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In today's complex real estate environment, how do you know your real estate is aligned to your organization? Are you fully aware of all your risks and opportunities?

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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
Article July 6, 2020 2 min read
Office workers at a manufacturing and technology company laughing in a brightly lit office
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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
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Professional services: Planning your firm’s post-COVID-19 future

The COVID-19 crisis is creating serious challenges for professional services firms, including gaps in IT infrastructure, liquidity problems, and planning a firm of the future in an uncertain world. Here are our top considerations to survive and emerge stronger.

Kevin Flattery
Article June 18, 2020 4 min read
Red ribbon cutting ceremony with the news there to celebrate new location
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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
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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
Article June 2, 2020 4 min read
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Tax treatment of tenant improvements: Who should make them — landlord or tenant?
Whether landlords or tenants pay for tenant improvements affects the lease rates negotiated — and has significant tax implications. Here are the options you should consider.
Alison Frankel
Article April 8, 2020 4 min read

No two real estate projects are alike. That's why it's paramount you align your organization's real estate with your business plans or mission — and build in flexibility to minimize the risk of unforeseen changes.

Plante Moran Cresa's broad real estate consulting service platform gives organizations large and small the resources needed to answer tough real estate questions: Is this real estate project cost feasible? Do we qualify for incentives? What is the condition and value of our buildings?

Plante Moran Cresa's multidisciplinary team can help you identify and assess all your options so you can make the best real estate decisions.

Our real estate consulting services include:

  • Asset Positioning
  • Incentive Negotiation & Procurement
  • Project Feasibility
  • Real Estate Valuation
  • Development Advisory
  • Financial Structuring & Analysis
  • National Site Selection
  • Move Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Facility Condition Assessment
  • Construction Audits
  • Portfolio Management

Real Estate Consulting Thought Leadership

  • 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
  • Professional services: Planning your firm’s post-COVID-19 future

    The COVID-19 crisis is creating serious challenges for professional services firms, including gaps in IT infrastructure, liquidity problems, and planning a firm of the future in an uncertain world. Here are our top considerations to survive and emerge stronger.

    Kevin Flattery Nevra Kreger Ryan Mollen Plante Moran Cresa Kimberly Pierce
    Article June 18, 2020 4 min read
    Young businesswoman leaning over a table using a laptop computer.
  • 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

Our clients say...

As a leading manufacturer of dried milk powder used in premium chocolates, we had various specific real estate needs. Plante Moran Cresa helped us make sense of our options when we needed to expand. They understood our business, our goals, and they made them a reality.

Dale Johnson President, VernDale Products

Working With Us

Plante Moran Cresa offers clients a multidisciplinary team of in-house professionals, including architects, engineers, construction experts, project managers, real estate brokers/tenant representatives, CPAs, and attorneys. The breadth and depth of our expertise and market knowledge are strengthened through our affiliations with Plante Moran and Cresa, the nation's largest tenant representation firm.

Our Work

ATEQ Open Mexico Location
1 min read
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
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