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Phoenix Group Companies is a parent company, which consists of a host of Michigan Domestic Profit Corporations, formed in 1993, for the purpose of developing and constructing multi-family residential units, providing a full line of residential construction services, and serving the needs of its clients by providing consultation services centered on community redevelopment.  Over the course of its history, Phoenix Group Companies has completed work that has resulted in more than $127 million in affordable housing development and construction in and around the City of Detroit. 

Phoenix Group Companies



27777 Franklin Rd.

Suite 2500

Southfield, MI 48034





Phoenix Group Companies focus is redeveloping urban communities through new residential construction and the rehabilitation of the existing housing stock.  Our commitment is to rebuild the City of Detroit and other urban centers, one community at a time.



Recent News & Publications

The Michigan Chronicle

June 3, 2014 

By Amber Tucker


Mr. Melvin Washington is a “community” builder with a passion for rebuilding Detroit. A native Detroiter, he is the president & CEO of the Phoenix Group, a collaboration of companies that provide full real estate development services including: design, planning and construction. His company specializes in affordable and market rate housing, senior living and historical preservation.



The Michigan Chronicle

April 30, 2014

By Donald James


There’s a certain aura of pride and passion that accompanies native Detroiter Melvin Washington as he goes about his daily business as an urban planner, real estate developer/ redeveloper, general contractor/builder, property manager, and historic preservationist.


As president and CEO of the Detroit-based Phoenix Group Companies, a cutting-edge group of real estate entities, Washington heads one of the city’s most progressive development/building conglomerations of affordable and market rate housing for urban neighborhoods.




Areas of Expertise






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