Monthly Archives: November 2012

Paul Robertson, ULI Michigan Executive Committee Member and Chairman of Robertson Brothers Co. Talks Metro Detroit’s Housing Market

Detroit Area Helps Lead U.S. Housing Recovery By Michael Martinez The Detroit News November 28, 2012 Metro Detroit extended its home price recovery to 15 straight months in September with another above-inflation increase, helping to lead a national housing recovery in a weak economy. The Detroit area’s 7.6 percent price growth from September 2011 was the third highest in the nation behind Phoenix’s 20.4 percent gain and Minneapolis’ 8.8 percent rise, according to Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller index. Prices rose 3 percent overall in 20 metropolitan areas… Read the full article … Read More

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ULI Michigan Members Jim Tischler and Katharine Czarnecki Discuss Using Placemaking to Attract “Gen Y” to Urban Areas at UM/ULI Real Estate Forum

Placemaking Attracts Urban Millennials By Mike Nichols Grand Rapids Business Journal November 14, 2012 One generation’s entire sense of place is changing and with it, possibly, the geography of business. This population-density shift toward urban centers could be better understood as an opportunity if businesses look at it through the lens of what’s called “place making,” said James Tischler, director of community development at the Michigan State Housing Development Authority. Tischler specializes in place making and in presenting on it to interested communities. Chalk Grand Rapids up as interested, after … Read More

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Congratulations to the 2012 Student Case Competition Winners!

ULI Michigan would like to congratulate the winners of the 2012 Student Case Competition. The competition is based on an actual Brownfield in downtown Grand Rapids that is being prepared for redevelopment in the next two years. The objective is for the four-person student teams to create a business case for the selected site. The winners of the 2012 Student Case Competition were announced during the 26th Annual UM/ULI Real Estate Forum. First Place Team: Matthew Gilbert, Matthew Richter, Paige Shesterkin, Eric Wilson Second Place Team: Daniel Kobran, Diego Horna … Read More

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MiBiz Takes on the 26th Annual UM/ULI Real Estate Forum in Grand Rapids

Elijah Brumback of MiBiz was front and center during the 26th Annual UM/ULI Real Estate Forum, which took place November 7 and 8, 2012, in Grand Rapids. You can read all about ULI Michigan’s signature event in Brumback’s article “ULI Forum: Developers Embrace Challenges with Urban Investments.”

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Program Day 1 of the Larson Center for Leadership

The following Program Day summary, which was written by Larson Center for Leadership Participant Cari Easterday, describes Day 1 of the Larson Center for Leadership, which took place at the Detroit Institute of Arts on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. “Characteristics that I look for in people include integrity, self – confidence, and diversity of thought, ideas & experience” set the stage for the definition of leadership for the inaugural class of the 2012 Larson Center for Leadership in Detroit on October 23, 2012, a ULI Michigan program. Day 1 was … Read More

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Colliers International Receives Real Estate Excellence Award at 26th Annual UM/ULI Real Estate Forum

Colliers International Cited Yet Another Time By David Czurak Grand Rapids Business Journal November 3, 2012 When the University of Michigan and Urban Land Institute convene their Real Estate Forum this week at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, one of the many event highlights will be the awards presentations. The honors are highly coveted by those in the commercial field because winning one engraves a lasting mark of industry excellence on an effort few awards can match… Read the Full Article on GRBJ.com

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Parkland Properties’ Jon Rooks Receives Real Estate Excellence Award at the 26th Annual UM/ULI Real Estate Forum

Rooks Wins Top Award from UM/ULI By Pete Daly Grand Rapids Business Journal November 3, 2012 Jon Rooks, owner and founder of Parkland Properties development company in Grand Rapids, has been selected for the top award of the year presented by the statewide University of Michigan/Urban Land Institute Real Estate Forum… Read the Full Article at GRBJ.com

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