Another out-of-town business is opening an office in an office building owned by Quicken Loans Chairman Dan Gilbert now that EverStaff is opening an office in Chrysler House, formerly the Dime Building.
, based in Cleveland, is a recruiting company that specializes in putting skilled workers into jobs in a variety of industries. It will initially have an office of two people in the Chrysler House, which it hopes to grow to 5-10 people within the next 18 months.
"We're excited about the market in Detroit," says Danny Spitz, CEO of EverStaff. "Detroit is very similar to Cleveland. We see Detroit on the uptick."
Gilbert's family of companies bought the then Dime Building last year. He renamed the 23-story skyscraper on Griswold Street Chrysler House last spring after convincing Chrysler to open a significant office in the building. Bedrock Real Estate Services, Gilbert's real-estate-management firm, has since been able to recruit a number of companies to open up offices in the Chrysler House and his other buildings in downtown Detroit.
Spitz says he chose the Chrysler House because of the positive momentum Gilbert's team has been building in downtown Detroit. He believes the "energy" and the "buzz" will be able to help him grow his business.
"We want to be in the middle of it all," Spitz says.
Source: Danny Spitz, CEO of EverStaff
Writer: Jon Zemke
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