Major lakeshore developments, property deals top the most-read real estate stories of 2021

West Michigan lakefront is in the midst of several major redevelopment projects that include grandiose plans to redesign the lakefront from Manistee to Grand Haven.

The projects in Manistee, Muskegon, and Grand Haven all rank in MiBiz’s 10 most-read real estate stories as of 2021, based on web traffic. Meanwhile, a Spectrum Health deal to buy a small craft distillery in Grand Rapids and longtime real estate agents looking to start their own business piqued readers’ interest.

Below are more real estate stories from 2021 and thanks for reading.

– Andy Balaskovitz, editor-in-chief

Spectrum Health buys property of Eastern Kille Distillery for 3.75 million

MiBiz’s most-read real estate story of 2021 includes sales of $ 3.75 million this summer Eastern Kille Distillery‘s facility in the Monroe North neighborhood of Grand Rapids, where Spectrum health is located near the planned center for transformation and innovation on a property purchase.

Former Colliers senior consultants set up a commercial real estate agency

Early 2021 brought a significant exodus from former Colliers International Senior level consultants who later started their own commercial real estate brokerage firm, Advantage Commercial Real Estate Services LLC.

Developers reveal details for $ 250 million, 30 hectares on the Muskegon lakefront

Luxury condominiums, a marina, restaurant, event space, and expanded public walking trails are part of a $ 250 million vision to transform a 30-acre waterfront property in Muskegon. Developer Ryan Leestma and his wife Emily Leestma revealed details of their plans for the Adelaide Point Project in August together with her development team, city officials and environmentalists.

Grand Haven issues final approval for proposed Peerless Flats development

The 133 unit Incomparable apartments The property and apartment project under construction in Grand Haven cleared an important hurdle in early 2021 with the unanimous final site planning approval from the town planning commission.

Real estate investment firm owner sets up new construction company in Grand Rapids

Real estate investor Tim Engen announced in early 2021 that he was starting a new company – CarbonSix Construction Inc. – with a focus on construction projects in the areas of office, medicine, industry and retail.

Grand Haven is preparing to redevelop along a prime waterfront property

Amid a number of residential and mixed-use projects, Grand Haven officials have grander plans in mind for reconfiguring and redeveloping prime waterfront properties.

Developer proposes affordable 47-unit apartment project in Grand Rapids

based in New York City Magnus Capital Partners LLC in May proposed 47 affordable homes on the west side of Grand Rapids under a. to build HŌM apartments Development at 960 Bristol Ave. NW.

New bar, live music spot Turnstiles opening on the west side of GR

In-house food delivery and expanded external capacities were just a few of the lessons learned from the pandemic that Rob Schellenberg learned in his preparations for the opening in early 2021 Turnstiles, a new live music bar on the west side of Grand Rapids.

Putting the parts together in Manistee

In January 2021, MiBiz employee Kate Carlson delved into the various development proposals taking shape in Manistee, a lakefront town that seeks to revive empty storefronts and promote economic diversity.

Real Seafood Co. restaurant opens in downtown Grand Rapids next year

Real Seafood Co. announced plans in August to open its first West Michigan restaurant in downtown Grand Rapids. It is used as the anchor tenant CWD real estate investment‘s 111 Lyon Street development, replacing previous plans for a Texas de Brazil at this location.