Elections, the economy, and a possible second wave: Will the strong real estate market persist?

In a year filled with clouds of uncertainty and some dismay, residential real estate has been an undeniable bright spot shining through.

How do you solve a problem like a lease term in the middle of a pandemic?

Most businesses sign leases for many years to house their operations. But what happens when you’re hit with a pandemic that limits your ability to use the space you spend 5%-8% of your revenue on?

Leading through a pandemic — and low inventory

As we roll through our fifth year of historically low inventory levels in West Michigan, will that trend continue?

Real estate’s ‘spring market’ shifts to summer

The real estate surge typical of March, April and May is now projected for June, July and August.

Holding strong and ready to rally

Somewhat surprisingly, real estate has remained relatively strong here in West Michigan, and there are positive indications that it will continue to get stronger and bounce back quickly.

A time of being nonessentially essential in real estate

During the past several weeks, even before Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued Michigan’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order, we have all been aware of...

West Michigan real estate market poised for another good year in 2020

2019 was a banner year for real estate in West Michigan. Sale prices continued to rise in nearly all categories and locales. Demand from buyers...

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Real estate investment tips from an expert

Real estate has often been referred to as a good and stable market for investors. It offers steady growth and on average, a higher...

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What to know when hiring a commercial property management team

Commercial real estate property owners who have a facilities team on staff may think there is no value in hiring an external property management...

Empowering personal wellness in the workplace

Can the workplace actually be a place where people leave healthier than when they arrived?Ask someone stuck at a desk from 8 a.m. to...

What to consider when picking commercial space for your business

Are you opening a new business or expanding into a larger office space? While the perfect property can largely contribute to the overall success...

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How agile work boosts productivity

Look up the meaning of “agile,” and you’ll find definitions like “able to move quickly and easily” or “marked by ready ability to move...

Designing behavioral health settings

Behavioral health care focuses on supporting both mind and body, from the treatment of mental illness to intervention for substance abuse and other addictions....

Grand Rapids changes residential rental application ordinance

Changes to residential rental applications are in effect. A new ordinance governing how apartment owners and managers must process, advertise and charge for residential...

A growing Grand Rapids

Chip Bowling, a principal and senior advisor at the Grand Rapids office of Bradley Company, contributed to this post.It is no secret that Grand Rapids...

Creating classrooms that empower student learning

Personalized learning is making its way into today’s classroom, with many schools looking for ways to support the unique and diverse learning needs of...

What’s next for the future of work?

Every summer, the commercial design industry celebrates the latest in workplace solutions at NeoCon. This year, our team joined nearly 50,000 attendees at the...

Financial independence and real estate

With Independence Day in the rear-view mirror, now is a great time to also contemplate our financial independence. The world of investing can be...

4 ways to bring nature into the office

Now that warmer weather is finally here, your team is likely itching to get outside to enjoy some much-needed sunshine and fresh air. One...

How do you build a neighborhood community?

Is it the people or the bricks and mortar that first define a particular neighborhood community?As a real estate professional, I am very often...