Friedman Integrated Real Estate Solutions, one of the nation’s leading providers of commercial real estate services, is making an investment in Southfield in more ways than one.
As the top office leasing company in Metro Detroit’s second largest suburban office submarket, Friedman’s presence in the City of Southfield is undeniable.
City Center is one example of Friedman’s investment in the city in recent years. Last October, Friedman was awarded management and leasing of the premier ±153,270 SF Class A office building located at Eleven Mile and Central Park Blvd. in the heart of Southfield. Since that time, Friedman’s team has been busy making improvements to City Center, transforming it into one of Southfield’s most desirable and competitive office buildings.
Some of the unique features of City Center, which is conveniently located adjacent to the I-696 and Evergreen Road interchange, are the 9-foot ceilings, interior garage and upgraded suites. Exterior renovations have been completed and include a refinished entryway as well as parking lot upgrades and landscaping enhancements. Lobby and common area renovations in a transitional style are currently underway and will feature brand new flooring and lighting as well as wood finishes throughout. Amenities at City Center include a brand new full-service café and abundant, convenient parking.
Suites ranging from 800-28,000 SF are available for lease. Two entire floors consisting of 56,000 SF, perfectly suited to serve as a corporate headquarters, are also available on the top floors of City Center and feature their own lobby with frosted glass off the elevator and a spectacular window line on all sides of the building. City Center is one of the newest buildings in Southfield and is the best value in the Southfield market.
In addition to their strong commercial ties to the City of Southfield, Friedman has demonstrated a commitment to the community as well. The company, who has a long history of giving back, has organized a team to participate in the upcoming Relay For Life of Southfield Corporate Community, a fundraiser for cancer research benefiting the American Cancer Society. Friedman is also a sponsor for the event that will be held in September. “We are thrilled to have Friedman partner with the City of Southfield for this worthy cause. Friedman plays an important role in the area’s business development and we are fortunate to have their sponsorship as well as their participation in the Relay For Life,” said Rochelle Freeman, Business Development Manager for the City of Southfield.
Friedman’s future plans in Southfield include renovations of the 195,737 SF headquarters for MARS Corporate Center located at 25200 Telegraph Road.
“We are proud to have such a solid presence in Southfield as it is definitely one of the premier business addresses in Southeast Michigan,” said David Friedman, President and CEO. “Southfield offers many advantages that other cities do not – an ideal location just a short distance away from downtown Detroit and Metropolitan Airport, accessibility to all of Michigan’s major expressways, and the availability of premium office space at affordable rates for businesses of all sizes.”
In an effort to reinvigorate its main business district, the City of Southfield is investing millions in a major road reconstruction project that began earlier this summer and aims to not only improve the roads and traffic flow, but also change the look and feel of the area with the addition of boulevards, roundabouts, and walking/biking paths.
According to a recent article that appeared in Crain’s Detroit Business, the project is the beginning of a broader plan to transform the main business district into a retail-heavy, downtown-like area in response to the changing demands of the business community today.
With more than 21M SF of office space and over 7M SF of retail and industrial space, Southfield is home to over 9,000 businesses including more than 100 “Fortune 500” companies. An impressive 25% of Oakland County’s international firms and 50% of all Japanese companies are located in Southfield.
ABOUT FRIEDMAN INTEGRATED REAL ESTATE SOLUTIONS
Recognized as one of the largest privately-held commercial real estate organizations in the nation, Friedman Integrated Real Estate Solutions provides clients with a single point of contact for the full range of services it offers.
Friedman manages over 140 facilities encompassing more than 16M SF of commercial and over 8,000 multi-family units across the country. Friedman’s brokerage team has over 800 current listings with $10 billion in closed transactions. As owners and managers of commercial property for over 25 years, Friedman understands what it takes to achieve results that maximize the client’s objectives.
For more information, please visit: www.friedmanrealestate.com.