Warehouse with Office for Sublease: 727 W. Ellsworth, Ann Arbor

Warehouse suite for sublease near Ann Arbor Airport on Ann Arbor‘s south side with easy access to I-94 in State Street corridor. Suite has 3,422 sf office (with 1,771 on main level and 1,771 on 2nd floor) and 8,065 sf of high bay warehouse space. Loading dock and drive in bay with 14’ OH door. ADT Pulse security system installed as well as internal VCR system available.

For Sublease: 11,487 sf, $6,600 monthly (plus utilities)

For more information, contact Charlie Koenn at (734) 926-0230 or at

When preparing to list my property for sale, what information will my listing broker ask for?

There is certainly not one answer to this question.  Every broker, property owner and property are unique and offer different outlooks, amenities and challenges. However, thoroughly understanding the physical property is paramount to the marketing of a property in your community. Your commercial real estate broker will need to know the strengths / weaknesses of each represented listing or parcel. Providing site history, property data (i.e. building height, HVAC type, number of elevators, etc.), utility information, floor or site plans, and tenant history will shape the product that your broker can market. To complete the marketability of a sale property, your broker can provide information on zoning, area specific comps, and knowledge of property attributes that are attractive to the current market.

It is also important for the broker to understand the priorities and motivation of the seller in order to position each property to best align with those priorities. Bring your business goals, your motivations for selling and all property information / history to the table so your commercial real estate broker can market your property to its greatest potential! – Mike Giraud, Associate Broker

Where can I find zoning and permitted use information for a property that I am interested in?

When selecting a possible location for your business, zoning ordinance and use guidelines can be an indication of whether a property is a good match or can even be considered for your business plans. There are a few resources that will guide you to the zoning information that you need in order to understand permitted uses of the property.

In the state of Michigan, a good place to start is by logging into BS&A Online. Other states will have BS&A Online or something similar. BS&A Online is a collection of services providing instant and convenient access to important pieces of information recorded by respective local government entities. A Public Records Search allows title companies, realtors, and other interested parties to view municipal information. Some municipalities provide access to property information free of charge, while others may charge a small fee for each property search. This information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Another valuable online resource is your County’s Geological Information Services (GIS) mapping website such as Washtenaw County’s — CLICK HERE. This will allow you to navigate detailed maps as well as look-up a specific property parcel to understand zoning, lot descriptions, ownership and more. With such a vast amount of property information available through exploring map layers (not limited to zoning, and including historic districts, floodplain boundaries, environmental evaluations, etc.), GIS information can be overwhelming. Washtenaw County offers a simpler property/parcel look-up system for those who want to streamline their research process. Be sure to have a property address, tax ID #, or legal owner name as your search criteria. Then CLICK HERE.

Finally, review the municipality’s online Planning & Zoning site. This will provide detailed information including zoning maps, zoning codes (i.e. RM1, CB2, PUD, etc.), ordinances, and definitions for Permitted/Allowed Uses and Conditional Uses. If you have questions that are not clearly answered by Planning and Zoning descriptions, contact the municipality Building Department using the phone number provided on the Planning and Zoning site. It is recommended that future buyers and tenants reach out to the municipality to confirm use suitability.

While many online sources of information will outline the zoning of a property, reaching out to a local commercial real estate broker can be beneficial. A local broker can provide additional unique information regarding possible uses or advantages for your business being located in a specific zoning area. In many cases, the broker already has a relationship with the municipality zoning department to guide a client through zoning hurdles. Don’t hesitate to ask your broker to help research the zoning of a potential property. –Tony Caprarese, Associate Broker

How does vacancy data effect my real estate decisions?

Commercial real estate sale values and lease rates are impacted by “supply and demand” much like other commodities. The vacancy data for a market can also have an effect on plans for new commercial development, options for small businesses to expand into larger office footprints and financial feasibility for entrepreneurs looking for small office space. Both the sale and leasing market can benefit from this knowledge.

For instance, the best reliable source for office and flex space vacancy rates in the Ann Arbor Area can be found in the annual Swisher Commercial Vacancy Report. The year-end reports include the breakdown of vacancy rates by sub-market, and charts the vacancy trends over the last 27 years. It provides the most precise insights into the Ann Arbor office and flex commercial real estate market. – Bart Wise, Associate Broker


Price Change for Estate Size Vacant Land for Sale: 0 Dexter-Chelsea & Steinbach, Dexter

Estate size parcels between Dexter and Chelsea in rural Lima Township ranging from 5 to 30 acres just minutes to Dexter and Ann Arbor. Beautiful country setting teeming with wildlife- turkey, deer, waterfowl, cranes, coyotes, small game. Gently rolling and open vacant land. Dexter schools.
Driveway permits, perks and land divisions approved.

LOT 1: SOLD 5.01 Acres, natural gas available, paved road

LOT 4: 5.31 Acres, natural gas available, paved road

LOT 5: SOLD 5.35 Acres, natural gas available – SOLD

LOT 6: SOLD 30 Acres, potential for natural gas, natural pond and wetlands

LOT 7: 15.06 Acres, no natural gas

LOT 8: 15.06 Acres, no natural gas, potential pond site

Members of ownership entity are licensed Realtors® in the State of Michigan.

For more information, contact Charlie Koenn at (734) 926-0230 or

Tall Oaks Kennel – Boarding & Day Care Animal Facility for Sale: 5243 Walsh Road, Whitmore Lake

Well established boarding and day care kennel facility. Boarding and kennel business also for sale. Heated and air conditioned quarters for animals. 10 acres of walking trails and outdoor exercise area. 1792 sf 3 bedroom, 2 bath residential home, 5,912 SF commercial kennel building.

New roof on kennel building in 2017. New LED lighting. Easy commute to Ann Arbor, Dexter, Brighton and expressways.

For Sale:

Real Estate Only: $450,000

Real Estate and Boarding & Kennel Business: $615,000

To learn more about property and business, please contact Charlie Koenn at (734) 926-0230 or