Unpacking the 616 Development model [VIDEO]

Why Urban Centers Matter (people make your life, a manifesto by Derek J. Coppess)


Last Wednesday, our Tribal Leader Derek J. Coppess had the opportunity to join the crowd of veteran developers in speaking at the University of Michigan & Urban Land Institute’s 26th Annual Real Estate Forum in Grand Rapids.

Derek’s topic: Why Urban Centers Matter: people make your life.

A mini manifesto on creating urban suction through community, creativity and by answering “why”. Derek shares his early experiences with development and investment and founding 616 Lofts & 616 Development during economic recession.

Thanks to all the other presenters and attendees. It’s a pleasure to work in a city alongside so many innovative development projects!




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