Category: Featured Space

Hi-Tech Office Spaces for Lease at American Commerce Center

On American Drive, near Southfield’s iconic American Center, there are two incredible American Commerce Center buildings that offer beautiful spaces and ample amenities. Among Southfield’s many properties, the below locations are ideally suited for high-tech businesses.

Southfield has become a destination for innovation—leading in areas include automotive, robotics, automation, communication, and information technology. Starting a business here or relocating to one of these spaces will put your company in “the Center of It All”—as Southfield is recognized as the premier business address in Michigan with close proximity to Detroit as well as major freeways and airports.

Join over 10,000 businesses who call Southfield home and explore two great location options below, which can also be combined to accommodate the scale of your operations.

26525-26555 American Drive, Southfield

Property Features:

  • 25,000-51,863 square feet of office/hi-tech space
  • 16’ clear height
  • (8) 8×10 grade level doors
  • Zoned Office, Research
  • 250 parking spaces
  • Class A flex space in Southfield’s premier business park
  • Access to high-speed fiber optics, broadband, and satellite services
  • The city offers extensive infrastructure, modern appeal, and a central location
  • Can be combined with adjacent 20,000 square-foot building at 26495 American Dr.
  • Lease Rate: $15.00/sf NNN

26495 American Drive, Southfield

Property Features:

  • 20,000 square feet available of office/hi-tech space
  • 16’ clear height
  • (2) 10×12 grade level doors
  • 510 acres
  • Zoned Office, Research
  • Class A flex space in Southfield’s premier business park
  • Access to high-speed fiber optics, broadband, and satellite services
  • The city offers extensive infrastructure, modern appeal, and a central location
  • Can be combined with adjacent 50,000 square-foot building at 26525-26555 American Dr.
  • Lease Rate: $15.00/sf NNN

Get More Details

For more information, contact John Gordy or Jill Cooper from Signature Associates located at One Towne Square, Suite 1200 in Southfield, MI.

John Gordy, Senior Vice President & Principal

jgordy@signatureassociates.com

248.948.4181

Jill Cooper, Senior Client Services Specialist

jcooper@signatureassociates.com

248.359.3817

Barton Malow’s Southfield Office Upgrade

Barton Malow, a world-renowned construction firm, has called Southfield home for its corporate headquarters since 1986. As a centrally-located metro Detroit suburb, Southfield has proven to be a great fit for Barton Malow’s headquarters, allowing easy access to projects and clients in the area. With more than 2.4 billion in annual revenue and more than 2,000 employees worldwide, the family-owned company holds the title of Michigan’s largest general contractor, as ranked by Crain’s Detroit.

As the City of Southfield has evolved and grown in size over the past few years, so has Barton Malow. Looking to bring their business into the next chapter and get their organization excited about new developments, the company recently renovated the entire first floor of their Southfield office (located at 26500 American Drive) into a modern Innovation Center for collaboration.

The Build

Barton Malow’s in-house design team, led by Brian Threet(AIAA), was tasked with redesigning a smart, functional, collaborative, fun, and beautiful first-floor space that would showcase construction and technology in an adaptive environment.

“The main goal of the renovation was to create flexible, multi-sized conference spaces to promote better collaboration,” says Romano Curti, Barton Malow’s Director of Business Development.

Just as they would with any other project, the team utilized 3D model-based BIM (Building Information Modeling) software to plan the renovation. Barton Malow’s Executive Vice President, Doug Maibach, emphasized how critical 3D-modeling and virtual reality software was to the planning process.

The Design

“The design of the innovation center was complex, so walking through the space made it easier to see the spatial relations and get a feel for items such as lumens for various spaces,” Maibach says. “Being immersed in the space with all the colors and textures really helped me get a feel for what the space would look like in real life. It helped accelerate the time to go from concept to construction.”

The resulting Innovation Centercelebrates transparency and teamwork, with a modern, glass NanaWall system in the center of the space. The entire first floor, including the lobby, was renovated to add rooms of varying sizes that can hold anywhere from two to 150 people. Twelve conference and drop-in rooms were also added with upgraded video capabilities.

The Result

“The result is a space that both employees and clients enjoy,” Curti says.

The renovated space is now used for both meetings and other company gatherings. With such positive feedback, Barton Malow plans to continue updating the rest of their office throughout 2018. Later in the year, updates will be made to the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors including: elevator lobbies, kitchen areas, copy and mail rooms, and additional meeting spaces.

“We’re currently working on rounding out the first floor to include a curated Barton Malow history wall that will flow through the lobby and atrium,” Curti says.

Looking Ahead

As Barton Malow expands globally, they haven’t forgotten about the city they call home, or where it all started in 1924 — Detroit. The company has been an integral part of downtown Detroit’s resurgence in the past few years, and prides itself on making an impact on the city.

Current downtown projects include: the Shinola Hotel, which will be completed later this fall; along with the Hudson’s Site Devlopment Project.

“Projects like this are what we live for,” says Ryan Maibach, Barton Malow CEO.

To learn more about Barton Malow, visit http://www.bartonmalow.com, or follow them on Facebook,  Twitterand LinkedIn.

The Grass is Greener at Pebble Creek Park

Pebble Creek Park is one of Southfield’s prominent green spaces that support leisure and recreation activities in the community.

The City of Southfield’s Parks & Recreation Department decided they wanted to invest in the redevelopment of the Pebble Creek play set, as the standing play set at the time was over twenty years old and did not meet standards for access and safety for public play environments. To create a new play set, the Parks & Recreation Department required funding to purchase and install new play equipment.

In March 2014, The Parks & Recreation Department was granted permission from the City Council to apply to use the Michigan Department of Natural Resources grant funding at Pebble Creek Park to renovate the play area through the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a federal program which is allocated annually in the US budget, and administered by the state.

The Pebble Creek grant request was for $100,000, and as a federal reimbursement grant, it required an equal local match of $100,000 from the city. In December 2014, the Parks & Recreation Department received notification that the grant application was approved.

Constructing a Better Space

The old equipment at Pebble Creek Park was deteriorated and required higher frequency of maintenance to sustain minimum safety requirements. The existing surfacing needed repeat care to prevent soil compaction and weeds. The new equipment and surfacing will require less maintenance and makes the play lot accessible and fun for all ages and abilities.

Construction of the new play set started in the Summer of 2016, and the scope of the project included demolishing the existing play equipment at replacing it with a new jungle gym.

In May 2017, installation officially begun. The main contractor for this project, Rolar Property Services, worked with Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc to design the new play lot and the surrounding area. In just a few weeks, Rolar had prepared the site for the new play area—removing over 125 cubic yards of soil and installing new footings and the rubberized mat underneath the play structures to support safety. Playworld Play Equipment created a play area just for Pebble Creek Park that is inviting to kids of all ages and levels of play.

Cutting the Ribbon

On October 27, 2017 the City of Southfield had an Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony where the Mayor of Southfield, Kenson Siver, and other city officials gathered to celebrate the success of this project.

The Southfield Parks & Recreation Department worked hard to get the grant and remake this space—and the results are well worth it.

Benefitting the Community

This play area at Pebble Creek Park is the only one in the northwest quadrant of Southfield. There are no schools, parks, or other recreational providers in this section of the city. The closest play area is several miles away and across major roads. Pebble Creek is directly next to a large multi-family housing complex and heavily used for both large group picnics and league soccer.

This redevelopment provides an incredible play area for all children who visit the park. This project gives the entire park a new look and feel. After all the hard work from everyone involved to make this project a reality, the grass is greener on the other side!

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To learn about other redevelopment projects and get updates from the Southfield Parks & Recreation Department, you can follow them @SouthfieldParksandRecreation.

New Autoliv Automotive Tech Center to be Built in Southfield

Autoliv is a worldwide leader in automotive safety systems that recently broke ground on their North American Electronics Technical Center. This new 180,000 square-foot facility in Southfield is projected to be finished in the first half of 2019. This will add to the 22 technical centers Autoliv already has in ten countries around the world.

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The goal of this new facility is to enable Autoliv to continue to expand their electronics department that works on critical safety electronics technologies. It will provide office space, advanced laboratories, and a development garage, as well as support to management functions in sales and engineering.

New Center, New Opportunity

Autoliv currently employs 600 workers in their electronics department, located in multiple buildings across Southfield. Not only will consolidating locations help the company align their knowledge and talent, but with this new center in development, the company plans to hire 250 more employees over the next five years and house up to 900 employees in a single location. This center has the potential to significantly increase the concentration of engineering and electronics technology entrepreneurs in Southfield.

The design of this new space encourages collaboration and knowledge sharing by integrating group workspaces. The center will include a 1,700 square-foot gymnasium and an environmentally friendly kitchen.

The innovative new tech center has exciting implications for Autoliv, the City of Southfield, and the future of automotive technology.

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Innovating in Southfield

Vice President of Autoliv North American Electronics Engineering, Canic Boran, said “We have grown significantly since opening our Southfield office in 2002, and it has long been our

hope to expand in this area. We greatly appreciate the tremendous support that we have received

from the MEDC and the City of Southfield to make this project possible at this time, and look forward to further growth together.” He adds, “Autoliv’s mission is to be the leading supplier of safety systems for the future car. We are excited by the opportunity our new high tech facility will provide our people to collaboratively innovate and develop our electronics systems, and ultimately contribute to saving more lives.”

To learn more about Autoliv and keep up to date with announcements and job opportunities, visit them online or on LinkedIn.

 

Discover Comfort Suites in Southfield: LTU’s Primary Business Hotel

The Southfield Comfort Suites caters to many local businesses and is a preferred destination for employees traveling to and around Southfield. The hotel has previously worked with Ciena Healthcare, Blackberry Systems, Blue Care Network, Michigan First Credit Union, and the Junior Olympics to support their events and accommodation needs. Additionally, with easy access to downtown Detroit, Comfort Suites offers an ideal location and affordable suites for those requiring long-term stays, such as construction crews that are developing the city of Southfield and Detroit.

Comfort Suites also has a long-standing partnership with Lawrence Technological University as the primary host hotel for all of LTU’s frequent travelers, including trainees, professors, speakers, and sporting teams, as well as other tech and education professionals. Likewise, Comfort Suites provides rooms for the attendees of LTU’s national and worldwide events like Robofest.

Venues and Amenities for Business Professionals

Comfort Suites has a variety of event spaces to host conferences, conventions, training sessions and business meetings—the Board Room can hold 10 to 15 people and the Meeting Room can hold up to 70 people for events. To reserve one of these spaces, you can call ahead to request pricing and availability.

The hotel is also equipped with a Business Center that has a computer for guests to use and a printer that allows for convenient remote printing from your room. There are also a variety of luxury amenities and complimentary services available on site that make for an enjoyable stay including:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Weekday Newspaper
  • Guest Laundry Facilities
  • Indoor Heated Pool & Whirlpool
  • Fitness Center
  • 70 TV Channels

A Benefit for Southfield’s Business District

Comfort Suites is in a prime location on Northwestern Highway and Evergreen Road, one mile south of Interstate 696, in the middle of Southfield’s business district. Devon Dallo, sales manager at Comfort Suites says, “we love Southfield, it’s an ideal location being around many top Fortune 500 companies. We offer a lot of complimentary items that business and leisure travelers want”

Being right off the freeway also gives guests easy access to downtown Detroit, Troy, Farmington and Livonia. The Comfort Suites of Southfield has also been awarded the number one hotel of excellence for four years in a room from Trip Advisor.

The hotel also supports local employment and partners with LTU and Southfield MI Works! to post jobs and hire students and recent grads for both part-time and full-time positions.

To connect with Comfort Suites Southfield, you can visit them online, or call the hotel directly at 248-357-9990.

Tour the New Southfield MI Works! Career Center

On August 23, the new Southfield MI Works! career center officially opened its doors with a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate this exciting next chapter for the organization. Joining the Southfield City Centre District and Lawrence Technological University, this new space is the only job center in the nation that is located on a university campus!

 

Through a partnership between the City of Southfield, Oakland County and LTU, this center is designed to meet the talent needs of Southfield businesses and the employment needs of individual citizens.

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The Genesis of Southfield MI Works!

Mayor Siver of The City of Southfield shared that the history of this entire operation was born from Gloria Kennedy. Gloria Kennedy (who passed in March at age 92) wore many hats in the Southfield city government—acting as a neighborhood president, championing the historical society, leading the Keep Southfield Beautiful initiative and winning various awards for the city. In the late 1960’s, Gloria started a youth employment program that was the genesis of what Southfield MI Works! is today. Through the support of the City of Southfield, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Oakland County, Gloria’s program evolved through the years and today, is still focused on creating connections to empower others. Mayor Siver stated that, “she would be thrilled to see this center today.”

Turning an Idea into a Reality

In December 2015, Lawrence Technological University acquired the Southfield MI Works! property, making a conscious decision to foster collaboration and economic development in partnership with the City of Southfield and Oakland County. With the recent establishment of the Southfield Centrepolis SmartZone and LTU Collaboratory startup business accelerator, it was the perfect time for Southfield MI Works! to expand their offering in a new location. And with the support of LTU’s knowledge, technology and talent, Southfield MI Works! is better positioned to provide innovative workforce planning and services.

Since 2015, Southfield MI Works! has assisted 836 companies with their talent and growth needs and has welcomed over 37,000 visitors seeking assistance in landing a job, acquiring a new degree/certification or earning a promotion. The staff has also established effective, results-driven engagements with Southfield public schools, CISO, ABS and the American Society of Employers in order to expand their services, cultivate new relationships and launch innovative programing that supports the Southfield community and businesses.

Today, the team at Southfield MI Works! is ready to take on the next chapter and continue to make a difference in their new center!

Tour the Space

The new state-of-the-art center space was designed to inspire collaboration, and features an open layout, artistic elements and conference rooms to host meetings and workshops.

To connect with Southfield MI Works! contact manager Lisa Straske at 248-796-4580.

Metro Office Spaces for Rent: Locate your Business Inside Southfield Centrepolis

Looking for a new office destination in the City of Southfield? The Metro Office Complex has three first-time-on-the-market Class A office towers with plenty of space! This is a premier business location inside Southfield Centrepolis—next to more than 350 high-tech information technology and telecommunication firms and more than 90 software development companies.

This is a great opportunity to establish a prominent corporate headquarters or give your startup company a first home. With a variety of beautiful office buildings ranging from 15,000 sq. ft. to 500,000 sq. ft., you can find the perfect space to suit your needs. All towers are located close together and offer different floor plans.

Take a look at the specs for Tower 100, 200 and 400 and explore the floor plans below (Tower 300 is currently leased by Federal Mogul).

Tower 100

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27100 W. 11 Mile Rd. Southfield, MI 48033

  • 106,221 sq.ft. building
  • 7 stories
  • 15,467 sq.ft. floor plate
  • 27100 is connected to Tower 200 by a covered walkway
  • Built in 1984

Tower 200

200

27200 W. 11 Mile Rd. Southfield, MI 48033

  • 280,159 sq.ft. building
  • 12 stories
  • 19,159 sq.ft. floor plate
  • 27200 is connected to Tower 100 by a covered walkway
  • Built in 1989

Tower 400

400

27350 W. 11 Mile Rd. Southfield, MI 48033

  • 150,507 sq.ft. building
  • 10 stories
  • 15,190 sq.ft. floor plate
  • Built in 1985

 

See all floor plans

 

METRO OFFICE COMPLEX AMENITIES:

  • Prominent corporate headquarters opportunity in a Class A facility
  • Four-building office complex with over 500,000 sq.ft. available
  • Full-building back-up generators and dual feed primary electrical service
  • On-site management and security
  • Cafeteria
  • Conferencing centers
  • Auditorium
  • 1,218 surface parking spaces
  • 896 parking deck spaces
  • Access to high-speed fiber optics network
  • Easy access to freeways, major highways and Detroit Metropolitan Airport

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Interested?

To inquire about space inside one of the Metro Office Complex towers, please contact Lawrence Randazzo or Bill Basirico from the HAYMAN GROUP:

HAYMAN COMPANY

29100 Northwestern Hwy

Suite 410

Southfield, MI 48034

http://www.haymancompany.com/

Lawrence Randazzo, Director of Brokerage

(248)-879-4739

lrandazzo@haymanco.com

Bill Basirico, Senior VP of Brokerage

248)-879-4721

bbasirico@haymanco.com

American Center: Raw Space for Rent

Custom Build-to-Suit Space Available for Development

The 21st floor of the American Center is a raw space available for rent and for any tenant to build whatever they want! This is an amazing opportunity to create a space that is exactly what your business needs, instead of trying to find a space that fits your requirements. Whatever you envision for your company in terms of layout, architecture, design, and workflow—it’s yours to create—consider this space a blank canvas!

This raw space includes two suites (SUITE #2100 and SUITE #2150) for a total of 9,175 sq. ft. and no columns to interfere with your build. Additionally, there are floor-to-ceiling glass windows surrounding the entire space with a sky-high view of the surrounding metro area skyline. Download the floor plan for more details.

Build Your Business Inside the American Center

Located inside the 508,000 sq. ft. American Center building at 27777 Franklin Rd, Southfield, this space offers easy accessibility, ample parking and convenient amenities.

AMERICAN CENTER AMENITIES:
• Full service class A building
• 24 hour on-site security guards & cameras
• Building conference center for tenant’s use
• Cafeteria
• Sundry
• Shoe shine
• Dry Cleaning service
• Florist
• ATM
• Duel electrical redundancy
• Travel agency
• Fitness center
• Valet parking
• Executive garage parking
• Nearby hotels
• Easy freeway access
• Super central location

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Interested?

To inquire about this raw space please contact:

REDICO Real Estate 
One Towne Sq, Suite 1600
Southfield, MI 48076
(248) 827-1700 (p)
redico.com

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