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New renderings show planned Kalamazoo event center

Posted By: woodtv.com on January 30, 2024.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. New renderings of the planned $300 million Kalamazoo event center have been released.  See the renderings HERE The 320,000-square foot facility is expected to host more than 230 events a year and create hundreds of jobs. According to Southwest Michigan First, it […]

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‘Stunning turnaround.’ Here’s where Muskegon’s economy is forecasted to grow

Posted By: mlive on January 27, 2024.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Muskegon turned the corner economically and is now headed in the right direction to avoid a potential national recession, according to the economic forecast presented to 400 stakeholders on Friday, Jan. 26. The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce hosted Paul […]

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Developer plans to bring 4 new stores to Grand Rapids’ southeast side

Posted By: mlive on January 29, 2024.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. A developer plans to bring four new shops, and an estimated 10 new jobs, to Grand Rapids’ southeast side. 1947 Eastern Avenue, LLC has plans to rehabilitate two existing buildings – 1947 Eastern Ave. SE and the adjacent 1941 Eastern […]

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123Net in Southfield Will Install $25M of High-speed Fiber in Grand Rapids Area

Posted By: DBUSINESS on January 5, 2024.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Ottawa County, which includes portions of Grand Rapids and is Michigan’s seventh largest county by population, and 123Net, a fiber internet, colocation and voice services provider in Southfield, have entered into an agreement to construct 380 miles of additional fiber […]

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Historic Grand Rapids building transformed into veteran owned coffee shop

Posted By: mlive on November 13, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Coffee and espresso were flowing Monday morning inside the historic Veterans Memorial Park building as the nonprofit veterans group HAS HEART celebrated the opening of its new coffee shop. The coffee shop, a public-private partnership between the city of Grand […]

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$111M incentive package for ‘transformational’ housing, retail project in Grand Rapids approved

Posted By: mlive on February 1, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   The Grand Rapids City Commission has approved a tax incentive, valued at $103 million over 27 years, to help transform a former industrial site on Godfrey Avenue SW into a mixed-use development with hundreds of apartments, commercial space and […]

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Corewell Health wants to demolish 5 buildings to make room for parking for new downtown campus

Posted By: mlive on October 8, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. As construction continues on Corewell Health’s eight-story, $98 million administrative office complex on Monroe Avenue NW, the health system is now seeking approval to demolish five nearby buildings and replace them with four surface parking lots. The health care provider’s request for […]

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Tecnoform Opens RV, Marine, and Residential Furnishings Facility in Grand Rapids

Posted By: DBUSINESS on September 26, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Tecnoform USA Inc., a maker of furnishing and fixtures for the RV, marine, and residential industries, hosted a grand opening earlier this month to celebrate its new 172,000-square-foot production facility in Grand Rapids. Tecnoform USA Inc. in North America is a new […]

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Work begins on $156M Ford airport rental car building

Posted By: WoodTV on May 31, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. A new multi-million dollar expansion project is now underway at Gerald R. Ford International Airport. The $156 million rental car facility is the latest building to be added as significant investment continues to expand capacity and improve amenities. The design […]

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New Chick-fil-A opening in Grand Rapids area

Posted By: mlive on August 30, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. A new Chick-fil-A is opening next week in the Grand Rapids area. The Chick-fil-A, at 3461 Alpine Ave. in Walker, will be the sixth in the area when it opens Thursday, Sept. 7. “I think every time a Chick-fil-A opens […]

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Construction to begin soon on $16.4M Grand Rapids apartment, commercial building

Posted By: mlive on August 23, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Construction is expected to start within 30 days on a two-building apartment development at the corner of Wealthy Street SE and Sheldon Avenue SE containing 58 market-rate units and ground-floor commercial space.  The development, being led by W&S Development Partners and […]

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Transworld Business Advisors Franchisee Opens Six Offices in SW Michigan

Posted By: DBUSINESS on August 15, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Transworld Business Advisors franchise owner Jeffrey Hoag has opened offices in six southwest Michigan counties, and is seeking entrepreneurs who want to buy or sell a local business. Transworld Business Advisors is a global leader in the marketing and sales […]

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Shape Corp. in Grand Haven Advances Aluminum Applications for Auto Industry

Posted By: DBUSINESS on July 20, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Shape Corp. in Grand Haven, a global tier one supplier, says it has made advancements in the application of complex roll formed aluminum applications for the automotive industry that can help OEMs save time and money in automotive production. In […]

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Work begins on $156M Ford airport rental car building

Posted By: woodtv.com on May 31, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. A new multi-million dollar expansion project is now underway at Gerald R. Ford International Airport. The $156 million rental car facility is the latest building to be added as significant investment continues to expand capacity and improve amenities. The design […]

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$2.6M expansion planned by rapidly growing Muskegon cleaning equipment company

Posted By: mlive on May 25, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. A rapidly growing cleaning equipment company is doubling its size in Muskegon with a $2.6 million addition. Pacific Floorcare is constructing a 36,000-square-foot manufacturing facility addition onto its existing building that is of equal size, according to company President Bill […]

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Tech firm plans 73 jobs, $4.8M investment in Grand Rapids

Posted By: mlive on May 20, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. A Grand Rapids-based tech firm, whose online app is designed to help stockholders claim company gifts and perks, has received a $510,000 state grant if it creates up to 73 jobs over the next three years.  TiiCKER, which has offices […]

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Pedestrian bridge, $65M private development are the catalysts for Wyoming’s new downtown

Posted By: mlive on April 24, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. The 28th Street corridor in Wyoming was once a hub of entertainment and shopping in the greater Grand Rapids area. With West Michigan’s first multiplex cinema and first shopping mall, it was the place for family and friends to gather […]

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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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What’s being built near Celebration Cinema North? Several buildings are planned and one’s got coffee

Posted By: mlive on April 5, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. The area near Celebration Cinema North is full of construction equipment and fences for multiple large projects. A hotel, Starbucks and other developments are in the works there. Construction hasn’t yet begun on a new 250-unit apartment building planned near Celebration Cinema […]

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Grand Rapids Is Getting Its First Ever Permanent Food Truck Court

Posted By: WGRD 97.9 on February 24, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   UPDATE 2/24/2023: A new dining concept is coming to Grand Rapids. The first ever permanent food truck court is slated to open on the city’s West Side. The City Planning Commission officially approved the plan for the Back […]

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Gentex to open production facility in Grand Rapids

Posted By: The Lakeshore West Michigan on February 12, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Ottawa County’s largest employer is expanding into Kent County. Gentex Corporation has announced plans for a new satellite production facility that will bring 50 new jobs to the Madison Square neighborhood of Grand Rapids. By broadening its […]

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LG gets extension on Holland battery plant expansion as plans with GM stall

Posted By: The Detroit News on January 24, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. LG Energy Solution is getting an extension on formally entering into an agreement with Michigan’s quasi-governmental economic engine to quintuple the size of its Holland electric-vehicle battery plant just days after it first was reported that the company […]

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Townhome, retail development would transform stretch of Wealthy Street in Grand Rapids

Posted By: mlive on January 18, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. A stretch of Wealthy Street SE between Lafayette and Prospect avenues would be transformed with 18 townhomes, two renovated single-family homes, and commercial space under a proposed development plan. The plan, being pitched by Grand Rapids-based Indigo Design + Development, […]

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Meijer First Retailer to Run All-electric Semis in Cold Weather Climate

Posted By: DBUSINESS on January 9, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Meijer, the Grand Rapids-based retailer that operates one of the largest fleets in Michigan with 250 semitrucks, has deployed two of the first all-electric semitrucks outside of California. The retailer also is the first nationwide to track the performance of […]

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Buell Motorcycle plans $6M round to invest in new products, add team members

Posted By: MiBiz on December 9, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   The group behind the revival of high-performance brand Buell Motorcycle Co. continues to build out its team, add sales infrastructure and invest in new product engineering and development in West Michigan. CEO Bill Melvin, who led an effort to secure […]

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Grand Rapids OKs incentives for 4 mixed-use developments totaling 200 housing units

Posted By: MiBiz on December 6, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Grand Rapids city commissioners have approved tax incentives for four mixed-use projects that would add 200 housing units across the city. The approvals include 15-year Neighborhood Enterprise Zone tax exemptions for the Lofts on Grove multi-family project in the […]

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Key metrics on West Michigan industrial activity trending downward, survey finds

Posted By: MiBiz on November 7, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Key metrics in a monthly report on West Michigan’s industrial economy trended downward last month into negative territory, reflecting a slowing economy. Indexes for new orders, purchases and employment each fell into negative territory for October, according to results […]

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‘Unprecedented’ $10M cannabis hospitality project planned in Muskegon

Posted By: MiBiz on November 7, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   A group of Michigan and Chicago-based entrepreneurs are developing a one-stop cannabis destination in Muskegon that would include a growing and processing facility, dispensary, consumption lounge, outdoor venue, restaurant and bar. The $10 million Fields Cannary project would be […]

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Perdue Farms to invest $27M to open West Michigan facility, add 99 jobs

Posted By: mlive on November 7, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   The pet treat division of Maryland-based Perdue Farms plans to open a production facility in Oceana County and begin operations there in October 2023. The family-owned food and agriculture company purchased a building at 168 Lincoln St. in Shelby […]

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Blue Cross Blue Shield signs 7-year lease extension in downtown GR

Posted By: MiBiz on November 10, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has signed a seven-year lease renewal for its downtown Grand Rapids headquarters, providing a sign of confidence amid widespread uncertainty in downtown commercial office space. Blue Cross Blue Shield, which leases the building from Rockford […]

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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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Economic developers inventory top 10 large West Michigan properties to help lure projects

Posted By: MiBiz on October 18, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Three economic development organizations serving a 13-county region in West Michigan have narrowed nearly 150 properties down to 10 sites that would be suitable for potentially large industrial or advanced manufacturing projects. The roughly eight-month effort comes as state […]

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10-story downtown GR development would include 432 apartments, food hall, retail

Posted By: mlive on October 10, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   A Chicago-based developer plans a 10-story building along Division Avenue in downtown Grand Rapids that would include more than 400 apartment units, retail and restaurant space. Jon Morgan, co-founder and principal of Chicago-based Interra Realty, is the developer for the […]

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Lansing-based Clark Construction expanding with downtown GR office

Posted By: MiBiz on October 4, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Lansing-based construction management firm Clark Construction Co. will expand its West Michigan presence with a new office at the McKay Tower in downtown Grand Rapids. Company officials said in an announcement today that the firm’s growing list of large-scale West Michigan […]

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Italian RV, boat fixture manufacturer opening North American HQ in Cascade Township

Posted By: MiBiz on September 20, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   An Italian manufacturer of luxury RV and boat fixtures plans to open its North American headquarters in Cascade Township with a $7.3 million investment that could create 130 jobs. State and local economic development officials today announced Tecnoform USA’s plan […]

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Report: commercial real estate shows resiliency

Posted By: Grand Rapids Business Journal (As seen on WZZM TV 13) on August 19, 2022.   For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Despite continued uncertainty in a turbulent market, the state of commercial real estate in West Michigan still shows some flexibility. “While there are definitely things going on that are […]

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Shifting retail on Grand Rapids’ east side reflects broader market trends

Posted By: MiBiz on August 28, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Retail corridors on Grand Rapids’ east side are in flux as new businesses move in and longtime staples relocate or shut down. The corridors in East Hills and Eastown embody West Michigan’s hot commercial real estate and retail market, […]

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Shops at CenterPoint acquired in off-market sale

Posted By: Grand Rapids Business Journal on August 12, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   A local shopping center was sold to an unnamed buyer for $63.5 million. A fund managed by New York-based DRA Advisors, in partnership with Illinois-based real estate agency Pine Tree, acquired the Shops at CenterPoint, a […]

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Good Dog GR opens after relocation

Posted By: Grand Rapids Business Jounral on July 20, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Signature Associates’ Joe Rizqallah is proud to have been a part of this deal.   A dog day care, overnight boarding and grooming facility recently reopened after relocating to a new space. Good Dog GR this week announced the […]

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Reports show commercial real estate health in West Michigan

Posted By: Grand Rapids Business Journal on July 21, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   A new series of reports showed commercial real estate in West Michigan appears healthy despite recent challenges. Colliers West Michigan on Tuesday, July 19, released its newest market trend reports on the industrial, retail and office […]

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First Whole Foods Market in Grand Rapids area opening Aug. 17

Posted By: mlive on July 11, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Signature Associates’ Joe Rizqallah is proud to have been a part of this deal.   A Whole Foods Market at the Radcliff Plaza shopping center in Kentwood near Woodland Mall is opening Aug. 17, according to a sign hanging outside […]

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Twisthink chooses Grand Rapids for new headquarters

Posted By: Grand Rapids Business Journal on June 24, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Signature Associates’ Chip Hurley is proud to have been a part of this deal.   A digital consulting firm will relocate its West Michigan headquarters.  Holland-based Twisthink on Thursday, June 23, disclosed plans to move into the Doug Meijer […]

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New Perrigo headquarters rises in heart of Grand Rapids

Perrigo, the private label over-the-counter pharmaceutical company, has always had a presence in West Michigan. It was founded in Allegan and has operations in Holland. But the opening of the company’s new North American headquarters in the Grand Rapids Innovation Park adds another key piece to the city’s burgeoning health sciences sector. Perrigo is opening […]

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Pinnacle Construction plans $13M historic renovation for riverside apartment, office development

Pinnacle Construction Group Inc. plans to renovate historic buildings next to its Grand Rapids headquarters along the Grand River to create a 12-unit affordable apartment building with office space. The approximately $13 million project at 974 Front Ave. NW on the west side of the Grand River would be LEED-certified with apartment units that achieve 60 […]

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SIGNATURE LEASES 1,256 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL IN GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN—May 25, 2022— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 1,256 square feet of retail space located at 900 Michigan Street NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan to Method Salon, LLC. Joe Rizqallah of Signature Associates represented the landlord, 900 Michigan NE, LLC. The tenant has been in business for 3 years and decided to […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 8,040 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL IN WYOMING, MICHIGAN

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN—May 25, 2022— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of an 8,040 square foot retail building located at 69 28th Street SW, Wyoming, Michigan. Joe Rizqallah of Signature Associates represented the purchaser, Latyn Rhythm Entertainment. Latyn Rhythm Entertainment has been our client for almost 10 years. They have multiple businesses, and this will […]

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Grand Rapids envisions theater nearly the size of Pine Knob — right downtown

Home to an arena, convention center and several smaller concert venues, Grand Rapids has no shortage of entertainment options, but city leaders say a proposal for a $116 million outdoor amphitheater that would sit on the banks of the Grand River on prime downtown real estate is expected to spur $474 million in economic impact […]

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Report indicates Q1 industrial, office vacancy trends differ

JLL released its 2022 first-quarter West Michigan industrial and office reports, and the differences are striking. The industrial report revealed that 921,392 square feet of industrial space in West Michigan was absorbed, decreasing the vacancy rate in the region to 3.2%. The average asking rent price increased to $4.06 per square-foot, up 1.8% from the […]

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West Michigan office forecasts vary as quality spaces remain in demand

Commercial real estate experts have struggled to predict the future of the office market since the COVID-19 pandemic started, though they expect demand for high-quality office spaces to remain strong.  Office vacancy rates in downtown Grand Rapids hovered around 11 percent in the fourth quarter of 2021, according to market reports from JLL Inc. and Colliers International’s West […]

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Franklin Partners purchases sprawling Site 36 in Wyoming for future manufacturers

Franklin Partners LLC purchased the sprawling former General Motors stamping plant in Wyoming known as Site 36 late last month for $5.25 million and plans a new industrial development on the property for multiple manufacturers. Grand Rapids- and Oak Brook, Ill.-based Franklin Partners, doing business as Franklin Site 36 LLC, bought the 74-acre site from the city […]

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Half-built hotels near Muskegon mall to become apartments after sitting vacant for years

Half-built hotels that have sat vacant for 3 ½ years will be turned into apartments following approval of the plans by Fruitport Township. A no-compete clause halted construction of the two buildings on East Sternberg Road near the Lakes Mall in Muskegon County. They remained vacant until the township enacted a blight ordinance about a […]

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Partners begin construction on downtown Muskegon venues

A group of partners has begun construction on a pair of venues called Motu Lakeshore Wine Bar and Prohibition Muskegon. Jonathan Jelks and his father, Randal Jelks; Jamiel Robinson; recording artist Willie “Willie the Kid” Jackson; and Alvin Hills IV announced Monday, Feb. 21, construction officially kicked off on Motu Lakeshore Wine Bar and Prohibition Muskegon Bar […]

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The Right Place debuts community development division

A West Michigan economic development agency created a new division focused on placemaking and tapped an existing executive to run it. Grand Rapids-based The Right Place said Wednesday, Feb. 23, it established a community development division that will be led by Tim Mroz, senior vice president of community development, a member of the organization’s leadership […]

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Felch Street Shopping Center in Holland Twp. sold for $21M

A privately held real estate company in Georgia recently purchased Felch Street Shopping Center in Holland Charter Township for $21 million. The 166,100-square-foot shopping center is fully leased to national and regional retailers including Barnes & Noble, Bed Bath and Beyond, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Jonathan Stevens Mattress, Party City, PetSmart, Shoe Carnival, T.J.Maxx and Ulta Beauty. […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 24,000 SQUARE FEET OF INDUSTRIAL IN MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN

MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN—February 23, 2022— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of a 24,000 square foot industrial building located at 2176 E. Laketon Avenue, Muskegon, Michigan to Robyn’s Nest Management, LLC. Jamie Hughes of Signature Associates represented the seller, Gross Development, LLC. *** About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, […]

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Construction firm, cannabis company partner on new commercial development on GR’s west side

Construction Simplified plans to move and expand its offices in Grand Rapids in preparation of eventually growing its presence across the country. The construction firm is currently located at 895 W. Fulton St. on the city’s west side. It has a development agreement with John McLeod, co-founder and head of new markets for Cloud Cannabis Co., to […]

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Waterfront hotel, cruise ship dock proposed near downtown Holland

A hotel, restaurants and apartment buildings along the waterfront, a cruise ship dock and more are part of a proposed plan to redevelop the Lake Macatawa shoreline near downtown Holland. The proposed plan calls for a mixed-use redevelopment along Lake Macatawa off of W 8th Street and Washington Boulevard that would include a 50-room hotel, […]

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West Michigan Construction institute opens

A new $3.5 million construction trade school recently opened in Grand Rapids. The West Michigan Construction Institute (WMCI), at 801 Century Ave. SW in Grand Rapids, opened its doors to high school students earlier this month. The 14,000-square-foot building includes seven classrooms, three construction labs and office space. The Associated Builders and Contractors Western Michigan […]

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Consumers Credit Union building office and retail space in Kalamazoo

Consumers Credit Union is kicking off construction on a new office and retail space in Kalamazoo’s Oakwood neighborhood. Construction will begin within the next month at the corner of Parkview Avenue and Oakland Drive on a new location featuring two buildings: a 7,355-square-foot retail building, which will be available for lease, and a two-story, 4,391-square-foot […]

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8 West Michigan projects to watch

The construction industry experienced widespread pauses on projects in 2020 during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the backlog made for a packed year in 2021, which features a range of ongoing projects including housing developments and reuses of former industrial buildings. Talent shortages, high construction costs and long lead times for materials have […]

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Gilmore Collection confirms The B.O.B. closing; GLC Live at 20 Monroe will remain as venue

The restaurants, bars and entertainment venues inside The B.O.B. in downtown Grand Rapids will close, while GLC Live at 20 Monroe will remain as a venue ahead of the two buildings’ pending sales, property owner Gilmore Collection announced today. Gilmore Collection officials say the buyers of the two properties remain private, and future plans for The B.O.B. are not yet publicly […]

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Extruded Aluminum Corporation spending $30.4M to expand

An aluminum extrusion product manufacturer is investing $30.4 million to expand in Belding in a move expected to add 38 jobs. Extruded Aluminum Corporation (EAC) will be expanding at its current location at 7200 Industrial Drive in Belding, said The Right Place, in collaboration with the Ionia County Economic Alliance (ICEA) and the Michigan Economic […]

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Grand Rapids advances $22M brownfield plan for new Spectrum Health campus

City officials have taken another step toward approving $22 million in brownfield incentives for Spectrum Health’s Center for Transformation and Innovation campus. The City Commission’s Community Development Committee recommended setting a public hearing for the $100 million project on Dec. 7 before the full commission. The committee resolution is expected to be approved by the full commission […]

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Fifth Third Bank lists historic downtown Holland branch building for $4.5M

Fifth Third Bank is looking to sell its historic branch building in downtown Holland. The iconic three-story, 25,000-square foot building at 36 E. 8th St. was constructed in 1928 and has a sale price of more than $4.5 million, according to the listing by NorthStar Commercial LLC. The listing includes two additional parcels behind the historic structure […]

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Demolition begins on blighted Witmark building in Plainfield Township; property listed for $3.2M

The side wall of the Witmark building came crashing down Thursday as workers began demolishing the blighted building that has sat vacant for about 20 years. Local residents commonly refer to the 45,000-square-foot, boarded up building at 4189 Jupiter Ave. NE as an eyesore. Citing safety concerns, Plainfield Township issued an order to property owner Regency […]

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L3Harris announces $2.6M expansion in Cascade Township

L3Harris Technologies Inc., a global tech company that supplies the defense industry, has announced a nearly $2.6 million expansion in the Grand Rapids area. The Melbourne, Fla.-based L3Harris — which specializes in technology that ranges from missile warning and defense systems to electronic warfare and autonomous systems — announced today that it is investing $2.58 […]

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State approves financing for $13.2M, 52-unit mixed-use project in Kalamazoo

State officials have approved a loan and brownfield incentives for a $13.2 million, five-story mixed-use development planned at a former industrial site north of downtown Kalamazoo. The project development team of 619 LLC was formed by Jeff Nicholson, Craig Bush and David Michal Scott to construct a five-story structure on 1.4 acres at 619 Porter St. Nicholson […]

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With tight industrial inventory, developers turn to outlying metro areas

Low industrial real estate vacancy rates and ongoing construction backlogs are pushing industrial projects to more rural and outlying areas. In the Grand Rapids area, an increasing number of industrial sites that have sat dormant for years in outlying parts of Walker and Hudsonville are now being bought or developed, said Stu Kingma, associate broker […]

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GR-area commercial retail market strong heading into holiday season

The retail sector of West Michigan’s commercial real estate market is seeing heavy activity despite many business owners struggling to stay fully staffed. Local real estate brokers attribute the high level of activity partly to pent-up demand from consumers and deals being put on hold in 2020 because of the pandemic, as well as the […]

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New MiEN Co. HQ planned at former Baker Furniture building along GR riverfront

Education-focused furniture manufacturer MiEN Co. plans to consolidate its Walker-based operations into a new headquarters at the former Baker Furniture property along the Grand River in Grand Rapids. The parcel at 1661 Monroe Ave. NW was purchased on Aug. 16 for $6.3 million by Remco Realty LLC, which is registered to MiEN Co. President and CEO Remco Bergsma, […]

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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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Mixed-use project will repurpose vacant downtown Muskegon bank building

A historic bank building in downtown Muskegon will be redeveloped into a mixed-use space after being vacant for four years.  Core Development Group plans to repurpose the six-story tower at 221 W. Webster Ave. into offices, commercial space and apartments. “It’s preserving an old building. If it sat here forever, who knows what it would […]

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Two West Michigan businesses to expand, bring 319 jobs to the area

Two West Michigan companies, Gen3 Defense & Aerospace and Blackmer, are expected to expand their operations in Grand Rapids, bringing 319 jobs and $15.5 million investment to the area. The expansions were announced Wednesday by The Right Place and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). Gen3 Defense & Aerospace, an engineering company with a focus […]

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Developers unveil details for $250M, 30-acre Muskegon lakefront site

Luxury condos, a marina, restaurant, event space and expanded public trails are part of a $250 million vision to transform 30 acres of Muskegon waterfront property. Developer Ryan Leestma and his wife, Emily Leestma, unveiled details of their plans for the Adelaide Point project on Wednesday alongside their development team, city officials and environmental advocates. […]

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Car wash company building $30M headquarters in Holland

VisionQuest Companies plans to begin construction this month on a a $30 million headquarters near the corner of M-40 and Waverly Road. VisionQuest, which owns car wash companies and manufactures car wash equipment, says the new building is expected to be complete by fall 2022. It includes 75,000 square feet of office space and a […]

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GR, Wyoming, Kentwood seek development opportunities along South Division corridor

Planning officials in Grand Rapids, Kentwood and Wyoming hope a nearly completed study will help spur redevelopment along South Division Avenue after a highly touted bus rapid transit project failed to deliver on its economic development promises. Involving local residents and community leaders to share their vision for the future was a key aspect 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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Autocam Medical building new $60M headquarters in Kentwood

A global contract manufacturer of precision surgical and medical components and devices is investing $60 million through 2024 to build a new global headquarters and manufacturing facility in Kentwood. Kentwood-based manufacturer Autocam Medical said Wednesday that it is investing $60 million through 2024 to expand its manufacturing footprint and capability in West Michigan with a new 100,000-square-foot […]

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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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SIGNATURE LEASES 1,500 SQUARE FEET OF PROPERTY RETAIL IN HUDSONVILLE, MICHIGAN

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN—September 2, 2020— Signature Associates has negotiated the lease of 1,500 square feet of retail space located at 5340 Plaza Avenue, Hudsonville, Michigan to Edward D. Jones & Co., LP.   Joe Rizqallah of Signature Associates represented the landlord, NAM Properties, LLC. Signature and NAM have worked together for over four years. We […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS 13,812 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE IN JENISON, MICHIGAN

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN—August 17, 2020— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of a 13,812 square foot office building located at 501 Baldwin Street, Jenison, Michigan.   Joe Rizqallah of Signature Associates represented the seller, Huntington National Bank, and the purchaser, 501 Baldwin, LLC. The purchaser is currently working on multiple transactions with Signature Associates. He […]

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CHIP HURLEY ELECTED AS PRESIDENT FOR THE COMMERCIAL ALLIANCE OF REALTORS WEST MICHIGAN® (CARWM) FOR 2020

Chip Hurley of Signature Associates was elected President of the Commercial Alliance of Realtors West Michigan® (CARWM) for the 2020 term. Chip has been a commercial broker for 24 years and has received both his CCIM and SIOR designations. He is also a member of the National & Michigan Association of Realtors.   As President […]

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SIGNATURE SELLS RESTAURANT IN KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN

SIGNATURE SELLS RESTAURANT IN KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN

KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN—October 7, 2019— Signature Associates has negotiated the sale of Mitten Dogs located at 2625 Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, Michigan.   Jeff Chrystal and Jim Olsen of Signature Associates represented the seller, Mitten Dogs & More.  Jeff also represented the purchaser, Arabian House. About Signature Associates Signature Associates, with offices in Southfield, Detroit, Lansing, Grand […]

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THE DETROIT FREE PRESS NAMES SIGNATURE ASSOCIATES A WINNER OF THE MICHIGAN 2018 TOP WORKPLACES AWARD

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS NAMES SIGNATURE ASSOCIATES A WINNER OF THE MICHIGAN 2018 TOP WORKPLACES AWARD

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—November 29, 2018— Signature Associates has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Detroit Free Press. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, […]

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SIGNATURE ASSOCIATES BROKERS NAMED AS COSTAR POWER BROKERS FOR 2017

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN—March 29, 2018— CoStar Group has awarded its annual Power Broker Awards and honored Signature Associates with 31 “Power Broker” distinctions.  The Signature brokers account for 26% of the overall award winners and 43% of the industrial award winners.  In addition to the individual awards, Signature Associates, as a company, was named in the […]

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