Monthly Archives: July 2013

Leadership Insights: Deirdre Greene Groves, Executive Director of Challenge Detroit and Founding Executive Director of the Collaborative Group

“Defining leadership isn’t simple. To some, it’s working to your strengths. To others, it’s building a great team. To me, it’s an ongoing evolution. As an emerging leader, I have had the privilege to work with and for some incredibly inspirational individuals, learning from them along the way. Tackling tough situations with grace and flexibility is challenging, but it’s what I saw those great leaders do… and what I strive to do, as well.” -Deirdre Greene Groves Deirdre Greene Groves is the founding executive director of The Collaborative Group, a … Read More

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Why You Should Attend the 2013 ULI Fall Meeting

By Jamie Simchik “For those of you who do not know, the 2013 ULI Fall Meeting is taking place in Chicago this November. If it is anything like my experience at the 2013 ULI Spring Meeting, which took place May 15-17 in San Diego, it will present an excellent opportunity to learn about current best practices and emerging trends, gather input from prominent industry leaders and top-minds, and network with real estate and land-use professionals from across the nation. The ULI Spring Meeting was a great time. Similar to the … Read More

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New Member Profile: Brian Vosburg, Detroit Housing Commission

Brian Vosburg, Contract Administrator for the Detroit Housing Commission’s Development Department, has over 12 years of experience working with urban economic development and redevelopment, neighborhood planning, development and redevelopment, community development and grant writing. In his current role, Vosburg is responsible for planning and implementing redevelopment initiatives aimed at rebuilding urban neighborhoods in Detroit through comprehensive planning and economic development strategies. Specific projects that he currently oversees include the development of Gardenview Estates (formerly known as Herman Gardens) into an 833 unit, mixed-income, mixed-use community, and the development of the … Read More

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ULI Launches the Building Healthy Places Initiative

The Urban Land Institute recently announced the launch of its newest initiative; Building Healthy Places. The two-year initiative is designed to leverage the power of ULI’s global networks to shape projects and places in ways that improve the health of people and communities. Why Building Healthy Places? Around the world, communities face pressing health challenges related to the built environment. For many years, ULI and its members have been active players in discussions and projects that make the link between human health and development; we know that health is a core component … Read More

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New Members: July 2013

ULI Michigan would like to welcome our newest members: Gina Cavaliere Development Officer, Wayne County EDGE Bob Doil Production Manager, Robertson Brother Company Cari Easterday-Kar Chief Financial Officer, Larson Realty Group Wendy Jackson Program Officer, The Kresge Foundation George Jacobsen Program Officer, The Kresge Foundation Joseph Jonna Owner, Jonna Luxury Homes Joseph Kopietz Partner, Clark Hill Nicolas Lomako Senior Vice President, Wade Trim Todd McDonald President, CSM Group Darian Neubecker Controller, Robertson Brothers Company Timothy Palazzolo Principal, City of Detroit Planning & Development Department Ashley Prescott Staff Engineer, Testing Engineers … Read More

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The Robert C. Larson Center for Leadership is Currently Seeking Candidates for its 2013-2014 Program

ULI Michigan’s annual Robert C. Larson Center for Leadership – also known as the Larson Center for Leadership –  will be kicking off its second year this fall and we are currently seeking the next generation of Larson Leaders to participate in the 2013-2014 program. Ideal participants are mid-career, Michigan-based professionals, who work either directly or indirectly with the real estate or land-use sectors, and have a strong commitment to the mission of the Urban Land Institute; to provide leadership in the responsible use and land and in creating and sustaining thriving … Read More

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Don’t Miss ICSC’s Michigan Idea Exchange & Alliance Program, Taking Place July 17 & 18, 2013

Do you work in retail development, or are you interested in learning more about the industry? If so, you will not want to miss the 43rd Annual ICSC 2013 Michigan Idea Exchange and Alliance Program, Michigan’s largest retail event of the year with over 500 investors, developers, retailers, public officials, economic developers, professional service providers, and more in attendance. On Wednesday, July 17, the program will kick off  with a round of golf followed by a cocktail reception at Shenandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield, Michigan. The program will resume on Thursday, … Read More

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