Washington, DC – Innovative city building and successful leadership strategies will be discussed at the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2018 Spring Meeting, set for May 1-3, 2018 at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. Dan Gilbert, founder and chairman of Rock Ventures, LLC and Quicken Loans; Chris Ilitch, president and chief executive officer of Ilitch Holdings, Inc.; and Tony Hsieh, chief executive officer of Zappos, are headlining a list of speakers who will be sharing their expertise on adapting to change.
A major focus of the Spring Meeting will be the reinvention of urban areas into thriving places that are drawing talented workers and businesses, and which are becoming magnets for investment. The Detroit metropolitan area, which is experiencing an extraordinary renaissance, is a prime example of this urban evolution.
ULI’s Spring Meeting is expected to draw nearly 3,000 of ULI’s most engaged members, including renowned industry experts from around the world offering insights on all aspects of real estate. Lessons learned from transformative development – including examples from Detroit — will be discussed within the context of a wide range of urban issues such as housing affordability, gentrification, social equity, technology advancements, and demographic shifts, all with a focus on the short- and long-term implications for cities.