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City expected to advance 6-story office building plans

June 27, 2017 |

ROYAL OAK — Commissioners are expected to give their go-ahead Monday night to lawyers tasked with finalizing development agreement documents for a new six-story office building in the existing Royal Oak City Hall parking lot.

Commissioners were expected to take … Read More

A neighborhood perspective: How The Platform is thinking differently about Detroit development

June 21, 2017 |

Shortly after developers Peter Cummings and Dietrich Knoer partnered on purchasing the New Center’s iconic Fisher and Kahn buildings in 2015, Knoer extended a rather unusual invitation to Cummings: a 4:30 a.m. breakfast at Eastern Market.

Cummings agreed to the … Read More


June 21, 2017 |

This is the fourth article in our series on the Workplace of the Future. The first article featured A Brief History of the Workplace of the Future. Part 2 highlighted the workforce and the third installment featured the commute. We … Read More

6 Design Tips to Create an Inspiring Office Space

June 21, 2017 |

Do you love your office space? How does the space you work in make you feel?

Chances are, if you aren’t enjoying the space in which you operate your business, your employees don’t enjoy the space either. And if your … Read More

11 Oakland County downtowns recognized as among the best in America

June 14, 2017 |

A few Oakland County downtowns can now say they are among the best in the country.

The National Main Street Center has nationally accredited 11 Oakland County Main Street communities, which join nearly 2,000 other downtowns across America.

The communities … Read More

Haul For One: U-Haul Adapts & Reuses Abandoned Buildings

June 13, 2017 |

U-Haul company’s commitment to renovate and reuse abandoned buildings is not only economical, it also serves to revitalize post-industrial neighborhoods.

One of U-Haul’s most noteworthy adaptive reuse projects is the former Magic Chef head office building in south St. … Read More

Growing Demand Pushes Need for 4.6 Million New Apartments by 2030 According to Recent Study

June 13, 2017 |

WASHINGTON, DC – Delayed marriages, an aging population and international immigration are increasing a pressing need for new apartments, to the tune of 4.6 million by 2030, according to a new study commissioned by the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) … Read More

In Detroit, Anyone Can Be a Real Estate Developer

June 13, 2017 |

(Bloomberg)—An urban revival has to start somewhere, and in the case of Detroit, that place has been downtown.

Coming out of the Great Recession, a handful of real estate developers invested heavily in a bid to lure corporate employers—and, more … Read More