GRBJ: Franklin Partners and Colliers team up again

Franklin Partners has decided to use the Old Testament wisdom King Solomon suggested as a problem solver — on a building that has sort of a modern-day biblical history. And it won’t be the first time the Chicago-area developer has applied Solomon’s strategy to its holdings here.   … [Read more...]

MLive: New owner plans to split office and warehouse facility used by Zondervan Corp. into two buildings

A distribution center and warehouse once used by Zondervan Corp. will be split from an adjoining office building at 5300 Patterson Avenue SE to create new industrial space, according to the building’s new owners. … [Read more...]

1900 Spring Road

This five story, Class A office building is located within the Oak Brook center ring. Oak Brook Center is one of the highest grossing malls in the country. Anchored by Citibank, 1900 Spring Road spans 112,500 SF with a tenant mix of legal, development, financial services, healthcare and non-profit … [Read more...]

MiBiz: Don Shoemaker, Principal, Franklin Partners

While his company was initially involved mostly in industrial real estate in West Michigan, Shoemaker and Franklin Partners this year expanded their portfolio to include downtown Grand Rapids properties. … [Read more...]

MLive: New owners of downtown Grand Rapids office building planning facelift, may add restaurant

Downtown’s 12-story Comerica Building will be sporting a new look, inside and out, its new owners said Wednesday.   … [Read more...]

GRBJ: Franklin Partners buys a good boned building

At first, learning that Franklin Partners LLC has moved into the local office market by purchasing a key downtown structure might indicate a branding switch for the company. … [Read more...]

99 Monroe Under New Ownership

Illinois real estate investor Donald Shoemaker and his colleague Gary Tamminga—both of Franklin Partners, LLC—are known in West Michigan for their innovative, industrial property renovations. … [Read more...]

MiBiz: Chicago’s Franklin Partners finds value in West Michigan industrial, commercial properties

“People in Chicago ask, ‘Why are you going to Grand Rapids?’ They would say the same thing about Detroit or Flint,” Shoemaker said, noting the region has been largely undiscovered by outside investors.   … [Read more...]

CoStar: Bixby Bridge/Franklin JV Buys Naperville Office Bldg. for $16M

Bixby Bridge Capital and Franklin Partners purchased the property known as MetroWest in Naperville, IL, for approximately $73 per square foot or $16 million through a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure. … [Read more...]

RE Journal: Bixby Bridge and Franklin Partners acquire MetroWest in Naperville

Bixby Bridge Capital and Franklin Partners  have partnered to acquire 55 Shuman Blvd., a 205,000-square-foot, high-profile office building in Naperville, Ill.   … [Read more...]