UHY To Open Third Michigan Office In Detroit's Financial District

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Founding Partner Began Accounting Career 50 Years Ago In Former Dime Building

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UHY LLP, a leading national CPA firm with over 300 employees in Oakland and Macomb counties, is opening its third Michigan office in the heart of downtown Detroit’s financial district. UHY’s first Wayne County office will be open for business on the sixth floor of the Chrysler House (previously known as the Dime Building) sometime in November. The 23-story historic skyscraper is located at Griswold and Fort streets near Campus Martius Park.

Ironically, this is the same building that founding partner, Gordon Follmer, first started his accounting career while going to night school at University of Detroit in 1960. “We’re excited to expand operations in Detroit as the revitalization of business growth in the City is gaining momentum,” Follmer said. He also feels the downtown addition will be excellent for recruiting and retention, “A lot of our new team members, the younger ones, the next generation of leaders, have expressed interest in working downtown”.

Many of their Detroit-based clients including Hiram Jackson, CEO of Real Times Media and publisher of the Michigan Chronicle; Cindy Pasky, founder, president and CEO of Strategic Staffing Solutions and chair of the Detroit Downtown Partnership Board of Directors; Bridgewater Interiors’ president and CEO Ron Hall; and John James, founder, chairman and CEO of James Group International have encouraged and supported the firm’s move to the City. “We’re delighted to see UHY open an office in Detroit. They’ve been our accounting firm for a very long time and done wonderful things for us. They will be a great addition to Detroit’s growing financial community,” said James.

UHY LLP is one of many companies who have moved into the 352,000 square foot building since it was acquired by Bedrock Real Estate Services in August 2011. The neoclassical Daniel Burnham-designed structure is within short walking distance from Campus Martius Park, Westin Book Cadillac Hotel, Cobo Center, PeopleMover station and sports venues.

“UHY joins an impressive list of more than 45 retail, professional services and corporate tenants,” said Jim Ketai, co-founder and managing partner of Bedrock.

"We are really excited about this new beginning in the downtown area," said Tony Frabotta, CEO of UHY Advisors MI, Inc. and managing partner of UHY LLP. "This is a great opportunity for UHY to be part of Detroit's comeback story."

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UHY LLP, a licensed CPA firm, provides audit and other attest services to public and private companies. UHY Advisors provides tax and consulting services to a variety of sectors. UHY Advisors FLVS provides forensic, valuation, intellectual property, electronic discovery and international arbitration services to law firms and their clients. Many of these services grew from client business needs and their requests for assistance in a variety of areas of expertise.

UHY LLP, operating in an alternative practice structure with UHY Advisors, forms one of the largest professional services firms in the US. While that scale might provide confidence for some clients, others tell us our greatest value is the way we bring these resources to bear to help address today’s evolving business challenges. It’s a philosophy we call “The Next Level of Service”. To learn more visit http://www.uhy-us.com.

All of the above entities are members of UHY International, a global network of independent professional services firms that provide audit, tax and consulting services around the world. UHY International member firms comprise one of the top international accounting networks in the world. As a member firm, we provide our clients with resources in business centers strategically located around the globe. We are an active member in this organization with significant participation that brings the power of an international network to bear for our clients.

UHY LLP is a licensed independent CPA firm that performs attest services in an alternative practice structure with UHY Advisors, Inc. and its subsidiary entities. UHY Advisors, Inc. provides tax and business consulting services through wholly owned subsidiary entities that operate under the name of “UHY Advisors.” UHY Advisors, Inc. and its subsidiary entities are not licensed CPA firms. UHY LLP and UHY Advisors, Inc. are U.S. members of Urbach Hacker Young International Limited, a UK company, and form part of the international UHY network of legally independent accounting and consulting firms. “UHY” is the brand name for the UHY international network. Any services described herein are provided by UHY LLP and/or UHY Advisors (as the case may be) and not by UHY or any other member firm of UHY. Neither UHY nor any member of UHY has any liability for services provided by other members.

About Bedrock Real Estate Services
Detroit-based Bedrock Real Estate Services is a full-service real estate firm specializing in purchasing, leasing, financing, developing and managing commercial space. Since its founding in 2011, Bedrock has recruited more than 120 tenants to Detroit’s Central Business District into both office and retail spaces. In addition, Bedrock and its affiliates have invested more than $1.3 billion in downtown Detroit real estate. For more information, visit http://www.bedrockmgt.com/.

Jennifer Kulczycki
Bedrock Real Estate Services
313 373 3033

A Rock Ventures/Bedrock Detroit engagement timeline and tenant listing is available here.

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