Monthly Archives: May 2013

ULI Announces New Membership Structure

ULI’s membership structure had become unwieldy and confusing over the years. With 31 member types worldwide, it has become hard for people to determine which member type was right for them and the benefits they would receive for their dues. ULI has also changed a lot over the years, becoming global, developing a strong local District Council system, expanding the National Councils, and offering a valued Young Leader program. The member types and benefits needed to be updated to reflect these changes. As of July 1, there will be just … Read More

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Leadership Insights: John Petz, Director of Real Estate & Public Affairs at Domino’s Farms Corporation

“I first became a member of the Urban Land Institute in 2003 as I was beginning a transition from a career in government relations to one increasingly focused on real estate development. It seemed the people involved with ULI were the real leaders in the industry that you had to get to know. I was also impressed with the number of publications and courses offered by ULI to understand all aspects of real estate. All of my initial observations were confirmed with each additional program and event that I attended. … Read More

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In Case You Missed It: Global Priorities: An Infrastructure Spotlight on the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway

On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, ULI Michigan held its’ first-ever international program; Global Priorities: An Infrastructure Spotlight on the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway, at St. Clair College Center for the Arts in Windsor, Ontario. The event focused on the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway project (formerly known as the Windsor-Essex Parkway), the westward extension of Highway 401 which will connect Ontario to Detroit via the New International Trade Crossing, and featured presentations on the efforts surrounding the project from Consul General Roy Norton of the Consulate General of Canada in … Read More

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New Members: May 2013

ULI Michigan would like to welcome our newest members: David Allen Executive Director, Kent County Land Bank Authority Dennis Boone Human Resource Manager, Plasan Carbon Composites Jerry Brand Vice President, Granger Construction Company Delon Chan Consul & Trade Commissioner, Consulate General ofCanada–Detroit David de Velder Director of Real Estate Development, Kent County Land Bank Authority David HillAttorney, Kreis, Enderle, Hudgins & Borsos, P.C. Erica Holton Vice President or Trandsaction Management, Plante Moran CRESA Dr. Paul Isely Professor, Grand Valley State University Department of Economics James Jernigan President, The Law Offices … Read More

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New Member Profile: Erica Gordy, Signature Associates/Cushman & Wakefield

Erica Gordy currently serves as Account Manager; Corporate Services at Signature Associates/Cushman & Wakefield. In this role, she is responsible for managing a variety of large portfolios, new construction projects, and one time transactions, as well as assisting clients with increasing efficiency and reducing costs, and developing asset management plans to maximize client’s long-term asset value. Gordy previously served as a Planning & Strategies Consultant and Federal Practice Knowledge Manager with architecture and design firm Perkins + Will’ Her duties involved Project Management for several of the firm’s high-profile projects, … Read More

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The Windsor Star Coverage of ULI Michigan’s Global Priorities: An Infrastructure Spotlight on the Herb Gray Parkway

Canada to Start Buying Property in Delray for DRIC Bridge By Dave Battagello The Windsor Star May 22, 2013 The Canadian government has dedicated $25 million in its recent budget to start buying property in Delray for the new Detroit River bridge, while U.S. federal administrators debate the size and scope of the customs plaza, Canada’s Consul General Roy Norton said Wednesday. The long-awaited downriver Detroit River International Crossing project is underway following Washington’s approval six weeks ago of a presidential permit, Norton told a gathering of the Michigan District … Read More

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ULI Rose Fellowship Detroit Helps Guide the Livernois Corridor into “Avenue of Fashion”

The Avenue, A Love Story By Claire Nelson Model D May 21, 2013 I’m sitting in the new Livernois Community Storefront on Detroit’s legendary Avenue of Fashion in Northwest Detroit, and the front door is wide open. There is nothing for sale here — not yet, anyway — but neighbors on foot or bicycle stop by to say hello. There are City of Detroit workers outside planting bushes, and University of Detroit Mercy students inside taking measurements. The Detroit Lions and Hatch Detroit were just here rolling up their sleeves, with fresh flowers and mulch delivered from Eastern Market and Detroit Farm & Garden. Virginia … Read More

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Detroit Dirty Lot Clean Up Contest

Detroit Revitalization Fellows, in partnership with the Greening of Detroit, Michigan Community Resources, and Patch Detroit are offering an innovative contest that pairs city improvements with a $2500 incentive! The Dirty Lot Clean Up Contest strives to bring more attractive, clean, and safe surroundings to children, residents, and visitors in the community. Beginning May 1 and ending June 16, 2013, participants will select a land parcel located in Detroit, Hamtramck, or Highland Park, and are asked to engage neighborhood residents, block clubs, church groups, sports teams, youth groups and development organizations … Read More

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Applications for the Larson Center for Leadership 2013-2014 Program are Available Now

Applications are now available for the 2013-2014 Larson Center for Leadership program! The mission of the Larson Center for Leadership is to cultivate leadership development by informing a select group of emerging leaders as to the transformative dynamics emerging within Michigan’s real estate and land use industries, and to promote their engagement in the process. The nine-month Larson Center for Leadership program runs from October through June, and is comprised of eight program days. Each program day has a specific topic of focus, such as infrastructure, regionalism, and the role … Read More

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