Marijuana is a Growing Industry in Michigan

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Michigan has become the first state, not on the east or west coast, to have legalized adult marijuana use. This is a huge milestone for the Midwest. We address frequently asked questions revolving around this popular topic. What exactly is this new law and how did it come to be? In 2008, a voter initiative […]


Smart Thinking


The real estate market is ever-evolving and it can be challenging to stay on the cutting edge, especially when it comes to technology. Yet technology is all around us and it affects the way we do business – our culture, efficiencies and client interactions. Overall the real estate industry has been slow to embrace change, […]


Designations in Commercial Real Estate


When it comes to trusting someone with one of your largest assets, commercial real estate, it is imperative to choose the best professionals and firm. Professional designations are much more than acronyms at the end of a name. These prestigious credentials showcase expertise and experience within the industry. Brokerage CCIM stands for Certified Commercial Investment […]


What Does NAI and Cressy Mean?

What does a brokerage affiliation mean? Our firm, Cressy Commercial Real Estate recently announced our new global affiliation with NAI Global, creating our new brokerage division, NAI Cressy. What does that mean, and why does it matter? Our new commercial real estate partner, NAI Global is the single largest, most powerful global network of owner-operated […]


5 Things to Know About CRE and Blockchain

Most people have little idea what blockchain even is as it relates to cryptocurrency. Now that the same technology behind virtual currency is being adapted for use in many other industries, firms in the CRE sector are bracing for its impact. What is Blockchain? Up until now, blockchain technology has been used to secure virtual currency […]


Steps to a Successful Commercial Real Estate Transaction


Successful commercial real estate closings do not just happen, it takes an experienced team to pave the way for a smooth transaction.  Which is why at Cressy Commercial Real Estate we have implemented a process that walks our clients through each step of the transaction, from contract signature to the moment when the final documents […]


Is Now the Time to Sell Your Small Business?

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2017 saw a record number of small businesses being sold. According to leading sales website,, 9,919 small businesses were reported sold in 2017, a 27% increase over 2016. The increase in sales volume can be attributed to the steady improvement in the economy, sales growth and increasing profitability of small businesses. Since an owner’s cash […]


Looking for A Change? We’ve got you covered!

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The real estate industry has historically been an occupation of choice for those seeking a flexible schedule and the chance to utilize relationships to build a career. The industry is romantic and allows people with a penchant for service to support entrepreneurs who are looking to build their dreams or to work with families to […]