GRAND RAPIDS –– When developer Franklin Partners LLC brings its proposed seven-story downtown office tower to market in the coming years, it will offer tenants Class A office space that’s currently in short supply across the city.

As 2017 comes to a close, West Michigan’s construction and development industry continues to show signs of strength.

GRAND RAPIDS — Officials from West Michigan acknowledge the region must overcome long odds in its bid to win the economic development sweepstakes for Amazon.com Inc.’s HQ2 project.

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Driven by relatively affordable real estate and a diverse workforce, the West Michigan region has become a growing hub for call centers, administrative back offices and — to a lesser extent — data centers.

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WYOMING — Stakeholders looking to redevelop one of West Michigan’s most storied industrial sites and attract high-quality manufacturing jobs have brought on a new partner. 

Despite a global economic slowdown and fears of overheating in major markets, stakeholders in West Michigan’s commercial real estate industry say current regional indicators continue to show signs of a healthy market. 

Naperville, Ill.-based Franklin Partners LLC, a development and property management firm with offices in Grand Rapids, says it plans a complete internal makeover at the Keeler Building, a 102-year-old building at 56 North Division Ave. that it signed an option to acquire in January.

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Development and property management firm Franklin Partners LLC has sold its two downtown office properties, according to principal Don Shoemaker.

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Franklin Partners LLC, a Naperville, Ill.-based property investment firm with two other central business district office holdings, has entered into a contract with the option to acquire the Keeler Building at 56 North Division Ave., MiBiz has learned.

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