The new strategic partnership will be based at a historic Downtown Detroit office building in the Paradise Valley neighborhood
DETROIT—November 16, 2020 — UHY + Signature Associates are pleased to announce the formation of a strategic partnership beginning this year. Signature Associates is the largest-volume full-service commercial real estate firm in the region and UHY certified public accountants is the fifth largest CPA firm in SE Michigan. Each firm will be relocating their Detroit offices into the historic, class A high-rise at 230 E. Grand River Ave in early 2021.
The newly renovated office is located in the district known as “Paradise Valley” and is within walking distance to the Detroit Athletic Club, Comerica Park, Ford Field, Little Caesars Arena and Campus Martius Park. The space, owned by FIRM Real Estate, will include rooftop access and covered, secure parking for employees. Occupying space in this cultural landmark reinforces UHY + Signature Associates’ commitment and dedication to investing in their community. Bill Kingsley, office managing partner of UHY Detroit, will be leading the downtown practice. Bill is committed to the Downtown Detroit market and is very active in many Downtown Detroit organizations.
This partnership will give all clients access to a complete range of real estate advisory services, including tax reviews and appeals, leasing and renewal advice, and sale transaction consulting. Together, Signature Associates + UHY will help identify opportunities to reduce costs and elevate the value of real estate, giving clients the best solutions.
UHY + Signature Associates is comprised of skilled consultants and brokers that have the experience, resources, and knowledge to complete a comprehensive review of a company’s tax liabilities to help identify potential tax savings and refund opportunities.
“We welcome UHY + Signature Associates to the Paradise Valley neighborhood and look forward to working with them to expand their business opportunities and commitment to diversity,” said Marvin Beatty, board member of Paradise Valley Conservancy and partner at FIRM Real Estate. “UHY + Signature Associates recognizes this is a very special area of the city and taking part in celebrating it and helping restore its glory.”
In September, UHY + Signature Associates hosted a kick-off luncheon atop 230 E. Grand River Ave in Detroit to bring both firms together to meet, connect and continue relationship forming opportunities.
“Signature and UHY have had a long standing, successful relationship. We hope to continue that through this strategic referral relationship and expect that it will be a tremendous mutual benefit to both firms and our clients.” –Steve Gordon, President | Signature Associates
“UHY and Signature are proud to be a part of Detroit’s renewal and growth, especially the vibrant Paradise Valley area. We’re ecstatic about our partnership and move into this historic building. We see a lot of excitement happening all around us. Our team can’t wait to get in and get to work.” –Tom Callan, Great Lakes Region Managing Director | UHY
UHY in the Great Lakes is one of the largest CPA firms in the region, fifth largest in the Southeast Michigan. UHY’s national practice has 21 locations. Your trusted advisors at UHY specialize in cutting edge tax solutions, audit, accounting and consulting for businesses and organizations large and small. UHY also has specialty practices including cybersecurity, corporate finance, professional search and placement, client accounting advisory services, business valuation, software solutions, and much more. UHY continues to offer clients the “Next Level of Service” to help them successfully navigate through this pandemic chapter. For more information about UHY visit www.uhy-us.com.
About Signature Associates:
Signature Associates is the region’s leading full-service commercial real estate firm with 9 locations throughout Michigan and Northern Ohio. In 2019, Signature completed more than 1,032 transactions totaling 27.7 million square feet and 2,435 acres with a total value of $994 million. Our Advisory and Management Services team performed comprehensive construction management projects totaling over $60 million and managed more than 8 million square feet of commercial space for our clients, making us the largest locally owned third-party property management firm in the market. For more information about Signature Associates, visit www.signatureassociates.com.
About FIRM Real Estate:
FIRM Real Estate is a creative and dedicated advocate for Detroit’s historic neighborhoods. FIRM takes a bold and innovative approach to residential and commercial development. Through its strong dedication to community and architectural preservation, FIRM is focused on upholding and growing this landmark neighborhood’s unique architectural, artistic, and commercial character. Follow FIRM on Facebook and Instagram.