Plante Moran to open Detroit office in the Compuware building
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 6, 2013
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Plante Moran, one of the
nation's largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms,
today announced it is opening an office in Detroit in the Compuware building.
"We are very pleased to be joining other businesses who have committed to the
city of Detroit," said Gordon Krater, Plante Moran's managing partner. "There
is an excitement and vitality about the city. Good things are happening, and
we are proud to be a part of it. Plante Moran staff is spending more time
downtown working with public and private sector organizations.
"Coupled with our nearly 10 percent growth in staff in southeast Michigan in
the last 15 months and our need for more office space, it just makes sense to
open our next office in downtown Detroit. It will also help us better attract
professionals who want to be part of the urban work environment as we continue
to expand our team."
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing said: "This is great news for the city of Detroit. We
welcome Plante Moran to its new downtown offices. This is another example of
the business community's commitment totransformingour city."
The new office will house approximately 75 staff. It will occupy 15,000 square
feet on the third floor of the Compuware building. The Detroit office will be
the firm's seventh office in southeast Michigan. Plante Moran's other area
offices are located in Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Flint, Macomb and two in
Southfield. The official move-in date is scheduled for the fall.
Krater mentioned a number of businesses and individuals who have led the way
in Detroit's revitalization, including Dan Gilbert and Rock Ventures, Peter
Karmanos Jr. and Compuware, the Ilitch and Ford families, Strategic Staffing
Solutions, General Motors Co., Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Urban
Science and DTE Energy.
"Plante Moran becomes the next important and credible company in the drumbeat
of top-notch firms, retailers and entrepreneurs who are finding opportunity in
downtown Detroit. When a leader like Plante Moran makes this kind of move,
the confidence level of the business community is strengthened even further,"
said Dan Gilbert, founder and chairman of Rock Ventures and Quicken Loans.
Bob Paul, Compuware chief executive officer, said: "We are pleased to have
Plante Moran join the roster of leading companies with presence in Detroit's
central business district and are thrilled that the company selected the
Compuware Building as their new home. They'll be working alongside some of
the region's best and brightest who already enjoy all the amenities we have to
Plante Moran CRESA, afully integrated independent real estate firm affiliated
with Plante Moran, brokered the lease deal between Plante Moran and
About Plante Moran:
Plante Moran (www.plantemoran.com) is among the nation's largest certified
public accounting and business advisory firms, providing clients with tax,
audit, risk management, financial, technology, business consulting and wealth
management services.Plante Moran has a staff of more than 2,000 professionals
in 21 offices throughout Illinois, Michigan and Ohio, with international
offices in Shanghai, China; Monterrey, Mexico; and Mumbai, India. Earlier this
year, the firm was named to FORTUNE magazine's list of the "The 100 Best
Companies To Work For" for the 15^th consecutive year. Plante Moran was ranked
#25 on this year's FORTUNE list.
Contact: Dan Artman, office 248.223.3469, cell 313.505.1961 or
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