Individuals and families looking for financial planning support are often directed to Raymond James, a diversified financial services holding company.
Recently, executives from Raymond James’ Grand Rapids office approached First Companies about a new space within Heritage Pointe, a 71,000 square foot building on the southeast corner of East Paris and Burton Street. The location was within their target location, near Cascade, East Grand Rapids, and Ada Township.
“Our company and our Grand Rapids branch have been expanding every year since our inception,” said Dave Hilgendorf, senior vice president of investments and the Grand Rapids branch manager. “We were quickly outgrowing our former space and were looking for something within a statement building. Heritage Pointe fit that bill.”
First Companies leased the 13,828 square feet Raymond James needed for their 30 team members, but also transformed the raw and unused space into a premier office facility. The space now features a warm and functional reception area, three state-of-the-art and flexible conference rooms, as well as a full kitchen area. The space also includes several premium offices with large picture windows, which reflect the “job well done” by Raymond James’ staff.
Interior construction began in September 2011 and was completed in late December.
“Our corporate office has worked with dozens of real estate and construction firms to find, build, and renovate each of our 153 branches,” said Hilgendorf. “First Companies has proved to be the most capable and proficient of them all. This process was nearly effortless. Evennow, our partnership is outstanding. Their team is incredibly attentive and adheres to our needs almost immediately. We could not be more pleased.”
2060 East Paris Avenue SE, Suite 250
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
13,828 SF Office Buildout