ULI Michigan is proud to announce our Annual Spring Real Estate Summit by introducing a new hybrid format. This three-day event will kick off with limited-capacity in-person walking neighborhood development tours, followed by two days of virtual conferences. Moving beyond a pandemic and into a new normal, this year’s Spring Summit will look at affordable housing and equitable development. Mark your calendar for this BIG event, it is one you will surely not want to miss!
Monday June 14th, Development Tours
ULI Michigan is excited to present several in-person, socially distant development tours on Monday, June 14th from 3pm-4:30pm. Tours will include SW Detroit, East English Village, NW Goldberg, and Brush Park. Tours will sell out fast so register soon! You can add a tour to your registration when you sign up for the event here.
Brush Park Tour
Come take a walk through Detroit’s historic Brush Bark neighborhood and discover Detroit dwellings designed for the times. This 119 acre, 22-block neighborhood features more new residential development projects in recent years than anywhere else within the city. We’ll make a pitstop for a refreshment at City Modern; the neighborhood’s groundbreaking development made up of 20 new buildings with six distinct styles of housing. There are currently more than 30 projects underway or recently completed that honor the historic roots of Brush Park while offering contemporary and community based residential, retail and office opportunities.
Southwest Detroit Small Scale Development Tour
A walking tour of Southwest Detroit’s Hubbard Farms neighborhood focusing on small scale development driven by community organizations, city initiatives and neighborhood-focused developers. The tour will highlight developments from Inkwell Partners (1241 Hubbard, 1255 Hubbard, and 820 Vinewood), La Joya Gardens (Cinnaire), The Murray Townhomes (REI), The Barbara (Greatwater Opportunity Capital), and projects from the Southwest Detroit Business Association.
Northwest Goldberg Neighborhood Tour
Join The Urban Land Institute on Monday, June 14 for an intimate tour of the historic, yet often forgotten, neighborhood – NW Goldberg. Home to Motown Museum, Recycle Here! and the site of the original Olympia Stadium – the neighborhood is rooted in entrepreneurship and entertainment. Once considered the northwestern most section of the city, with just under 2,000 residents today, the community is seeing a resurgence of interest and investment from both the placemaking and residential real estate sectors.
East English Village Development Tour
Join ULI Michigan for a development tour of the East English Village Neighborhood. We will be joined by representatives from the City of Detroit Planning Department, The Detroit Land Bank, and E. Warren Development Corp. The tour will highlight planned streetscape projects along the East Warren Corridor, Redevelopment Ready properties, and several projects in various stages of development. Meet with developers working in the neighborhood and hear from stakeholders on how they are shaping the future of this east side community.
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|Monday, June 14th||3:00PM-4:30PM||Development Tours (in-person)|
|Tuesday, June 15th||9:00AM||Introduction|
|Tuesday, June 15th||9:15AM||Opening Keynote: Impact of Affordable Housing with Gary Heidel (MSHDA), Amanda Bright McClanahan (MEDC), and moderated by Shannon Morgan (Renovare Development)|
|Tuesday, June 15th||9:50AM||Break|
|Tuesday, June 15th||10:00AM||Concurrent Sessions: Panel 1: Small Business Recovery with Sue Mosey (Midtown, Inc), Ned Staebler (TechTown), Tom Sherry (313 Creative), Kitty Whitfield (DDP), and moderated by Caitlin Murphy (Live6)|
|Tuesday, June 15th||10:00AM||Concurrent Sessions: Panel 2: Innovations in Construction and Design|
|Tuesday June 15th||10:40AM||Break|
|Tuesday, June 15th||10:50AM||Concurrent Sessions: Panel 3: Bridging the Development Resource Gaps with Jarrett Sanders (Capital Impact), Marilyn Crowley (Michigan Community Capital), and moderated by Emily Doerr (MEDC)|
|Tuesday, June 15th||10:50AM||Concurrent Session 4: The Business Case for Design with Bonnie Fahoome (Design Core Detroit), Laura Walker (SmithGroup, Other Work), and Mike Stycynski (SmithGroup, Other Work)|
|Tuesday, June 15th||11:30AM||Adjourn|
|Wednesday, June 16th||9:00AM||Welcome|
|Wednesday, June 16th||9:10AM||Roundtable Discussions (3, 25-minute rotations) Topics: Climate Change/Detroit Energy Challenge- Joel Howrani Heeres; Historic Tax Credits- Dawn Bilobran; Workforce Housing Toolkit- Rosie Hepner; Exclusionary Zoning- Kathleen Duffy; Cannabis and Real Estate- Chris Anderson; Building for Health and Wellness- Maria Kook; Housing for Specialty Populations and Fair Housing Standards-Jill Babcock; Equity Platforms for Real Estate; Public Stimulus Spending- Jennifer Rigterink; Current Trends in Proptech- Becca Topper|
|Wednesday, June 16th||10:40AM||Break|
|Wednesday, June 16th||10:50AM||Closing Keynote: Investments in Urban Cores with Kofi Bonner of Bedrock|
|Wednesday, June 16th||11:30AM||Adjourn|