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Friday, April 19, 2013

CREW Detroit real estate panel asks, 'where's the money?'

CREW Detroit is hosting “Where’s the Money?”  the first of a two-part series about finding and financing real estate opportunities. The public is invited to learn from a panel of experts about traditional lending, alternative lending sources and private equity.
The April 30 event starts with registration at 3 p.m. at Barton Malow, 26500 American Drive in Southfield. The program begins at 3:30 p.m. and breaks at  4:30 p.m. for networking. The cost to attend is $45 for CREW Detroit members and $65 for nonmembers. Register by April 26.
“Where’s the Money?” will be moderated by Acquest Realty President Joan Cleland and feature
speakers Toddy Pryor, commercial lender at Huntington Bank; Erin Grant, senior lender at
the Detroit Development Fund; and Richard Hosey, president of Hosey Development, LLC.
Attendees can expect to learn the effects of layering creative financing options and what steps
can be taken to make the process smoother. The panel will also discuss the different types of
projects that are currently being financed.

The second part of the series, “Where’s the Property?” will take place May 14 at St. John’s in Plymouth featuring speakers Tammy Deane of Detroit Public Schools, Kimberly Williams Anderson from the State of Michigan’s Land Bank Fast-track Authority, Marja Winters from the City of Detroit, Aundre Wallace from the Detroit Land Bank and Mike Moran of the Archdiocese of Detroit.
CREW Detroit is a founding chapter of CREW Network, a professional organization made up of more than 8,000 women and men from across the United States and Canada. For more information, visit

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