Commercial Real Estate Seminar Focuses on Detroit


PLYMOUTH — CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Detroit is inviting the public to its May 14 program, “Where’s the Property,” at St. John’s in Plymouth. The program is the second of a two-part series on finding and acquiring real estate opportunities in southeast Michigan.

CREW’s April program, “Where’s the Money?,” was the first part in the series. It focused on traditional lending, alternative lending sources and private equity. This month’s program will focus on where development opportunities exist and how to go about acquiring property from the region’s largest property owners, particularly in the city of Detroit.

Investors, developers, and builders can expect to learn site-specific details on available real estate opportunities, as well as gain an overview on how to purchase real estate from major land owners. The program will also provide insight on the city of Detroit’s development review processes.

“Where’s the Property?” will show investors and potential investors how to acquire landuse permits and approvals for properties owned by Detroit Public Schools, the State of Michigan, the Detroit Land Bank, Archdiocese of Detroit ,and the city of Detroit. The city’s new School Building Adaptive Re-use Zoning Ordinance Amendment will also be discussed.

A panel of six speakers will be on hand to provide practical information, technical details and inspiration to developers. The panel includes Tammy Deane of Detroit Public Schools, Kimberly Williams Anderson from the State of Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority, Marja Winters from Detroit’s Planning and Development Department, Jill Bryant from Detroit’s General Services Department, Aundra Wallace of Detroit Land Bank Authority, and Mike Moran from the Archdiocese of Detroit. Lisa Berden of Miller Canfield will moderate the event.

The May 14 program starts with networking at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon. The panel discussion will run from 12:30-2 p.m. The cost to attend is $55 for CREW Detroit members and $75 for nonmembers. St. John’s is located at 44045 Five Mile Rd. in Plymouth. Register by May 8.

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