Adam Manix, KIRCO MANIX’s Director of Corporate Real Estate, was selected by DBusiness as one of 2019’s 30 in Their Thirties:
“Even though Adam Manix is working at the company his grandfather founded and his father still runs, it wasn’t a slam-dunk that he would join the business. His first two jobs out of Kalamazoo College were with Applied Partners in Madison, Wis., and Colliers International in Southfield. In Madison, Manix acquired old factories and sold what was salvageable for scrap. At Colliers, he was a broker of industrial real estate.
He joined Kirco Manix – the construction arm of the Kirco development company formed in 2009 via a merger with the Manix construction operation – in 2014 as director of business development, and met with influencers, brokers, and past and potential clients. Manix explains he did anything to increase what he calls “deal flow.”
In May, he was promoted to director of corporate real estate, and now handles all of the company’s development and construction projects in its two areas of focus: corporate and health care/senior living. He also manages client relationships.
One current Kirco Manix project is automotive roofing and climate control supplier Webasto’s new 109,000-square-foot headquarters in Auburn Hills. Other recent work includes Dow Chemical’s headquarters in Midland and a new facility in Plymouth Township for Oerlikon, a Swiss 3-D printing company.”