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Austin Black II
Broker & President
Austin Black II is the founder of City Living Detroit; a full-service real estate brokerage that is headquartered in Detroit's thriving Midtown neighborhood. His firm specializes in properties located in Detroit with a focus on downtown, the growing riverfront, the cultural center, and the city's historic neighborhoods.
Austin has shown an interest in urban development and major metropolitan cities. His fascination started with an elementary school project about tall skyscrapers and wind velocity. It continued later in life while studying at the university level. He is a graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, College of Architecture, Art and Planning where he studied redevelopment projects abroad and earned a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Studies.
After visiting more than 20 cities in Europe and Italy and earning a degree that concentrated on Real Estate and Urban Redevelopment, Austin decided to return home to Detroit, Michigan and put his knowledge and passion to make Detroit a better place to live, work and raise a family.
Upon his return, he quickly proved to be a rising star in Detroit real estate as he achieved success at all levels, and racked up both local and national accolades.
Austin's worldly perspective on urban redevelopment, drive to stay on top of the latest industry trends, and passion for his hometown has earned him the respect and adoration of a city and its leadership.
Austin has been the recipient of several awards and honors. In 2010 he was recognized by Realtor® Magazine as one of 30 up and coming Realtors under 30 in the nation. Crain's Detroit Business named him to their Dream Board of Directors. He received the Rising Star Award from Max Broock Realtors and was named to the first Crain's Detroit Business 20 in their 20s list.
Austin is also an active member of the National Association of Realtors, Michigan Association of Realtors, Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors and the Grosse Pointe Board of Realtors. He also serves on many boards and committees including the Downtown Detroit Boll Family YMCA, International Visitors Council, Detroit Athletic Club Community Outreach Committee, Detroit Housing Commission, BING Roundtable Emerging Leaders and the Detroit Works Advisory Taskforce. He also holds memberships with Cornell Club of Michigan, United Way of Southeast Michigan's Leadership Next Initiative, and Detroit Athletic Club.
In addition to receiving a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Studies, Austin was a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
Many people are passionate about the City of Detroit and Southeast Michigan. Michael Weck is one of those people. He is encouraged by all of the opportunity the city has to offer. Michael has made it is a personal goal to assist with the economic revitalization within the city and the entire region.
He has modeled his educational and professional careers by focusing on endeavors that are beneficial to achieving his goal. Michael concluded his undergraduate studies by earning a Bachelors degree with a concentration in Legal Studies. Immediately following graduation Michael began graduate coursework at Eastern Michigan University. He has earned two graduate certificates in Local Government Management and Public Land Planning and Development all while obtaining a Masters Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Public Management.
Following completion of his graduate studies Michael continued to search for ways to assist with economic revitalization. He obtained his Real Estate License and began working with City Living Detroit.
Michael is a member of the Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors. He is also a board member for a local Tax Increment Finance Authority.
Michael has had valuable experience working as a consultant with local governments in the Detroit area as well as working for the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory affairs. He is continuously looking for opportunities to enhance the economic vitality throughout metro Detroit.
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