Grubb & Ellis Company Represents Landlord in Lease of 114,995-Square-Foot Manufacturing Build


SOUTHFIELD, Mich., January 28, 2009 – Grubb & Ellis Company (NYSE:GBE), a leading real estate services and investment firm, today announced that it represented C & Son LLC in the long-term lease of 51400 Bellestri Court in Shelby Township to Models & Tools Inc., a defense and commercial aerospace tooling firm.

Jack Coury, SIOR, senior vice president, Industrial Group, and Giancarlo Pinterpe, senior vice president, Industrial Group, represented the landlord.

“This is a great example of a non-automotive manufacturing company taking advantage of Michigan’s excellent labor pool and inventory of available manufacturing facilities,” said Pinterpe. “The building previously served as an aerospace manufacturing facility, making it a ‘plug-and-play’ opportunity for Models & Tools.”

The property, a newer, fully air-conditioned manufacturing building, features high clearance height up to 36 feet and eight cranes. Pinterpe and Coury leased the building in less than 120 days after acquiring the listing.

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Grubb & Ellis and its subsidiaries are leading sponsors of real estate investment programs that provide individuals and institutions the opportunity to invest in a broad range of real estate investment vehicles, including tax-deferred 1031 tenant-in-common (TIC) exchanges; public non-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) and real estate investment funds. As of September 30, 2008, more than $3.8 billion in investor equity has been raised for these investment programs. The company and its subsidiaries currently manage a growing portfolio of more than 225 million square feet of real estate. In 2007, Grubb & Ellis was selected from among 15,000 vendors as Microsoft Corporation’s Vendor of the Year.

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