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Detroit's Little Caesars Arena celebrates ribbon cutting

The Little Caesars Arena's ribbon cutting marks the opening of the $863 million facility that will be home to the Detroit Red Wings and Pistons and a centerpiece of the 50-block District Detroit.

Bill Lichwalla Plante Moran Cresa
Article September 08, 2017 1 min read
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Is that rental rate too good to be true?
You may think that commercial real estate lease has a below-market rental rate — until you realize how much of the space you'd be paying for is not actually yours to utilize.
Rick Pifer Plante Moran Cresa
Article April 21, 2017 3 min read

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

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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 03, 2017 2 min read
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Beaumont Health engages Plante Moran Cresa as owner's representative for $160 million master facility plan
In 2011, Botsford Hospital engaged Plante Moran Cresa to spearhead the creation of a master facility plan to expand, improve, and update the hospital's operational systems and technology. Now part of Beaumont Health, the hospital leverages our healthcare experience to oversee implementation.
Case Study May 31, 2017 1 min read

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Optimizing your approach to corporate real estate

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Metro Detroit real estate markets outpace other Midwest cities

Metro Detroit office, industrial, retail, and hospitality real estate markets were once considered "catastrophic." Now, occupancy and rental rates are outpacing other cities in the Midwest, according to real estate experts.

Ron Gantner Plante Moran Cresa
Article Q2 2017 15+ mins read
Metro Detroit Office and Industrial Real Estate Market Summary [Report]
Rick Pifer Plante Moran Cresa
Article Q1 2017 5 min read
Is that rental rate too good to be true?
Rick Pifer Plante Moran Cresa
Article April 21, 2017 3 min read

Our Thinking

  • Farmington Public Schools celebrates STEAM Academy opening

    Congratulations on a successful opening! As owner's representative, Plante Moran Cresa assisted the school with planning, oversight of the project budget, review of the project scope, and implementation of an evolving design that would ultimately meet the needs of program.

    Scott Smith Plante Moran Cresa
    Article October 30, 2017 1 min read
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  • Plante Moran Cresa finds perfect flex space for H3D in a tight real estate market

    Plante Moran Cresa's proven process and market understanding helped client H3D, Inc., find the right real estate option despite triple the space needs, a less than 5% vacancy, and specific location and space requirements.

    Tony Sorgi Plante Moran Cresa
    Article October 26, 2017 1 min read
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  • Detroit's Little Caesars Arena celebrates ribbon cutting

    The Little Caesars Arena's ribbon cutting marks the opening of the $863 million facility that will be home to the Detroit Red Wings and Pistons and a centerpiece of the 50-block District Detroit.

    Bill Lichwalla Plante Moran Cresa
    Article September 08, 2017 1 min read
    Aerial view of Detroit
  • Metro Detroit real estate markets outpace other Midwest cities

    Metro Detroit office, industrial, retail, and hospitality real estate markets were once considered "catastrophic." Now, occupancy and rental rates are outpacing other cities in the Midwest, according to real estate experts.

    Ron Gantner Plante Moran Cresa
    Article Q2 2017 15+ mins read
    Photo of Woodward Avenue sign in Detroit, Michigan
  • Five ways smart companies maintain growth and profitability
    Savvy business owners and executives consistently push to maximize growth, profitability, and value – in any economy. These strategies help you leverage upcycles, weather downturns, and achieve your growth and value targets.
    Tim Weed Daron Gifford Dennis Bagley Ron Gantner Plante Moran Cresa Phil Gilbert
    Article June 14, 2017 16 min read
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  • Four strategies for successful capital planning
    A successful capital plan ensures your school district can accurately and effectively support the ever-changing fabric of education.
    Paul Wills Plante Moran Cresa
    Article March 03, 2017 3 min read
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  • Three reasons why tenants need an objective tenant representative
    Real estate professionals are best able to represent tenants and offer advice if they do not have competing objectives from representing products or services of another firm, investor, approach, or outcome.
    Rick Pifer Plante Moran Cresa
    Article November 21, 2016 2 min read
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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.