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Barbat Holdings LLC

Our Team - About Houze Living Communities - Detroit MI Apartment Rentals - logo_scaledJoe Barbat is the founder and chairman of Barbat Holdings LLC, a Michigan - based real estate investment and management company that manages over 400,000 square feet of real estate consisting of Retail Shopping Centers, Offices, and Medical Facilities as well as Urban Style Loft Apartments and Condominiums. His development portfolio includes projects such as restoring distressed buildings like the former Historic Montgomery building in Ann Arbor Michigan. It also includes vibrant multi-story mixed use developments consisting of urban style loft living and rehabilitating retail shopping centers throughout southeast Michigan, Arizona, Chicago, and Miami Beach.

The Barbat Holdings, LLC. specializes in turnaround investment properties and new development. We have made it our mission to continue to renovate properties and help beautify our cities to provide the up-most in excellence of service to our communities. Our commitment is driven by our clients’ success. 

Barbat’s success has led to his recognition as an Ernst & Young 2007 Entrepreneur of the Year Central Great Lakes Award Recipient, one of Crain’s Detroit Business’ 2005 “40 Under 40” and the Chaldean Detroit Times Man of the Year in 2005. As Chief Executive, Barbat has also earned repeated recognition in the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing privately held U.S. companies, Entrepreneur’s “Franchise 500” and “Fastest Growing Franchises,” and acknowledgement by Crain’s Detroit Business’ as one of Michigan’s “Private 200” and “Fastest Growing Companies.”

Eagle Construction

Our Team - About Houze Living Communities - Detroit MI Apartment Rentals - eagle_logo_copyEagle Construction Services delivers cost -effective, turnkey construction solutions and consultations to commercial and residential builders. Precise planning, responsive nationwide supply lines and in-depth knowledge provide excellent value and first-class performance to empower our success.

ABOUT US: With a sharp eye for safety, we provide responsive, professional service and quality construction services.  Licensed and insured we are OSHA qualified and follow strict safety guidelines. When combined with the power of our national supplier network, we can take an old 1900’s historic building and transform it to a reliable income producing asset.

SERVICES: From preconstruction and general contracting to owner representation and property management, we offer a full array of services in the construction industry. We contract with property owners as their representatives (overseeing construction projects) as well as with clients as their general contractors (operating construction projects), we have witnessed many sides of the industry and will incorporate our experiences to the benefit of your project.

As owners’ representatives, we have experience working with outside construction teams, so we understand owners’ frustrations firsthand. We know that communication is important to our relationship with out clients in order to make the proper decisions during all periods of our relationship. As general contractors, we understand the importance of our responsibility on behalf of our clients. Our teams use advanced technologies to establish seamless collaboration internally and to communicate more effectively and continuously with our clients.

We understand that our clients rely on us to ensure projects come within budgets and in a timeline that is set and agreed upon during our important pre-construction discussions. Reliable performance that surpasses expectations.


Thomas Roberts Architect LLC

Our Team - About Houze Living Communities - Detroit MI Apartment Rentals - THOMASROBERTSTom has developed a diversified background over the past 20 years that includes historic preservation, interior design, urban and landscape architecture. He is an adjunct professor of design at the University of Detroit Mercy and has served on the board of the Michigan Historic Preservation Network. This breadth of experience enables Tom to contribute to the design of diverse project types.


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