Plante Moran in Southfield Expands Real Estate Consulting Practice

Plante Moran, a national certified public accounting, tax, consulting and wealth management firm headquartered in Southfield, has joined its two real estate-related affiliated entities to launch Plante Moran Realpoint at its Southfield offices.
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Plante Moran, foreground, in Southfield has created Realpoint to provide a full slate of end-to-end real estate services. // Photo courtesy of Plante Moran

Plante Moran, a national certified public accounting, tax, consulting and wealth management firm headquartered in Southfield, has joined its two real estate-related affiliated entities to launch Plante Moran Realpoint at its Southfield offices.

The new entity brings together more than 125 multidisciplinary real estate professionals in eight states from Plante Moran Cresa and Plante Moran Real Estate Investment Advisors, while also extending all its real estate advisory and transaction services to the firm’s clients.

“Plante Moran Realpoint combines the expertise of our two great real estate advisory teams and allows clients across the country to experience our full range of services through one entity,” says Bill Lichwalla, president and CEO of Plante Moran Realpoint.

“Amicably decoupling from our former partner Cresa and moving forward as Plante Moran Realpoint supports our expansion goals by aligning with Plante Moran’s footprint, industry specialization and client service strategy,” Lichwalla says. “We are grateful for the relationships developed over the last 25 years with our many friends at Cresa and wish them well.”

Plante Moran Realpoint brings together a full slate of end-to-end services and deep industry specialization in corporate, public sector, health care, religious institutes, and senior living spaces as well as in development and mixed-use projects.

Lichwalla says the expansion should provide an opportunity for the two commercial real estate teams to reorganize internally, bringing Plante Moran REIA’s development consulting, transaction management, and religious institute services under the Plante Moran Realpoint name.

Plante Moran REIA’s asset management services will remain in a separate entity named Plante Moran Realpoint Investment Advisors. The Plante Moran Living Forward brand will still be the face of Plante Moran Realpoint’s senior living development advisory practice.

“Given the expanding client need for construction, investment real estate and real estate consulting services, we are excited for Plante Moran Realpoint to expand its reach across our firm’s footprint,” says Jim Proppe, managing partner at Plante Moran. “This expansion supports our full-service approach to client solutions through affiliates focusing on wealth management, employee benefits, corporate finance, insurance and more.”