Category Archives: Michigan commercial real estate

Getting creative: CRE investors looking closely at campground investments

by Dan Rafter Commercial real estate offers plenty of opportunities for investors. Distribution centers, downtown office towers and modern apartment buildings all offer investors a safe harbor for their dollars. But some investors are getting more creative, sending their dollars … Continue reading

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Another boost: More than 600 new apartment units coming to The District Detroit mixed-use development

by Dan Rafter Detroit’s downtown is seeing an influx of new development, with sports arenas, new retailers and restaurants rising in the city’s urban core. But Detroit needs more apartments, too. The city still needs to boost its populaion. Affordable … Continue reading

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The retailers are returning to downtown Detroit

by Dan Rafter Stores are returning to downtown Detroit, and vacant retail suburban space in this market is falling, too. Those are the pair of good news stories in Marcus & Millichap’s second quarter retail research report for Detroit. According … Continue reading

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Avison Young report filled with good industrial news

by Dan Rafter Record-low vacancies mean that industrial markets will continue to thrive throughout 2017, whether there’s uncertainty in the White House, blips in the stock market or unrest overseas. That’s the good news from the spring 2017 North America … Continue reading

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Downtown surge doesn’t miss Detroit: Rejuvenation continues in city’s center

by Dan Rafter Eric Banks says that Dan Gilbert, the businessman who founded Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures and owns the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, is the rock behind the recent revitalization of downtown Detroit. It’s hard to argue with Banks, … Continue reading

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Retail redefined: What’s next for retailers?

by Andy Gutman, Farbman Group At a time when the retail industry is changing so rapidly, and retail real estate realities are shifting at an unprecedented pace, commercial real estate professionals are striving to set their sights on what comes … Continue reading

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Coming back from bankruptcy: How Detroit is reaching economic stability

by Dan Rafter Economic stability. When Detroit declared Chapter 9 bankruptcy in July of 2013, getting to a stable, steady economy was the goal. And according to the latest research from JLL, it looks like Detroit is enjoying that right … Continue reading

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