Monthly Archives: March 2013

New Member Profile: Emily Dabish, City of Detroit

Emily Dabish currently serves as Policy Analyst for the Office of Detroit City Council Member Saunteel Jenkins. In this role, she is responsible for managing Detroit’s Planning and Economic Development Committee, conducting analysis and providing updates regarding policy issues on the local, state and federal level, and assisting the business community and community organizations with contracts, abatements, and processing issues. Aside from her work with the City of Detroit, Dabish recently assisted with the launching of the Jovan Art Discovery Program, a program targeted towards underprivileged children in Detroit, which … Read More

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Recruitment Information for the Larson Center for Leadership 2013-2014 Program

Would you like to become a Larson Leader? Do you know of an outstanding individual who would make a great addition the 2013-2014 program? Applications for the 2013-2014 Larson Center for Leadership program will be made available in May 2013. If you are interested in applying and would like to directly receive recruitment information as it becomes available, or if you would like to nominate an outstanding individual as a candidate for the 2013-2014 program, please download and complete the Request for Recruitment Information Form. For additional information regarding the … Read More

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Fun Facts About the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway (Formerly Known as the Windsor-Essex Parkway)

On May 22, 2013, ULI Michigan will host its first ever international program: Global Priorities: An Infrastructure Spotlight on the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway. The program will take attendees across the Detroit River into Windsor for an infrastructure presentation and bus tour of the the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway, formerly Windsor Essex Parkway, the roadway component of the new Detroit River International Crossing which will create a direct route connecting Highway 401 in Windsor to Interstate 75 in Detroit. Fun Facts About the Parkway The project has a … Read More

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Leadership Insights: Ron Kitchens, Southwest Michigan First

With more than three decades in economic development, Ron Kitchens is chief executive officer of the Southwest Michigan First Group of Companies, a cluster of privately funded economic development advisors who act as the catalyst for economic growth in Southwest Michigan. He is driven daily to share his revelation of the power of a job in the best way that he knows how — by guiding his team to create jobs that contribute to the elimination of poverty and vulnerability. As leader of highly motivated and engaged teams, Ron serves … Read More

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New Members: March 2013

ULI Michigan would like to welcome our newest members: Allen Blower Vice President, Clark Construction Company James Danley President, Luxury Updated Homes LLC Kathleen Duffy Project Planner, LSL Planning, Inc. Michael Essian Development Analyst, American Community Developers, Inc. Michael Genrich Vice President of Construction $ Facility Management, MAVDevelopment Company Erica Gordy Account Manager; Corporate Services, Signature Associate/Cushman & Wakefield Alliance Member Simon Leopold Senior Vice President & Treasurer, The Taubman Company Todd McDonald President, The CSM Group Heidi Pfannes Director of Marketing & Business Development, Kingscott Andrew Selinger Investment Analyst, … Read More

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Now Accepting Content Suggestions for LandLink

Do you have a great idea for a LandLink feature? Got the inside scoop on an new project or development? ULI Michigan is now accepting LandLink content submissions! Selected content will be listed in the bi-monthly publication of LandLink and in the LandLink section on the ULI Michigan website. If you have an idea for a story or feature that you would like to have published in future editions of LandLink, please submit a detailed description of your story/feature idea (self-written articles can also be submitted) along with your contact … Read More

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CareerLink: ULI Michigan Members Can Now Submit Job/Internship Openings to be Featured in LandLink

Beginning with the May 2013 edition of LandLink, ULI Michigan will be featuring member-submitted job and internship openings in the new CareerLink job board. All ULI Michigan members who have current openings within their organizations are encouraged to contribute. The CareerLink listing will be featured in ULI Michigan general LandLink e-blasts, the quarterly publication of our members-only LandLink newsletter and on the ULI Michigan website, reaching ULI Michigan’s wide network of real estate and land use professionals; developers, investors, architects, engineers, attorneys, builders, academics, students and others! If you have … Read More

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Registration Now Open for ULI’s Place Making 2013 Conference, June 24-25 in Philadelphia

ULI’s Place Making 2013 conference will convene the diverse players necessary to make mixed-use and transit-oriented development work. You will find partners for new projects, practical examples of what is working in today’s economic climate, and the cutting-edge research on demographic and financing trends for which ULI is known. Programming focuses on what factors drive demand for new development, where and how new partners will be found, how deals are structured, and practical examples of elements that will enable you to create truly successful places. Join us on June 24 … Read More

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Oakland County to Spotlight ULI Michigan at Upcoming Planners’ Gathering

Are you interested in learning more about ULI Michigan? We are honored to join Oakland Country this Friday, March 15, at The Crofoot Ballroom in downtown Pontiac for the March Oakland County Planner’s Gathering. ULI Michigan Chairman William Watch (First Commercial Realty & Development), Membership Committee Chair Doug Brown (ASTI Environmental), and Larson Center for Leadership mTAP Chair John Petz (Domino’s Farms Corporation) will be in attendance to discuss ULI Michigan programs, membership benefits, and our newly launched leadership development program: The Larson Center for Leadership, respectively. The luncheon is … Read More

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Executive Committee Member Robin Boyle Weighs in on the Opportunities an EFM Could Present for the City of Detroit

An Emergency Financial Manager Offers Detroit an Opportunity for Innovation By Robin Boyle The Detroit Free Press March 10, 2013 While the placement of an emergency financial manager into the administration of the City of Detroit is viewed by many as highly contentious, I suggest that this event should also be viewed as an opportunity for truly innovative urban reform. As the city awaits the announcement of the EFM, and as the candidates for the November 2013 mayoral race and City Council jostle for position, I believe this situation presents … Read More

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