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

ARTICLES

Car dealers adapt to changing times

With consumers going online, dealerships are turning to better service, developing relationships.

March 24, 2017
As many big-box retailers struggle across the nation, automotive dealers also face a time of uncertainty. Read More

Blu House Properties continues expansion

Starting as a real estate brokerage firm, company now includes property management, construction and is pursuing development.

March 24, 2017
Occasionally, a neighbor’s roof needs to be repaired, so you start a construction firm. Read More

GR housing inventory plummets

Homes selling within hours, not days, of listing leave first-time homebuyers frustrated.

March 24, 2017
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The residential real estate market continues to remain tight in Grand Rapids, with an inventory that has decreased 61.9 percent during the past five years. Read More

Interactive Map: Construction projects flow into Grand Rapids

Planning Department and Development Center introduces booklet of all projects in city.

March 24, 2017
Since 2000, there has been approximately $3 billion worth of construction in Grand Rapids, including more than $1.7 billion since 2012. Read More

Construction firm is on the rise

Jeff DeVries overcomes lull in business 10 years ago, happy to be living ‘the American Dream.’

March 24, 2017
Jeff DeVries thinks his company, J.B. Builders of Grand Rapids, is gaining momentum. Read More

Grand Rapids is No. 1 market in search of 'robotic lawnmowers'

March 24, 2017
Grand Rapids likes the idea of robots mowing their lawns. Read More

Senior living community completes $2M expansion

March 23, 2017
An assisted living facility’s $2-million expansion is finished. Read More

Private equity firm acquires hospitality company

March 23, 2017
A local private equity firm has acquired an out-of-state hospitality company. Read More

$15M urban apartment building opens leasing

March 22, 2017
A $15-million apartment building near downtown has opened leasing. Read More

Construction firm adds to team

March 22, 2017
A local contractor has hired five employees, including a new director of business development. Read More