Pat Evans

Pat Evans

Pat Evans is a Grand Rapids Business Journal staff reporter who covers real estate, construction, architecture and design, retail, beverages, technology and county government. Email Pat at pevans at grbj dot com. Follow him on Twitter @patevans


Robert Grooters puts spin on office development

Industrial real estate firm banks on employers leaving downtown for cost-savings buildings in suburbs.

January 20, 2017
Moving employees seems to be the trend, but Robert Grooters Development is preparing for the reversal. Read More

GR sees mixed drink renaissance on the horizon

Area distilleries jump on spirits resurgence with exclusive cocktails.

January 20, 2017
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) While working the bar at Reserve, Rob Hanks is able to channel his college degree. Read More

Retailers face hard decisions

Macy’s and Sears have opposing outlooks based on progression, profitability.

January 20, 2017
Macy’s is pruning a plant and Sears is a sinking ship. Read More

County could opt in to DDA tax capture districts

Development agency offers Kent County a 10 percent gain-sharing opportunity.

January 20, 2017
For the first time in more than 20 years, Kent County might not opt out of Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority tax capture districts. Read More

Developer plans 12-story hotel downtown

January 19, 2017
A slated $63.5-million downtown project could switch from apartments to a hotel. Read More

Realtor takes reins at real estate firm

January 19, 2017
A residential real estate firm in the area is under new ownership. Read More

Construction firm names EVP

January 19, 2017
A local construction firm has a new executive vice president. Read More

Developer plans shopping center

January 18, 2017
A new shopping center could be on its way to one of the busiest retail corridors in the area. Read More

Grand Rapids is a top-10 market to 'stay in shape' in US

January 18, 2017
Grand Rapidians like to exert themselves. Read More

Grand Rapids 'housing shortage' ranks No. 3 in US

January 17, 2017
Homebuyers in West Michigan are feeling the crunch of one of the tightest residential real estate markets in the country. Read More