Above & Beyond

Clients

Cohn Commercial Properties has had the privilege and pleasure of working with some of the nations most successful retailers. Here is a partial list of some of the companies we have worked with:

Although we are proud to have worked with these strong stable tenants, Cohn Commercial’s philosophy is to work with both large and small businesses. Our entrepreneurial spirit is paramount to this country and state and we are equally proud to have represented these local companies and their real estate needs.

We are proud to list the following landlords and retailers as our references.
Contact information is available upon request.

  • Kroger Corporation
  • Emmes Real Estate Services
  • Laurencelle Properties
  • Friedman Real Estate Integrated Solutions
  • Ramco Gershenson Properites
  • Viking Partners
  • Grenadier Properties
  • CommPros, Inc.
  • Ric-Man Construction

Adding Value

Cohn Commercial Properties is well-known throughout the commercial real estate sector as a leader in creatively marketing space for both institutional and local commercial real estate landlords. Their ability to close transactions with buyers and tenants using their extensive knowledge and experience puts them at the top of their field and a sought after Broker.

Here are some examples of assignments that Cohn Commerical Properties has spearheaded throughout the years:

 Hartland Pointe Plaza (2008) – Cohn Commercial Properties assisted in the redevelopment of a 14,000 square foot strip center in the burgeoning community of Hartland, Michigan. Once known as undeveloped farmland, Harry Cohn Commercial Properties participated in land acquisition, site development, engineering and leasing of the development. Now 100% leased, the center is anchored by such national tenants as Sherwin Williams Corporation, Little Caesars Pizza, Snap Fitness, Verizon Wireless, & Bigby Coffee. Since the development was completed, national retailers such as Walmart, Target, & Meijer have opened stores in Hartland and are achieving exceptional success.
Lake Orion Pointe Plaza – in 2007, Cohn Commercial Properties was asked to spearhead a build-to-suit development for Sherwin Williams Corporation. This development needed to be located on the well-traveled road of M-24 in Lake Orion. The primary criteria was that it needed to be completed in a very tight time-frame. With the impending recession on the horizon, and very few land options available, Cohn Commercial Properties was able to secure a site for development which housed a cellular tower and old bike shop. Although the site was difficult to develop, all deadlines were met and the project came in under budget. Today, the development is 100% occupied by Allstate Insurance, Global Signal, Sprint and Thai Bamboo Garden.

Brokerage Case Studies

Cohn Commercial Properties has excelled in taking on tough real estate assignments and adding value for their clients.
  • Vacancy at time of purchase 60% 60%
  • Occupancy within 2 years 93% 93%

Monroe Shopping Center is one of those assignments Cohn Commercial Properties, Inc. is most proud of. Kroger Corporation, one of Cohn Commercial Property’s longest standing and valued clients, purchased this 132,000 square foot center at the time they had acquired the Food Town supermarket chain. At the time of the purchase, the shopping center was 60% vacant and desperately needing an influx of new retail traffic. Within a 2-year timeframe, Cohn Commercial was successfully able to lease 38,924 square feet, improving the occupancy to its current 93% level. Most importantly, Cohn Commercial Properties was able to secure strong national and regional long-term leases with Dollar Tree, Michigan College of Beauty, Fresenius Medical Care, and Rent-A-Center, resulting in Kroger sales spiking to record levels.

The Redevelopment of Lapeer Pointe Plaza represents one of Cohn Commercial Properties greatest challenges to date. In 2015 this 131,000 square foot development was anchored by an 85,000 square foot Kmart and 25% of the shopping center was vacant.  With a strong belief that the property could be redeveloped, CCP (Cohn Commercial Properties) assisted in negotiating a termination with Kmart and procured new deals with Marshalls, Michaels and Dunham’s Sports to locate into this new burgeoning redevelopment.   Today the project is 100% leased and tenants are producing exceptionally strong sales.    Lapeer Pointe Plaza is now considered the new Gateway to this community.

Sales Examples

Cohn Commercial Properties has developed a niche of representing complex transactions under challenging circumstances.
Some of these transactions are summarized below:

Holt Michigan Kroger Sale

 In 2008 during one of our country’s most challenging economic times, Michigan’s  commercial real estate industry was littered with dozens of foreclosed properties.  One of these assets was a Kroger anchored shopping center outside of Lansing Michigan.  Cohn Commercial Properties (CCP) was engaged to represent a lender to dispose of this asset while also representing Kroger in their efforts to expand their store.   In addition, CCP  was asked to assist in negotiations with the owner who was a former client prior to the foreclosure.  Without compromising his fiduciary responsibility to his client, CCP was able to facilitate a sale of the subject property, negotiate a lease extension with Kroger and expedite the foreclosure, producing results that benefited all of the parties.

Redford Oaks Shopping Center

In 2016, Cohn Commercial Properties (CCP) was tasked with selling a 157,000 square foot shopping center owned by an out of the landlord.   CCP sold the asset to a local developer and  has procured  a lease with a national Dollar Store operator.

New ownership has made a significant investment renovating the shopping center and is seeing positive results in stronger tenant interest.