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Lending to the commercial real estate sector remained strong through the first quarter, particularly for manufacturing and multifamily residential developments.
As companies take varied approaches to in-person and remote work, commercial real estate experts generally agree that office square footage needs will likely shrink with the adoption of more hybrid workspaces.
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.
‘LONG TIME COMING’: Franklin Partners purchases 74-acre Site 36 in Wyoming for future industrial redevelopment
WYOMING — Franklin Partners LLC has purchased the sprawling former General Motors stamping plant in Wyoming known as Site 36 for $5.25 million and plans to build a new industrial development on the property.
When a California-based marketing firm consolidated 450 employees from Grand Rapids-area offices into a vacant commercial building three years ago, the move was celebrated by Wyoming city leaders and supported by a $550,000 state business development grant.
GRAND RAPIDS — The opportunity to lease brand new office space in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids offered Van Wyk Risk Solutions the chance to grow into a new location.
WYOMING — A 92-acre shovel-ready industrial property sits empty about five miles south of downtown Grand Rapids, even amid a shortage of available manufacturing spaces across West Michigan.
Crystal Ball 2019 Real Estate & Development Outlook: Despite talent crunch for contractors, development firms expect strong 2019
Even with a number of large-scale projects being built, West Michigan developers say they’re still thinking big for 2019. Multiple real estate and construction executives say they see no sign of the industry slowing down in the new year, although many believe companies’ focus could shift away from market-rate housing in downtown Grand Rapids.
GRAND RAPIDS — With minimal “velocity” in the West Michigan office market, Franklin Partners LLC has backed away from plans to construct a $30 million, 100,000-square-foot glass and steel office project on the south end of downtown.
The owner of a 370,000-square-foot vacant industrial building north of downtown Grand Rapids has decided to put it on the market.
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.
Spurred on by the dearth of available manufacturing space across West Michigan, developers have started to add inventory in the region by building or expanding industrial parks.
After more than a year of behind-the-scenes work, the developers of the proposed $140 million mixed-use movie theater project south of Van Andel Arena plan to step back into the spotlight this week.
GRAND RAPIDS — After a half-dozen staff departures and several stalled high-profile projects, 616 Development LLC has struck a new partnership to put the real estate firm back on what it sees as a growth trajectory.
GRAND RAPIDS — With three offers on the table to acquire its under-utilized downtown office building, Kent County officials now have a decision to make: whether to actually sell the facility at 82 Ionia Avenue NW.
Kent County received three wide-ranging bids earlier this week for its 104,000-square-foot downtown office building at 82 Ionia Ave. NW.
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.
GRAND RAPIDS — Developers behind a $140 million movie theater and mixed-use district south of Van Andel Arena want to expand the project to include a new office tower and hotel, MiBiz has learned.
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.
GRAND RAPIDS — Facing a dearth of high-amenity space in the downtown Grand Rapids market, commercial real estate stakeholders hope developers can soon begin to add Class A office inventory.
The last major vacant building in the core of downtown Grand Rapids will remain empty, at least for the foreseeable future.
A previous plan by Kendall College of Art and Design to acquire and redevelop a Kent County-owned building will not go forward.
GRAND RAPIDS — Commercial real estate brokers say the sale of two fully-leased, recently renovated office buildings in downtown Grand Rapids points to a healthy local economy, even if the transactions are far from the norm.
Developers, brokers find opportunity in West Michigan commercial real estate, despite concerns of overheating
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.
Development and property management firm Franklin Partners LLC has sold its two downtown office properties, according to principal Don Shoemaker.
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.