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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

Michigan’s House and Senate may be in recess for most of the summer, but legislative issues continue to percolate. Advocates continue their work to move forward a range of legislation, including bills that would bring back tax credits for the redevelopment of historic buildings and another that would curb a controversial tax loophole. MiBiz checked in on the status of the two packages.

Published in Economic Development

As the city of Grand Rapids considers selling publicly-owned land, it hopes to use a new method of engaging would-be developers looking to redevelop the parcels.

Published in Design Build
Monday, 27 February 2017 17:16

Planned Grand Rapids hotel to move forward

A long-planned hotel north of downtown Grand Rapids will begin construction tomorrow.

Published in In the News

More than 12,000 amateur athletes and their traveling companions from around the Great Lakes will descend on greater Grand Rapids next summer when the region hosts the State Games of America.

Published in Design Build

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

The emergence of life sciences-based higher educational institutions continues to have a discernible impact on ancillary development in urban areas across Michigan.

Published in Education

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-based law firm Miller Johnson Snell & Cummiskey PLC recently joined the growing ranks of companies ditching aging, inefficient offices for modern space better suited for collaboration.

Published in Manufacturing
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