I am often asked two questions: "Do you think the Grand Rapids economy will rebound? Is Grand Rapids going to make it??" It is with shock that I look at them and wonder if they've been living here at all.
"Look up, for your redemption draweth nigh!" I've been pondering these words lately, and I find them to be very applicable to the Grand Rapids explosion now taking place. All one has to do is take a leisurely stroll downtown and look up.....try to locate a building within the $1.1 Billion (that's with a B) of new construction taking place that's not at least 5 stories tall and more.
It is with great joy that I write to all who are willing to listen......
LIKE THE CATERPILLER IN THE CACOON WAITING FOR IT'S NEW BIRTH, GRAND RAPIDS IS IN THE MIDST OF GREAT CHANGE. LITTLE BY LITTLE METAMORPHASIS IS TAKING PLACE.....KEEP WATCHING. THAT GORGEOUS COLORFUL BUTTERFLY IS COMING AND AT THE RIGHT TIME, NEW HEIGHTS WILL BE SOARED.
How do I know? Recently, having taken the tour of the new exclusive JW Marriott, confirmed my knowledge of this great city. You see, we have too many amazing men and women who care deeply for Grand Rapids, and who have poured millions into this local economy; not only in the past, but are doing so in the present, which will impact our future. These folks are true visionaries and have the personal willingness to extend themselves for the good of this city. How many other cities can boast that?
Interestingly, the new JW Marriott is already constantly buzzing well above predictions and expectations with reservations from throughout the global world. Doctors and researchers from as far as Japan are flying in to Grand Rapids! This is honestly big stuff, and something we cannot see on a daily basis in our real estate climate, but all of this is going to impact our Grand Rapids economy for generations to come.
The metamorphasis is taking place. We're being recreated, and will become world reknown. Just watch.
I repeat........"LOOK UP, FOR YOUR REDEMPTION DRAWETH NIGH!"