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UHY LLP, a leading national CPA firm with over 300 employees in Oakland and Macomb counties, is opening its third Michigan office in the heart of downtown Detroit’s financial district. UHY’s first Wayne County office will be open for business on the sixth floor of the Chrysler House (previously known as the Dime Building) sometime in November. The 23-story historic skyscraper is located at Griswold and Fort streets near Campus Martius Park.

Ironically, this is the same building that founding partner, Gordon Follmer, first started his accounting career while going to night school at University of Detroit in 1960. “We’re excited to expand operations in Detroit as the revitalization of business growth in the City is gaining momentum,” Follmer said.

He also feels the downtown addition will be excellent for recruiting and retention, “A lot of our new team members, the

Many of their Detroit-based clients including Hiram Jackson, CEO of Real Times Media and publisher of the Michigan Chronicle; Cindy Pasky, founder, president and CEO of Strategic Staffing Solutions and chair of the Detroit Downtown Partnership Board of Directors; Bridgewater Interiors’ president and CEO Ron Hall; and John James, founder, chairman and CEO of James Group International have encouraged and supported the firm’s move to the City. “We’re delighted to see UHY open an office in Detroit. They’ve been our accounting firm for a very long time and done wonderful things for us. They will be a great addition to Detroit’s growing financial community,” said James.

UHY LLP is one of many companies who have moved into the 352,000 square foot building since it was acquired by Bedrock Real Estate Services in August 2011. The neoclassical Daniel Burnham-designed structure is within short walking distance from Campus Martius Park, Westin Book Cadillac Hotel, Cobo Center, PeopleMover station and sports venues.  

“UHY joins an impressive list of more than 45 retail, professional services and corporate tenants,” said Jim Ketai, co-founder and managing partner of Bedrock.

"We are really excited about this new beginning in the downtown area," said Tony Frabotta, CEO of UHY Advisors MI, Inc. and managing partner of UHY LLP. "This is a great opportunity for UHY to be part of Detroit's comeback story."