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June 1, 2013 Case Study 1 min read
IAV Automotive Engineering, a Berlin-based joint venture that provides engineering services to the automotive industry, sought to create a research and development campus in North America.
IAV Automotive Engineering Exterior
IAV Automotive Engineering Exterior
IAV Automotive Engineering Lobby
IAV Automotive Engineering Lobby
IAV Automotive Engineering Plant
IAV Automotive Engineering Plant

The challenge

IAV Automotive Engineering, Inc., a Berlin-based joint venture that provides engineering services to the automotive industry, sought a research and development (R&D) campus in North America to take advantage of the Noth America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). However, IAV was under limited time constraints to implement a real estate strategy.

The solution

IAV engaged Plante Moran Cresa (PMC) to find a location for its R&D campus within its tight time constraints. With the assistance of PMC, IAV located and secured a site in Northville, Michigan. Our team also helped secured an aggressive $6 million incentive package from the state of Michigan.

The benefit

PMC provided program management/monitoring services to IAV throughout the planning, design, and construction process of the new $23 million, 45,000-square-foot facility, driving the schedule to allow IAV to meet its tight deadline.