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Mike Van Patten oversees Oxford’s Commercial Property Management team and is intimately knowledgeable about all of our buildings – so we were interested to hear about his favorite property with Ann Arbor office space. Turns out, it’s the inimitable 900 Victors Way! This building is located south of Ann Arbor’s downtown area, in a neighborhood we call the Southside.
We’re passionate about the Ann Arbor Southside area, with its unmatched potential, its easy accessibility, and its diversity of Ann Arbor office space, shopping, parks and outdoor spaces, and more. Here’s what Mike had to say about the 900 Victors Way, located in the heart of the Southside.
Q: Why is 900 Victors Way your favorite building to manage?
A: It was the first building I managed when I started at Oxford, so I’ve gotten to know it really well. I love the perfect throwback 80s look that the building has – it’s like a look back in time at the best of 80s office design – like the interior landscaping. Lots of buildings from that era had the indoor gardens removed, but ours remains at 900 Victors Way, and it’s one of our tenants’ favorite things about the property. Also, as a property manager, it makes my life easier knowing that the building has had tons of capital improvement projects completed fairly recently – a new roof, new HVAC, and new elevators. It’s a well-oiled machine of Ann Arbor office space!
Q: What tenants do you get to work with at 900 Victors Way?
A: I’d say our anchor tenant is KBR (formerly Centauri), which is a government contractor. We also have A3 Robotics – super cool tech company – and three separate law firms. It’s a great place for professional services, like law and tax companies, that want Ann Arbor office space.
Q: What kind of benefits do you see for tenants who choose to set up shop at 900 Victors Way?
A: The location is perfect if highway access is important to you – it’s literally less than two minutes from I-94. There’s a great shared gym in the lower level that tenants have access to – and like I said earlier, our tenants love the indoor gardens in the common areas. It’s also near some really great stuff! Obviously the whole Southside is full of things to see and do – but in particular, right there near 900 Victors Way, you’ll find the Zingerman’s Southside businesses like their Coffee Company and Bakehouse, and you’re just a couple of seconds from the Briarwood Mall as well. When it comes to location, you won’t find a more convenient Ann Arbor office space.
Q: If you were able to choose an ideal tenant to move into one of the vacancies at 900 Victors Way, what kind of tenant would you pick? What business could do well there?
A: It seems like professional services organizations really thrive in this space, so I’d say something along the lines of law firms, tax prep companies, accounting firms, payroll companies – they’d be happy in this building. I’d also love to see another tech company move in! There are tons of awesome innovative startups around here for which we’d love to provide quality Ann Arbor office space.