Monthly Archives: August 2012

Young Leaders Group will Host 7th Annual View from the Top Dinner

On Thursday, October 4, 2012, ULI Michigan’s Young Leaders group will host the 7th Annual View from the Top Dinner. The event, which is open to members of ULI Michigan’s Young Leaders Group as well as prospective members under the age of 35, will feature top real estate professionals with backgrounds in Detroit-area real estate, who have graciously agree to serve as Mentors for the night. At the dinner, each Young Leader will be seated at a table of eight made up of seven Young Leaders and one mentor.  Mentors … Read More

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Leadership Insights: Patti Owens, Catalyst Development

Patti Owens has served as Managing Director and Vice President of Kalamazoo-based Catalyst Development Company since 2005, during which time she has been involved with a number of high-profile projects in the Kalamazoo area. Catalyst Development’s most recent and notable project, the Brownfield redevelopment of the 145 year-old former Kalamazoo town hall, commenced last year. Built in 1867, Corporation Hall is comprised of approximately 27,000 square feet and is located in the heart of Downtown Kalamazoo. The structure has undergone a complete renovation, and the resulting building will be mixed-use … Read More

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ULI Michigan Announces Curriculum-Based Leadership Program: The Larson Center for Leadership

Urban Land Institute Michigan is excited to announce The Larson Center for Leadership, a formal curriculum program designed to help train and mentor the next generation of real estate and land-use leaders in Michigan. The program is named for the late Robert C. Larson, a nationally recognized and respected Michigan real estate professional, non-executive chairman of Larson Realty Group, and former chair of the ULI Foundation. The mission of The Larson Center for Leadership is to cultivate leadership development by informing a select group of emerging industry leaders as to … Read More

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ULI in Action: The Livernois Corridor

The ULI Rose Fellowship Detroit Class of 2011-2012 focused its final report, which summarized an entire year of collaboration with the City of Detroit, on the Livernois Corridor. Click the link below to view the full report: The ULI Rose Fellowship Detroit Class of 2011-2012 Report on the Livernois Corridor Jeff Gerritt, Editorial Writer at the Detroit Free Press, also wrote about the challenges facing Detroit’s main corridors, and the impact such areas have on economic development in the city. Click the link below to read the article: City Aims to Turn the Corner on Key … Read More

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Member Profile: James Tischler, MSHDA

James Tischler, AICP, PCP is Director of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s Community Development Division. He is responsible for management of the State of Michigan’s Federal- and State-funded housing and community development programs, design of housing and neighborhood policy, and facilitating the State’s community planning and development activities. He has more than 25 years of experience in the field of urban planning, working for public organizations, and consulting with private sector firms, as well as established specialties in urban infill, New Urbanism, form-based planning, and brownfield/greyfield redevelopment. Tischler has … Read More

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New Members: August 2012

ULI Michigan would like to welcome our newest members: Clifford Brown – Woodborn Partners Joshua Brugeman – Urbanology John Corcoran – TechTown Jordan Cox – Henry Ford Health Systems Casimer Daniewski – Bedrock Real Estate Services Margaret Dewar – University of Michigan Robert Donohue, Jr. – Oakland County James Faycurry – Oakland County Matt Gibb – Oakland County Dan Hunter – Oakland County David Martyn – Stewart Title Darin McLeskey – Soil and Materials Engineers Ronn Nadis – Couzens Lansky

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