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When Commercial Real Estate Services Treat Rather than Trick

By |2015-08-06T02:05:52+00:00August 6th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

This is a guest blog post written by Mac MacDermaid, Marketing Specialist for Stokas-Bieri Real Estate.   There’s that one classic line in every infomercial, “But wait....there’s more!” It makes me laugh every time I hear it. Marketing gimmicks have been around for so long that it doesn’t feel right to pay full price for anything. [...]

New Retail Development: Something for Just About Everyone

By |2015-08-04T02:01:43+00:00August 4th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

Jim Stokas kicks off 'Retail Runway' Last week the area’s top players in commercial real estate came together for education, industry updates, and some fun. The 2015 Michigan Idea Exchange & Alliance Conference, held at Suburban Showplace in Novi, had over 600 attendees – a fantastic venue and an amazing turnout! The real estate [...]

Commercial Real Estate Values: What M-1 RAIL May Mean for Detroit

By |2015-07-17T01:50:20+00:00July 17th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

M-1 Rail Workers prepping for tracks Anyone that has been to Downtown Detroit or Midtown Detroit this year knows that construction of Detroit’s new public transit offering, dubbed M-1 RAIL, has turned the 3.3 Mile route on Woodward Ave. into one big construction zone.  Thankfully, the project appears to be on schedule and the [...]

Commercial Real Estate: Creating a Legacy

By |2015-07-10T01:43:38+00:00July 10th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

This is a guest blog post written by Mac MacDermaid, Marketing Specialist for Stokas-Bieri Real Estate. Hotel Fort Shelby in Detroit You know the small dish at the cash register - ‘Take a penny, leave a penny’? Well, I like to apply that in a much bigger scope - ‘Create a legacy, leave a [...]

Downtown Detroit: Retail Shopping in the Fast Lane

By |2015-07-02T01:54:19+00:00July 2nd, 2015|Categories: Blog|

This is a guest blog post written by Mac MacDermaid, Marketing Specialist for Stokas-Bieri Real Estate. My mom used to talk about how cool it was growing up in Detroit. At the time, I couldn’t even begin to fathom what this so-called bustling city could have looked like. As I knew it, there were only a [...]

Retail Customer Experience: How Kids Come into Play

By |2015-06-26T01:41:23+00:00June 26th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

The increasingly crowded sidewalks in Greater Downtown Detroit have left us all cheering for the city’s comeback. The vibrancy of the area is not only evident when the 70,000 employees from the downtown sector hit the streets for lunch, but also on evenings and weekends. In 2013, Downtown saw over 9.3 million visitors, Midtown collected over [...]

Expanding Business Locations: SVS Eyes Retail Space (Pun Intended)

By |2015-06-19T01:37:08+00:00June 19th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

This is a guest blog post written by Mac MacDermaid, Marketing Specialist for Stokas-Bieri Real Estate. Occasionally, Stokas Bieri Real Estate likes to feature clients who not only set the pace for their industry in improving real estate market value but also create opportunities for their communities to grow and flourish. With this post, we would [...]

Great Gatherings of Retail Real Estate

By |2015-06-12T01:33:24+00:00June 12th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

How often do you feel like technology has replaced face to face interaction? People rarely chat about what is going on in their lives anymore, the new “norm” is to text, share, tweet and connect virtually. It’s very rare that we actually mail anything anymore. It’s convenient and cheap (if not free) to utilize e-mail, online [...]

Pet Friendly Real Estate: Raising the Woof!

By |2015-06-05T01:27:20+00:00June 5th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

This is a guest blog post written by Mac MacDermaid, Marketing Specialist for Stokas-Bieri Real Estate. Whenever I go into a business where they have a pet on the premises, I immediately light up. For some reason it makes me more comfortable and relaxed. Those are the places I love visiting. Among commercial businesses it’s becoming [...]

Natural Grocer and Detroit Urban Farming Improve Produce and Property

By |2015-05-22T01:22:32+00:00May 22nd, 2015|Categories: Blog|

It’s time to dust off your ridiculously large scissors and enjoy the grand opening festivities. We’re talking about all the ribbon cutting ceremonies happening around us. Everywhere you look you’ll find a “Coming Soon” sign. The once deserted strip malls are coming back to life in a big way. Exciting stuff is happening right here in [...]