Stellar Broadband to provide gigabit internet to Corktown development

DETROIT—East Lansing-based Stellar Broadband announced that it would work with developers Hunter Pasteur, Forbes Co. and Oxford Capital Group LLC to deliver gigabit internet service to the new Detroit development Perennial Corktown.

Perennial Corktown will include a seven-story apartment building with 188 studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units, as well a seven-unit townhouse development at 10th and Church streets, a three-story parking garage at 1501 Church St., and a 227-room Godfrey Hotel, opening in mid-2023.

“Corktown has become synonymous with phenomenal food and drink and is home to an emerging business core,” said Randy Wertheimer, CEO of Farmington Hills-based Hunter Pasteur. “We strive to provide the very best experience to our customers, of which cutting edge technology and ultra-high-speed internet are critical to ensure we are meeting to demand of the modern day renter.”

The first company to bring gigabit fiber internet to the apartment in Michigan and the first in the entire nation to bring 10-gigabit internet to apartments and student housing, Stellar serves 139 communities totaling over 10,000 residents with a wide range of technologies and services, from engineered and managed wireless to access controls and security. It’s the largest residential fiber internet service provider in Michigan.

“Today marks the launch of our partnership with Oxford Capital, The Forbes Company and Hunter Pasteur to deliver technologies bespoke to the residents who will call Perennial Corktown their home,” said Richard Laing, president of Stellar Broadband. “The developers’ commitment to delivering a product of the highest quality will be met with the same level of quality to assure a stellar experience for the residents.”

Added Matthew Kalt, senior vice president of Oxford Capital: “Exceptional internet quality and technology is one of, if not the most, important factors for today’s apartment renter when deciding where to live.”

Founded in 2001 as Spartan Net, Stellar’s services include structured wiring consulting, door entry and access control, engineered Wi-Fi, security, voice, television services, and various Internet of Things solutions for communities. More at

Founded in 1999, Farmington Hills-based Hunter Pasteur has grown to become one of Southeast Michigan’s largest and most respected developers. Over the past two decades, HP has built and developed over 2,000 luxury single family homes and multifamily condominiums throughout Metro Detroit, including communities in Ann Arbor, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Commerce Township, Detroit, Lake Orion, Novi, Northville, South Lyon, West Bloomfield and more. HP and The Forbes Company also have over 2,000 luxury multi-family units currently under development, valued at over $1 billion in costs. More at

Based in Southfield, Forbes is an owner, developer and manager of regional shopping centers. In addition to Somerset Collection, these properties include The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., The Mall at Millenia in Orlando; and Waterside Shops in Naples Fla. More at

Chicago-based Oxford Capital is an international real estate investment, development, and management firm that focuses on large-scale acquisitions, developments, redevelopments, and operationally intensive real estate. Oxford, its affiliates, and principals have been involved in over $3 billion of real estate and private equity investments, including the development of more than 16,000 hotel rooms, more than 2,000 multi-family units, more than 3,000 senior housing units, urban retail, and parking.

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