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The story behind the story of 616 Lofts’ bankruptcy

February 22, 2019
Ten years ago I stumbled into Grand Rapids — a 25-year-old country kid from Lake Odessa — and founded 616 Lofts. Raised by schoolteachers who built new homes in the summertime, I had the itch and became the first full-time entrepreneur in my family. For eight years (2009-2017), I was 616 Lofts’ CEO. Two years ago I resigned and have since been working on other things, because my journey with the brand I built had come to an end. Read More

616 Lofts files for bankruptcy

January 14, 2019
A local developer has filed for bankruptcy. Read More

Firm re-branding urban apartment portfolio

December 13, 2018
A property management firm has started to re-brand a portfolio of seven apartment communities across Grand Rapids. Read More

616 Development learns from mistakes

CEO admits he was ‘disconnected’ during company’s rapid growth.

June 16, 2017
Heading into 2017, Derek Coppess knew there would be a change at 616 Development. Read More

Real estate firms form partnership

June 12, 2017
A Grand Rapids real estate firm has entered a partnership with a national company. Read More

Construction firm hires director of property management

June 1, 2017
A Grand Rapids real estate and construction executive is moving firms. Read More

State approves funds for apartment project

March 31, 2017
The state has approved nearly $1 million in brownfield funding for an apartment project in Grand Rapids. Read More

GRBJ Podcast: Derek Coppess of 616 Development

March 14, 2017
Derek Coppess — the founder and CEO of 616 Development — is the featured guest in episode 25 of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More

It takes a village

February 17, 2017
Early in 2016, I had that sinking feeling you get as an entrepreneur when you realize you completely underestimated your growing organization’s needs. Read More

Firm tackles ‘missing middle’ housing problem

Third Coast Development admits there’s a gap for potential residents who make between $30,000-$50,000.

November 18, 2016
Should a potential resident want to live on Michigan Street, Max Benedict wants to be able to point them to a housing option no matter their income. Read More