Ferndale revs up for new property showcase this fall

Ferndale’s Commercial Property Showcase is apparently here to stay as it enters into its third year this fall.

The annual event, put on by the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce,
is a tour of a number of commercial properties available for sale or
lease in the inner-ring suburb. The idea is to bring more developer and
entrepreneurs, i.e. job creators, to the city on Sept. 24.

“We’re utilizing social media quite a bit to get the word out,” says Jennifer Roosenberg, executive director of the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce.

The
idea is based on the home tour concept that real estate agents use.
However, city officials use the showcase as a chance to show
prospective business owners what space is available and what it can
become. The featured properties include retail, office, industrial,
mixed-use and brownfield redevelopment spaces.

Previous years
were self-guided tours. This year will be a guided tour of 26
properties. The last two tours have resulted in a number of sales and
signed leases. Investors from as far away as the East Coast have made
the trip to see Ferndale properties. Attendance is expected to be
between 100-200 people.

For information, call (248) 542-2160.

Source: Jennifer Roosenberg, executive director of the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce
Writer: Jon Zemke