Ghafari and Northpointe Bank Unveil a Cutting-Edge Workplace Transformation for New Operations Center
Grand Rapids, Michigan – Ghafari Associates (Ghafari), a global architecture and engineering firm, and Northpointe Bank (Northpointe), a nationwide leader in offering innovative and high-value banking products, are proud to announce the opening of the innovative Northpointe Bank Operations Center. This cutting-edge facility assumes the role of the national operations hub for Northpointe’s growing residential lending and servicing groups. As a dynamic and forward-thinking workplace, this facility will continue to elevate Northpointe’s mission “to be the best bank in America by bringing value and innovation to the people and communities they serve while delivering real value through a collaborative, high-performance and diverse company culture.”
Northpointe’s continued growth in its residential lending offerings drove the demand for a new kind of space, now realized in its new Operations Center. In the fall of 2019, Ghafari began the process of working with Northpointe’s leadership to conceive a creative, flexible workplace that anticipates the needs of a growing company while also accommodating a variety of groups, departments, and workstyles. Together, Ghafari and Northpointe master-planned a multi-tenant and expansive transformation to the former Cascade Commons building, an aging, nearly vacant 91,000 square foot big box and former design showcase center on Grand Rapids’ southeast side.