With a commercial real estate development pipeline that stretches into 2019, the forecast for the industry in West Michigan remains bright. MiBiz periodically checks in on the status of proposed developments. This report highlights several projects from around West Michigan and examines where they currently sit in the development pipeline.
Beginning Jan. 9, 2017, Jim Gill will take over as CEO of the growing Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids. Having previously worked as the COO and CFO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority in Pittsburgh, Gill will take over an airport going through major renovations and adding flights amid record passenger counts. Gill spoke with MiBiz about his hopes to engage a changing airline industry in continuing the success the Ford airport has enjoyed in recent years.
Oral health care manufacturer Ranir LLC has acquired the building where it’s been a tenant for more than 20 years.
The Gerald R. Ford International Airport has officially transitioned to its new authority model after 60 years as a wholly-owned asset of Kent County.
Investments in rail infrastructure eventually will expedite the time it takes for Amtrak passengers to commute from Kalamazoo to Chicago, potentially cutting travel times by a half hour.
Brian Ryks, executive director of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA), has accepted a new job as the executive director and CEO of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP).