Firm joins global commercial real estate consortium
A commercial real estate firm with several offices in the region has joined a global consortium.
Southfield-based Signature Associates — which has offices in Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland and Kalamazoo — said yesterday it was selected to join TCN Worldwide, which provides real estate advice and services to its members.
Signature Associates will be an affiliate of TCN Worldwide, but it will remain independently owned and operated.
“Our company is extremely pleased to be joining TCN Worldwide, one of the industry’s largest commercial real estate organizations,” said Mark Woods, COO, Signature Associates.
“We are thrilled to join the ranks of the many prestigious firms already a part of TCN Worldwide and are confident that this new partnership will bring tremendous opportunities to our company. We look forward to meeting representatives from each TCN office at next month’s TCN fall conference and working with TCN affiliates in the near future.”
TCN Worldwide affiliates can use TCN as a resource to meet clients’ real estate needs anywhere in the world “by providing a single point of contact” and providing access to more than 800 TCN brokers and salespeople, said Kelly Higgs, a spokesperson for Signature Associates.
H. Ross Ford III, president and CEO of TCN Worldwide, said it is a “great pleasure” to welcome Signature Associates to the consortium.
“This firm has tremendous depth and breadth of expertise, as well as relationships throughout Michigan and northwest Ohio,” Ford said.
“The addition of Signature Associates is another example of TCN Worldwide’s commitment to providing its clients with the pre-eminent independent real estate services firm in each market. We are proud to add them to our growing member roster.”
Founded in 1989 by Steve Gordon and 11 associates, Signature Associates also has offices in Lansing and Toledo, Ohio.
The firm has more than 150 employees.
It provides various commercial real estate services: brokerage; tenant representation; sales; advisory and management; consulting; and market research.
In 2017, Signature completed more than 1,106 transactions totaling 34.7 million square feet and 1,536 acres, with a value of $1.2 billion.
TCN Worldwide is a consortium of independent commercial real estate firms.
The consortium is made up of more than 5,000 professionals across 160-plus offices in 24 countries, collectively representing more than $58.6 billion in annual transactions.