Monthly Archives: February 2013

What Does a “Comeback” Really Mean for Detroit? University of Michigan Professor/ULI Michigan Member Margaret Dewar Weighs In

Forget the Big Comeback; Detroit Focuses on What Can be Saved By Nick Carey Reuters February 18, 2013 Imagine a city with open space larger than the size of Paris, where people are planting hardwood trees and vegetable gardens, and neighbors have plenty of room to spread out. It would sound so idyllic, if only it weren’t Detroit. The open space is largely abandoned land, the lack of neighbors the result of an inexorable exodus, the planting the work of residents striving to stop the blight from spreading. America loves … Read More

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ULI Michigan Executive Committee Member Eric Larson Joins Bedrock Real Estate as Co-Managing Partner

Ilitch Real Estate Expert Jumps to Gilbert’s Development Team By Louis Aguilar The Detroit News February 18, 2013 The real estate developer who helped shape plans for the Ilitch organization’s proposed new Red Wings arena has become managing partner for the real estate arm of Quicken Loans Inc. founder and chairman Dan Gilbert, one of the most influential and aggressive investors in downtown Detroit. Eric Larson was named a co-managing partner of Bedrock Real Estate, according to a statement released Monday by the company… Read the Full Article on DetroitNews.com

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ULI Michigan Annouces Clinton River Daylighting mTAP as Part of Larson Center for Leadership 2012-2013 Program

On Thursday, February 14, 2013, participants of the Larson Center for Leadership joined ULI Michigan, Oakland County, local business owners, and members of the media at the Crofoot Ballroom in downtown Pontiac for the official announcement of the program’s mTAP project: a feasibility study of daylighting the Clinton River through downtown Pontiac. ULI Michigan Chairman William Watch spoke during the press conference, providing information about the Larson Center for Leadership and the program’s mTAP component: “ULI Michigan has recently been making efforts to expand its impact on the community and … Read More

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10 Trends From This Month’s ULI Real Estate Business Barometer

The monthly Barometer analysis is now available at Urban Land online: Buyer appetite for commercial property hit post-recession highs, while a negative fourth-quarter GDP provided the first insight into the impact of major government cutbacks, according to the ULI Real Estate Business Barometer, a monthly assessment of key economic indicators. Read the entire ULI Real Estate Business Barometer for February 2013

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Call for Entries: The ULI Urban Open Space Award

The ULI Urban Open Space Award celebrates transformative and thoughtful public open spaces. Do you know of an open space project that deserves recognition? Submit an entry for consideration Submissions are due March 15.

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Call for Entries: The ULI Global Awards for Excellence

The ULI Global Awards for Excellence define the standard for real estate development practice worldwide by identifying and promoting best practices. Do you know of a project that deserves recognition? Submit an entry for the ULI Global Excellence Awards. Submissions are due March 15.  

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