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Bridgewater Place purchase is Calif. firm's first foray into Michigan

Bridgewater Place purchase is Calif. firm's first foray into Michigan

When completed, the planned purchased of Bridgewater Place, one of Grand Rapids' largest office buildings, will be California investment company Hertz Investment Group's inaugural foray into the Michigan investment real estate market.

The 17-story building (333 Bridge St. NW), known for its sea blue mirrored-tile exterior that rises along the Grand River, was a foreclosed property with GMAC Mortgage and will be sold for an undisclosed price, says Michael Visser of Colliers International. Visser assisted Colin Kraay, the lead sales manager in the transaction -- a process that began in 2010 with marketing the building nationally.
 

Plans For New Apartments In Creston Plaza

Grand Rapids Housing Commission has plans to replace Creston Plaza with 90 new apartments.

 

Real estate developer plans $13M apartment project on GR West Riverbank

Real estate developer plans $13M apartment project on GR West Riverbank

A former Ryder Truck maintenance and storage facility on the west riverbank of the Grand River is a prime location for 93 affordable- and market-rate apartments in Grand Rapids.

Woda Group, a multi-family housing developer based in Westerville, OH, received Grand Rapids Planning Commission approval to move forward on GrandView Place on the corner of Front St. NW and Tenth St. NW.

The development will be Enterprise Green Communities certified and could bring 20 waterfront townhouses to the west side, along with another 60 apartments, which will be mostly waterfront, and 13 townhouses along Front St. NW.
 

Free Legal Advice For Kent County Renters

Free Legal Advice For Kent County Renters

If you're renting a house or an apartment and have an issue with your landlord, what happens if you can't afford to move or hire an attorney?

While most landlords respect their tenants' privacy and maintain the homes they own, unfortunately not all do. And when there is little money to move or pay for legal advice, sometimes renters feel stuck and are unsure what to do.
 

 

Two New Hires At Dan Vos Construction Company

Two New Hires At Dan Vos Construction Company

Dan Vos Construction Company (DVCC) recently added two new employees to its team. Jeremy Roon joins the DVCC design team as a CAD Drafter, and Meg Sznaza joins the DVCC business development team as as Marketing Coordinator.

 

Celebrating the Grand Opening of Division Park Avenue and Serrano Lofts

Celebrating the Grand Opening of Division Park Avenue and Serrano Lofts

October 11, 2011 (Grand Rapids, MI) – After successfully restoring 101 South Division building into one of the first mixed-use LEED buildings in Historic Heartside business district, Brookstone Capital LLC once again contributes to the revitalization of the South Division Avenue corridor.  Project partners MSHDA, PNC Bank, The City of Grand Rapids Community Development, Downtown Development Authority, Economic Development office have teamed with the historic renovation of three buildings in the two hundred block of South Division Avenue into affordable workforce housing.  

Land Banks Rock: A New Tool For Reinvesting In Our Community

Land Banks Rock: A New Tool For Reinvesting In Our Community

A guest editorial by Guy Bazzani

The Kent County Land Bank has the potential to be a fabulous new tool for redeveloping vacant properties in Kent County. As a green urban developer, having chronically vacant properties in neighborhoods impedes our revitalization efforts. They lower property values, invite crime, and can quickly become an eyesore. I strongly encourage everyone to attend the Kent County Land Bank forum on March 23. This innovative idea could be a boon for our redevelopment efforts. Initially, it was hard for me to be enthusiastic about Land Banks. After some prodding from a friend, I did some preliminary research regarding this topic. Now, I am excited!