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Rock Ventures Secures Master Lease For Key Storefronts Along Woodward Avenue

Businesses located to downtown Detroit by Rock Ventures since August 2010

More than 80 companies have located in Rock Ventures-owned buildings in downtown Detroit over the past 30 months:

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
  • Detroit Labs: A leader in the development of Android, iOS and web-based applications
  • UpTo: A new social platform focused on the future tense, allowing users to easily share calendar events
  • Stik.com: A website that brings the word-of-mouth referral process online
  • Chez Zara: A full-service espresso bar that specializes in exceptional espresso drinks and organic teas
  • Bizdom: A non-profit entrepreneurship accelerator for budding web and tech-based startups in Detroit and Cleveland (Bizdom Detroit was previously housed in Wayne State University's Tech Town)
  • 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
  • Cup of Zup: Uniquely amusing pop-culture e-newsletter and website
  • Quikly: Short-term deals exclusively for college students
  • Wedit: A fun, easy, and affordable way to capture, edit, and share wedding memories through the use of HD Flip cameras
  • Tapjoy:  A mobile ad network that lets you discover apps and get in-app rewards when you engage with ads
  • 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
  • Dandelion Detroit: A venture philanthropy consultancy and civic innovation lab
  • 1 st & Goal Recruiting: Provides advanced statistical analytics and performance prediction for college football recruiting
  • Rapt.fm: A website that allows you to have real-time rap battles around the world
  • Backstitch: Provides a clean and consistent experience for managing your personal web
  • Whip Hand Cosmetics: Cosmetic company that celebrates today's modern women while being manufactured in Detroit, Michigan
  • Brys & Edgewood: A company that produces DIY fondant kits and cupcake kits that are easy enough for anyone to make at home
  • 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
  • SKUServe: Cloud-based international foreign language translation and interpreters marketplace
  • GuidesMob: A mobile app company that creates college guides for iPhones and Androids
  • TubeMogul:  The leader in programmatic brand marketing
  • Grand Circus: A technology company providing world-class tech and entrepreneurship training.

Chase Tower
    • 505,000 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
    • 800,000 square feet
    • 93 percent occupied
  • Title Source: The largest independent provider of title insurance, property valuations and settlement services in the nation
  • 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
  • Papa Joes Gourmet Market & Catering: A gourmet market that will include delivery and table service, as well as a full liquor license.
  • Salon Detroit:  A hair and nail salon
  • Campus Commandos: An advertising agency helping brands market their products and services to college students

Chrysler House
    • Former Dime Building
    • 330,000 square feet
    • 89 percent occupied
  • Quicken Loans: The nation's largest online mortgage lender
  • Chrysler Group LLC: Automotive company that produces Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Mopar, SRT and Fiat vehicles and products
  • 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: Provides insight into the property backing a loan with its data and analytic solutions
  • 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: Providing  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.
  • 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.
  • Just Topped: Specialty ice cream shop

One Woodward
    • 333,000 square feet
    • 60 percent occupied (90 percent when Quicken Loans moves into the space it is currently building out)
  • Quicken Loans: The nation's largest online mortgage lender

1001 Woodward
    • 275,000 square feet
    • 68 percent occupied (87 percent when Quicken Loans moves into the space it is currently building out)
  • Quicken Loans: The nation's largest online mortgage lender

1528 Woodward
    • Former Arts League Building
    • 45,146 square feet
  • Sachse Construction: Offering premium commercial construction services nationwide

1500 Woodward
    • Former Wright Kay Building
    • 19,000 square feet
  • 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. Their creative philosophy is that great work starts with a great idea.

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)
  • Moosejaw: The quirky national outdoor retailer selling outdoor gear and apparel

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)

Rock Ventures-related companies leasing space in downtown Detroit:

Compuware Building
    • 1,088,000 square feet
    • Rock Ventures-related businesses leases 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
    • 957,355 square feet
    • Rock Ventures leases three floors (75,000 square feet)
  • Quicken Loans: The nation's largest online mortgage lender
  • One Reverse Mortgage: The largest reverse-only mortgage lender in America and second largest retail provider of reverse mortgage home loans

SOURCE Rock Ventures

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