“Selling a building is not an easy task. John and Jim Porth were so helpful and wonderful to work with. They handled everything. I was able to focus on running my personal business and not the building so I could continue doing what I do best and clearly let them do what they do best. The sale was a success. A world of thanks to them both!”
Kathy Nohr, Nohr & Associates
Sonja Berry, Chief Operating Officer (COO) Energy Design Service Systems (EDSS)
“Upon a “second” building recommendation from John Porth, we have found a building for EDSS and are very happy. John is a detailed professional, easy to work with and has been available at any given time to accommodate our schedule to look at buildings. John worked with us on exactly what we wanted and found the right fit for EDSS. Five years ago, John found us our current building and now this year, we have a new home. We thank him for his expertise and dedication to EDSS, his client.”
David MacKool, former Ann Arbor property owner
“A friend suggested that I use Jim Porth if I wanted to sell my 3 properties in Ann Arbor quickly, and that he did! One weekend after listing the properties, we had an offer and signed the deal. There were a number of issues with financing on the buyer’s side but between Jim and Sarah, all things worked out to our satisfaction and we closed last week! It took less than 90 days…That’s pretty nice! “
John Langs, Magellan Properties
“Jim has really been terrific to work with. He has come through for us in tough situations and he helped affect a positive outcome on numerous occasions. I highly recommend Jim and his team to anyone.”
“We were satisfied with the services you provided and would recommend you to a friend. You kept us up to date on the showings and the status of the deal and your willingness to kick in a point on the commission to get the deal done was key to us agreeing to the deal.”
Heather Dupuis, Co-Owner of Vie: Fitness & Spa
“Jim goes above and beyond for his clients. He is smart, straight up, and sincere. I would highly recommend Jim, and will most definitely use him in the future.”
Max Reiswerg, Owner of The North Shore Properties Group
“It has been a real pleasure working with Jim. My partner and I recently developed one of the largest projects in Ann Arbor to happen in years (Arbor Hills). We opened over 95% leased in part due to the hard work of Jim. We currently have other sites tied up, Jim has been, and will continue to be heavily involved. I cannot say enough about Jim’s tenacity and professionalism. I also cannot imagine working with anyone else in the market.”
Dr. AJ Farha
“If you want to buy or sell any commercial property, you should reach out to a team that will get the job done. Sarah and Jim are hardest working realtors that I know. They got me the best offers for the properties I sold, and they will find me the properties that I am looking for at the right price. I strongly recommend them without any hesitations.”
Joe Schimizzi, Acquira Realty Holdings
“In my experience in working with Jim, he has been consistent in his level of professionalism, honesty and integrity. He is always responsive and fair in his real estate dealings, always putting his clients #1.”
Dr. Nicole Teifer, Orthodontist and Founder of Today’s Orthodontics + Pediatric Dentistry at Canton and Novi
“Two years ago I negotiated a lease using an attorney and dealing with the landlord for the bulk of the negotiations and it was so stressful. This year, I had Jim Porth negotiate two leases for me and it was a breeze. I could do this all day if Jim handled it for me and it would actually be fun. His many years of experience and creativity were fantastic. I highly recommend him! Can’t wait for the next one!.”
700 Packard St
It was a deal as easy as pie. Pizza pie, that is. After thirty years in business, the owners of Bell’s Pizza in Ann Arbor were
ready to sell their property and enjoy retirement and relaxation. With an easy walk to campus, the 700 Packard Street
location was an Investor’s sweet spot.
Thomas Duke Company associates, Bill McLeod and Jim Porth reached into the deep file of market knowledge they
have acquired through years of experience and quickly matched the Seller with a cash buyer. He was willing to pay an
eye-opening $466 per square foot and the property never even appeared on the open market.
The average price per square foot for retail buildings are currently selling for $200 per square foot in the Ann Arbor
area. The proximity of the location to U of M campus area was a huge driving factor on price thus proving that your
building could demand to be worth well more than current market rates.
If you’re thinking about buying or selling commercial property, you want confidence that experienced and market-wise
agents will be able to maximize your returns. Please contact Bill McLeod or Jim Porth on how they can help you meet
your real estate goals.