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det-mich central The Michigan Central Station near downtown greeted new migrants and visitors for most of the twentieth century, then fell into disrepair. Ford now plans to transform it into a new office campus.

DETROIT—This city’s CBD has come a log way in just a few years. The many underutilized buildings now hum with office workers, many of whom live downtown or in the surrounding neighborhoods, one of the tightest apartment submarkets in the US. And even though absorption levels in the CBD have leveled off over the past few quarters, new future developments point to renewed strength in the city’s office market, according to Newmark Knight Frank’s  third quarter office trends data.

“There is still an incredible amount of demand from companies that want to have a presence downtown,” John DeGroot, NKF’s research manager, tells GlobeSt.com. “It does not seem to be slowing down.”

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Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.

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