ABOUT JOE BARBAT

Founder and Chairman of Wireless Toyz pioneered the retailing Wireless concept by offering wireless communications from multiple carriers in a single store. Mr. Barbat is responsible for building the organization from a stand-alone kiosk at age 18 into a 75 store retail chain corporation across the country.

Founder and Chairman of Barbat Holdings LLC, a Michigan - Based Real Estate Investment and Management Company that manages over 750,000 square feet of Real Estate consisting of Retail shopping centers, Office, Medical Facilities and Urban Style Loft Apartments and Condominiums. From restoring a distressed building, like the former Historic Montgomery building in Ann Arbor Michigan, to a vibrant multi story mixed use development consisting of urban style loft living and retail to rehabilitating retail shopping centers through out southeast Michigan.

Our commitment is driven by our clients’ success. Specializing in turnaround investment properties and new development, we have made it our mission to continue to renovate properties and help beautify our cities and provide the up-most service to our communities.

Barbat’s success has led to his recognition as an Ernst & Young 2007 Entrepreneur of the Year Central Great Lakes Award Recipient, one of Crain’s Detroit Business’ 2005 “40 Under 40” and the Chaldean Detroit Times Man of the Year in 2005. His business acumen has also earned Wireless Toyz repeated recognition in the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing privately held U.S. companies, Entrepreneur’s “Franchise 500” and “Fastest Growing Franchises,” and acknowledgement by Crain’s Detroit Business’ as one of Michigan’s “Private 200” and “Fastest Growing Companies.”

Philip J. Neudeck Commercial Building Renovation

Philip J. Neudeck Commercial Building Renovation

Posted on 17 Jun 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Philip J. Neudeck building is located at 415 Clifford Street in the heart of Detroit’s Central Business District. Positioned at the southeast corner of Clifford and Bagley, the building boasts adjacencies to Grand Circus Park & the burgeoning Washington Boulevard corridor. Historically utilized for office space, the Neudeck building is currently 100% vacant and unencumbered […]

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Neudeck Building Changes Name, Flirts With Fitness Center

Posted on 14 Jan 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We’ve known for a while that the Neudeck Building’s upper levels will be converted into apartments, but last week’s official announcement came with some new details about future tenants and a new building name. In a recent article from Crain’s, building owner Joe Barbat claims “very well-known and established gym” has an interest in opening […]

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New owner of Neudeck Building plans $6M renovation: Housing, retail, gym in works

Posted on 14 Jan 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Wayne County has officially sold the 86,000-square-foot Philip J. Neudeck office building at 415 Clifford St., and its downtown parking lot, to businessman Joe Barbat. The sale of the building at Clifford and Bagley for $2.3 million was approved by the Wayne County Commission in a 14-0 vote Thursday, with Commissioner Burton Leland absent from […]

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Gabriel Richard Building Promises Over 100 Future Apartments

Posted on 14 Jan 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

As happy renters flood into fresh apartments at the Whitney and the Ashley, another empty office building is defecting to Team Residential. Take a look at theGabriel Richard Building, a former Archdiocese of Detroit property kitty-corner from the Book Cadillac hotel. Built in 1914, the Gabriel Richard has 10 floors dressed in terra cotta. With […]

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Barbat builds his portfolio of downtown real estate

Posted on 14 Jan 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It was just 11 months ago that Joe Barbat bought his first building in downtown Detroit. Since then, however, he has added two more to his portfolio and has another — the century-old Gabriel Richard Building — under contract, with a $35 million-plus plan to convert them into nearly 400 multifamily residential units with first-floor […]

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