Monthly Archives: April 2016

ULI Member Profile: Clifford Brown, Woodborn Partners

Clifford A. Brown is a real estate developer with over twenty years of experience in corporate and investment finance and banking, and is Managing Partner of Woodborn Partners, a Michigan-based, full-service development firm with a primary focus on real estate development and development advisory services. In this capacity, he is responsible for new business development, project management, private financing, broker relations, negotiations, planning and sourcing private equity for Woodborn Partners and its affiliate companies. Offices in both Metro-Detroit and Metro-Washington, D.C. allow Woodborn Partners to operate throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic, … Read More

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Detroit Entrepreneurs Discuss Going from Pop Up to Brick and Mortar at ULI Michigan’s “Pop Culture” Event

By Mike Essian What does it take to get from concept to brick and mortar in Detroit? Our panelists tackled that question at Pop Culture: A Celebration of Pop Up Restaurants in Detroit last month. The well-attended event, which took place on March 11 at Eastern Market’s newly constructed Shed 5, featured food and drinks from some of the most exciting new concepts in Detroit – ASHE Supply Co., Atomic Chicken Café, Bon Bon Bon, Detroit City Distillery, Grey Ghost Detroit- as well as panel of these young entrepreneurs, including … Read More

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Session Call Out for The 30th Annual UM/ULI Real Estate Forum

Share your story, engage your community and expand your professional network by presenting at the 30th Annual UM/ULI Real Estate Forum, taking place November 17 in Detroit, and November 18 and 19 in Ann Arbor. ABOUT THE FORUM Now in its 30th year, the UM/ULI Real Estate Forum was born out of a commitment on behalf the University of Michigan and the Michigan District Council of the Urban Land Institute to enhance both professional and academic real estate education. Through the exchange of knowledge, experience and best practices in development and responsible … Read More

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