Items Tagged with '616 Development'


616 Development learns from mistakes

CEO admits he was ‘disconnected’ during company’s rapid growth.

June 16, 2017
Heading into 2017, Derek Coppess knew there would be a change at 616 Development. Read More

Real estate firms form partnership

June 12, 2017
A Grand Rapids real estate firm has entered a partnership with a national company. Read More

Construction firm hires director of property management

June 1, 2017
A Grand Rapids real estate and construction executive is moving firms. Read More

State approves funds for apartment project

March 31, 2017
The state has approved nearly $1 million in brownfield funding for an apartment project in Grand Rapids. Read More

GRBJ Podcast: Derek Coppess of 616 Development

March 14, 2017
Derek Coppess — the founder and CEO of 616 Development — is the featured guest in episode 25 of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More

It takes a village

February 17, 2017
Early in 2016, I had that sinking feeling you get as an entrepreneur when you realize you completely underestimated your growing organization’s needs. Read More

Firm tackles ‘missing middle’ housing problem

Third Coast Development admits there’s a gap for potential residents who make between $30,000-$50,000.

November 18, 2016
Should a potential resident want to live on Michigan Street, Max Benedict wants to be able to point them to a housing option no matter their income. Read More

Kent Companies puts mark on downtown GR

Concrete contractor prides itself on being an employee-first company.

November 4, 2016
High atop the tower crane overlooking the 20 E. Fulton construction site, 616 Development Director of Development Jeff Olsen watched a crew of contractors work. Read More

Café opening downtown

October 5, 2016
A Grand Rapids bakery is opening a café downtown. Read More

Developer plans urban apartment building

August 17, 2016
A developer is planning to redevelop a six-story building in a local neighborhood into an apartment community with ground-floor retail. Read More