11/07/17 – Detroit Mastermind Group

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Ritchie Harrison from the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy presented at the November Detroit Mastermind Meeting. He describes his work as adding value to the 5.5 miles of downtown waterfront from a human standpoint while at the same time maximizing the economic impact. Over $1 billion has been invested in ten years with spending by visitors at $43 million according to an … Read More

10/04/17 – Detroit Mastermind Group

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Detroit Real Professionals Member Brad Rosenberg from Mid-America Real Estate – Michigan, Inc. reported that his company recently sold 13 acres on a 30-acre site – one of the company’s biggest projects this year. The ground up development that included 26,000 square feet of small shop retail was the largest retail project in the Detroit area in the last few … Read More

9/12/17 – Detroit Mastermind Group

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This month’s meeting featured Ron Sollish sitting in as Champion while Steve Sallen is on vacation. Ron opened the meeting by initiating a lively conversation about Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, which have been the big news for the past week. He asked members to opine on how they feel the storms will impact the Michigan real estate industry. The … Read More

8/1/17 – Detroit Mastermind Group

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Martin Lavelle of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Detroit Branch provided an update for the Detroit Real Professionals Mastermind Group reporting that the National economy grew at an annualized pace of 2.6% in the second quarter of 2017. Being the 9th year of growth since the recession, this is the third longest expansion since WWII. While the pace … Read More

7/11/17 – Detroit Mastermind Group

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Champion, Steve Sallen led off the recent Detroit Real Professionals Mastermind Meeting with information regarding cyber fraud, relaying stories and informing the group of spoofing emails and hackers infiltrating networks of real estate professionals. By focusing on keywords in emails like “closing” and “transfer,” hackers are seeking emails in order to intercept and reroute money. There has been a 500% … Read More

6/6/17 – Detroit Mastermind Group

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While business in and around the Detroit Metro region seems to be lively and new deals are popping up for almost everyone, some noted that there are many amateurs entering the industry. There is a feeling among many of the meeting participants that the market looks and feels like a familiar bubble. Some of our seasoned professionals like Rick Lackey, … Read More

5/2/17 – Detroit Mastermind Group

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At the first Mastermind Group Meeting of the Detroit REAL Professionals Mastermind Group, much of the conversation was around the increase in land and construction costs and the vast number of brownfield developments that are underway. Jared Gell with Mid-America Real Estate – Michigan, Inc. commented on a number of retail land parcels they are marketing that are upwards of … Read More

4/18/17 – Detroit Mastermind Group

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The Founding Members of the Detroit Mastermind Group convened for the first time this week at the offices of Maddin Hauser. Steve Sallen, the Champion of the Detroit Mastermind Group welcomed all NINE Founding Member company attendees. Rick Lackey, CEO of REAL Professionals, then led the Members through the typical roundtable format, allowing each individual a chance to share intelligence … Read More