The Foundry Coverage from MiBiz: CSM Group to be anchor tenant in Kalamazoo office redevelopment
July 22, 2016
Source: Nick Manes
KALAMAZOO " Construction management firm The CSM Group Inc. will be the anchor tenant in The Foundry, a new commercial office redevelopment that broke ground today on the north side of downtown Kalamazoo.
Located at 600 East Michigan Ave., the former steel fabrication plant and foundry will be redeveloped into about 53,000 square feet of commercial and office space by Kalamazoo-based development firm Treystar Inc.
For CSM Group, the opportunity to move to offices to a modern, open environment with a variety of tenants was too good to pass up, CEO Steve East told MiBiz.
"We serve lots of industry lines and we cross over so many industries," East said, adding that the space will be designed to maximize collaboration not only for CSM Group s employees but also among the other tenants. "We re looking forward to creating the office space of the future. It will be collaborative with an open layout. It s not a live-work space but it will be a living-working space."
Founded in 1969, Treystar is a relationship-driven Southwest Michigan-based developer and manager of retail and office properties. Focused on real estate investments in Kalamazoo and Portage, our team strives to create the best business spaces for our clients.