Monday, June 17 at 5 PM – Pinterest and How to Leverage the Social Platform to Get Results presented by Anthony Hammond of TotalVision Enterprise at part of Detroit Startup Week. Sign up here >>




ULI WLI logoTuesday, June 18 at 8:30 AM – Urban Land Institute (ULI) Women’s Leadership Initiative BUILD UP Breakfast Club:  Nine Breakfast Clubs around Michigan bring together small groups of women quarterly and give them an opportunity to build lasting relationships, engage meaningfully with women working in their field, and build strong networks within their region. Content varies from speakers to recorded lectures and focuses on issues that are important to women in real estate and is guided by WLI members. See more >>


Tuesday, June 18 and Wednesday, June 19 – Reparations Summit by the Reparations Labor Union: “A Crash Course on Reparations & Afrofuturism for Self-Creating Reparations.” Register on Eventbrite >>


2019-StartUp WeekThursday, June 20 at 2:30 PM – Urban Land Institute (ULI) Two Expert Panel Discussion to Build Out Your Brick-and-Mortar Business: 

Building out your brick-and-mortar business – restaurant, retail or office – is a gargantuan task, and can sometimes feel overwhelming. How do you come to an agreement with a building owner, or buy your own building? Who do you call first after you secure the space? How much should you budget for design and construction costs?
We’ve assembled an expert panel of Detroit professionals to help navigate the process and answer your questions.
Panelists: Lynnette Boyle – Principal, Beanstalk Real Estate Solutions; Erin Bonahoom – Founding Attorney, Canvas Legal; Karen Burton – Co-founder & CEO, SpaceLab Detroit; Sean Kelly – LLP Construction; Troy Puste – Broker, RISE Real Estate & Co.; Andrew Roy, PE – The Roy Company; Kathy Zack – Cornish, Zack & Hill

Panel Discussion 2: Ask the Architects and Designers:
You’ve decided that you want to build out your restaurant or retail space. Should you hire an architect and what do they do? Representatives of Detroit-based architectural first share information on the best design practices on for your project and how to engage professional services to make your space the place that you love to come to work.
Panelists: Doreen Hunter, ASID – Owner, HDesigns Group, LLC; John Abela – Design Director, SDG Associates; Kevin Boyle, AIA, NCARB – BASIC Design; Bryan Cook, NOMA – Detroit Director, Berardi + Partners; Bruce Kopytek, AIA, NCARB, Fieldstone Architecture & Engineering

Networking to Follow. Sign up here >>>


eventbrite_gala_header_2019-1024x512June 20 – 21 at multiple locations throughout Detroit, including SpaceLab – Real Estate Impact Conference by Housing Joint Venture

An annual gathering of investors who believe in transforming lives and neighborhoods.

Topics range from forecasting trends to investment ideas for individuals. Subject matter will be explored by industry experts and experienced developers. Hear about the transformation taking place in America’s best case study for impact investing in the USA: Detroit, MI.

Housing Joint Venture connects socially-conscious investors to pre-vetted real estate opportunities. Get the schedule and register here >>


Thursday, July 11 at 3:30 PM : SpaceLab members gather in the community kitchen on first Thursdays to Celebrate the Win – new clients, new business, birthdays, good press – accomplishments and milestones big and small. 



05.01 – 06.07: Applications accepted for Michigan Women Forward :: Woman Up & Pitch Competitions. First place wins $10,000.

05.17 – 05.18: National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) North Central Region Forum & Conference (Dublin, OH)

05.17 – 05.19Detroit Fashion + Tech Hackathon(Grand Circus Detroit)

05.21: Detroit DREAM Investment SolutionsExecutive Meeting (The Griot)

05.22: National Association of Black Women in Construction (NABWIC) Hard Hat & Heels Membership Drive & Social (Pontiac)

05.22: American Institute of Architects Detroit (AIAD) TAP|DABUG: Coordinate systems in Revit

05.22: Candid Conversations: The Language of Revitalization (Co.Act)

05.23:  Flint Genesee Minority Contractors Association New Chapter Launch. Contact Jason Cole for more information.

05.29: Detroit 2030 District Quarterly Bldg Owner/Mgr Meeting

05.29-05.30: Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Heartland Regional Conference(at Westin Book Cadillac)

06.12: Real Estate Association of Developers (READ) monthly meeting (AIREA Studio)

06.18: Urban Land Institute Women’s Leadership Initiative Breakfast Club (SpaceLab)

06.20-06.22: Real Estate Impact Investing Conference + Gala by Housing JV

06.29: National Organization of Minority Architects – Detroit Project Pipeline Summer Camp Applications due (08.01-08.03 event for high school students)

08.01-08.03: 76th Annual American Institute of Architects – Michigan and
Associated General Contractors – Michigan Mid Summer Conference

Facebook Scholarships are available through Grand Circus. Apply today!

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