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Commercial Real Estate Advisors

As an independent commercial real estate consulting firm affiliated with Plante Moran, Plante Moran Cresa serves the unique facility and real estate needs of corporate business, manufacturing, education, municipal, healthcare, senior living, and faith-based clients.

Whether you're leasing, buying, or building commercial space, our experienced, multidisciplinary teams will focus solely on reaching your goals. Because we do not represent buildings, landlords, or design and construction vendors, you can be sure we're always 100% on your side, conflict-free and invested in your success.

Best of all, our commercial real estate brokers and construction project managers integrate with your organization in whatever way makes the most sense. We’ll help you successfully navigate a single initiative or act as a fully integrated real estate department for hire.

If you're considering your next commercial lease, building acquisition, or capital project, let’s start a conversation today.

Our Work

Northwestern Michigan College North Hall Student Housing
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College overcomes challenges to complete student housing under budget
Northwestern Michigan College required a knowledgeable advocate with the resources and experience to help manage the planning, design, and construction of a new student housing building on its campus in Traverse City, Mich.
Pat Podges Plante Moran Cresa
Case Study April 17, 2018 2 min read
Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority Image
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Plante Moran Cresa helps Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority improve its capital program performance
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority manages approximately $35 million in construction projects per year and plans to increase capacity to $75 million per year.
Case Study June 3, 2017 2 min read

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Optimizing your approach to corporate real estate

Optimizing your approach to corporate real estate image
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Tenant’s perspective on Q3 2018 industrial real estate trends

The United States industrial real estate market shows strong competition for space. Market trends indicate that if your organization faces a lease expiration or renewal in the near term, you should carefully consider your space needs.

Brandon M. Podolski Plante Moran Cresa
Article Q3 2018 10 min read
Q1 2018 Metro Detroit Industrial Real Estate Market Summary
Brandon M. Podolski Plante Moran Cresa
Article May 9, 2018 10 min read
Q1 2018 Metro Detroit Corporate Office Real Estate Market Summary
Rick Pifer Plante Moran Cresa
Article May 2, 2018 10 min read
Why commercial real estate rental rates are poor indicators of total occupancy cost
Ron Gantner Plante Moran Cresa
Article February 8, 2018 2 min read

Our Thinking

  • Tenant’s perspective on Q3 2018 industrial real estate trends

    The United States industrial real estate market shows strong competition for space. Market trends indicate that if your organization faces a lease expiration or renewal in the near term, you should carefully consider your space needs.

    Brandon M. Podolski Plante Moran Cresa Adam Burgess Plante Moran Cresa Joseph Gatliff Plante Moran Cresa
    Article Q3 2018 10 min read
    Two men in an industrial warehouse checking inventory
  • How to save money on school renovations

    Ready to build or renovate? District leaders should follow these six steps to make sure they're optimizing the school district's limited dollars during construction.

    Paul Wills Plante Moran Cresa
    Article October 31, 2018 5 min read
    2 little girls counting money on a table in schools
  • Plante Moran’s real estate affiliates volunteer at Life Remodeled event

    Plante Moran Cresa, Plante Moran REIA, and Plante Moran Living Forward staff, family, and friends joined thousands of volunteers for the 2018 Life Remodeled event this month.

    Bill Lichwalla Plante Moran Cresa
    Article October 24, 2018 1 min read
    candid shot of people volunteering to clean up outdoor area
  • Is an innovation center the next step for growth on your campus?

    College students today are constantly searching for opportunities to collaborate and be innovative. Why not foster that collaboration on your college or university campus in an innovation center?

    Pat Podges Plante Moran Cresa Robert Stempien Plante Moran Cresa
    Article June 19, 2018 3 min read
    College students and a professor collaborating in an open innovation center with technology
  • What’s the difference between a construction manager, architect, and owner’s representative?

    Failing to meet financial expectations, running behind schedule, or going over budget from mistakes can increase a capital project’s costs exponentially. Owner’s reps are uniquely able to help organizations plan and execute successful capital improvement programs.

    Pat Podges Plante Moran Cresa Robert Stempien Plante Moran Cresa
    Article March 2, 2018 2 min read
    Construction team at a construction site
  • 6 things to consider before converting to an open office design

    Adapting your office space into an "office of the future" format usually means leveraging an open office design to save money on real estate costs and improve staff collaboration. Before you convert, there are six pros and cons to consider.

    Robert Stempien Plante Moran Cresa Alicia Washeleski Plante Moran Cresa
    Article January 5, 2018 4 min read
    Open office with many workers collaborating
  • Does your office space attract and retain staff?

    It takes more than a Keurig and some bean bag chairs to make your office space appeal to current and future staff. Here's how to tell if your office space aligns with your goals for attracting and retaining staff.

    Ryan Mollen Plante Moran Cresa
    Article December 21, 2017 3 min read
    Modern office interior with variety of seating arrangements, modern finishes, and young staff

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Our clients say

We want to thank Plante Moran Cresa for being a great client partner as we work together on the rebirth of a great American City. We can't wait to see all the excitement that is generated at the new District Detroit.

Tom Wilson President & CEO, Olympia Entertainment

Working With Us

Plante Moran Cresa is a multidisciplinary team of more than 80 real estate professionals affiliated both with Plante Moran and Cresa, a national tenant representation firm that oversees approximately 50 million square feet of real estate transactions every year. Our team includes architects, engineers, construction experts, project managers, real estate professionals, CPAs, and attorneys.

Our clients range from multibillion-dollar international companies to local operations with a single office. No matter what size real estate project, we represent our clients exclusively and offer truly unbiased advocacy built upon a culture of service and integrity.

Before you make a move or put a shovel in the ground, let our team uncover every real estate opportunity. Let’s start a conversation today.