GRBJ: $5.5M project looks to transform Arena District building

A building located in downtown Grand Rapids’ Arena District is about to undergo a major transformation that will make it a class-A space.   … [Read more...]

MLive: 25 Ottawa

The 6-story office building at 25 Ottawa Avenue SW is being rebranded by Franklin Partners as Twenty 5. The owners announced a $3.5 million renovation project on Wednesday, Aug. 27.   … [Read more...]

Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce: Franklin Partners Ribbon-Cutting

Ground breaking to launch the renovation plans for 25 Ottawa to media and brokerage community. The plans will help reposition and repurpose the building in the arena district.   … [Read more...]

MLive: New owners of downtown office building unveil $3.5 million rebranding and facelift project

The new owners of the six-story office building at 25 Ottawa Ave. SW announced on Wednesday, Aug. 27, they will rebrand and refresh the 124-year-old structure across the street from the Van Andel Arena.   … [Read more...]

MiBiz: Outside investors increasingly find West Michigan real estate to their liking

The West Michigan region is losing its diamond-in-the-rough status, but that’s not bad news when it comes to commercial real estate.   … [Read more...]

MLive: Massive Steelcase chair plant in Kentwood has new owners

Franklin Partners, LLC announced it is buying a massive industrial building along Broadmoor Avenue SE that was vacated by Steelcase Inc. The Illinois-based real estate firm said it plans to redevelop the building, possibly for multiple tenants.   … [Read more...]

MiBiz: Speculators Wanted: More industrial facilities needed across West Michigan as manufacturers continue growth

Manufacturers in the automotive supply chain and the office furniture industry find themselves cramped for space as orders, production and hiring are all on the upswing.         … [Read more...]

MLive: New branding and amenities unveiled for downtown office building

Sixteen months after buying the Campau Square Plaza Building, Franklin Partners LLC unveiled new branding and common areas as the result of a $4 million remodeling project for the 12-story office building.   … [Read more...]

GRBJ: 99 Monroe sees $4M makeover

A downtown Grand Rapids landmark has completed a major step in its ongoing transformation. The former Campau Square Building — a 12-story office structure at 99 Monroe Ave. NW — has become better known as 99 Monroe, since Franklin Partners bought the building from its lender in June 2012. … [Read more...]

Rapid Growth Media: 12-story Grand Rapids LEED Class A office building completes major updates, opens Panera Bread

An outdated circa 1985 Class A office building in downtown Grand Rapids has stepped into the 21st Century after receiving some key internal upgrades including a Panera Bread restaurant, a tenant-only fitness center, and a high-tech conference room that seats 50. … [Read more...]