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Colliers Detroit Announces 40.8 Acre Sale in Auburn Hills, Michigan

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Colliers Detroit is pleased to announce the sale of 40.0 acres of Industrial land located at 1700 Brown Road in Auburn Hills, MI.

John Fricke, Executive Vice President, Peter E Kepic, Principal, and Peter J Kepic, Senior Vice President, of Colliers Detroit, represented the seller, Oakland County in the transaction who had previously used the site for its former animal shelter and as a Sherriff’s Department Training Facility.

The new owner is General Development Company, who has developed several large sites in Oakland County previously.

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John Fricke

Executive Vice President


John is an Executive Vice President with Colliers International. Prior to joining Colliers, he was a founding Principal of the office division at Signature Associates. He has consistently been a top producer in the field with significant expertise on both the agency side and in the occupier space.

John Fricke’s real estate career spans more than 30 years, successfully completing real estate acquisitions and dispositions for clients across the nation. He has an extensive background in the office, educational, medical, financial service, automotive supplier, research and technology sectors. John is currently the primary account manager on several large institutional clients and has done work for several state universities including Michigan State University and the University of Michigan, large health care organizations such as St. Joseph Mercy Hospital System and Michigan Medicine, and automotive suppliers such as BorgWarner, Bosch and MAHLE Group. John has also been extremely successful on agency side assignments including representing ownership of the Fairlane Mall in Dearborn on a 240,000 square foot lease with Ford Motor Company in 2016 and John led the team that for over twenty years consistently kept the 600,000 square foot Oakland Towne Square at well over 90% occupied.

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Peter E Kepic



Peter E. Kepic, Principal, rejoined the company in July, 1993 through the company's merger with Hanzl, Kepic & Van Lokeren, Inc.  Pete began his industrial career in 1972 when he joined the Byron W. Trerice Company.  In 1980, Pete joined Bob Hanzl and Mike Van Lokeren to create Hanzl, Kepic & Van Lokeren, Inc., which became one of the strongest and most prestigious industrial real estate companies in metropolitan Detroit.  Now, as a Principal in Colliers International, Pete continues to practice industrial, office, and investment brokerage with some of the most influential companies in the region.  Pete's clients include:  Berkadia Commercial; Encore Automation; Empire Wire & Supply; FCS Automotive; First Industrial Realty; Frankel Associates; Gibbs Technologies; Magnum Building Company; Motoman Inc.; Precision Global Systems; Singer Investments; Suburban Collection; The Private Bank; ThyssenKrupp Materials NA Inc.; and Timlin Properties.

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Peter J Kepic

Senior Vice President


Peter joined Colliers International in August 2001 to focus on the selling and leasing of light industrial and high tech properties in metropolitan Detroit's north suburban markets.  Peter currently represents several landlords and tenants in the north I-75 suburban corridor.  Peter was previously with ProLogis Trust in Denver, Colorado, where he worked as an Investment Analyst.  His responsibilities at ProLogis included due diligence and underwriting for acquisitions and sales of industrial properties.  Peter's clients include: Berkadia Commercial; Encore Automation; Empire Wire & Supply; FCS Automotive; First Industrial Realty Trust; Frankle Associates; Gibbs Technologies; Magnum Building Company; Motoman Inc.; Precision Global Systems; Rizzo Services; Singer Investments; Suburban Collection; The Private Bank; ThyyssenKrupp Materials NA, Inc.; and Timlin Properties;

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Amy Schiffman

Director - Marketing


Amy Schiffman has been in commercial real estate for over 22 years.  She has worked for both nationally and privately owned brokerage firms and works with local staff and brokers to  share what she has learned.  Amy manages the marketing efforts for not only the Detroit office but also Ann Arbor & Birmingham to help  increase their growth and achieve even more success.

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