Mike Nichols

Mike Nichols

Mike Nichols is a Grand Rapids Business Journal staff reporter who covers real estate, construction, architecture and design, retail, nonprofits, technology and film. Email Mike at mnichols at grbj dot com. Follow him on Twitter @mike5nichols

ARTICLES

Terrorism insurance lapse could impact real estate

Cost for commercial coverage could rise if risk insurance act isn’t renewed.

November 28, 2014
On Sept. 10, 2001, few insurance companies in America were seriously concerned about a need for terrorism insurance. On Sept. 11, 2001, the world and those concerns changed. Read More

Mixed-use plans unveiled for 820 Monroe

Former industrial site will feature more than 80 apartments, commercial and retail space.

November 28, 2014
A first look at the future of 820 Monroe is finally available. Read More

Inside Track: Finding the balance between analytics and people

David Levitt, co-founder of Third Coast Development, has made it a point to learn something from everyone he’s worked for.

November 28, 2014
David Levitt is creating his legacy in the local real estate industry by being somewhere in the balance between being the smartest and the nicest guy in a room. Read More

Environmental firm wins $400K project

November 28, 2014
An environmental consulting firm has been named the primary contractor on a $400,000 project by the Grand Rapids Brownfield Redevelopment Authority. Read More

Retailer donates up to $400K of toy sales

November 28, 2014
A retailer has committed to give up to $400,000 from its toy sales this holiday season to children’s gift-giving charities. Read More

Partners start real estate firm

November 27, 2014
A pair of real estate executives have partnered to open a residential and commercial real estate brokerage firm. Read More

Couple discovers city on blog

November 27, 2014
A married couple is going out “a lot more” as they develop a blog on living in Grand Rapids. Read More

Nonprofit produces Thanksgiving banquet

November 26, 2014
A nonprofit will feed thousands of people on Thursday. Read More

Partners buy affordable housing complex for $7.2M

November 24, 2014
An affordable housing complex in the region has two new out-of-state owners. Read More

Auctioneer presents personal items of late Steelcase heir

November 21, 2014
Peter Melvin Wege, the late Grand Rapids icon of generosity, is still giving. Read More