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.”

Park Apartments buyer plans $6M in upgrades, will rename building Briggs House Residence

The Ann Arbor News unveils nominees for 2014 Deals of the Year

Posted on 07 Oct 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The list of 21 nominees for The Ann Arbor News’ 10th annual Deals of the Year event demonstrates the ongoing business successes in the Ann Arbor region. From a $60 million dormitory renovation to a nonprofit’s effort to save a historic theater, the nominees in each of the seven sector categories represent the organizations, transactions […]

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Wireless Toyz CEO buys Hotel St. Regis neighbor, under contract for downtown office building

Posted on 18 Jun 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A 64,000-square-foot building connected to the Hotel St. Regis in the New Center Area was purchased at auction by the same person who bought the Park Apartments building in February; the buyer also has a Wayne County-owned downtown office building under contract. Joe Barbat, the CEO and chairman of Southfield-based Wireless Toyz, said he closed […]

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Hotel St. Regis Neighbor Purchased

Posted on 16 Jun 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Kirk Pinho for Crain’s Detroit Business A 64,000-square-foot building connected to the Hotel St. Regis in the New Center Area was purchased at auction by the same person who bought the Park Apartments building in February; the buyer also has a Wayne County-owned downtown office building under contract. Joe Barbat, the CEO and chairman of […]

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I’ve been priced out of downtown Detroit

Posted on 03 Jun 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Amid efforts to revitalize Detroit’s downtown, some residents are finding they can no longer afford to live there. Detroit, which filed for bankruptcy last July, has received millions of dollars from individuals, corporations and other organizations to help save its neighborhoods.One program, called Live Downtown, has attracted as many as 15,000 new residents to the downtown […]

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30 condos listed for sale at new downtown Ann Arbor development

Posted on 27 May 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The development team behind the Montgomery House project on Ann Arbor’s South Fourth Avenue is now marketing the building’s 30 units for sale. Instead of half apartments and half condominiums as originally planned, the addition to the building at 210-216 S. Fourth Ave. will contain all condos. “The market is very, very hot for condos […]

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