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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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Q1 2018 Metro Detroit Industrial Real Estate Market Summary

There's a lot of change happening in the industrial market sector. Download our market summary report for our expert insight and perspective.

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
Q4 2017 Metro Detroit Corporate Office and Industrial Real Estate Market Summary
Brandon M. Podolski Plante Moran Cresa
Article Q4 2017 10 min read

Our Thinking

  • Plante Moran Cresa’s Paul Theriault makes partner

    Plante Moran Cresa has seen exciting growth in staff and projects over the last 20 years. We’re happy to announce Paul Theriault as our new partner and a well-deserved promotion for Sherri House.

    Bill Lichwalla Plante Moran Cresa Paul Theriault Plante Moran Cresa Sherri House Plante Moran Cresa
    Article August 9, 2018 2 min read
    Balloons floating around and above trees
  • The Barre Code turns former retail space into new fitness studio

    Plante Moran Cresa gave The Barre Code a "great experience from start to finish" as the real estate consultant in search of a strategic location for the franchise's new studio in west Michigan.

    Tony Sorgi Plante Moran Cresa
    Article August 2, 2018 1 min read
    Reception desk for the new East Lansing, Michigan, location of The Barre Code
  • Owner’s representative creates productive start to new fire station project

    By clearly communicating the West Bloomfield Fire Department’s needs to its project team, Plante Moran Cresa encouraged a collaborative beginning to the new fire station project.

    Paul Theriault Plante Moran Cresa Brian Weber Plante Moran Cresa
    Article July 12, 2018 1 min read
    Fireman
  • 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
  • How to prepare your industrial real estate for NAFTA changes

    With uncertainty around the future of NAFTA, there are several steps you should be taking now to make sure your real estate will be flexible, with options that allow you to adapt to meet changing needs.

    Adam Burgess Plante Moran Cresa Brandon M. Podolski Plante Moran Cresa
    Article May 11, 2018 2 min read
    Inside the an industrial real estate building
  • 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.