DETROIT — Sachse Construction is following its customer Rock Ventures to downtown Detroit.

The company will move its headquarters from Birmingham into the Rock Ventures-owned Arts League Building at 1528 Woodward in Detroit.

The new 5,500 square foot office, occupying the building’s entire top floor, will house 45 employees, including the construction firm’s entire operations team, when construction is complete in December.

The deal was brokered by Bedrock Real Estate Services LLC, Rock Ventures’ full-service property management firm.   Sachse is the general contractor responsible for the build-out of Quicken Loans’ space in the Compuware building, the M@dison building at 1555 Broadway, the Chase Tower at 611 Woodward Ave., and more. Now, it’s working on its own build out.

“It’s all happening in Detroit and Sachse is in the middle of it. We are betting on the growth and re-invention of Detroit over the next two decades,” said Todd Sachse, president of Sachse Construction. “Strategically located between Grand Circus Park and Campus Martius, our headquarters will be in the heart of the downtown growth. This will allow us to capitalize on the opportunities that will be surrounding us. Our entire company is excited to move into and be part of the ‘D’.”

Sachse was founded in 1991 and plans to move in by December.

The 1528 Woodward building, also known as the Arts League Building, is a 45,146-square-foot, six-story mid-rise building owned by Dan Gilbert’s Rock Ventures. It had been owned by the Downtown Development Authority since 2006. Built in 1915 in the International architectural style, it’s two blocks south of Comerica Park.


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