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Presentation by Eric Larson - CEO of Detroit Downtown Partnership 2017

Larsen’s presentation will take place from 8 – 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 14, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (700 N. Main Street).

Last year, members of the Las Cruces/Detroit Delegation met Mr. Larson in Detroit along with CEOs of Rock Ventures (holding company for Dan Gilbert/Quicken Loans’ 120 companies), Tech Town Detroit, Automation Alley and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). The Delegation included Councilor Gill Sorg, County Commissioner Billy Garrett, MVEDA CEO Davin Lopez, Bob Pofahl of LCCP, Kevin Boberg of NMSU and Orlando Padilla of Padilla Networks, a former General Motors executive whom now resides in Las Cruces.

BACKGROUND: In 2014, Larson became CEO of the DDP after being a board member since 1995. The DDP is a private/public partnership of corporate and civic leaders that supports, advocates and develops program initiatives that create a clean, safe, and inviting downtown community.

Larson is also the founder, president, and CEO of Larson Realty Group (est. 1999), a privately owned, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan based company engaged in real estate investment, development, asset management and leasing. Mr. Larson has more than 30 years of experience in real estate. He also served as vice president of the global real estate company, Hines. During Mr. Larson’s career, he has developed, financed, owned, and managed more than $3 billion in real estate, including: General Motor’s purchase and redevelopment of the Renaissance Center (5.5 million square feet), the development of One Detroit Center (1 million square feet), and the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education (1 million square feet) in downtown Detroit.

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For more information about the event, contact: Andy Hume, Las Cruces Downtown Coordinator at 575-528-3048, or Bob Pofahl at 575-680-8812 or email at