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Detroit, Grand Rapids named among 100 best places to retire in the U.S.

October 11, 2018 |

Detroit and Grand Rapids were named in a list of the 100 best places to retire in the U.S.A. by U.S. News & World Report.

Grand Rapids was ranked number 6 and Detroit was ranked number 64.

Ranking criteria included … Read More


October 11, 2018 |

Farmington Hills, Michigan (October 11, 2018) – Friedman Real Estate, one of the nation’s leading providers of commercial real estate services, recently sold a 28,900 square foot industrial building located at 3000 Middlebelt Road in Inkster, Michigan.  Kodiak Properties sold … Read More

Average U.S. Rent Dropped $1 in September, According to Yardi Matrix Report

October 11, 2018 |

September 2018 marked the first time in eight months that U.S. multifamily rents did not increase. The $1,412 national average for the month represented a $1 drop from August and a 3.1% year-to-date increase; year-over-year rent growth remained unchanged at … Read More

As Retailers Go Dark, Mall Vacancies Reach Highest Level In 7 Years

October 10, 2018 |

In previous real estate cycles, all of the ingredients would have been in place to foster healthy retail absorption and lower vacancies. Not this time around.

Despite the nation’s strong economy, low unemployment levels and high consumer spending and confidence, … Read More

Aldi is remodeling scores of Florida stores

October 10, 2018 |

Discount grocer Aldi is about halfway through a project to remodel 83 stores in Florida by 2020 at a cost of $115 million.

More than 40 Aldi stores across the state will have been remodeled by the end of October, … Read More

Chicago will get three Amazon Go stores

October 9, 2018 |

Amazon opened another cashierless store on Monday and has plans for a third location in Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune.

A second store in the Loop opened at 144 S. Clark Street just two blocks from the Chicago Board … Read More

Project with 360 apartments, 120-room hotel planned for east Detroit riverfront

October 9, 2018 |

A $136 million development on the east Detroit riverfront would bring 360 apartments and a 120-room hotel to the area.

It’s one of the latest in a string of waterfront investments attempting to capitalize on tens of millions of dollars … Read More

Will an open office environment work for you?

October 5, 2018 |

Though people still talk about the corner office as a benchmark of success in the workplace, more and more companies are tearing out cubicles and private offices in favor of open floor plans with flexible furniture. The potential benefits of … Read More