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Commercial Real Estate (195)

The deal momentum from the end of 2012 gave the downtown commercial real estate market a strong start for the first part of 2013. 

This article marks the start of a six-part series on the subject of urbanism using examples from across the region and highlighting concepts on the minds of local professionals.

The elevated strip of U.S. 131 and its signature S-Curve could disappear from the downtown Grand Rapids map.

Giving people a reason to spend their money in the city’s downtown district didn’t come cheap, but leaders at Battle Creek Unlimited say the effort has been worth the investment.

Even a chorus of Grand Rapids urbanites saying they want a downtown grocery will have a hard time convincing most retailers to overlook the current economics of opening a new store in the city’s core business district.

New downtown GR tax revenue?

Written by | Sunday, 17 February 2013 22:00 |

If the state Legislature approves plans to convert Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan into a nonprofit mutual insurance company, the health insurance provider will have to get used to paying property taxes on its buildings, reports Crain’s Detroit Business.

GRAND RAPIDS — CWD Real Estate Investment is turning a corner in its evolution as a real estate company just as local and national markets are shifting attention back to urban interests and investment.

A never-occupied plant built by a now-bankrupt solar panel manufacturer in Battle Creek has a new owner and promise of even more jobs for the Southwest Michigan community.

A popular downtown Grand Rapids entertainment spot is set to embark on a new expansion and renovation project. 

Commercial real estate brokers say industrial companies looking to free up some capital need only to look as far as their own property for one potential source. 

The historic Waters Building in downtown Grand Rapids is now under new management.


If you look past the gleaming facades and sparkling new windows of just about every major housing project launched in downtown Grand Rapids over the past five years, you will find Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) at their foundations.

The call for design services continues to rise across the country as the architecture industry keeps clawing its way back to life.

Growing manufacturing companies hoping to expand in West Michigan have their work cut out for them in identifying new space.

The city of Grand Rapids Parking Commission approved a motion today, to release Franklin Partners, purchaser of the Campau Square Plaza Building at 99 Monroe Ave., from a long-term parking lease in the adjacent Campau Parking Structure.

A mix of "leased" and "sold" signs continue to appear on industrial properties across West Michigan as manufacturers that survived the recession and are growing have started to seek expansion options. 

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