Model D Speaker Series: Detroit Sells

The next Model D speaker series event will look at the residential real estate market in Detroit — topics include who's buying, what they're looking for, what keeps the Realtors invested in the Detroit market and an overview of the state of the market.

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The event will be at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 on the 32nd floor of the Guardian Building in downtown Detroit.

The event starts with registration at 4:30 p.m. The hour-long program starts at 5 p.m., with networking and light refreshments to follow.

Dave Blaszkiewicz, president of the Detroit Investment Fund, will give a presentation on who's moving to Detroit and what are the residential real estate opportunities. The $52 million Detroit Investment Fund is a private-capital fund that offers financing for businesses and real estate projects that can stimulate economic development in Detroit.

Afterward, a panel of Realtors who sell in Detroit will discuss their experiences and take questions from the audience.

Panelists include:

Austin Black II of Max Broock Realtors — Austin is a Detroit residential specialists working with buyers and sellers in the greater downtown loft and condo market. Austin also works with developers in marketing and selling their properties.

Ryan Cooley of Corktown-based O'Connor Real Estate and Development — O'Connor is a Detroit-based boutique real estate and development office that specializes in residential and commercial sales, with an emphasis on technology and service. All our realtors live and work in Detroit neighborhoods, and the office embraces new technology as a way to help our clients effectively market their properties.

Joy Santiago of Ralph Roberts Realty — Joy specializes in "Different Dwellings," including many unique condos and homes in Detroit. She has been selling real estate since 1998 and caters to the "creative class," and her clients have included some of Detroit's finest DJs, including Derrick May, Mike Grant and Stacey Pullen.

Elizabeth Tintinalli of Real Estate One — Elizabeth is a Detroit-based real estate agent who started Illuminate Detroit, an annual event that combines art, music and culture, and also highlights real estate developments.

Loft Photograph Copyright Dave Krieger

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