Eastern Market Structure Near Dequindre Cut Will Become Office Space

A Troy-based real estate firm is renovating a vacant building in Detroit’s Eastern Market to create a multi-level office space. The work is slated for completion by the end of 2020.
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2000 Division building
The 2000 Division building in Eastern Market is being renovated into office space. // Rendering courtesy of FIRM Real Estate. Murals by Kashink, Slick

A Troy-based real estate firm is renovating a vacant building in Detroit’s Eastern Market to create a multi-level office space. The work is slated for completion by the end of 2020.

Located east of the Dequindre Cut, the 2000 Division building has sections that were built at different times from the 1920s to the 1950s. It was vacant for several years. FIRM Real Estate is renovating the space and will relocate its headquarters to the building once the work is completed.

Detroit-based Studio Detroit, the project architect, and ROK Construction are working on the 22,000-square-foot space. Once FIRM Real Estate is moved in, there will be 17,000 square feet of space available for rent.

Over the course of its existence, the building has had various uses, including food processing and, more recently, the headquarters of a property restoration company. Neighboring businesses include Anthology Coffee, furniture company Floyd, and Louisiana Creole Gumbo.

The building will have new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing.

“We are proud to repurpose this old industrial building, converting it from its prior uses and repositioning it as an anchor of high-quality office space in Detroit’s Eastern Market and along the Dequindre Cut,” says Michael Leinweber, vice president of construction for FIRM Real Estate.

Leasing efforts are headed by Kyle Darcy. More information is available here.

“We are making a significant investment to preserve this inactive structure by turning it into an engine for growth,” says Marvin Beatty, a partner at FIRM Real Estate. “This is a very creative project, which makes it so special for Detroit.

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