Midlink Business Park is a sprawling 340-acre, world-class destination for industry and commerce. Located midway between Chicago and Detroit in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the park features more than 1.6 million square feet of space across two, state-of-the-art, multi-tenant buildings—plus a 40-acre retail corridor and 61-acre industrial and commercial campus, both in the second phase of development.
Hackman Capital Partners purchased the property from General Motors in 1999. What was then a functionally-obsolete, GM stamping-plant contained 2.2 million square feet of space and more than 35 years worth of capital assets. Hackman Capital scrubbed the facility and embarked on a major redevelopment to create a logistics-friendly, multi-tenant hub—splitting one building into two, creating a truck plaza in between with 110 bays, constructing public and private roads, reworking utilities and mechanicals, and completely transforming the buildings’ exteriors and interior spaces. By developing strong alliances with the Charter Township of Comstock, Southwest Michigan First and Michigan Economic Development Corporation and other community stakeholders, the company also attained PMUD zoning and secured a 110-acre, tax-free Renaissance Zone designation from 2013-2017.
Since it’s been open for business, Midlink Business Park has completed in excess of three million square feet of short- and long-term leases, sold more than $3.3 million of land for development and brought more than 1,500 jobs to the community. About 1,200 people touch the property every day.