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  1200 Sheldon Office Building, Page 241200 Sheldon Office Building

D. J. Maltese Consulting, LLC
1007 W. Ann Arbor trail, #100, Plymouth, MI 48170

LOCATION: Plymouth Township, Michigan
DATE BID: June 2005
Construction Period: June 2005 to Apr 2006
Total Square Feet: 21,375 
SITE: — 
BUILDING SIZE: Basement, 7,125; first floor, 7,125; second floor, 7,125; total, 21,375 square feet. 
Building Height: All floors, 9’. 
Basic Construction Type: Steel, wood frame.
Foundation: Cast-in-place. 
Exterior Walls: Steel, wood, brick, stone veneer, synthetic plaster. 
Roof: Asphalt shingle. 
Floors: Carpet, tile. 
Interior Walls: Steel, gypsum.

Architect: Steven C. Flum, Inc. - 4147 Trumbull Avenue, #100, Detroit, MI 48208
structural Engineer: Yeager Engineering, Inc. - 5080 Abington, Troy, MI 48085
MECHANICAL ENGINEER: Patterson Mechanical Designs, Inc. - 2110 Northwood Boulevard, Royal Oak, MI 48073
Cost Estimator: D. J. Maltese Consulting, LLC - 1007 W. Ann Arbor Trail, #100, Plymouth, MI 48170

In October of 2004 the Owner of Re/Max Home Sale Services of Plymouth was working out of an old bank building on a prime parcel of land on Sheldon Road in Plymouth Township, Michigan. The building was obsolete and the land it sat on was large enough to build a much larger building. The owners came to D.J. Maltese Consulting, LLC to discuss what could be done with the existing site. D. J. Maltese inspected the existing building and reviewed various options including renovation and additions to the building and a new development. It was decided that a new building was the most cost effective solution. The driving force was the return on investment of a larger building properly located on the site to maximize parking and exposure of the building. The existing building under utilized the land. 

The site could accommodate a two-story building of about 14,250 square feet on two floors and a full basement could be included for equipment and storage. The next issue was that the owners only needed about half of that size. D.J. Maltese recommended a partnership be formed between the current building owner and the owners of D.J. Maltese. The owners agreed and further recommended a third partner that would have an interest in ownership and leasing the balance of the building. After only a few meetings in January of 2005 a new LLC was formed by the three entities: the builder and two groups that would also be the tenants for the new proposed building. 

The building exterior is structural steel with wood frame infill, brick and stone veneer window and door surrounds, and accent walls of synthetic plaster. The fascia boards, gutters, downspouts and scupper boxes are copper. The roof is a lifetime asphalt shingle on the pitch roof areas and a rubber membrane roof on the flat roof area in the center of the building area where the air conditioning units are installed. The building interior includes 2- x 2-feet acoustical ceilings with drywall soffits and a barrel ceiling of drywall in the open plan area. All the cabinet and millwork is custom made cherry with granite counters. 

The building is fully sprinkled including a dry system in the roof truss area. The original plan was to use steel trusses to eliminate the cost of a dry system in the roof area. However, the cost of the wood trusses and dry system was about thirty percent less than the cost of the steel trusses. In addition to the fire protection system the building includes a fire alarm system.

Other features include a heated walkway at the entry of the building for snow removal with a metal marquee canopy and a 50-foot flag pole. One of the main focal points of the building is the clock tower which has two 6-foot diameter clocks with GPS for accurate time keeping. 

The building layout includes a main first floor foyer entry and a second floor foyer. Each tenant has their own restrooms and kitchen with conference rooms, private offices and open plan area. 

The basement area of about 7,000 square feet includes a mechanical room, an elevator equipment room, a lobby area, two rest rooms and a large conference room.

Div. 4: Brick: General Shale, Jenkins.
Div. 7: Shingles: CertainTeed.
Div. 8: Entrances & Storefronts, Windows: United States Aluminum; 
Hardware: Yale Security.
Div. 9: Gypsum & Acoustical Treatment: United States Gypsum.
Div. 14: Elevators: ThyssenKrupp.

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