Grand River Realty eager to resume in-person work amid pent-up demand
GRAND RAPIDS — Real estate workers in West Michigan returned to in-person activities on May 7 after being halted for six weeks because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Home builders seek uniformity, ‘essential’ status in Michigan as projects slow
Home builders across the U.S. are seeking a uniform declaration that their work is essential as states, including Michigan, issue strict stay-at-home orders to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Clark Logic plans 262K-square-foot industrial spec building in Battle Creek
BATTLE CREEK — Portage-based Clark Logic LLC plans to break ground in June on the first phase of a speculative industrial project in Battle Creek.
Construction companies assess what stay-home order means for projects
GRAND RAPIDS — Construction companies and contractors are figuring out what a shelter in place order for Michigan means for their projects.
Chicago company plans large marijuana complex in Battle Creek
BATTLE CREEK — After scrapping plans in Muskegon County, the creators of a large agricultural and industrial complex for growing cannabis have decided to locate in the Cereal City.
MBI Automation purchases new building in Wyoming
WYOMING — An affiliate of MBI Automation LLC has purchased a 7,800-square-foot office facility in the Grand Rapids area.
Opportunity Zones attract affordable housing developers
GRAND RAPIDS — Developers behind two affordable housing developments in Grand Rapids credit their locations within Opportunity Zones for helping make the projects feasible.
Lott3Metz partners with Detroit firm Crutcher Studio
GRAND RAPIDS — Lott3Metz Architecture LLC and Detroit-based Crutcher Studio Inc. have formed a partnership to propose larger developments in Southeast Michigan.
Developers try to fill needs in affordable senior housing
GRAND RAPIDS — Local developers are working to increase access to affordable housing for seniors who want to remain in their neighborhoods.
Chicago firm proposes 167-unit apartment building near downtown Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS — A Chicago-based real estate firm has proposed a $26.1 million, 167-unit apartment building near downtown Grand Rapids.
616 Lofts founder Coppess sued by attorneys for unpaid fees
GRAND RAPIDS — Derek Coppess, the founder of the bankrupt 616 Lofts LLC who has faced a string of lawsuits related to various development entities, has run into another legal challenge, this time from his former legal advisers.
Spectrum Health continues land acquisition in GR’s Monroe North district
GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health continues to amass more properties in the Monroe North business district near its planned Center for Transformation and Innovation, MiBiz has learned.
After 616 Lofts fallout, Coppess attempts a comeback
GRAND RAPIDS — A little more than a year after his flagship company removed him as a manager and declared bankruptcy, developer Derek Coppess has re-emerged on the scene with a new real estate venture.
Newaygo County working on development opportunities
Situated about 35 miles north of Grand Rapids, Newaygo County is a mostly rural area of Michigan that boasts an abundance of natural resources, but struggles with infrastructure.
Jedco Inc. gets $1.9 million from the state, plans move
GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Rapids-based Jedco Inc. is expanding and planning to move from its current location.
Dan Vos Construction building new headquarters
ADA — About 15 feet away from its current facility, Dan Vos Construction Co. is building a new headquarters.
Mary Free Bed acquires two properties for future expansion
GRAND RAPIDS — Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital has purchased two parcels in Grand Rapids for future expansion, MiBiz has learned.
GR property managers focus on amenities in competitive rent market
GRAND RAPIDS — As competition in the rental housing market heats up across West Michigan, property managers are turning to new kinds of exclusive amenities for their residents.
Corporate pipeline for women improving, but disparities remain
Developer plans micro-hotel on Monroe Center
GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority today approved a grant for the conversion of a lower-level space on Monroe Center into a micro-hotel.
Modular housing builder Urbaneer poised for growth with new partnership
GRAND RAPIDS — Compact housing builder Urbaneer Inc. is poised to grow with a partnership with Troy-based Champion Home Builders to manufacture accessory dwelling units.
First medical marijuana provisioning center opens in Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS — Patients lined up as early as 6:30 a.m. today to await the opening of Grand Rapids’ first medical marijuana provisioning center.
Total Wine plans first Michigan store for vacant Cascade Township site
CASCADE TOWNSHIP — National alcohol retailer Total Wine & More plans to open its first Michigan superstore in the greater Grand Rapids area, MiBiz has learned.
Muskegon County considers purchase of 377-acres for recreation
NORTON SHORES — Muskegon County officials are deciding whether to purchase the former Nugent Sand Co. Inc. property to expand recreational opportunities in the county.
Kent County again weighs selling 82 Ionia, plans building projects
GRAND RAPIDS — Among various other projects this year, Kent County officials again are assessing whether to sell a facility at 82 Ionia Ave. and construct a new building elsewhere in downtown Grand Rapids.
The next water crisis: West Michigan communities face millions in high water damage
GRAND HAVEN — When the popular Harbor Island boat launch became unusable because of flooding last spring, Grand Haven City Manager Pat McGinnis thought it was a big deal.
Colliers 2020 real estate forecast: Expect prices to rise as vacancy declines
GRAND RAPIDS — As vacancy rates remain low, experts are expecting a year of slow and steady growth in the West Michigan real estate market.
Muskegon County busy with redevelopment projects
MUSKEGON — With a $19 million convention center underway, several projects on the waterfront, a micro hotel and some mixed-use buildings, downtown Muskegon has become an epicenter of development activity along the lakeshore.
Proposed Wheeler Development tower helps with downtown GR density goals
GRAND RAPIDS — Wheeler Development Group’s proposed mixed-use tower could help the city accomplish several goals for the downtown area.
LINC Up partners with local developer for GR affordable senior housing
GRAND RAPIDS — Nonprofit LINC Up has partnered with a local developer on a new affordable housing project.