Detroit, MI, November 1, 2014: Tom Wackerman, ASTI President and Chair of the 28th Annual University of Michigan / Urban Land Institute Real Estate Forum www.umuliforum.com which convenes November 18-19, 2014 in Detroit, has announced the following records:
- The Real Estate Excellence Awards had 35 submittals, from 13 cities across the state - a new record http://umuliforum.com/awards/.
- 11 teams registered for the Case Competition, including one from Wayne State University http://michigan.uli.org/landlink/survey-2014-michigan-emerging-trends-real-estate/. This is also a record.
- A record 40 Sponsors have enabled The Forum to shatter it's revenue goal by more than 300% http://umuliforum.com/sponsors/
- 229 have registered which is a record for two weeks out https://netforum.uli.org/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?WebCode=ATNDLIST&order=cst_sort_name_dn&Key=7912c36a-8198-4f52-a817-5510aff72f44.
So what's driving the interest ?? In Wackerman's words: "We think Detroit is the best comeback story in the Nation and all eyes are on the City as it is expected to emerge from the bankruptcy stronger than ever. We are seeing developers from all over the world investing in the City and The Forum is committed to being a platform for the narrative."