Commercial, residential, office, industrial and retail


Innovation marks real estate response

West Michigan brokers and agents had to adjust to weather the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 across the industrial, office, retail and multifamily markets, according to real estate leaders who spoke at the virtual West Michigan Economic and Commercial Real Estate Forecast.

Veteran real estate advisers launch brokerage

A group of senior real estate advisers have spun out of Colliers West Michigan to start their own brokerage firm with a hyper-local focus.

Inside Track: Nonprofit director draws on development experience

The one-man powerhouse of Housing Next, Ryan Kilpatrick, is working to reduce barriers to the creation of housing at all price points, utilizing his experience in building bridges between nonprofits, developers and state and local authorities.

Restaurateur opening Chicago-style pizzeria in Grand Rapids

The founder of HopCat and Max’s South Seas Hideaway is opening a deep-dish pizza restaurant this week in downtown Grand Rapids.

Report: Grand Rapids among top cities for young homeowners

Young residents in Grand Rapids have a higher share of homeownership than most other cities in the U.S., according to a recent report.

Specialty beverage shop opens in Holland

A new café in Holland offers healthy options for those with wellness in mind.  

Residential recovery house opens in Kalamazoo

A new sober living home opened its doors for young men on the road to recovery from addiction.

City commission supports new jobs, new housing in new year

The Grand Rapids City Commission kicked off its new legislative year focusing on job and housing creation. 

Independent Bank launches $1M home rewards program

Independent Bank is launching a new My Home Reward Program to incentivize homebuying and refinancing transactions.

Cannabis chain opens first West Michigan location

Gage Cannabis Co. on Friday opened the doors to its sixth provisioning center in Michigan and the first in West Michigan.

Greenridge Realty wraps 40 years with record sales

Greenridge Realty celebrated the close of its 40th year with over $1 billion in closed sales volume for the third consecutive year.

AI-enabled fitness studio opening in Grand Rapids

The Exercise Coach, a “smart” fitness studio, will open in Grand Rapids on Wednesday.

Applied Imaging acquires managed print services company

Applied Imaging acquired Lasers Resource, a Grand Rapids managed print services specialist.

The Rapid announces service changes in Byron Township

The Rapid announced schedule changes to the portion of Route 1 - Division operating in Byron Township.

Fifty-year-old Apartment Lounge launches GoFundMe to come back in spring

Michigan’s oldest operating LGBTQ bar is in danger of closing for good because of COVID-19.

Grand Rapids home prices projected to grow 6.5% in 2021

Grand Rapids home prices rose by nearly 7% in 2020, and a recent study predicted a similar outcome for this year.

CARWM campaign raises over $30,000 for children’s advocacy group

Children’s Advocacy Center of Kent County was the 2020 beneficiary of the Commercial Alliance of Realtors West Michigan Cares Campaign, the alliance recently announced.

Health care startup offers COVID-19 testing site, concierge service

A local health care company is offering multiple ways to receive a COVID-19 test.

Grand Rapids ranks 53rd best city for living without a car

Grand Rapids is a fair place to live in terms of carless transit, according to a recent survey.

Lakeshore Advantage helps brewery secure new facility

Tantrick Brewing Co. is investing $133,725 to redevelop a downtown Allegan building.

Study rates Grand Rapids as tough city for working from home

A new report shows Grand Rapids is not becoming one of the nation’s remote work “Zoom towns.”

Holland dance studio acquires new space

Wilson Dance Studio recently relocated to the Washington Square neighborhood of Holland at 436 Washington Ave.

Downtown hotel earns top marks for care and cleanliness

Hyatt Place Grand Rapids/Downtown hotel achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council STAR accreditation — the gold standard for prepared facilities.

Stella’s opens cloud kitchen in Holland

Grand Rapids-based Stella’s Lounge teamed up with HopCat Holland earlier this month to open Stella’s Cloud Kitchen.

Community Rebuilders helps 36 Grand Rapidians find homes

A nonprofit working to end homelessness has put 36 individuals on the path to long-term housing with 24 of those already housed temporarily.