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Engineering firm moving Grand Rapids office

September 12, 2019
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Hubbell, Roth & Clark (HRC) Grand Rapids office
Courtesy Colliers International West Michigan

A Michigan engineering firm is relocating its Grand Rapids office.

Bloomfield Hills-based Hubbell, Roth & Clark, or HRC, which also provides architectural services, will move from its 3,500-square-foot office in the American Seating building, at 555 7th St. NW, to a 7,000-square-foot office at 1925 Breton Rd. SE to support its continued growth, according to Colliers International West Michigan.

“Hubbell, Roth and Clark has had steady growth since we entered the West Michigan market over 10 years ago, and, while our current office has served us well, it was time to find a new space,” said Todd Sneathen, VP, HRC.

Colliers worked with HRC to identify a space, and it handles leasing for the Breton Road building.

“We wanted to stay within the city of Grand Rapids, and Colliers helped us evaluate several locations and determine what would be best for Hubbell, Roth & Clark, which was essential in finding space in a tight office market,” Sneathen said. 

The 44,000-square-foot Breton Road building, owned by an affiliate of Rockford Construction, was formerly medical office space. The building was vacant and has been completely updated by Rockford Construction to general office space.

“We saw an opportunity to transform an outdated medical building into new space that could support the growth of a variety of businesses,” said Mike Mraz, president of real estate development, Rockford Construction. “The area has fantastic amenities nearby.”

HRC’s new space started as a large open area with no walls or electrical. The firm is constructing a new office environment that will provide ample space for employees and support growth. It will include workspace, meeting rooms and storage, as well as improved flow throughout the office. HRC plans to move in by mid-October.

“We’re starting to see more outdated medical office buildings transition into general office space throughout the region, and 1925 Breton Road demonstrates that trend,” said Jason Webb, associate vice president at Colliers, who brokered the deal.

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