Gilbert Snags Properties in Capitol Park, East Riverfront

A Capitol Park building that went up for sale last summer was purchased late last year by Dan Gilbert’s Bedrock, according to Crain’s. O’Connor Real Estate listed the six-story Herman and Ben Marks Furs Building for $4,300,000 in June. It’s one of the last buildings that will be renovated in Capitol Park, which has completely transformed over the past six years. Crain’s reports that the building sold for $3.85 million.

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Wayne State Partners with Microsoft to Help Make Students Employable in High-Demand Jobs

New Microsoft-built tools, software and coursework ideas are coming to Wayne State through a partnership with the Redmond, Wash.-based tech giant. The public university based in Midtown Detroit is among 10-12 institutions Microsoft expects to participate in a pilot program. Wayne States is among the first to officially join.

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Six Key Factors To Consider When Planning This Year’s Real Estate Goals

Real estate is an industry that is always in a state of flux. As such, it is imperative that entrepreneurs keep up to date with current best practices, market shifts, cutting-edge technologies and new opportunities. These factors can significantly impact a business’ success, especially as the new year begins.

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A Winter Festival lands outside of Michigan Central Station

The Michigan Central Station Winter Festival will run from January 18-27, to coincide with the auto show. Ford will have a 3D light show cast on the building three times an hour to show the past, present, and future of the iconic building. A large tent will be set up with vendor and activities, including a selection of artifacts recovered from the building. Food trucks and drink options will also be on hand.

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Detroit Developments Expected to Open in 2019

While many construction projects in Detroit are set to finish in 2020 or beyond, some big developments will open in the coming year. While much of the development in the city over the past five years has been in downtown and Midtown, this should be a big year for developments in New Center and Corktown. Here’s a few we’re keeping an eye on.

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