As a senior consultant, Maria helps a variety of clients with real estate market research, highest and best use analysis, financial feasibility analysis, due diligence, transaction management, and strategy development for ground-up and redevelopment projects. She is known for being a people person first and a real estate person second. Her focus on relationship building and collaboration helps her turn her clients’ real estate challenges into opportunities.
Maria previously worked for the City of Detroit’s Housing and Revitalization Department where she managed over $400 million of priority public-private real estate developments from marketing through construction. Maria also led a $30 million Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant application for Detroit’s Greater Corktown area. She considers her greatest accomplishments to be the projects that improved the availability of mixed-income housing in Detroit.
Maria earned a Bachelor of Science in urban and regional planning from Michigan State University and a Commercial Real Estate Investment and Analysis Certification from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.). She is a licensed real estate salesperson in Michigan and an alumnus of the Urban Land Institute Larson Center for Leadership program.