The Commercial Exchange

Property Management, Office Space, Warehouse & Industrial Manufacturing

Jackson ... Rooted in History ... Modern in Industry

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Jackson, Michigan...Where cars first started!

Jackson, Michigan was home to twenty-five car manufacturers from 1901 to 1954. In fact, one of the very first automobiles in the U.S. was created in 1897 when Jackson resident, Coe S. Reeves attached a motor, three bicycle tires and a gas pipe from a carriage body in his motor shop on Pearle Street. This was 10 years before Henry Ford introduced his first Model T! 


Our 'Commercial Exchange Building' (2301 E. Michigan) also contributed to early transportation as the home of The Collins Cart and the Jackson Automobile Co and the Jackson Automotive Company.

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Creative Inspiration!

In 1928, our 'Commercial Exchange Building' was purchased by William (Captain) Sparks for the Sparks-Withington Co., makers of the first electric car horn.   


Captain Sparks found his 'space' in our front offices (Fireplace Room) and spent many long hours planning his indelible signature landmark on Jackson - The famous man-made waterfalls, The Cascades. 



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Top Innovation in Manufacturing

One of our impressive tenants, Midbrook, LLC is a high-tech metal fabricator...leading the way in Jackson with sheering, laser-cutting or water-jet cutting. At Midbrook, it's 'full production' servicing customers worldwide. 


www.Midbrook.com 

A true crossroad-of-convenience!

All of our properties are located just miles from the US-127 and I-94 corridor.


Easy access in all directions! Convenient for storage, warehousing and shipping.

Population

Jackson Metropolitan statistical area includes Jackson County and has a population of 160,248. 

New and Improved Jackson, Michigan

Public Art Exhibition!

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A Dazzling Downtown!

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New Businesses!

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A whole new vibe!

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Historical connections!

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Creative & colorful!

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