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Colliers International | West Michigan to represent Arena Place development as leasing partner

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This development is a testament to the continued growth and expansion of downtown Grand Rapids and captures the vibrant spirit of people directly investing in the revitalization of our community.

Colliers International | West Michigan will serve as the leasing partner for downtown Grand Rapids’ newest upscale mixed-use development, Arena Place, located at 45 Ottawa Ave. SW in the heart of the Arena District. The firm will represent all non-residential leasing transactions.

“Colliers International is thrilled to complete the leasing program that began over a year ago, and will now focus on the remaining office space and a quality mix of retail tenants,” said Ray Kisor, Colliers Principal “This development is a testament to the continued growth and expansion of downtown Grand Rapids and captures the vibrant spirit of the people directly investing in the revitalization of our community.”

The 11-story mixed-use development, totaling 373,347 square feet, will feature Class-A office space, ground floor retail, a parking garage with space for more than 280 vehicles and 100 market-rate apartments with state-of-the-art technology and amenities – all of which were thoughtfully coordinated with the City of Grand Rapids’ master plan and Arena South Visioning Plan. Surface demolition and infrastructure support on the 1.01-acre site, led by Orion Construction, was marked by an on-site groundbreaking ceremony early yesterday afternoon, July 30. The development is expected to be complete in the winter of 2015. Upon completion, it will house anchor tenants Miller Johnson, Do More Good and Meritage Hospitality Group along with 8,147 square feet of ground floor retail space and a 6,054 square foot restaurant.

This project provides positive growth for downtown residents, businesses and patrons along with creating a strategic alliance that seeks to foster a healthy pace and direction of growth in the South Arena District for years to come. Teaming on this project include Ray Kisor and David Wiener from the Colliers office team along with Mark Ansara from the Colliers retail team.

For more information, please visit: http://www.arenaplacegr.com. Arena Place: “The New Grand Rapids Starts Here”.


Colliers International | West Michigan is a privately-owned commercial real estate and property management services firm with specialties in office, retail, industrial and investment properties. Founded in 1995, the company comprises three offices and 63 professionals.

Colliers International is the third-largest commercial real estate services company in the world, with over 12,300 professionals operating out of more than 520 offices in 62 countries. A subsidiary of FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ: FSRV; TSX: FSV and FSV.PR.U), it focuses on accelerating success for its clients by seamlessly providing a full range of services to real estate users, owners and investors worldwide, including global corporate solutions, brokerage, property and asset management, hotel investment sales and consulting, valuation, consulting and appraisal services, mortgage banking and research. Commercial Property Executive and Multi-Housing News magazines ranked Colliers International as a top U.S. real estate company. The latest annual survey by the Lipsey Company ranked Colliers International as the second-most recognized commercial real estate firm in the world.

Orion is a multi-service construction company, active throughout the Midwest, with resources to handle projects of any size and complexity. Founded in 2000, the company provides general contracting, construction management, design/build services and sustainable/LEED consulting across a wide variety of business sectors. Visit http://www.orionbuilt.com.

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