Items Tagged with 'John Wheeler'


Orion hits pause on downtown residential

Company holds off on projects, shifts focus to near-neighborhood projects underway.

August 18, 2017
John Wheeler is standing pat with his residential projects for now. Read More

Street Talk: Parking lot party

High note.

June 30, 2017
As John Wheeler embarked on what likely will become a signature project on his résumé of developments that have changed Grand Rapids, a whole load of people showed up at the groundbreaking last week. Read More

GRBJ Podcast: John Wheeler of Orion Construction

May 2, 2017
John Wheeler — director of business development at Orion Construction — is the featured guest in episode 32 of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More

Future of city’s skyline shaped by past and present

Architect says every building is a response to its location and a reflection of its time.

March 25, 2016
With several new buildings going up in the downtown and older structures being brought back to life, the developers and architects working on the projects are cognizant that what they are doing will change the skyline of Grand Rapids for years to come. Read More

Orion, DTN deal in ‘opportunity dollars’

The partners are willing to put in more money up front for a development that lasts.

March 4, 2016
With more than $100 million in downtown development in progress, Orion Construction and DTN Management Co. are a match made in heaven. Read More

Downtown retail needs group effort

Developers and brokers working together could attract targeted clients.

March 4, 2016
For downtown Grand Rapids to attract better retail, more collaboration by developers and commercial real estate brokers may be needed. Read More

Street Talk: Connecting the dots

Objection collection.

March 4, 2016
As John Wheeler discussed his investments in downtown Grand Rapids, he made sure to cite the top 11 resurgent cities in the Midwest identified in a report by CBRE. Read More

Arena Place closing in on project’s last retail tenant

Development also will feature law firm, PR firm, physical therapist, credit union and restaurant.

July 31, 2015
The $50 million, 130,000-square-foot Arena Place project, which will include ground floor retail, office and apartment space, and a three-level parking deck when it is completed in April, is just weeks away from signing its last tenant. Read More

Local firms lead Port Huron redevelopment project

September 27, 2013
The city of Port Huron hasn't been a targeted destination for local developers. Read More