Focus

An in-depth look at specific West Michigan industries.

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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

Last major rehab on Monroe Center prepares to open

The Morton is a ‘signature product’ for Rockford Construction in the heart of downtown.

July 31, 2015
The last major building redevelopment project on Monroe Center in downtown is almost complete. Read More

Michigan Supreme Court’s SEV ruling may result in refunds

Law firm wins fight regarding Real Estate Transfer Tax Act.

July 31, 2015
Attorneys from Warner Norcross succeeded in July in having the interpretation of a statute in the Real Estate Transfer Tax Act overturned by the Michigan Supreme Court. Read More

Rowe’s revival fuels north end

July 31, 2015
The mixed-use redevelopment of a historic downtown hotel is coming along smoothly. Read More

Is market flipped out?

July 31, 2015
The ad delivered in the daily flow of spam brought to mind those heady days leading up to the home market crash when it seemed like every other person was trying to buy a house and then flip it. Read More

Excess capital supply, rising interest rates are top trends

West Michigan viewed as a viable secondary market for real estate investment.

July 31, 2015
While a recent report highlights key issues impacting the national and international real estate market, several trends hit home for West Michigan. Read More

Is market reaching saturation point?

July 31, 2015
The West Michigan real estate industry is beginning to slow its pace. Read More

Creative use of space

With viable industrial options in short supply, building may soon be the only solution.

July 31, 2015
Brokers who have clients looking for industrial space in West Michigan may need to consider some creative options. Read More

Quite an experience

Could ‘disruptive’ ideas make Grand Rapids the next Austin?

July 24, 2015
With one great disruptive idea, could Grand Rapids be the next Austin? Read More

City’s venues attract name performers, throngs of visitors

Collaborative effort ensures varied entertainment options thrive.

July 24, 2015
A collaborative effort put forth by the entire city is the main reason Van Andel Arena, DeVos Place and DeVos Performance Hall frequently rank well ahead of similar venues in other cities. Read More