Monthly Archives: May 2014

Dan Gilbert to Keynote National ULI Public/Private Partnership Conference in Detroit

The Urban Land Institute will host its first-ever national conference in Detroit this summer, and the event will feature an opening keynote by none other than Dan Gilbert, founder and chairman of Rock Ventures and Quicken Loans. Public/Private Partnerships: Best Practices and New Opportunities will take place June 25-26, 2014, at the Westin Book Cadillac in downtown Detroit and will focus on why public/private partnerships are so critical to successful development today. During the conference, attendees will hear from experts in the public and private sectors who have combined their strengths and … Read More

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New Members: May 2014

ULI Michigan would like to welcome our newest members: Wayne Bota Originator, Great Lakes Capital Fund DeAnna Cambridge Associate Broker, All ‘in 1 Realty, Inc. Connie Lilley Territory Sales Manager, North Coast Roofing Paul Savage CEO, Nextek Power Systems Wendy Sutton Real Estate Development Administrator, Wayne County Airport Authority Hee-Jin Yi Vice President, ValStone Partners, LLC

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News You Can Use: Gilbert Deserves Placemaker Title

Gilbert Deserves Placemaker Title Crain’s Detroit Business May 18, 2014 “Politicians with packed schedules often make a podium appearance at civic events, then quietly leave through a side door. Not so last week when the Michigan District Council of the Urban Land Institute presented Dan Gilbert its annual Placemaker Award. The room at the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit was brimming with VIPs…” Read the full article at crainsdetroit.com

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News You Can Use: Will Streetcars Provide Another Boost to Downtown Detroit?

Will Streetcars Provide Another Boost to Downtown Detroit? By Dan Rafter REJournals.com May 2, 2014 “The Urban Land Institute last year released a report that confirmed what many developers already know: Demand will increase for smaller homes located in urban areas within walking distance of public transportation. This means that commercial developers who want to attract the greatest number of tenants to their office buildings and shoppers to their retail centers will increasingly be building in denser urban areas. This is no shock to Eric Larson, president and chief executive … Read More

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