ULI Michigan To Recognize Sidney Forbes with 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award


tDETROIT – The Urban Land Institute Michigan (ULI Michigan) will be presenting Sidney Forbes with its 2012 recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award, Thursday, May 17 at the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit (1114 Washington Boulevard, Detroit). The founder of The Forbes Company is being recognized for his contributions to real estate development and the quality of life in the metropolitan community.

tA reception will be held from 6 – 7 p.m. with dinner following. Attendance is expected to exceed more than 500 and will feature a who’s who of local business and real estate executives.  Individual tickets can be purchased for $250. Group tickets and sponsorship opportunities also are available.

tPast honorees have included noted real estate developers: A. Alfred Taubman (2005), Wayne Doran (2006), the late Robert C. Larson (2007) and Jerome Schostak (2008). In 2010, the organization, which was then known as ULI Detroit, honored Edsel B. Ford II and Peter Karmanos Jr. with its Placemaker Award.

tForbes founded The Forbes Company more than 40 years ago, helping to create landmark properties that have redefined the parameters of commercial development.

tEach project from The Forbes Company reflects the development philosophy of creating a business environment that captures the essence of the market. Its portfolio includes such unique and diverse developments as:

  • ttThe Somerset Collection in Troy, Mich., a 1.5 million square foot fashion shopping destination that connects two shopping malls by a 700-foot moving skywalk
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  • ttThe Mall at Millenia in Orlando, Fla., an the internationally acclaimed property which has drawn world interest for its dramatic architecture and world class retailers
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  • ttThe Gardens Mall in Palm Beach, Fla., a newly redeveloped 1.4 million square foot shopping center designed to entice the distinctive consumer, seasonal visitors and the growing population of Palm Beach County
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  • ttWaterside Shops in Naples, Fla., which The Forbes Company acquired in 2003 and redeveloped.

tForbes also has a long history of philanthropy in this community, supporting the arts, medical research and education. His interests have included the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Cranbrook Schools, Beaumont Hospital, Karmanos Cancer Institute and Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.

t“When you look at all that Sidney Forbes has accomplished in his career, it is no wonder why he is so influential in the metropolitan Detroit real estate community,” said ULI Michigan Lifetime Achievement Award Committee Co-Chairman Bob Taubman. “His hard work and creative ingenuity has provided a tremendous example for every present and future professional in this industry.”

tTo purchase individual tickets or to participate as a sponsor or for more information about the ULI Michigan and its Lifetime Achievement Award, please contact Shannon Sclafani at 248-807-1600 or fax your reservation to 313-962-5070.