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Under the Leadership of ULI Michigan Vice Chair Gregory McDuffee, the Detroit-Wayne Joint Building Authority Has Received Numerous Awards for Management of Coleman A. Young Municipal Center

The Detroit-Wayne Joint Building Authority (DWJBA), owner, manager and operator of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, has been recognized by federal, state and local organizations for management best practices and operational standards. DWJBA Executive Director Gregory McDuffee currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Michigan District Council of the Urban Land Institute,  Co-Chair of ULI Michigan’s Programs Committee and Chair of the Larson Center for Leadership Steering Committee. The Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) announced that the 2012 Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) award for government buildings went to … Read More

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Oakland County to Spotlight ULI Michigan at Upcoming Planners’ Gathering

Are you interested in learning more about ULI Michigan? We are honored to join Oakland Country this Friday, March 15, at The Crofoot Ballroom in downtown Pontiac for the March Oakland County Planner’s Gathering. ULI Michigan Chairman William Watch (First Commercial Realty & Development), Membership Committee Chair Doug Brown (ASTI Environmental), and Larson Center for Leadership mTAP Chair John Petz (Domino’s Farms Corporation) will be in attendance to discuss ULI Michigan programs, membership benefits, and our newly launched leadership development program: The Larson Center for Leadership, respectively. The luncheon is … Read More

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Executive Committee Member Robin Boyle Weighs in on the Opportunities an EFM Could Present for the City of Detroit

An Emergency Financial Manager Offers Detroit an Opportunity for Innovation By Robin Boyle The Detroit Free Press March 10, 2013 While the placement of an emergency financial manager into the administration of the City of Detroit is viewed by many as highly contentious, I suggest that this event should also be viewed as an opportunity for truly innovative urban reform. As the city awaits the announcement of the EFM, and as the candidates for the November 2013 mayoral race and City Council jostle for position, I believe this situation presents … Read More

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ULI Michigan Executive Committee Member Eric Larson Joins Bedrock Real Estate as Co-Managing Partner

Ilitch Real Estate Expert Jumps to Gilbert’s Development Team By Louis Aguilar The Detroit News February 18, 2013 The real estate developer who helped shape plans for the Ilitch organization’s proposed new Red Wings arena has become managing partner for the real estate arm of Quicken Loans Inc. founder and chairman Dan Gilbert, one of the most influential and aggressive investors in downtown Detroit. Eric Larson was named a co-managing partner of Bedrock Real Estate, according to a statement released Monday by the company… Read the Full Article on DetroitNews.com

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George Jackson, ULI Michigan Executive Committee Member and President and CEO of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, Answers Questions About Detroit’s Prominent Developments/Redevelopments

Q&A: Plans for Tiger Stadium Site, Detroit Red Wings Arena, Michigan Central Station, Eastern Market and More Addressed by DEGC Official By Eric Lacey MLive January 10, 2013 George Jackson doesn’t have an easy job. He’s been Detroit Economic Growth Corporation’s president and CEO for the past 11 years. And if you’ve spent any time in Detroit, you know there’s plenty of economic growth needed. I caught up Jackson after a press conference that revealed Quicken Loans’ title sponsorship for next month’s Motown Winter Blast. Jackson addressed all sorts of … Read More

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Executive Committee Member Robin Boyle Discusses Major City Plans as Detroit Future City Plan Comes to Light

Other Cities’ Grand Plans Fizzled Without Community Support By JC Reindl Detroit Free Press January 8, 2013 Robin Boyle, a professor and chairman of urban planning at Wayne State University, said the outcomes for major city plans have been mixed. He referred to the 1909 Burnham Plan for Chicago, responsible for the acclaimed lakefront parks and improved roadways. “The Chicago plan did result in a sort of cultural coming together around the ideas,” Boyle said. “On the other hand, if we look at many other examples, the impact of plans … Read More

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Eric Larson, Executive Committee Member and Non-Executive President of Olympia Development, Announces Vision for Detroit’s New Hockey Arena and Entertainment District

Ilitch Proposes $650-Million New Downtown Arena, Entertainment District By John Gallagher & Paul Egan Detroit Free Press December 4, 2012 After years of hints and speculation, the Ilitch organization took the first steps today to build a new entertainment district downtown anchored by a multipurpose arena that would be home to the Ilitch-owned Red Wings… Read the Full Article at Freep.com

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Paul Robertson, ULI Michigan Executive Committee Member and Chairman of Robertson Brothers Co. Talks Metro Detroit’s Housing Market

Detroit Area Helps Lead U.S. Housing Recovery By Michael Martinez The Detroit News November 28, 2012 Metro Detroit extended its home price recovery to 15 straight months in September with another above-inflation increase, helping to lead a national housing recovery in a weak economy. The Detroit area’s 7.6 percent price growth from September 2011 was the third highest in the nation behind Phoenix’s 20.4 percent gain and Minneapolis’ 8.8 percent rise, according to Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller index. Prices rose 3 percent overall in 20 metropolitan areas… Read the full article … Read More

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Leadership Insights: Gregory McDuffee, Detroit-Wayne Joint Building Authority

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

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ULI Michigan Vice Chairman Gregg McDuffee Talks About Public-Private Partnerships

Detroit Public and Private Partnerships in Land Use The Craig Fahle Show WDET 101.9 FM June 5, 2012

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