Focus

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Local real estate agents are familiar with radon testing

January 30, 2015
Public health officials in Lansing and in Kent County — as well as Gov. Rick Snyder — take the threat of radon gas very seriously and urge people to test for its presence in their homes. Read More

Tech wall centerpiece of collaborative space

Equipment helps showcase real estate projects and portfolios for clients.

January 30, 2015
Even though commercial real estate space in Grand Rapids is filling up, the digital real estate landscape has endless acres. Read More

CARWM report shows a landlord’s market

Some numbers are returning to pre-recession levels in West Michigan.

January 30, 2015
Practically every report looking back at the economics of 2014 in West Michigan points to growth, and the Commercial Alliance of Realtors West Michigan report is no exception. Read More

Land Division Act could lead to lawsuits

Whether stacking division and re-division rights is legal is up for interpretation.

January 30, 2015
Vagueness in the 1997 Land Division Act might soon lead to court battles if the Michigan legislature doesn’t step in with a bill clarifying the law’s intent. Read More

Industrial real estate sector primed for movement

Resurgence of automotive industry is fueling much of the growth.

January 30, 2015
2014 was a busy year across all sectors of West Michigan real estate, but particularly in the industrial market. Read More

Field trip with a focus

Ridges of Cascade tour builds career interest among high school students.

January 30, 2015
Construction professionals recently gave more than 100 local high school freshman students the grand tour of a multi-stage residential project to expose them to the various aspects and opportunities in the industry. Read More

New Holland shifts strategy to market rollouts

Company’s HR plan taps into experienced personnel from other breweries.

January 23, 2015
Even with its new west-side Grand Rapids taproom and brewing facility a year away, New Holland Brewing Co. still had a big year in 2014. Read More

Brewer doubles on success

January 23, 2015
When new leadership took over Saugatuck Brewing Co. in 2009, the brewery was producing approximately 500 barrels of beer annually. Read More

Barfly spreads its wings with expansion plans

Company hopes to double its number of bars — and revenue — by end of the year.

January 23, 2015
Barfly Ventures entered 2014 with five bars. Read More

Hoops abound when starting a microbrewery

January 23, 2015
Thinking of jumping on the Beer City USA bandwagon and starting your own microbrewery? Read More