrial buildings […]

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Amazon’s belt-tightening affects towns across the country

Posted By: The Detroit News on March 7, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Last year, Amazon planned to open a new warehouse in Florida’s state capital, creating 1,000 jobs. The company bought up so much concrete and acquired so many sprinter vans in anticipation of the project that local business […]

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For sale: Cheap commercial property on Muskegon area street about to get huge upgrades

Posted By: mlive on February 24, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   A long-time eyesore on a boulevard about to get a major makeover is up for sale – and the property has a bargain-basement price to attract developers. The dilapidated warehouse on Glenside Boulevard near Sherman Avenue has been acquired […]

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Kroger Opens Distribution Facility in Romulus, Launches Home Delivery Service in Region

Posted By: DBUSINESS on October 19, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   The Kroger Co. opened a Customer Fulfillment Center (CFC) in Romulus on Tuesday, facilitating its Kroger Delivery service in metro Detroit. The 135,000-square-foot facility will reach customers up to 90 minutes from the site. Kroger Delivery utilizes temperature-controlled vans […]

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Walker officials approve plans for 132K-square-foot distribution center north of I-96

Posted By: MiBiz on October 20, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   The Walker Planning Commission has approved plans for a 132,680-square-foot distribution center north of I-96 that’s part of a larger 76-acre site being repurposed for industrial uses. Traverse City-area developer Mike Kolarevic, of ECEK GRR3.0 LLC, is leading plans […]

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WiFi, shared forklift attract businesses to ‘co-warehousing’ complex

Posted By: Toledo Blade on September 15, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Ben Mashni wasn’t liking the options as he searched for a small warehouse space to serve as home base to install commercial water meters in Toledo. Available spaces tended to be in shopworn areas with minimal security and […]

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Logistics hub set to blossom on former mall site

Posted By: The Toledo Blade on September 9, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   The site of the former North Towne Square in Toledo will have new life as a distribution and manufacturing hub. NorthPoint Development is planning three giant logistic and manufacturing warehouses on the 58-acre site near I-75 and […]

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Torqued Opens National Sales Office and Warehouse in Troy

Posted By: dbusiness on August 3, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Torqued Distribution, creators of the Warehouse-as-a-Service (WaaS) technology and the No Cost 3PL (NC3PL) program based in San Francisco, has officially opened its new Michigan warehouse and national sales office at 1407 Allen Dr., suite G, in Troy. Torqued […]

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Former Art Van headquarters snags another furniture tenant

Another furniture company is taking space at the old Art Van Furniture Inc. headquarters. Florida-based Ashley Furniture Industries LLC is leasing 186,000 square feet in the 1 million-square-foot-plus property on East 14 Mile Road in Warren, according to its new owner, Brasswater. Simon Yeramian, vice president of investments for the Montreal-based company, said in an […]

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Is Pontiac on the cusp of a development boom?

A $300 million-plus plan to bring more than 1,000 residential units to a long-vacant waterfront site in Pontiac is perhaps the splashiest proposed development in the city in recent memory. But throughout the city, a grab bag of new residential, commercial and industrial construction, as well as renovations and redevelopments, has percolated in recent years. […]

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New DeltaPlex owner seeks to repurpose venue into industrial warehousing space

Visser Brothers Inc. seeks to repurpose the DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center into an industrial warehouse site, according to documents filed with the city of Walker. The Grand Rapids-based contractor, doing business as DEG Development Co. LLC, purchased the 6,000-person capacity venue in Walker on Dec. 23 for $5.5 million. The venue has operated for 25 years […]

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SIGNATURE ASSOCIATES AWARDED THE EXCLUSIVE LEASING FOR UP TO 1 MILLION SQUARE FEET OF NEW CONSTRUCTION

Eastland Commerce Center will offer three state-of-the-art industrial facilities   HARPER WOODS, MI — Signature Associates is pleased to announce the exclusive leasing representation of the Eastland Commerce Center in Harper Woods. This new Class A warehouse, distribution, and manufacturing campus will include three-buildings ranging from 200,000 square feet to 536,000 square feet, tilt-up concrete […]

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Gardner White taking over part of old Art Van campus in Warren

Gardner White will take over a portion of the massive former Art Van Inc. headquarters in Warren as it needs more space for distribution and corporate staff. The Auburn Hills-based furniture store said Monday afternoon that it would occupy part of the property’s warehouse as well as the store and corporate office. In a Monday […]

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Tire Wholesalers to more than double size with large new building on old Detroit armory site

Tire Wholesalers Inc. is expected to move out of its Troy headquarters into a new warehouse/distribution building more than double its current footprint under construction in Oak Park. The company, based at 1783 14 Mile Road, is taking the entire 275,000-square-foot building underway on the former Detroit Artillery Armory site, expanding from 100,000-plus square feet […]

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Monroe Township golf course to be sold, redeveloped by InSite

The 142-acre Harbor Dunes Golf Club in Monroe Charter Township will soon be transformed into an automotive-related warehousing and distribution center, township supervisor Al Barron announced Tuesday. Barron revealed the first details of the proposed project at the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce’s December Koffee Club event, at which elected officials from across the region discussed ongoing and upcoming […]

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Livingston County still waiting on commercial building boom that never came

Jon Savoy took data projections in the mid-’90s to heart when he moved his real estate business, Lee & Associates, to Brighton. He was betting on population growth that came, to an extent, but the commercial building wave that he expected to follow never actually materialized. He has since moved back to Southfield. Around many […]

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Former Detroit-owned prison property in Plymouth Township eyed for large new warehouse

The city of Detroit plans to sell off its owned portion of the former Detroit House of Corrections site in Plymouth Township for $5.5 million. If all moves forward under the current plan, the 190.5-acre vacant site would be developed into a 1.2 million-square-foot build-to-suit building by an out-of-state developer that does work for FedEx […]

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Walbridge fills up one Lyon Township warehouse building, starts another

With a German auto supplier up and running in Detroit-based Walbridge Group’s new warehouse building in Lyon Township, the construction giant has started putting up another on spec. Webasto Roof Systems Inc. has leased the 280,000-square-foot Lyon Distribution Center I building off I-96 at Grand River Avenue and South Hill Road and John Rakolta III, president of […]

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Former MLive printing facility in Walker sold to industrial contracting company for $9.75M

The former MLive Media Group and Grand Rapids Press printing facility in Walker that once printed 375,000 newspapers a week has been sold to a Pontiac-based industrial contracting company for $9.75 million. The nearly 236,000-square-foot facility at 3100 Walker Ridge Drive will serve as Lee Contracting Inc.’s first location outside of Pontiac. Company Founder Edward Lee worked to […]

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Jiffy Mix maker plans new 120K-square-foot warehouse in Chelsea

Chelsea will soon make room for a whole lot more Jiffy Mix. Chelsea Milling Co., the family-owned maker of baking mixes shipped across the country, hopes to break ground on a new, 120,000-square-foot warehouse in the spring. When they’re not in “baking season” in the fall and winter, the company stores hundreds of thousands of its […]

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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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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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McLouth Steel plant demolition done; now Moroun family looks to market site

A real estate development company owned by the Moroun family has completed a massive two-year-long demolition of the once sprawling McLouth Steel plant complex along the Detroit River in Trenton. Crown Enterprises Inc., the Warren-based real estate development arm of the Moroun family’s business interests, is now looking to market the 260-acre piece of riverfront […]

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Logistics company plans $17 million investment, up to 250 jobs in Brownstown Township

Dearborn-based Hollingsworth Logistics Group plans to invest $17 million into a 500,000-square-foot warehouse in Brownstown Township. The third-party logistics company aims to create between 105 and 250 new jobs paying an average wage of $22.50 per hour, plus benefits, according to the Michigan Economic Development Corp. Positions include packers, team leaders, supervisors and managers. The […]

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Wisconsin manufacturer bringing new plant, jobs to Hazel Park instead of Romulus

Signature Asssociates was proud to be a part of this transaction. Wisconsin-based Mayville Engineering Co. has changed the location of a previously announced plant to Hazel Park, where it plans to invest up to $45 million and hire 390 employees. The contract manufacturer previously said it would invest $51.5 million to set up in a former A123 […]

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