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Sam Cummings will be the first to acknowledge that he’s got a lot of office and retail space to fill in downtown Grand Rapids next year, with redevelopment work underway at 50 Monroe Ave. NW and unspecified plans in the coming years for the downtown Fifth Third Bank campus, which has been dubbed Vandenberg Center. Cummings says CWD plans to work diligently over the next year to attract large corporate users, bring more activity to ground-floor spaces and focus on the fundamentals of real estate development.

Published in Crystal Ball

GRAND RAPIDS — Citing demand for more diverse housing products, developers cautiously have started exploring whether to market new condominiums for sale in Grand Rapids’ downtown district.

Published in Commercial Real Estate

Despite political uncertainty and fears of an impending economic slowdown, commercial real estate and construction stakeholders have faith in the fundamentals of the industry in West Michigan.

Published in Design Build

GRAND RAPIDS — When it comes to the possibility of redesigning one of Grand Rapids’ oldest downtown plazas, there’s a common refrain from people around the city: Something should be done. 

Published in Design Build

GRAND RAPIDS — Offering shorter lease terms and increased flexibility to tenants may seem counterintuitive to executives in the office development and property management sector. 

Published in Design Build

When developer Sam Cummings set out to redevelop a building at 25 Ionia St. SW in Grand Rapids nearly two decades ago, he needed to leverage the site’s historic designation to make the project economically feasible.

Published in Commercial Real Estate

Fifth Third Bancorp. has quietly put its longtime home in downtown Grand Rapids on the market, the sale of which could reshape the city’s central business district, MiBiz has learned.

Published in Commercial Real Estate

Downtowns across West Michigan have transformed into destinations for some of the area’s leading life sciences and biomedical research institutions. For proof, one needn’t look beyond Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo where Michigan State University and Western Michigan University, respectively, have each made significant investments in medical learning and research facilities

Published in Commercial Real Estate

Atwater Brewing Co. plans to open a 6,000-square-foot taproom and production facility at CWD Real Estate Investment’s project at the former Rowe Hotel, located at the northwest corner of Michigan Street and Monroe Avenue, said brewery President and CEO Mark Rieth.

Published in In the News

An ongoing dispute between two Grand Rapids-based companies demonstrates one potential side effect of downtown redevelopment: litigation.

Published in Commercial Real Estate
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