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In The News: Urban Land Institute Michigan honors Walbridge CEO with Lifetime Achievement Award

The Urban Land Institute Michigan has named John Rakolta, Jr., the recipient its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. Rakolta, chairman and chief executive officer of Detroit-based Chicago construction firm Walbridge, was honored for his contributions to the real estate industry and Michigan communities. Urban Land Institute Michigan honors Walbridge CEO with Lifetime Achievement Award Midwest Real Estate Journal March 10, 2017

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Jim Bieri Named ULI Foundation Governor

Jim Bieri, ULI Michigan Advisory Board Member, Larson Center for Leadership Co-Chair, former District Council Co-Chair, and Principal of Stokas Bieri Real Estate, has been named a ULI Foundation Governor. The ULI Foundation’s sole mission is to encourage charitable giving among ULI’s members and partners to support ULI programs and initiatives. By becoming a ULI Foundation Governor, ULI members make the commitment to embrace and sustain ULI’s mission—a cause that is transformative, profound, and shapes people’s lives. By supporting ULI, the ULI Foundation Governors support outcomes, and ULI’s ripple effect is tremendous—in … Read More

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ULI Michigan Receives Creative Placemaking Grant to Fund Ideation for New Henry Ford Cancer Center

ULI Michigan has been awarded a $5,000 creative placemaking grant from ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative, with the generous support of the Kresge Foundation. Working with partner Henry Ford Health System (HFHS), the grant will be used to host a workshop with national and local experts to generate placemaking ideas for the new, state-of-the-art cancer center, which will be located south of the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit’s New Center neighborhood. Through the partnership with HFHS, ULI Michigan will explore opportunities to create active living, nutrition, education and community green space that links the cancer center … Read More

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ULI Michigan to Award John Rakolta, Jr. of Walbridge with Lifetime Achievement Award

Urban Land Institute Michigan (ULI Michigan) is pleased to announce that John Rakolta, Jr. has been awarded the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. The Chairman and CEO of Walbridge is being recognized due to his strong presence and significant contributions to the real estate industry and many Michigan communities. ULI Michigan Chairman Robert Schostak made the announcement. The Lifetime Achievement Award was established to recognize leaders in the Michigan real estate community whose achievements throughout his or her lifetime – including contributions to real estate, civic, charitable and philanthropic endeavors – … Read More

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2017 ULI Awards – Apply Now!

Each year, ULI recognizes the best in development and policy, and ULI Awards set the standard in recognizing outstanding real estate projects, programs, & visionaries. Receive recognition for an exceptional project or program that you or a colleague developed by applying for a 2017 ULI Award: ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Recognizing best practices and outstanding development projects in both the private and public sectors. Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards: Honoring exemplary developments that meet affordable and workforce housing needs in the local community. Robert C. Larson Housing … Read More

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Grand Rapids’ Mayor and Staff Selected as 2017 Class of Daniel Rose Fellows

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the National League of Cities (NLC) have selected mayors from four cities — Anchorage, Alaska; Grand Rapids, Michigan; San José, California and Washington, D.C. —  as the 2017 class of Daniel Rose Fellows by the Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use. Mayors Ethan Berkowitz, Rosalynn Bliss, Sam Liccardo and Muriel Bowser will lead teams from their respective cities who will receive technical assistance on a local land use challenge from NLC, ULI and their peers from the other fellowship cities. The four … Read More

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In The News: Development heavyweights weigh in on the future of Detroit

At this week’s UM/ULI Real Estate Forum in Detroit, Curbed Detroit was there with a few takeaways from a panel of some of the biggest names in Detroit development talked about their predictions for the future of Detroit. Development heavyweights weigh in on the future of Detroit By Robin Runyan Curbed Detroit November 18, 2016

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In The News: Chris Leinberger Discusses Detroit Development at the UM/ULI Real Estate Forum

At the University of Michigan/Urban Land Institute conference, Chris Leinberger spoke to a crowd of about 200 in regards to Detroit seeing “huge market share shifts” due to development in areas of downtown and Midtown while speaking about Dan Gilbert’s influence on Detroit which can be counted in the billions, with more still to come. Here’s a look at Dan Gilbert’s multi-billion dollar impact on Detroit By Paula Gardner Mlive.com November 18, 2016

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In The News: Cullen predicts Pistons will move downtown, MLS stadium will be built

Speaking as part of a panel discussion Thursday at the University of Michigan/Urban Land Institute Real Estate Forum in Detroit, Matt Cullen, principal of Detroit-based Rock Ventures LLC and CEO of Jack Entertainment LLC, offered two predictions about the fate of the Detroit Pistons moving from Auburn Hills to downtown as well as the MLS stadium being built on the site of the Wayne County Consolidated Jail toward the tail end of the roundtable moderated by Detroit Free Press columnist John Gallagher. Cullen predicts Pistons will move downtown, MLS stadium will be built By Kirk Pinho Crain’s … Read More

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In The News: As state economy recovers, commercial real estate adjusts to fit

Michigan cities have experienced a devastating drain of young, educated talent in recent years – with college graduates flocking to cities with more personal and professional opportunities for living a well-rounded lifestyle in engaging environments. But now, with a market driven mostly by the millennials and, to a much lesser degree, the longer-living empty nesters giving up their family home, bookend generations are looking to return to communities like metro Detroit, Grand Rapids, Traverse City and Ann Arbor to raise families, be closer to kin and take part in Michigan’s … Read More

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