September, 2017 Dr. Katherine Beebe, Retired Katherine Beebe formerly was President and CEO of the Greater Downtown Partnership in Detroit and recently retired as president of her own real estate consulting firm. Beebe's preceding work experience was with The Smith Group and Coopers & Lybrand, where she directed real estate consulting for private sector and local government clients. Her project experience includes market analysis and development feasibility studies, institutional real estate portfolio review, corporate site selection and project management. Representative of her experience are the Orchestra Place project and Mayor's Land Use Plan in Detroit, a re-investment strategy for downtown Miami, Florida, and recommendations for Downtown Development Authority public-private partnership projects in more than twenty Michigan communities. Most recently she created the Lower Woodward Improvement Agenda, which the City of Detroit adopted as their improvement plan for generating a residential core in the Central Business District and preparing for Super Bowl XL in 2006. She has directed real estate feasibility studies for residential, retail, mixed-use and entertainment uses, including the Detroit Opera House, Troy Civic Center and Detroit's Harmonie Park district. Dr. Beebe has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan Business School and the College of Architecture and Urban Planning. She also taught architecture and directed Masters thesis candidates at the Lawrence Institute of Technology. Katherine Beebe holds a doctorate in architecture from the University of Michigan, Master in Urban Planning and BA in economics. Recently elected to the Board of the International Downtown Association, she also is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the Board of the Michigan Metro Girl Scouts, the Algoma Land Conservancy and the University of Michigan Taubman College of Governors. She is active in the Urban Land Institute where she has served on nationally selected ULI Advisory Service Panels charged with preparing Smart Growth recommendations for Las Vegas and Sarasota County. Her honors include being a University of Michigan Rackham Scholar, being named a Commercial Inc. "Real Estate Mogul", Crains Detroit's List of 100 Most Influential Woman and a recipient of the American Institute of Architects Charles Blessing Award. Dr. Beebe is married to Robert Beebe, owner of Acme Abrasive Co., and lives in Birmingham, Michigan. Their five children live in Maine, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Birmingham.