SPDC Industry Seminar Series

The SPDC Industry Seminar Series consists of lectures and presentations by invited speakers who are industry leaders in the built environment profession. These seminars will take place twice a semester and will be followed by a reception and informal get together with SPDC students. Series topics include the latest developments and innovations in the field, along with success stories from the speakers. Many of the speakers will be alumni of the SPDC constituent programs: Construction Management, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Urban & Regional Planning. 

Questions about the series may be sent to Heidi Macwan at charron@anr.msu.edu or call (517) 353-4454.

Facilitator of the Series

Joseph MaguireJoseph Maguire, President and CEO of Wolverine Development Corporation.






Series Speakers:

2018

Photo of Mark Bell.Transformational Developments – The Story of East Lansing’s City Center District

Speakers: Mark Bell, CEO and co-Founder, Harbor Bay Real Estate Advisors, with James Litwin, Vice President of Construction.
Date: Friday, April 20, 2018.
Time: 4-5 p.m. lecture with reception following.
Location: Room 300, Human Ecology Building.
View Bell Seminar Flyer View Bell Seminar Announcement

2017

Alan Scott ImageChallenges and Opportunities Ahead For Single-Family and Multi-Family Builders

Speaker: Alan Scott, President and Owner of Alan F Scott, Inc., and Former Co-Founder and Managing Member of the NRP Group.
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
View Scott Seminar Announcement View Seminar Summary

2016

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Downtown Grand Rapids Revitalization

Speaker: Samuel Cummings, Principal and Managing Partner for CWD Real Estate Investment.
Date: Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016.
View Cummings Seminar Announcement View Cummings Seminar Summary

 

Scott Adams, deputy city manager for the City of Las VegasMSU, Urban Planning and Cities: A Career Prospective

Speaker: Scott Adams, deputy city manager of the City of Las Vegas.
Date: Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016.
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Douglas Maibach photoRe-imagining the Building Process and Building Experience

Speaker: Douglas Maibach, chairman of Barton Malow Enterprises, and executive vice president of Barton Malow Company.
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2016.
View Maibach Seminar Announcement View Maibach Seminar Summary


2015

Peter RiguardiThe World Trade Center More than Just a Redevelopment

Speaker: Peter Riguardi, president of JLL’s New York Tri-state region.
Date: Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015.
View Riguardi Seminar Announcement Download Riguardi Presentation View Riguardi Seminar Summary

 

Joseph MaguireReusing Commercial Sites: A Case Study

Speaker: Joseph Maguire, President and CEO of Wolverine Development Corporation, and President of the Society of Environmentally Responsible facilities.
Date: Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015.
View Maguire Seminar Announcement View Maguire Seminar Summary

 

Pat GillespieMixed-Use Case Study: East End Midland

Speaker: Pat Gillespie, Chief Visionary, Founder and President, Gillespie Group.
Date: Friday, April 24, 2015.
View Gillespie Seminar Announcement View Gillespie Seminar Summary


2014

Robert and Karen SchroederHomebuilding in Michigan: Surviving the Cycles

Speakers: Robert and Karen Schroeder, Co-Owners of Mayberry Homes, and President and Vice President, respectively.
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.
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Jay Smith PhotoThe Christman Company: 120 Years of Innovation

Speaker: Jay Smith, LEED AP, Executive Vice President of Construction Operations and Corporate Safety Officer, The Christman Company.
Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014.
View Smith Seminar Announcement View Smith Seminar Summary


2013

Ron BojiReal Estate Development and Construction: Journey from Boji Tower to Present

Speaker: Ron Boji, President of The Boji Group.
Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013.
View Boji Seminar News Release View Boji Seminar Summary

 

 

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