E. Michigan Avenue Campus


A National Historic Site

The Commercial Exchange is our corporate headquarters at 2301 E. Michigan Avenue. This 125-year-old campus of 3 historic buildings covers an entire city block. Once home to Jackson’s storied entrepreneurial past, it could be the venue to launch your creative future.

We have Room For You!

  • 1895 brick, mill construction with solid wood beams
  • 206,000 sq. ft. on 4 floors
  • Central courtyard
  • Natural light from exterior windows & skylights
  • Zoned Industrial
  • Push-pad entrance code for after-hours security
  • High-speed internet access
  • Electronic building security
  • On-site management and maintenance team
  • Plenty of free parking

Featured Spaces
  • Art Deco Office

    Art Deco Office in The Commercial Exchange building.
    "Cap" Sparks planned Jackson’s landmark Cascades Park in this office in 1929. The original Art Deco suite features graduated cork walls with sconces, black onyx fireplace and a private restroom.
  • Walnut Office

    Walnut Office
    During WWI & WWII workers inside the walls of this building produced, electric bomb hoists for the B17, Link-gunnery trainers, radio compasses and sending and receiving sets for US and Allied armies. They manufactured stamped steel helmets and Thompson machine gun magazines.
  • Ponderosa Pine Office

    The Ponderosa Pine Office in The Commercial Exchange building.
    One of 11 meticulously maintained offices built-in 1930 by 'Cap' Sparks. According to the building abstract, he spent $60,000 on these first and second-floor suites. That's $905,616. in 2020 dollars. Why so much? He provided jobs for Jackson families during the Great Depression.
  • Warehouse Space

    Warehouse Space
    Heat-controlled warehouse and workspaces. 5 loading docks. Fire protection with sprinkler system. Freight elevator. On-site management & maintenance team. Lift truck service by staff.
  • Co-Work Space

    Co-Work Space
    This second-floor heated warehouse space was originally used in 1914 to build the Jackson automobile. Take advantage of this adjustable space with high-speed internet access, natural light, plus single and 3 phase electrical service.
  • The Tower Office

    The Tower Office
    A room with a view! Four bright offices in this second-floor suite include the building’s tower room with natural light from tall windows overlooking Michigan Avenue and Horton Streets.

Tenant Testimonial

"I absolutely love my office in the Commercial Exchange building. Every client that comes to visit remarks about the beauty of the entire building. The staff is amazing to work with and are always there to help out."

— Connie Rupert, District Sales Coordinator, AFLAC

Historic Spotlight

Sparton Bluebird Radios and The Commercial Exchange

Designed by industrial Art Deco designer Walter Dorwin Teague, this series of radios was built-in this building in the 1930s. This work of art is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.

Learn more at this Sparton Radio fan site.

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