Crain’s Detroit Business
Jan. 9, 2023
The Detroit Regional Chamber is shedding some of its office space as it moves into a new downtown office building.
The business organization is leaving the 26,000 square feet it leases in the Dan Gilbert-owned One Woodward high-rise to move into a18,500-square-foot in Southfield-based Redico LLC’s One Kennedy Square building on Campus Martius Park.
Others that have shed space downtown or nearby during the COVID-19 pandemic as hybrid work remains popular include Deloitte LLP, WeWork and Meridian Health, among others.
The chamber’s lease expires this summer, according to a news release. It occupies two floors in the One Woodward building, where it has been since 1997. When it moves to One Kennedy Square, it will consolidate everyone on one floor, which the chamber said in a release was a priority.
The chamber is leasing space that had previously been occupied by Meridian Health, although it’s not part of the large block of 40,000 square feet the health care company put up for sublease last year.
Southfield-based architecture firm HED — formerly Harley Ellis Devereaux Corp. — is the project architect, while Redico is handling the build-out. Southfield-based brokerage firm Advocate Commercial Real Estate Advisors and Redico negotiated the lease.
Other key occupants of One Kennedy Square include construction giant Walbridge Group, OneMagnify and Ernst & Young, according to CoStar Group Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based real estate information service.