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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

ATEQ Open Mexico Location
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ATEQ expands in Mexico

ATEQ, a global solutions leader in leak detection testing equipment for the automotive, aviation, and other manufacturing industries, expands in Mexico with assistance from Plante Moran Cresa.

Brandon M. Podolski Plante Moran Cresa
Case Study July 11, 2019 1 min read
Finished construction and installation of art gallery space in Northwestern Michigan College's Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City, Michigan
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College renovates on-campus museum with guidance from Plante Moran Cresa

When Northwestern Michigan College decided to renovate the Dennos Museum Center, Plante Moran Cresa guided its internal staff through the design and construction process, keeping the project on track through completion.

Pat Podges Plante Moran Cresa
Case Study January 16, 2019 1 min read

Optimizing your approach to corporate real estate

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Plante Moran Cresa client adds growth to Michigan workforce
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence recently announced the addition of 50 new full-time positions at a new facility in Novi, Mich. Plante Moran Cresa was proud to work alongside Hexagon during this exciting real estate transaction.
Adam Burgess Plante Moran Cresa
Article June 25, 2020 1 min read
Overcoming real estate development challenges: Why hire a development consultant?
Tori Manix Plante Moran REIA
Article May 28, 2020 5 min read
Converting to open offices? Do it the right way.
Ryan Mollen Plante Moran Cresa
Article September 23, 2019 6 min read
Industrial real estate data and trends for Q4 2018
Adam Burgess Plante Moran Cresa
Article Q4 2018 10 min read

Our Thinking

  • Plante Moran Cresa celebrates promotions for five staff
    In recognition of their accomplishments, Plante Moran Cresa is pleased to announce the promotions of Nicole Blocker, Andy Fountain, Scott Smith, Tony Sorgi, and Tricia Dziegelewski.
    Bill Lichwalla Plante Moran Cresa Nicole Blocker Plante Moran Cresa Andrew Fountain Plante Moran Cresa Scott Smith Plante Moran Cresa Tony Sorgi Plante Moran Cresa Tricia Dziegelewski Plante Moran Cresa
    Article July 6, 2020 2 min read
    Colorful balloons rising up loose into the air on a sunny, clear sky
  • Plante Moran Cresa client adds growth to Michigan workforce
    Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence recently announced the addition of 50 new full-time positions at a new facility in Novi, Mich. Plante Moran Cresa was proud to work alongside Hexagon during this exciting real estate transaction.
    Adam Burgess Plante Moran Cresa Rick Erickson Plante Moran Cresa Greg VanKirk Plante Moran Cresa
    Article June 25, 2020 1 min read
    Office workers at a manufacturing and technology company laughing in a brightly lit office
  • Plante Moran Cresa makes real estate transactions “easy” for insulation franchisee

    USA Insulation of Metro Detroit was growing out of its real estate. Plante Moran Cresa helped to secure two upgraded locations in an easy process that allowed the company to remain focused on their business.

    Adam Burgess Plante Moran Cresa
    Article June 16, 2020 1 min read
    Red ribbon cutting ceremony with the news there to celebrate new location
  • Hidden savings amid revenue woes: Leveraging your healthcare real estate

    Real estate can account for 8% to 12% of a hospital’s overhead. Don’t overlook these ways to find savings in your current or ongoing construction project and revenue in your owned real estate.

    Joe Siekirk Plante Moran Cresa Tony Colarossi
    Article June 2, 2020 4 min read
    Executive, male and fairly young, looking out a window over real estate with his back toward the viewer
  • Converting to open offices? Do it the right way.

    An “office of the future” format usually means leveraging an open office design to save money on real estate costs and improve staff collaboration. But before you convert, here are a few pros and cons to consider.

    Ryan Mollen Plante Moran Cresa Robert Stempien Plante Moran Cresa Alicia Washeleski Plante Moran Cresa
    Article September 23, 2019 6 min read
    Open office with many workers collaborating
  • How colleges and universities can best utilize their real estate assets

    Your college or university’s real estate assets are an untapped source of potential for unlocking capital, attracting and retaining students, and supporting your academic mission. All it takes is a new perspective.

    Pat Podges Plante Moran Cresa Robert Stempien Plante Moran Cresa
    Article January 16, 2019 4 min read
    Student sitting in open college library
  • 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
  • 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

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.