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Opportunity Detroit

The following is a timeline of the Rock Ventures Family of Companies’ investments, real estate acquisitions, business ventures and community efforts in the city, followed by a listing of the more than 90 companies that have moved into (or have been created in) the following Rock Ventures’ properties in downtown Detroit.

Detroit Engagement Timeline


October 2013

  • Rock Ventures adds 1505 Woodward and 1265 Griswold to its downtown Detroit real estate portfolio. These buildings add 84,000 square feet of mixed-use development to the company’s portfolio.
  • Bedrock Real Estate Services and fine-art gallery Library Street Collective announce the launch of a dynamic art project that will make “the Z” parking structure and retail development a uniquely exciting experience for downtown visitors. Once complete, the Z will feature murals by 27 artists from around the world, including a local Detroit artist.

September 2013

  • Google for Entrepreneurs names The M@dison Block, Detroit’s new start-up neighborhood, as part of its international tech hub network. The M@dison Block, in the heart of downtown Detroit, is one of the most desirable hotbeds of technology entrepreneurship in the country.
  • Dan Gilbert is named as a co-chair of the Blight Revitalization Task Force by The Obama Administration.
  • Four new companies enter Bizdom’s accelerator program in Detroit for the fall 2013 term including WaitTime, StyleShack, Sun Daily and GridPar.
  • Quicken Loans’ facilities team and Doodle Commercial designers combine to form dPOP!, a new office planning company specializing in office design and space planning.
  • Rockbridge Growth Equity, Rock Ventures’ private equity firm, acquires Maryland-based RapidAdvance — a company specializing in helping small businesses get the money they need to operate and grow.
  • Quicken Loans partners with the Neighborhood Service Organization to fight homelessness’ in Detroit, contributing $350,000 for permanent supportive housing for homeless adults in Detroit.

August 2013

  • The first 15 police cruisers and 10 EMS units, paid for by a pledge from the business community (including Rock Ventures/Quicken Loans), are delivered to the Detroit Police Department.
  • Grand Circus, a training institute on a mission to elevate the tech community, launches to meet the growing need for tech jobs in downtown Detroit.
  • As part of ARISE! Detroit Neighborhoods Day, more than 1,200 Quicken Loans team members clean up Detroit’s neighborhoods by painting, removing debris, doing yard work and more.

July 2013

  • The Somerset Collection’s CityLoft and The Detroit Shoppe pop-up retail stores reopen in downtown Detroit. CityLoft features nearly 40 pop-up shops from the Somerset Collection’s luxury retail partners.
  • The second annual Live Downtown Games kicks off with a week-long friendly competition between Quicken Loans, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Compuware, DTE Energy, Marketing Associates and Strategic Staffing Solutions. The competition recognizes the five-year, $4 million Live Downtown Program created to incentivize team members to live in the city in Detroit.

June 2013

  • Rock Ventures acquires 1238 Randolph Street, the former Serman’s building in the historic Greektown neighborhood. The three-story landmark building was constructed in 1905 and is located at the gateway to the Greektown entertainment and casino district.
  • The 620 and 630 Woodward buildings are acquired by Rock Ventures. The four-story historic 620 Woodward building includes 3,738 square feet of prime retail space on the first floor. Built in 1880, the four-story 630 Woodward building features 24,000 square feet of space. Both buildings, located in a prominent location on the northbound side of Woodward Avenue, are in the heart of Detroit’s thriving Central Business District.
  • Opportunity Detroit sponsors an international design ideas competition to develop a signature project on the historic Hudson’s Department Store site. More than 200 designs are submitted from around the world; the winning entry is from Rome, Italy.

May 2013

  • Quicken Loans and its Family of Companies hires 1,200 paid summer interns to spend the summer living, working and playing in Detroit.
  • Three new companies enter Bizdom’s accelerator program in Detroit for the summer 2013 term including Cookie App, FoodJunky and Visify Books.
  • Rock Ventures announces ROSSETTI, an international architectural planning and design firm, will move its headquarters to the historic Federal Reserve Building, located in the heart of Detroit’s rapidly expanding business district at Fort and Shelby Streets.

April 2013

  • Rock Gaming affiliate, Athens Acquisition LLC, acquires a majority interest in downtown Detroit’s Greektown Casino-Hotel with a vision to enhance and grow the existing entertainment district and continue the positive momentum already occurring in the heart of downtown Detroit.

March 2013

  • Rock Ventures acquires the 23-story 1001 Woodward office tower, located in the heart of Detroit’s emerging tech district. The building was built in 1965 for the First Federal Savings and Loan of Detroit and features 299,500 square feet of prime office space.
  • Rock Ventures, the Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP), and the Detroit Economic Growth Corp. (DEGC) announce an extraordinary placemaking plan for Detroit’s urban core.
  • Rock Ventures acquires the historic 12-story Albert Kahn-designed Vinton Building. Built in 1917, the 54,600 square foot building was added to the Michigan Register of Historic Places in 1982 and the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
  • Rock Ventures signs master lease agreements with the Schostak Brothers and Farbman Group to manage more than 60,000 square feet of first floor retail along the Woodward Corridor in downtown Detroit. The properties include 12 storefronts along the 1200 and 1400 blocks of Woodward Avenue.
  • Rock Ventures announces popular grocer Papa Joe’s Gourmet Market and Catering will occupy 15,000 square feet of space in the First National Building, steps from Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit.
  • Moosejaw, the Michigan-based outdoor outfitter, announces it will sign a multi-year lease for its retail space located at 1275 Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit.
  • Rock Ventures/Quicken Loans joins with Penske, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Platinum Equity, Shinola and the Kresge Foundation to announce an $8 million pledge to replace 100 police cruisers and 23 EMS units in the city of Detroit.
  • San Francisco-based Uber, a company that provides on-demand luxury car service through a smart phone app, opens its office in downtown Detroit’s M@dison Building.

February 2013

  • The Roasting Plant, a unique and innovative coffee shop, opens in the Rock Ventures-owned First National Building. The Detroit location is Roasting Plant’s first shop outside of New York City.
  • Two new companies enter Bizdom’s accelerator program in Detroit for the winter 2013 term including Canopi and Social2Step.
  • Campus Commandos, a college marketing agency that ignites brand enthusiasm on college campuses, launches its business in the historic First National Building in downtown Detroit. Campus Commandos is one of the first Bizdom companies to begin making equity investments back to the Bizdom fund that initially seeded the company.


December 2012

  • Rock Ventures purchases One Woodward, a 26-story, 361,000 square foot building located in Detroit’s Central Business District.
  • Metro-West Appraisal, the nation’s largest independent residential real estate appraisal company, announces it will move its national headquarters to downtown Detroit’s Chrysler House in March 2013.
  • Rock Ventures adds five buildings to its real estate portfolio: 1201 Woodward (Kresge Building), 1217 Woodward, 1412 Woodward, 1301 Broadway (Cary Building Lofts) and 1521 Broadway (Small Plates Building) for a total of 115,600 square feet of prime commercial space in downtown Detroit.

November 2012

  • Bedrock Real Estate Services breaks ground on its first development, a specialty retail and parking development that will create 1,300 new parking spaces in downtown Detroit. The development, known as the Z-site, zigzags from the corner of Broadway and East Grand River to the corner of Library Street and Gratiot, occupying what was previously a surface lot.
  • Three new companies enter Bizdom’s accelerator program in Detroit for the fall 2012 term including 1st and Goal Recruiting, Backstitch and Whip Hand Cosmetics.

October 2012

  • Rock Connections, a strategic marketing company that provides experienced communications specialists, robust analytics, and targeted selling strategies, moves 140 team members into the Chase Tower Building in downtown Detroit’s growing tech hub.
  • Rock Ventures and Quicken Loans launch Opportunity Detroit with a national commercial narrated by Kid Rock on the FOX television network during game four of the World Series between the Detroit Tigers and the San Francisco Giants.

July 2012

  • Title Source, the largest independent provider of title insurance, property valuations and settlement services in the nation, begins moving 1,500 team members to downtown Detroit’s First National Building.
  • Four new companies enter Bizdom’s accelerator program in Detroit for the summer 2012 term including Brys + Edgewood, Chalkfly, SKUserve and GuidesMob.

June 2012

  • Quicken Loans partners with other Detroit businesses to create “IT in the D,” a program designed to give local university students real-world experience and prepare them for tech jobs in Detroit.
  • Chalkfly, an office and school supplies website offering more than 50,000 products, 24-7 live customer service and free overnight shipping, launches in Detroit, based out of the M@dison building.

April 2012

  • The Quicken Loans Family of Companies begins a national recruiting campaign to hire more than 1,400 team members, and launches Valley to Detroit, aimed at bringing laid-off Yahoo technology professionals to Detroit from Silicon Valley.
  • Rock Ventures and Chrysler hold a press conference announcing that Chrysler will lease the top two floors of Rock Ventures’ Dime Building and rename the building Chrysler House.
  • Four new companies enter Bizdom’s accelerator program in Detroit for the spring 2012 term including Good Sweat, CourseHack, Qlovi and RAPT.fm.

March 2012

  • UpTo, a new social platform focused on the future tense and allowing users to easily share calendar events, launches from the M@dison building as a Detroit Venture Partners’ portfolio company.

February 2012

  • To encourage Detroit’s “brain gain,” the Quicken Loans Family of Companies hires 600 paid interns – with 500 of them working in Detroit to discover all the great things the city has to offer.
  • Just Baked, a specialty cupcake shop and bakery opens in the Chrysler House.

January 2012

  • Rock Ventures adds two more buildings to its real estate portfolio – the historic Federal Reserve Building and 1550 Woodward Avenue, a one-story building to be utilized for retail or commercial use.


December 2011

  • Rock Ventures completes the acquisition of three additional properties in downtown Detroit – the historic Wright-Kay brownstone, the Lane Bryant Building and the Arts League of Michigan Building.

November 2011

  • Doodle Home, a Detroit-based web company sets up shop in downtown Detroit’s M@dison Building. Doodle home, an interior design destination, provides its members – the design community, manufacturers and consumers – with a new online tool offering design inspiration, advice and resources, and the ability to purchase home furnishings.
  • Detroit Labs, a mobile app start up, launches in Detroit’s growing tech corridor in the M@dison Building.

October 2011

  • An additional 2,000 Quicken Loans team members move into the newly renovated Chase Tower.

September 2011

  • Quicken Loans and its Family of Companies host a job fair to fill 500 positions in Detroit; 2,500 people line up around the building to apply.

August 2011

  • Rock Ventures purchases Detroit’s First National Building, a 25-story, 822,684 square foot limestone high-rise built in 1930.  Designed with an unusual “Z” configuration to maximize natural light, it occupies an entire block along Cadillac Square overlooking Campus Martius Park.
  • Rock Ventures acquires its fourth building. Built in 1912, the 350,599 square foot Dime Building was designed in the neoclassical style by Daniel Burnham and is located in downtown Detroit, along with the Financial District Garage, an adjacent 983-space parking structure.
  • Rock Ventures purchases the M@dison Parking Lot on Broadway, adjacent to the M@dison Building.

July 2011

  • Quicken Loans and four other downtown Detroit companies launch the Live Downtown Program, a five-year, $4 million program created to incentivize people to live in the city in offers financial incentives to team members to live in Detroit.
  • Quicken Loans sponsors the debut of Somerset Collection’s CityLoft, a pop-up shop open the last weekend of each month in downtown Detroit with mini-versions of upscale stores, to bring retail back to downtown Detroit.

June 2011

  • Quicken Loans hires 200 interns to work in its downtown Detroit office to expose students to the city and help end Detroit’s “brain drain.”

May 2011

  • Skidmore Studio, a graphic design firm located in a nearby suburb, announces it will become the anchor tenant in the M@dison Building.

April 2011

  • Rock Ventures acquires Chase Tower, a 505,000 square foot, 14-story high rise office building, occupying a full city block at the foot of Campus Martius Park located in Detroit’s downtown Central Business District.
  • Rock Ventures buys Two Detroit Center, a 1,106-space parking garage located in the Central Business District.

January 2011

  • Rock Ventures, the umbrella entity formed to provide operational coordination, guidance and integration of Dan Gilbert’s portfolio of companies, investments and real estate, purchases Detroit’s historical M@dison Theatre Building and begins transforming it into a collaborative tech hub to encourage partnership among local entrepreneurs.


November 2010

  • Dan Gilbert, together with entrepreneurs Josh Linkner and Brian Hermelin, launch Detroit Venture Partners, a Detroit-based venture capital firm that invests in seed and early-stage technology companies to be located in the city.

August 2010

  • Quicken Loans and five sister companies move 1,700 team members into the Compuware building in downtown Detroit.


July 2009

  • Quicken Loans announces it will relocate its headquarters to the Compuware Building in downtown Detroit in 2010.

January 2009

  • Dan Gilbert and other business leaders invest in M-1 RAIL, a 6.6 mile light-rail system that will link key neighborhoods to Detroit’s riverfront, the business district, and educational, cultural, entertainment and medical institutions along Woodward Avenue.


January 2007

  • Dan Gilbert founds Bizdom, a non-profit entrepreneurship accelerator for budding web and tech-based startups in Detroit.


New Businesses Located and Operating in
Rock Ventures’ Buildings

Below is a listing of the more than 90 companies that have moved into (or have been created in) the following Rock Ventures’ properties in downtown Detroit.

M@dison Building

✓ 50,000 square feet
✓ 100 percent occupied

  • Twitter: A real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news
  • Skidmore Studio: A leading creative design firm occupying 9,780 square feet of space
  • Detroit Venture Partners (DVP): A venture capital firm specializing in funding early stage technology businesses
  • UpTo: A new social platform focused on the future tense, allowing users to easily share calendar events
  • Chez Zara: A full-service espresso bar that specializes in exceptional espresso drinks and organic teas
  • Are You a Human: The answer to frustrating CAPTCHA entries, Are You a Human uses fun games to verify the authenticity of people completing online forms
  • Doodle Home: A virtual studio for interior designers to run their business more efficiently
  • Uber: Provides on-demand luxury car service through a smartphone app
  • TextsFromLastNight (Detroit office): An accidental startup born out of a viral sensation, now one of the leading user-generated content sites for 20-somethings
  • Ludlow Ventures: An angel and seed-stage venture capital firm investing in web and digital technologies
  • Rockbot: A social jukebox app that lets you be the DJ at your favorite bars, restaurants, gyms, and stores
  • LevelEleven: Developed SalesContestBuilder, a hybrid of a Facebook, fantasy football, and online gaming, to create goal-based competitions
  • Exxodus Pictures: A production company whose first feature film, Jinn, is now in post-production
  • Quikly: Short-term deals exclusively for college students
  • Thrillist Detroit: Free weekly email that finds the best of what’s new in your neighborhood and on the web
  • Facility Matrix Group (FMG): The area’s pre-eminent provider of office furniture
  • Apigee: Enables businesses and developers to deliver well-designed, scalable APIs and apps, drive developer adoption, and extract business value from their API ecosystem
  • Rapt.fm: A website that allows you to have real-time rap battles around the world
  • Chalkfly: An office and school supply company that is rooted in giving back to teachers across the nation while providing customers with quality office supplies, innovative technology, and exceptional service
  • TubeMogul: The leader in programmatic brand marketing
  • Grand Circus: A work-force development company providing world-class tech and entrepreneurship training in a co-working space
  • Innovid: Visionary marketers with the tools to create, deliver, and measure video campaigns, in any format, on any screen, publisher, or ad network
  • Silverpop: A digital marketing technology provider that unifies marketing automation, email, mobile, and social.
  • Ginkgotree: Allows faculty to build online curriculums from any resource, complete with automated copyright clearance and digital content sourcing.

Chase Tower

✓ 524,600 square feet
✓ 100 percent occupied

  • Quicken Loans: The nation’s largest online mortgage lender
  • In-House Realty: A real estate services company matching clients with pre-screened real estate agents in their local community across the country

First National Building

✓ 822,700 square feet
✓ 96 percent occupied

  • Title Source: The largest independent provider of title insurance, property valuations and settlement services in the nation
  • One Reverse Mortgage: The largest reverse-only mortgage lender in America and second largest retail provider of reverse mortgage home loans
  • Papa Joes Gourmet Market & Catering: A gourmet market that will include delivery and table service as well as a full liquor license (scheduled to open the end of 2013)
  • Aerotek: A leading staffing agency that matches qualified candidates with top companies worldwide
  • Roasting Plant: New York-based coffee company with unique Javabot roasting technology
  • Salon Detroit: A hair and nail salon (scheduled to open in Summer 2013)
  • Campus Commandos: An advertising agency helping brands market their products and services to college students
  • Blue Water Technologies: national AV technology company specializing in AV integration and digital media
  • Bedrock Real Estate Services: Rock Ventures’ full-service real estate firm, specializing in purchasing, leasing, financing, developing and managing of commercial space
  • DWH, Inc.: A financial company assisting mid-size companies in maximizing values, opportunities, and business outcomes

Chrysler House

✓ Former Dime Building
✓ 352,000 square feet
✓ 98 percent occupied

  • Chrysler Group LLC: Automotive company that produces Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Mopar, SRT and Fiat vehicles and products
  • Quicken Loans: The nation’s largest online mortgage lender
  • The Professional Group: A full-service janitorial and building services company
  • Rock Connections: A strategic marketing company that provides experienced communications specialists, robust analytics, and targeted selling strategies
  • Metro-West Appraisal: The nation’s largest independent residential real estate appraisal company
  • Just Baked: Specialty cupcake shop and bakery
  • Rehmann: A company offering accounting, tax planning and financial consulting services
  • Allied Printing Company: Provides printing, information management, and warehouse & fulfillment services
  • Hubbard Snitchler & Parzianello PLC: Provides world-class legal service
  • Professional Movers.com: Moving company that specializes in providing local, long distance, and international relocation services for people and businesses
  • Elite Fire Safety: A one-stop-shop for fire safety needs
  • EverStaff: Recruits the most skilled and qualified professionals for organizations of all sizes
  • FNC Holding Company: A real estate information technology company ensuring compliance and streamlines workflow for major mortgage leaders, servicers and community and regional banks
  • GSI: A company specializing in security, network and system integration
  • Metro Consulting: A full-service civil engineering and land surveying consultancy
  • Reliance One: A full-service staffing firm
  • SCI Marketview: A lead management company for automotive dealers
  • Corby Energy: Providing construction, engineering and support services to utilities and related businesses
  • Core Merchant: Easy and convenient credit payment solutions for businesses
  • Young and Sons, Drying and Restoration Specialists: A full-service 24-hour drying and restoration service
  • RSIG Security-Midwest, Inc. and Actron Integrated Security (AIS) Systems: The highest quality security solution for its partners
  • Qstride, Inc.: A leading analytics solutions provider that helps companies turn data into business intelligence
  • Diamond Recovery Property Restoration: A full-service emergency restoration company
  • P.I.C. Maintenance, Inc.: Specializing in commercial facility maintenance and janitorial services
  • Harmony Point CTC: IT workforce development company trains students for high skill, high demand, high wage technology jobs
  • Detroit Blight Authority: A non-profit corporation focused on total blight elimination
  • Lindemann Miller Siderius LLP: A law firm specializing in the representation of insurers and reinsurers in coverage disputes
  • RAM Construction: The oldest and most experienced waterproofing and restoration contractor in the United States
  • Communication Associates: Providing marketing and creative services
  • Michigan Historic Preservation Network: the statewide preservation organization dedicated to saving Michigan’s diverse historic places
  • Just Topped: Specialty ice cream shop
  • Savorfull: Providing tasty free from foods to keep your team and clients healthy
  • dPOP!: a planning company specializing in office design and space planning.
  • Bubba Urdan Promotions: Metro Detroit promotions company

One Woodward

✓ 361,000 square feet
✓ 96 percent occupied

  • Quicken Loans: The nation’s largest online mortgage lender
  • Kitch Drutchas: A full-service law firm and one of the premier medical malpractice defense firms in the industry
  • Heritage Vision Plans, Inc.: a leading provider of affordable, high-quality vision benefit plans for companies of all sizes
  • Cambridge Consulting: focused on wealth strategies, benefits consulting and risk management.

1001 Woodward

✓ 299,500 square feet
✓ 94 percent occupied

  • Quicken Loans: The nation’s largest online mortgage lender
  • Friedman Real Estate: A full-service real estate and brokerage company
  • Other tenants include GalaxE.Solutions, Meridian Health Plan, the University of Phoenix and the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG), among others

Federal Reserve Building

✓ 150,000 square feet
✓ 23 percent occupied

  • ROSSETTI: An international architectural planning and design firm servicing clients across a spectrum of markets, including sports and entertainment, corporate, hospitality and retail
  • Quicken Loans: The nation’s largest online mortgage lender

Lofts of Merchant Row (master lease)

✓ 45,000 square feet of first floor retail space
✓ 9 store fronts
✓ 1200 and 1400 blocks Woodward Avenue (on the west side of the street between Grand River and State Street on Woodward Avenue)
✓ 77 percent occupied

  • 1241 Woodward, 3,725 square feet
  • 1249 Woodward, 12,405 square feet (588 square feet above ground with additional basement space)
  • 1253 Woodward, 3,475 square feet
  • 1261 Woodward, 6,638 square feet (2,084 square feet additional mezzanine space)
  • 1275 Woodward, 1,820 square feet
  • 1425 Woodward, 2,394 square feet
  • 1433 Woodward, 3,140 square feet
  • 1441 Woodward, 4,000 square feet
  • Moosejaw: The quirky national outdoor retailer selling outdoor gear and apparel
  • Detroit Shoppe: A shop showcasing the people, places and products that have shaped the city of Detroit
  • Drive Detroit: Detroit’s table tennis social club
  • D:Hive: A Welcome Center offering information, connections and tools to anyone wishing to live, work or engage in Detroit

Woodward Lofts (master lease)

✓ 15,000 square feet of first floor retail space
✓ 3 store fronts
✓ 1400 block Woodward Avenue (on the east side of the street between Grand River and John R on Woodward Avenue)
✓ 19 percent occupied

  • 1424 Woodward, 2,964 square feet
  • 1426 Woodward, 6,245 square feet
  • 1448 Woodward, 4,010 square feet (1,985 square feet additional mezzanine space)

1528 Woodward

✓ Former Arts League Building
✓ 36,500 square feet
✓ 64 percent occupied

  • Sachse Construction: Offering premium commercial construction services nationwide
  • Bizdom: a startup accelerator that helps entrepreneurs launch, fund, incubate, and grow innovative, web and tech-based startups
  • Stik.com: A website that brings the word-of-mouth referral process online
  • Ignition One, Inc.: A global leader in cloud-based digital marketing technology
  • Wedit: A fun, easy, and affordable way to capture, edit, and share wedding memories through the use of HD Flip cameras
  • Backstitch: Providing a clean and consistent experience for managing your personal website
  • Firmly Planted: Groundbreaking designs for outdoor spaces
  • Canopi: A place to find and follow bloggers who share similar interests
  • Social 2 Step: Industry pioneer in engaging, motivating, and empowering employees to become authentic brand advocates for their employers
  • 1st & Goal Recruiting: Provides advanced statistical analytics and performance prediction for college football recruiting
  • Whip Hand Cosmetics: Cosmetic company that celebrates today’s modern women
  • Brys & Edgewood: A company that produces DIY fondant kits and cupcake kits that are easy enough for anyone to make at home
  • SKUServe: Cloud-based international foreign language translation and interpreters marketplace
  • GuidesMob: A mobile app company that creates college guides for iPhones and Androids
  • Cookie App: Mobile App company that delivers a new, sweet surprise every day to your inbox
  • foodjunky: Mobile friendly website that provides an easy way to order food groups by saving time and allowing everyone to choose their order themselves.
  • Visify Books: A company that creates detailed, animated videos to go along with the content of books so that readers can quickly have a good understanding of the messages conveyed in the book.
  • GridPar: Powering enterprise through solar finance
  • StyleShack: A shopping platform aiming to connect consumers to local boutiques and unique online stores by offering a website that allows a customizable shopping experience
  • SunDaily: A research-based nutritional supplement manufacturer committed to producing the highest quality products using only the most effective, bioavailable ingredients like Vitamin D3
  • WaitTime: A software company that allows businesses to broadcast their real-time wait times to a variety of internet based platforms, including social media and mobile applications

1500 Woodward

✓ Former Wright Kay Building
✓ 22,600 square feet
✓ 43 percent occupied

  • Neumann/Smith Architecture: Specializing in architecture and interior design
  • Avalon Films: A boutique, full-service production company with affiliate offices in Los Angeles, New York City, and Toronto
  • Hudson Editorial: Specializing in creative editorial, graphics, visual effects and audio finishing

1520 Woodward

34,600 square feet
32 percent occupied

  • Detroit Labs: A leader in the development of Android, iOS and web-based applications

1550 Woodward

✓ 9,800 square feet
✓ Under renovation

Kresge Building

✓ 1201 Woodward
✓ 53,700 square feet
✓ Under renovation

1217 Woodward

✓ 29,000 square feet
✓Under renovation

1412 Woodward

✓ 6,000 square feet
✓ Under renovation

Cary Building Lofts

✓ 1301 Broadway St.
✓ 17,600 square feet
✓ 27 percent occupied

Small Plates Building

✓ 1521 Broadway St.
✓ 9,300 square feet
✓ 100 percent occupied

Vinton Building

✓ 600 Woodward Avenue
✓ 54,600 square feet
✓ Under renovation

Greektown Casino

✓ 555 East Lafayette
✓ 361,600 square feet
✓ Amenities include: Brizola, The Market District, Asteria, The Fringe, Shotz Bar & Grill, Bistro 555 and VIP Lounge for players

Greektown Hotel

✓ 1200 Saint Antoine St.
✓ 460,000 square feet
✓ 400 hotel rooms

1238 Randolph

✓ 12,800 square feet
✓ Under construction

620 Woodward

✓ 16,000 square feet
✓ 25 percent occupied

630 Woodward

✓ 24,000 square feet
✓ Under renovation


Rock Ventures’ Companies Leasing Space in Downtown Detroit

Compuware Building

✓ 1,088,000 square feet
✓ Rock Ventures’ businesses lease four floors (244,000 square feet)

  • Quicken Loans: The nation’s largest online mortgage lender
  • Rock Ventures: An umbrella entity formed to provide operational coordination, guidance, and integration of Dan Gilbert’s portfolio of companies, investments and real estate
  • Fathead: The Real.Big. brand of officially licensed sports and entertainment graphics products
  • Bedrock Real Estate Services: Rock Ventures’ full-service real estate firm, specializing in purchasing, leasing, financing, developing and managing of commercial space
  • Rockbridge Growth Equity: A Detroit-based private equity firm that invests in mid-stage financial and business services, consumer-direct marketing, and sports, media & entertainment industries
  • Rock Gaming: A gaming partnership formed with an initial focus to develop full-service casinos in two of Ohio’s largest cities, as well as to explore other potential gaming opportunities elsewhere
  • Rock Companies: A real estate investment, development, construction and management company focusing on commercial, residential single and multi-family investments in Florida, Michigan, North Carolina and Ohio
  • Quizzle: Website that gives consumers a complete understanding of their credit so they can make better financial decisions
  • BodyPartChart: Over-sized graphics that can be used to explain illnesses and procedures and bring new life to dull medical offices and classrooms

One Detroit Center

✓ 957,300 square feet
✓ Quicken Loans leases three floors (75,000 square feet)

  • Quicken Loans: The nation’s largest online mortgage lender

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