JC Reindl Detroit Free Press Published 12:00 p.m. UTC Jul 20, 2018 If the recent rebound in Detroit's office space market has put some suburban landlords on the defensive, then the golden towers of Southfield Town Center could be the front line in this regional battle for office tenants. The property's New York-based owner has been pumping $56 million into adding amenities and sprucing up the lobbies, corridors, meeting spaces and the greenery-filled atrium inside the string of four towers and a low-rise building that make up the second largest office and hotel complex in Michigan after the Renaissance Center. Those upgrades, which also added food trucks, installed Zagster bicycle-share stations and tore out carpeting and generic drop ceilings for tenants wanting a more "unfinished" look, have been helping the gargantuan 2.2 million-square-foot … [Read more...] about Suburbs strain to compete with pricier Detroit office space market
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In a scene full of shady Japanese car importers, Florida-based Rivsu Imports was supposed to be one of the good ones. No illegal cars. All legit. And with JDM imports on the rise, they seemed like the perfect shop to invest in. But that was before its owners up and disappeared. Last November, Rivsu, a shop that specializes in importing desirable Japanese cars to the U.S., accepted a $335,000 loan from close acquaintance and Florida resident Craig Seidel to refund customer deposits for three Nissan Skyline R34 GT-Rs. It was supposed to be a straightforward deal and, on paper, it wasn’t an unreasonable arrangement for Seidel, a Japanese import fanatic who was in talks with Rivsu to come on as a business partner with a stake in the company. But the transaction went anything but smoothly, according to a lawsuit filed by Seidel. He now finds himself at the center of a story about a well-known Japanese domestic importer that’s accused of the same unseemly tactics that have put a … [Read more...] about Lost Nissan Skylines, A $335,000 Lawsuit, An Empty Warehouse: Has A Well-Known JDM Importer Skipped Town?