Gregg McDuffee became the Executive Director of the Detroit-Wayne Joint Building Authority in 2005 after serving for three years as an Authority Commissioner and its Treasurer. The Authority owns and operates Detroit’s 745,000 square foot Coleman A. Young Municipal Center. Under his leadership, the Authority transformed its operating model, eliminated its reliance on public sector employees, reduced annual operating expenditures by 50% and received six consecutive EPA Energy Stars Awards. In 2011, the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center received the BOMA (Building Owners & Managers Association) TOBY Award (The Outstanding … Read More
The Larson Center for Leadership, ULI Michigan’s first-ever formal curriculum program, officially kicked-off with its first program day on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. The first day of programs took place at the Detroit Institute of Arts, and was sponsored, planned, and executed by Business Leaders for Michigan. The focus of Day 1 was “Michigan in Context”. ULI Michigan is proud to present the Larson Center for Leadership Class of 2013!
ULI Michigan would like to welcome our newest members: Aaron Bass Attorney, Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn David Bieri Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Suzanne Lanyi Charles Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, University of Michigan Mark Coticchia Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer, Henry Ford Health System Lan Deng Associate Professor of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Michigan David Guenther Student, University of Michigan Jeffrey Harshe Vice President, MAVDevelopment Co. Stewart Hayes Associate, Marcus & Millichap Benjamin Kennedy Senior Program Manager, The Kresge Foundation Gerry Kramer President, Kramer Realty Brad … Read More
Maureen McAvey, Senior Resident Fellow at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in Washington, D.C., is the co-author of “What’s Next? Real Estate in the New Economy”, and has led several special projects around demographics and future urban development, specifically highlighting the potential solutions and best practices in infrastructure development and finance. “What’s Next? Real Estate in the New Economy” challenges readers to reframe the future of the real estate marketplace, and to engage in an interdisciplinary dialogue about how today’s market connects us to the land use outcomes of tomorrow. … Read More
Derek J. Coppess is an experienced developer, community advocate and the founder/managing director of 616 Development. His mission: to inspire community by rehabilitating underutilized urban spaces. After attending the College of William and Mary, Derek moved back home to invest in West Michigan, his home turf. In 2003 he formed the Coppess Group, a real estate investment company which would reinvent itself into 616 Development. His model of development is uniquely focused on residential occupancy. By making urban residents the cornerstone of his development efforts, Derek and his 616 Tribe … Read More
ULI Michigan is delighted to present a very special program that will focus on the experiences, perspectives and lessons learned from some of Michigan’s most well- known industry leaders. The program, which will take place on October 26, 2012, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo, will be highlighted by a special conversation with international shopping mall developer Robert Taubman (President, Chairman and CEO of Taubman Centers) and national business leader William Parfet (Chairman and CEO of MPI Research and Interim CEO of Stryker). The conversation will be moderated by … Read More