Boji Group Purchases Former Masonic Temple in Downtown Lansing, Facilitated by Martin

By Natalie Jones / 11.15.21 / 3 min read

We’re pleased to announce that a historic property in Lansing has been purchased in a deal facilitated by Martin! The Boji Group, one of our long-time partners, is the new owner of the 109,826 SF building that was used as a conference center and lecture hall for 30 years by WMU-Cooley Hall.

President and CEO Van W. Martin, SIOR, CCIM, CRE, and Senior Vice President, Eric F. Rosekrans, CCIM, CPM of Martin Commercial Properties brokered the deal.

“217 S. Capitol is a stunning example of classical revival architecture, and it holds a lot of history in downtown Lansing, ” said Martin. “It was built in 1924 and has been well-maintained. We are glad to create a connection between The Boji Group and WMU-Cooley Law to ensure that this property is not only cemented in history but holds a key part in the future of Lansing as well.”

The Boji Group intends to redevelop the space with a total investment of $20-$25 million, potentially for residential use. To read the press release, click HERE.

The Lansing State Journal published a story about the former Masonic Temple. Check it out HERE!