First Commercial has been an active participant in real estate development for 20 years. The group is led by William Watch, President. First Commercial has developed over 1,500,000 s.f. of real estate projects throughout Michigan and Ohio. Much of the department’s success results from Bill’s ability to work with large corporate entities, as well as, public/private partnerships to facilitate the development process. This includes land assemblage, governmental approval and financing. Bill has undertaken difficult projects successfully bringing to life commercial development in many cities. Bill is very astute in understanding property management from an owner’s perspective.