David Czurak

David Czurak

David Czurak is a former Grand Rapids Business Journal staff reporter who covered city and county government, real estate, construction, architecture and design and sports business.

ARTICLES

Bank sells copper restaurant

January 17, 2014
Although little is known about the sale at this point, a building that some west siders consider to be a landmark has been sold. Read More

Market momentum is expected to continue across the region

January 10, 2014
When two companies merge, both firms acknowledge the risk involved in such a transaction and then hope for the best. Read More

Inside Track: World traveler is firmly planted in city’s neighborhoods

Mark C. Lewis brings varied experiences to his role as executive director of Neighborhood Ventures.

January 10, 2014
The journey he took to become executive director of Neighborhood Ventures wasn’t a direct path. In fact, there were a few twists and turns along the way — which he thoroughly enjoyed. Read More

City agency pushes building project forward

Development will add more units to growing residential sector.

January 10, 2014
A key mixed-use project planned for the city’s near northeast side took another step toward reality last week when the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority approved a development and reimbursement pact with the developer of Lofts on Michigan. Read More

City assigns property exemption to law firm

Transfer offers tax break to new owner of historic office building.

January 10, 2014
Grand Rapids city commissioners recently transferred an obsolete property tax exemption to the new owner of the Pike House, a historic downtown office building at 230 E. Fulton St. Read More

Construction industry builds more jobs

January 9, 2014
The past year has given the regional construction industry something to build on — at least as far as jobs are concerned. Read More

Grand Rapids chooses global health care consultant

Three-year agreement will assist with adapting to new federal law.

January 3, 2014
For the first time in roughly a decade, the city of Grand Rapids has a new health care consultant who will help guide its employee coverage through the Affordable Care Act this year and beyond. Read More

Manufacturing investment down, but jobs are up

Thierica and Firstronic look to increase their work forces the most.

January 3, 2014
Even though the monetary investment pledged by manufacturers this past year was quite a bit less than the previous year’s figure, the local companies that received industrial tax exemptions in 2013 from the Grand Rapids City Commission have promised to create more jobs than they did in 2012. Read More

A different kind of ‘storage war’

Unlike the cable series, the real estate battle isn’t scripted.

January 3, 2014
While the A&E cable channel’s reality series “Storage Wars” may have introduced viewers to an often overlooked and somewhat specialized niche in the nation’s real estate industry, it hasn’t represented the “war” the sector has been going through for at least the past year. Read More

State construction jobs increase from last year

Most states added industry jobs largely because of public sector spending.

January 3, 2014
The number of construction jobs in Michigan grew over the past year, but not at a rate that would rank the state as a top job gainer in the industry nationwide. Read More