Monthly Archives: September 2013

New Member Profile: Matt O’Connor, 616 Development

As director of development, Matt O’Connor provides essential management of 616 Development’s projects. His knowledge and hard work ensures that new projects progress quickly and smoothly, while creating maximum returns for investors. Working to find viable development opportunities, O’Connor manages the complex web of logistics which must be navigated in order for a project to move forward. Permitting; construction financing; engaging vendors; securing municipal and state incentives; financial analysis and proformas; each of these aspects of development must be attended to in extreme detail in order for projects to be a … Read More

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Young Leaders and Student Members! Volunteer at the ULI Fall Meeting and Receive a Complimentary Registration!

ULI Michigan members under the age of 35 can receive a complimentary registration to the Fall Meeting in Chicago (November 5-8, 2013) in exchange for volunteering for 10 hours at the meeting. Slots are filling up fast, so sign up now!  

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New Members: September 2013

ULI Michigan would like to welcome our newest members! John Ackerman III Senior Project Manager, Atwell, LLC Angela Ayers Executive Office, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) Ryan Bayer Tax Senior Manager, Deliotte Catherine Clark Senior Vice President, Ramco Gershenson Properties Trust Jill Ferrari Chief ExecutiveOfficer, Michigan Community Resources John Foss Associate Consulting Project Manager, Plante Moran CRESA Ritchie Harrison Economic Development Director, Jefferson East Business Association Lacey Jacobson MBA Candidate, the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business Bruce Rasher Redevelopment Manager, RACER Trust Caitlin Schwab MBA … Read More

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Leadership Insights: Allen Rawls, Interim CEO of Motown Museum

Allen Rawls, AICP, has 35 years of experience in architecture, master planning, urban design, real estate, economic development and project administration. He currently serves as Interim CEO of Detroit’s famous Motown Museum and sits on the board of the Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Authority’s Citizens Advisory Committee. Throughout his career, he has held senior positions in both the public and private sector, including Associate Vice President of AECOM Design + Planning, a position he held for seven years (2002-2009). Prior to his work with AECOM, Rawls served as the City of … Read More

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Announcing the First Annual Michigan Emerging Trends in Real Estate Report

ULI Michigan and the UM/ULI Real Estate Forum have announced the induction of the Michigan Emerging Trends in Real Estate report, a localized version of the national Emerging Trends report issued annually by the Urban Land Institute. Although sometimes described as a single market, the Michigan real estate market consists of many diverse and unique development opportunities. To provide a forum for describing and analyzing those opportunities, the Michigan District Council of the Urban Land Institute and the UM/ULI Real Estate Forum have established this annual report to identify real … Read More

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