Monthly Archives: February 2015

ULI Building Healthy Places Toolkit: Strategies for Enhancing Health in the Built Environment

The Urban Land Institute’s Building Healthy Places Initiative has released the highly anticipated Building Healthy Places Toolkit: Strategies for Enhancing Health in the Built Environment. Research shows that the built environment (including buildings, streets, and neighborhoods) has a profound impact on health outcomes. Professionals who influence the built environment can play a significant role in creating healthier communities. Recognizing the value of creating healthier communities, the Urban Land Institute began developing the Building Healthy Places Toolkit. The toolkit outlines opportunities for enhancing health outcomes in real estate developments and provides 21 … Read More

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Member Profile: Jim Drumm, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

James “Jim” Drumm has over 25 years of experience in public accounting, specializing in audits, reviews and compilations of financial statement and financial consulting services. Drumm serves as Regional Leader of the Construction/Real Estate Group at the Baker Tilly Virchow Krause Detroit office. In this capacity, he manages real estate and contractor financial audits, reviews and compilations, assists clients with the implementation of new accounting standards, and provides audit and accounting services to entities as required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Michigan State Housing Development Authority … Read More

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New Members: February 2015

ULI Michigan would like to welcome our newest members: David Barna M.S. in Real Estate Candidate, New York University Alexander Bilotta M.U.P. Candidate, Wayne State University Kyle Holmberg Student, University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business Kerry Jackson Associate, KW Commercial Dean Kahremanis Architect, Dean Kahremanis Architects, LLC Mike Kennedy Vice President of Real Estate, Velmeir Companies Tori Manix Consulting Associate, Plante Moran CRESA Jason Massoglia Tax Manager, Deloitte Brian McAlpine Director, ValStone Partners, LLC Jennifer Olmstead Senior Business Development Manager, Ann Arbor SPARK Harry Smith, Jr. Realtor, … Read More

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Announcing the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) 2015 Mentorship Program

The Michigan District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI Michigan) is proud to announce the launch of the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) Mentorship Program. The mission of the ULI Michigan WLI Mentorship Program is to facilitate professional growth through mentorship between experienced executives in the industry and female real estate and land use professionals. The program is aimed to provide early-to-mid-career level female professionals working in the real estate and land use industries (“Mentee”) with an opportunity to connect, grow, and create lasting relationships with experienced industry leaders (“Mentors”). … Read More

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In Case You Missed It: ULI Michigan 2015 Kick Off: The HopCat Detroit Story

On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, the Michigan District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI Michigan) Young Leaders Group hosted a 2015 kick off event for approximately 100 ULI Members and prospective members. The ULI Michigan 2015 Kick Off: The HopCat Detroit Story took place at -and focused on- the development of the recently opened HopCat Detroit, and its impact on the surrounding neighborhood. The HopCat brand bar, restaurant and entertainment venue is a Michigan original, having opened its famed flagship location in the heart of “Beer City USA,” Grand … Read More

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