AUBURN HILLS, MI-Two area brokerage firms have closed deals in and around Auburn Hills in recent days. In the larger deal, Signature Associates-ONCOR International negotiated the lease of 44,000 sf located at Auburn Ridge Office Center in Auburn Hills to Borg Warner.

The building, currently under construction, totals approximately 66,000 sf. John Boyd, Paul Hoge and John Gordy of Signature Associates brokered the deal on behalf of the developer, Etkin Equities.

Signature also negotiated a smaller, unrelated deal for the sublease of 2,880 sf located at 2600 Auburn in Auburn Hills. Kris Pawlowski, Garrett Keais, and Guy Scavone II of Signature brokered the deal on behalf of both the landlord, HJM Enterprises and the tenant, Pulte Homes of Michigan. This location will serve as another satellite location for Pulte.

In nearby Orion Township, Grubb & Ellis negotiated the lease of 42,343 sf of industrial space in to Newco, Inc. of Auburn Hills. The property, owned by 101 Ellen Drive, L.L.C., a subsidiary of Jacob Properties of Troy, was a new speculative building. Grubb & Ellis team members Dan Labes, Geoff Hill, Chuck Ginster and Jon Savoy represented the owner.

Grubb & Ellis and Signature are both based in Southfield.

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