Tag Archives: Michigan

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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Colliers’ Tom DeBoer: The good times are back in West Michigan

by Dan Rafter Tom DeBoer, senior vice president with the Grand Rapids office of Colliers International, has worked in commercial brokerage for more than 25 years. He’s seen both good times and bad ones in his market of West Michigan, … Continue reading

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More than 200 fill One Woodward building for Detroit commercial real estate conference

Detroit is in the middle of a steady rebuild. That was the message shared by the biggest names during the third annual Detroit Commercial Real Estate Summit held by REJournals.com. The event, held Feb. 22 at the One Woodward building … Continue reading

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Pillar’s Wilkins: Apartment, healthcare markets heating up in Detroit

by Dan Rafter Pent-up demand. That force is fueling the rising sales, leasing and construction activity in both the multifamily and healthcare sectors in Detroit and its surrounding communities, said David Wilkins, managing director of loan originations with Bloomfield Hills, … Continue reading

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