9 results for “Birmingham”
CRE V Michigan

The secrets to reviving struggling downtowns? Taller buildings, narrower streets and on-street parking can help

| Dan Rafter

It was plain to see: The downtown business strip that had so long thrived in Birmingham, Michigan, was struggling. Bob Gibbs, an urban planner and chief executive officer of Birmingham-based Gibbs Planning, pointed to the luxury mall that had opened two miles away and had grabbed the major tenants that had lined downtown Birmingham for year…

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Sperry Van Ness' Pliska: Now is the time to invest in downtown Detroit

| Dan Rafter

Robert Pliska, owner and managing director with Sperry Van Ness|Property Investment Advisors in Birmingham, Michigan, likes what he sees these days in Detroit. Yes, the city has plenty of work ahead of it. But it's also on the rebound, with new leaders in the city government working closely with businesses to pump more money -- and CRE acti…