Report: Ann Arbor Area has 38% of State’s Venture-backed Companies

“There are 55 active venture-backed startups in Washtenaw County, a 31 percent increase over the last six years, according to the 2020 Ann Arbor Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report, which was released today.”

“Ann Arbor has a history of founders who have launched successful companies and continue to invest in the region,” says Emily Heintz, founder and managing director of EntryPoint. “We’ve seen this with Arbor Networks, Duo Security, and now Censys, where founders develop groundbreaking solutions and hire talented people who then start their own ventures, creating a continuous cycle of innovation that only gets stronger as time goes on. As tough as these times may be, the region is resilient because of a well-established foundation of talent, research, capital, and community, making it one of the main hubs of startup growth in the Midwest.”

Read Detroit Business Journal’s Article Here

To speak with a commercial real estate broker regarding sale or leasing opportunities for your startup company, call our downtown Ann Arbor office at (734)663-0501.

Retail Commercial Suite for Lease: 3219 Broad, Dexter

Retail commercial suite in downtown Dexter. Great location with high visibility in highly trafficked shopping center.

Open floor plan with an open ceiling and two barrier free restrooms. Exceptional natural light with full front windows.

Ample surface parking with onsite lot. Other retailers include food, fitness, medical and service users.

SUITE 104: 1,438 SF

Lease Rate: $16.00 PSF, Estimated NNN $4.50 PSF

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Schedule a private property tour with Jeff Evans – (734)926-0222 or

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Downtown Retail Suite: 311 E Liberty, Ann Arbor

LEASED: 311 E Liberty – 1,510 SF of office or retail space

Located in the center of downtown Ann Arbor‘s business district. Ample windows provide excellent signage and display opportunities. High pedestrian and vehicle traffic on East Liberty Street. For more information on similar leases available in the downtown area, contact Joe Palms at (734)662-3676 or


Retail – Services Suite for Lease: 4072 Packard, Ann Arbor

High visibility, high traffic retail – services storefront for lease in Beehive Plaza strip center.

For Lease: 1,500 sf, $2,100 monthly (plus utilities)

100′ east of Carpenter Road in Pittsfield Township. Single story brick/frame building. ‘At the door’ surface parking.

Other tenants: pizza, daycare, hearing center, barber shop, cleaners and liquor store. Busy retail corner area includes grocery-anchored shopping center, big-box office supplies and construction/home supplies, driving range, and more.

For more information, contact Joe Palms at (734) 662-3676 or

Price Change for House & Barn with I-94 Frontage for Sale: 20080 Brown Drive, Chelsea

House and Barn for Sale along I-94.

Commercial 1,728 sf pole building w/ shop with three 10′ doors and clear span steel construction. Two bays have cement floor, Gable Roof with 11 1/2 ‘ clear on sides and 16’ clear in center.

Includes 1,596 sf three (3) bedroom, two (2) bath home. Situated on 4.11 acres with pond. Located at M-52 and I-94 Intersection on the Service Drive. Property is currently being served by well and septic. Perfect location for contractor to use house for offices with a nice shop and yard for equipment.

For Sale: 4.11 acres, $250,000

Municipal water and sewer in the vicinity but would need to be brought to the property.

Tax information:
2019 SEV $120,000; Taxable Value 81,258
2019 Winter tax $2,430 Summer tax $856

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

Office Suites for Lease: 2217 Packard, Ann Arbor

2217 Packard can be leased as small individual office suites or can be combined for suites. Ideal for counseling office or single professional practitioner. Offices are on second floor with lots of windows. Common area restrooms. No elevator. Ample at the door parking.

Suite 16 A + B: 224 SF → $575 per month (gross)

Suite 17: 332 SF → $725 per month (gross)

Suite 18 A: 260 SF → $700 per month (gross)

Located north of The George (luxury apartments, retail, office) and south of Fraser’s Pub. Easy access to downtown Ann Arbor and U of M Campus.

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To schedule a private property tour or for more information on 2217 Packard, call Bart Wise (734.662.3778) or Joe Palms (734.662.3676).