ULI Michigan Presents: WLI BUILD UP Breakfast Club Series 2020


Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
to Thursday, December 31st, 2020
The ULI Michigan WLI chapter is proud to present another year of BUILD UP Breakfast Clubs: Empowering women in real estate to build better communities together. Registration covers all quarterly breakfasts for 2020. See dates and learn more here: https://michigan.uli.org/get-involved/wli/wli-build-up-breakfast-clubs/


Pricing Members Non-Members
All Types $25.00 $50.00
Locations include: Detroit, Lansing, Marquette, Bay City, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Ann Arbor. Please be sure to select the location you intend to attend when registering for the series. 
**Tentative 2020 Schedule**
Tuesday, March 3rd, 8:30am-10:00am
Wednesday, June 3rd, 8:30am-10:00am
Tuesday, September 1st, 8:30am-10:00am
Wednesday, December 2nd, 8:30am-10:00am



March 3 - December 31

Lansing Breakfast Club

March 3 - December 31

Detroit Breakfast Club

March 3 - December 31

Grand Rapids Breakfast Club

March 3 - December 31

Kalamazoo Breakfast Club

March 3 - December 31

Marquette Breakfast Club

March 3 - December 31

Ann Arbor Breakfast Club

March 3 - December 31

Bay City Breakfast Club



Ilana Preuss

Founder & CEO, Recast City

Ilana Preuss is the Founder of Recast City LLC, a consulting firm that works with real estate developers, city and other civic leaders to integrate space for small-scale producers into redevelopment projects and place-based economic development. She is passionate about making great places and sees that small-scale manufacturers are a missing piece in today’s real estate and economic development efforts. With over 20 years of experience in community development, Ms. Preuss projects at Recast City span the country – from Washington, D.C. to Honolulu, HI. Through work with real estate developers, foundations, city planning and economic development offices, and mayors, the projects go from idea to plan to action to build great places with vibrant economies. In 2017, Ms. Preuss co-authored, Made in PLACE: Small-scale manufacturing and placemaking, in partnership with Smart Growth America and funded by a grant from U.S. EDA, and she co-authored, Discovering Your City’s Maker Economy, for National League of Cities, in partnership with Etsy and UMA. Ms. Preuss is an experienced speaker, see her presentation “The Coming Revolution: Small-Scale Urban Industrial Development” at Meeting of the Minds 2014 in Detroit, and her TEDx presentation, “The Economic Power of Great Places.” Previously, Ilana was Vice President & Chief of Staff at Smart Growth America and worked in the US EPA Smart Growth Division.