um & uli Forum Schedule

VIP Tour of Detroit - hosted by bedrock

wednesday nov. 16

tour 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Reception 6:00 pm - 7:30 PM

1050 Woodward avenue (detroit)

Get an inside look at Downtown Detroit with the team that is bringing business back downtown.

Take a look at the city’s historic buildings and get a glimpse of all the new retail and restaurants that are populating the city.

Thursday November 17

the max m. & Marjorie fisher music center

3711 Woodward Avenue - Detroit, Mi

7:00 AM - 6:30 PM

  • Welcome by Bobby Schostak (Chair, Urban Land Institute - Detroit)
  • Networking/Dealmaking
  • Roundtables, 12 Tables of Experts
  • 5 Minute “Lightning Visionaries” By Former Students On Key Placemaking Topics
  • "Young Developers" Panel on The Future of Detroit: Philip Kafka, Dang Duong, Amelia Zamir, David Alade (Moderated by Sam Hamburger, Bedrock)
  • Tom Wilson Presenting On The New 50 Blocks & 5 Neighborhoods Surrounding The New Wings Stadium Development
  • Emerging Trends in Real Estate: ULI & Local
  • "The View of Detroit From Afar:" Jason Braidwood, Devin Murphy, David Heller & Mike Watts
  • Keynote: WalkUps by Chris Leinberger
  • November 8th Election Results on Regional Transportation: What Does This Mean For Detroit?
  • Predictions for Detroit: Peter Cummings, Sue Mosey, Richard Broder, Matt Cullen (Moderated by John Gallagher)
  • ULI Emerging Trends in Real Estate
  • Fireside Chat On the Future of Retail with Nate Forbes & Bobby Taubman (Moderated by Bill Watch)
  • "Midtown, Woodward Avenue, M-1 Q Line Light Rail and New Center" Bus Tour to Reception at The Fisher Building (New Center) With Special Presentation By Peter Cummings and Dietrich Knoer



Robertson auditorium (701 Tappan Avenue - ANn Arbor, MI)

7:00 AM - 7:00 PM


  • Panel On Challenges Facing Michigan (By Professional Association Chairs From Michigan Municipal League, Michigan Association of Planners, and Michigan Institute of Architects)
  • Networking/Dealmaking
  • City Development Deal Competition & Vote By Attendees On Best Deal Out of 7-10 Cities
  • Peter Allen's Insights: "Where Are Some of The Best Development Opportunities in the Detroit Area?"
  • The Role of Great Design in Placemaking: Anthony Mosellie (Principal, KPF & Managing Principal of Hudson Yards) and Douglas Kelbaugh (Former Dean, Taubman School of Architecture)
  • Dan Gilbert (Founder, Quicken Loans & Owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers) Speaking on Detroit
  • Jeff Blau and Stephen M. Ross React To Emerging Trend Predictions (Moderator – Bill Martin, Former Michigan Athletic Director)
  • Networking Reception Celebration With The Founders Of The Forum (Devid Murphy, Doug Winshall & Jeff Haynes) in Blau Hall