Greystone Provides $27.8M HUD-Insured Loan for Refinancing of Seniors Housing Property in Southfield, Michigan

SOUTHFIELD, MICH. — Greystone has provided a $27.8 million HUD-insured loan for the refinancing of Solaire Apartments in Southfield. The 383-unit seniors housing property was built in 1970. The asset features two buildings with a variety of floor plans. Amenities include a clubhouse, pool, picnic area, beauty salon, library and fitness center. Dan Sacks of Greystone originated the loan on behalf of the borrower, Loop Investments. The HUD Section 223(a)(7) loan replaces an existing FHA loan …

Crate & Barrel to Open New Location at Twelve Oaks Mall in Suburban Detroit

NOVI, MICH. — Crate & Barrel is set to open a new location at Twelve Oaks Mall in the Detroit suburb of Novi. Twelve Oaks Mall is home to 180 specialty stores and 30 restaurants. Crate & Barrel is scheduled to open the 26,000-square-foot store on Thursday, June 3. The new location will showcase the largest kitchen department in the brand’s portfolio, a reimagined bedding department and a space for the services provided in its Design Studio. The store design incorporates locally …

Hanley Investment Group Brokers $2.4M Sale of Olive Garden Ground Lease in Metro Detroit

CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, MICH. — Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors has brokered the $2.4 million sale of an Olive Garden ground lease in Chesterfield Township, about 30 miles north of Detroit. The 7,757-square-foot restaurant property, located at 27169 23 Mile Road, opened in the fall of 2020. The single-tenant building is situated on an outparcel directly in front of a Meijer supermarket. Jeff Lefko and Bill Asher, in conjunction with ParaSell Inc., represented the buyer, a Southern …

Elite Fire Safety Leases 23,000 SF of Flex Space in Novi, Michigan

NOVI, MICH. — Elite Fire Safety has leased 23,000 square feet of industrial flex space at Beck North Corporate Park in Novi. Dan Verderbar of Friedman Real Estate represented the tenant in the lease transaction. The landlord was undisclosed. Based in Southfield, Mich., Elite Fire Safety offers fire alarm, fire extinguisher and fire suppression

Bradley Co. Brokers Sale of 37,375 SF Retail Center Near Grand Rapids

KENTWOOD, MICH. — Bradley Co. has brokered the sale of Ridgemoor Center in Kentwood, just south of Grand Rapids. The sales price was undisclosed. The 37,375-square-foot retail center is located at 2889 28th St. Jeff Tucker and Drew Nelson of Bradley represented the seller, GLC/Grand River Retail. The buyer, L. Walt & Associates LLC, plans to make property

D’Portier Beauty Leases 1,500 SF at Shopping Center in West Bloomfield, Michigan

WEST BLOOMFIELD, MICH. — D’Portier Beauty has leased 1,500 square feet at The Boardwalk, a shopping center located near the intersection of Orchard Lake and Maple roads in West Bloomfield, about 27 miles northwest of Detroit. The beauty retailer is taking space formerly occupied by Frenchie’s Modern Nail Care. Michael Murphy and Tjader Gerdom of Gerdom Realty & Investment represented the landlord, Beztak Properties. Garnett Davis of Re/max represented the

Ford Unveils Plans for Battery Testing Center Near Detroit Named Ford Ion Park

ALLEN PARK, MICH. — Ford Motor Co. has unveiled plans for a new battery testing center named Ford Ion Park in the Detroit-area town of Allen Park in effort to accelerate research and development of battery and battery cell technology. A team of 150 experts in battery technology development, research, manufacturing, planning, purchasing, quality and finance will assist Ford in more quickly developing and manufacturing battery cells and batteries. Plans call for a $185 million, …

RHP Properties Acquires 29 Manufactured Home Communities in Midwest for $184M

ILLINOIS, INDIANA AND MICHIGAN — RHP Properties has acquired a portfolio of 29 manufactured home communities across Illinois, Indiana and Michigan for $184 million. The communities contain more than 4,200 sites. RHP plans to add new or enhanced amenities, playgrounds and roads. The company also plans to add new homes at affordable prices, where residents can enjoy the privacy of a single-family home with the energy-efficient features and design of a manufactured home. The seller was …

Reichle Klein Group Arranges $2.8M Sale of Three Office Buildings in Dundee, Michigan

DUNDEE, MICH. — Reichle Klein Group has arranged the $2.8 million sale of three office buildings in Dundee, about 60 miles southwest of Detroit. The properties total 20,500 square feet and are situated on 4.2 acres within the Helle Powell Professional Center, which is located on Helle Boulevard. Ryan Miller of Reichle Klein represented the seller, Toledo, Ohio-based State Street Venture Partners LLC. The buyer was

New York Community Bancorp to Acquire Flagstar Bancorp in $2.6B Merger

WESTBURY, N.Y. AND TROY, MICH. — New York Community Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: NYCB) and Flagstar Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: FBC) have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which the two companies will combine in an all-stock merger valued at $2.6 billion. The new company will have more than $87 billion in assets and operate nearly 400 traditional branches in nine states and 87 loan production offices across a 28-state footprint. The main headquarters will be located on Long Island, N.Y., with …

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