About Us / Our Story

On June 30, 1989, Steve Gordon and 11 other principals left a successful commercial real estate firm and founded Signature Associates. This group quickly became known in the industry as the “Dirty Dozen”. Since inception, Signature Associates has been a market leader.

This experienced, talented and driven team has grown Signature Associates over the past 29 years into a full-service commercial real estate firm with over 150 employees and eight regional offices in Michigan and Northwest Ohio. Our proven process assists our clients in making real estate decisions around the world.

When it relates to commercial real estate, Signature Associates does it all – Industrial, Hi-Tech, Office, Retail, Medical, Land, Build-to-Suit, Tenant Representation, Investment Sales, Corporate Services, Project Management and Property Management. These are the things we live for. Of course, it’s how we do them that has earned us the reputation we enjoy today.

We put our clients first by doing the right things – the right way. The best results carry our Signature.

The Signature Story

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Signature Associates is Founded in Southfield, MI, Establishes Industrial and Land Divisions

1989

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Establishes Office Division

1991

Signature Joins ONCOR International, Property Management/Asset Division is Formed

1992

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Establishes Investment Division

1995

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Establishes Retail Division

1996

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Signature Turns 10!

1999

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Establishes Signature Capital

2000

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Kalamazoo, MI Office Opens

2001

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Toledo, OH & Grand Rapids, MI Offices Open, Advisory Services Division is Formed

2002

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Lansing, MI Office Opens

2003

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Muskegon, MI Office Opens, Joins Cushman & Wakefield Alliance

2006

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Signature Turns 20!

2009

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Holland, MI Office Opens

2011

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Detroit, MI Office Opens

2012

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Signature Turns 25!

2014

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Signature is featured as: Best & Brightest Companies to Work For 2017, Cool Places to Work 2017 & 2016, and Top Workplaces 2017, 2016, 2015 & 2014

2017