Search Underway for New EVP, Real Estate & Finance


DEGC is conducting a national search for an executive vice president to head its Real Estate & Finance Department and lead commercial, industrial and retail development efforts in the city of Detroit, the most exciting urban recovery in the country. The full job description can be found at: . The position will close July 31, 2015.

Brian Holdwick, the long-time executive vice president, is leaving later this year after an orderly transition to form his own private development consulting firm, Holdwick Development Group.

“Brian was part of the DEGC team that negotiated the largest deals in Detroit, including the planned events center and hockey arena, Comerica Park, Ford Field, and the Westin Book Cadillac, as well as many housing projects throughout the city,” said Rodrick Miller, president and CEO, DEGC. “We wish him well with his new company, and we’re looking forward to continuing to work with him from the other side of the table on development projects in Detroit.”

The new executive vice president will work closely with DEGC managers of other departments and programs, the city of Detroit, and existing business partners and will represent DEGC with a broad group of stakeholders to get deals done.

DEGC recently added David Howell to its Real Estate & Finance team as director, real estate & financial services. Howell has more than 14 years’ experience in the acquisition, disposition, operation, development and redevelopment of residential and commercial real estate. Prior to joining DEGC, Howell was managing director of Legacy Advisors, LLC, a Detroit-based real estate advisory and consulting firm.

Tiffini Smith
Director of Communications

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