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Of industrial, infrastructure and immigration: The big influencers on CRE in 2018

February 15, 2018 |

Investors might be expecting a slowdown in the commercial real estate market this year. But that doesn’t mean that they don’t still view commercial assets as worth investing in.

The 2018 Altus Group Real Confidence Executive Survey found that investors … Read More

Pontiac Experiencing a ‘Rebirth’ as Companies See New Potential Arising

February 15, 2018 |

Like many rustbelt cities, Pontiac has had its fortunes rise, crash and, with the hard work of residents, business owners, community organizations and financial investments, bounce back in a way that is meaningful and, hopefully, sustainable.

In the past few … Read More

Oakland County Draws Record $1.2B in Investment Representing 62 Companies and 9,500 Jobs in 2017

February 9, 2018 |

Wednesday, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced 2017 was a record year, with 62 companies investing $1.2 billion and creating 9,500 jobs, while retaining 8,400 jobs.

“That means more than one company per week is locating or expanding in … Read More

What Stats Should You Consider When Buying Property for Your Business?

February 7, 2018 |

These are some of the most important numbers you’ll need to consider when buying real estate.

When investing in property to expand or start your business, you need to make the most logical, mathematical decision possible; it’s the best way … Read More

Assessed value of industrial property in Detroit rises 64%

February 7, 2018 |

City of Detroit

The city of Detroit’s citywide residential property assessment values for 2018 rose for the first time in 17 years. For the first time, the city assessor’s office has plotted total assessment value increases by neighborhood to give … Read More

Rebound Detroit! The resurgence is real.

February 5, 2018 |

If there’s a town that can muscle the rest of the deal, it might be the Motor City.

Detroit’s historic David Whitney Building, once a treasure at the city’s gateway, had fallen into such dramatic disrepair that during the bleak … Read More

Flex-N-Gate’s new Detroit plant to prioritize city residents for jobs

January 24, 2018 |
  • Flex-N-Gate to prioritize Detroiters for 400 jobs at new auto parts plant.
  • Construction of 450,00-square-foot plant is 60 percent complete.
  • Early production on metal-stamping presses to begin in April.

Auto part supplier Flex-N-Gate has committed to hiring Detroiters … Read More

How Ford plans to use its new Corktown digs

January 22, 2018 |
  • Ford plans to embed its “Team Edison” at The Factory building in Corktown
  • Team to develop business case for electric, autonomous vehicles
  • Corktown seen as a big advantage

The business strategy of Ford Motor Co.’s big bet on … Read More