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2022 Q3 West Michigan Industrial Market Report

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Prices remain firm and demand persists in the West Michigan industrial sector. The sector continues to attract new businesses and, despite limited space, leasing activity remains strong.


The health of the market was demonstrated in Q3 with electric vehicle battery company Gotion Inc.’s plans for a large development in Big Rapids that will invest $2.4 billion and create more than 2,000 jobs. Local officials approved a large tax incentive for the company in Q3.

While demand persists, and that will mostly continue, some buyers are pumping the breaks going forward because of interest rate increases. Cash buyers are still prevalent in West Michigan and are willing to spend, but the 0.75 percent rate hike by the Federal Reserve will add to the hesitancy of making acquisitions.

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2022 Q3 West Michigan Industrial Market Report

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Chris VanderBand


Grand Rapids

I have lived in West Michigan my entire life and know the area well. I leverage my knowlege of the market and the resources provided by Colliers to create a comprehensive marketing strategy to maximize value for my clients. Along with the innovative technological tools available from Colliers, the collaborative culture of the company allows for additional value-added resources from the shared knowledge of teams across the nation dedicated to specialization within the industrial commercial real estate sector. 

My primary focus lies within vacant land, investments, or existing buildings for industrial use. My experience includes sales, leases, sale-leasebacks, broker valuation services, and other real estate services for purchasers, tenants, sellers, and landlords.

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