Our team


Austin Black II

Broker & President

Austin Black II

Clients continually praise award-winning broker Austin Black, calling him “an Absolute All-Star” with an “ability to get things done that is second to none!” They also “couldn’t be happier with his quality service,” and “could not imagine going through the process without his support and expertise.” What you get with him is a true professional who clearly loves his work and gives 110% to his buyers and sellers.

Highly accomplished in his field and invaluable to his loyal clients, Austin has been selling and excelling in residential real estate sales in and around Detroit since 2005. His career spiraled to success, earning him a long list of coveted local and national awards; and in 2010 after obtaining his Real Estate Broker License, he opened his own thriving brokerage, City Living Detroit, known for the same unparalleled results and reputation.

From starter homes and apartments to multimillion-dollar gems, Austin represents clients and properties at every price level, in a diverse array of neighborhoods. His specialty areas include: Detroit: Historic homes in Palmer Woods, Sherwood Forest, University District, Boston-Edison, Indian Village, Detroit Golf Club, Bagley, Green Acres, Rosedale Park, North Rosedale Park. Condos: Midtown, Downtown, New Center, Lafayette Park, Riverfront. Woodward Corridor Suburban Communities: Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, Huntington Woods, Royal Oak, Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills. Grosse Pointe Communities: Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Woods, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Shores

His seasoned knowledge of these markets allow him to skillfully navigate clients and intimately explain the amenities and trends in their areas of interest. This is complemented by his extensive involvement on boards and committees on both the professional and community levels, strengthening his insider perspective and vast network. Many of his clients are repeat and referral buyers and sellers.

Austin has always had a passion for urban development and major metropolitan cities. A graduate of Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art and Planning in Ithaca, NY, he studied redevelopment projects abroad and received a B.S. in Urban & Regional Studies. After extensive travels, Austin returned home committed to making Detroit a better place to live, work and raise a family. He was born in the city, spent his youth in Okemos and Troy, and attended Birmingham Seaholm H.S. Austin bought his first condo in Midtown in 2006 before it was chic, later moved to Lafayette Park, and now calls Sherwood Forest home.

Frequently quoted on industry trends and topics in top publications, Austin is as sought after by his peers as he is by his clients, and is very active in and outside his industry. He continually seeks new educational opportunities and designations to advance his knowledge and better serve his clients.

Association Memberships

Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors, Grosse Pointe Board of Realtors, Michigan Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Urban Land Institute, Cornell University Alumni Association 
Real Estate Designations and Certificates

Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Certified Real Estate Specialist (CRS), Seller Representative Specialist (SRS), Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), At Home with Diversity (AHWD), Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE), Urban Land Institute Michigan Larson Center for Leadership


Hour Magazine Top 5% Metro Detroit Realtors (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021), Michigan Chronicle 40 under 40, 2013, DBusiness Magazine 30 in their 30s, 2012 Detroit Young Professionals Vanguard Award, 2011 Realtor ® Magazine 30 under 30, 2010 Crain’s Detroit Business 20 in their 20s, 2006 (inaugural class)


Downtown Development Authority, Michigan Humane, Hatch Detroit


Detroit Athletic Club Community Outreach Committee, Detroit Symphony Orchestra Classical Roots Committee, Urban Land Institute Housing and Community Development Local Product Council, Belle Isle Conservancy Community Engagement Committee

Adam Hollier

Adam is a problem solver. Simply put Adam’s excellent in a storm.  Adam is the Director of Government and Community Relations at the Michigan Fitness Foundation where he works on Veterans issues and leads the legislative initiatives advocating for healthy lifestyles. Additionally, Adam is a member of the Board of Governance for the Iron Belle Trail Initiative and tireless advocate for Supplemental Nutrition Education programing (SNAP-ED.) Professionally Adam has worked in State and Municipal government as a staffer focused on developing real solutions.  While serving as Senator Johnson’s chief of staff (2009-2012), Hollier was instrumental in major pieces of legislation: Regional Transit Authority, Utility Shut-Off Protections for seniors and the partial repeal of the Drivers Responsibility Fee. As the mayor’s liaison to the City Council, he shepherded the creation of the Public Lighting Authority, a $180 million investment in neighborhoods. During Adam’s tenure with the city Adam worked diligently with the cities purchasing department to streamline the procurement process city wide becoming intimately familiar with its interworking’s.  Previously, serving as the Vice President of Hantz Woodlands a large scale urban agriculture project designed to eliminate blight on the city of Detroit’s eastside using sustainable agriculture.  Adam managed a multi-million-dollar acquisition and demolition project covering more than 1,500 parcels and that demolished 50 vacant and abandoned structures.  Adam also serves as a Senior Project Manager for Thomas Group Consulting.  Adam’s been recognized as one of Crain’s 20 in their 20’s (2015), Michigan Chronicle 40 under 40 (2013) and various other awards for being a doer.

Adam’s commitment to service has led him to serve as a mentor, coach and frequent volunteer in the cities he has lived.  Adam decided to get a Masters degree in Urban Planning after spending a summer sharing a 92-year-old woman’s FEMA trailer volunteering in Biloxi, MS. post-Katrina doing relief work.  Growing up in a Union family understand the importance labor plays in developing strong communities and was proud to serve a union steward with AFT local 3550. While working with the Ann Arbor NAACP Adam took an interest in the education achievement gap and guided by a strong belief in public education, Adam ran for and was elected to serve as a member of the Ann Arbor Board of Education (2009-2010.) Adam also serves on Vanguard Community Development Corporation and the New Center Community Services Board of Directors as the board Secretary.  Adam is also a distinguished Military graduate of Officer’s Candidate School and serves as the S-4 Officer in Charge for the 414th Civil Affairs Battalion managing logistics and supply for the Battalion. 

Adam and his wife Krystle live in the Northend neighborhood of Detroit a few blocks from the home his parents still live in today.  Growing up in Detroit Adam attended Detroit Public schools graduating from Renaissance High School. At Cornell University Adam received a degree Cum Laude in Industrial and Labor Relations with a focus on Organizational Development and change while playing both Varsity Football and Track & Field as a Decathlete. Later receiving a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan with a concentration on Economic Development.

Jim Renberg

Jim is a Detroit resident and resides in one of the city's historic neighborhoods and is currently restoring the property to its past glory.  After selling real estate as a licensed professional in South East Florida (Palm Beach County) Jim wanted to return home to Detroit.

The collection of city and suburban homes and condominiums in the region offers everything from 1920's historic Tudors to contemporary lofts, lakefront living to a downtown urban lifestyle. Finding the perfect home – is Jim's commitment to you.

The focus is people; Jim's style is high energy, consistent communication and effective marketing within the world of Real Estate. You can count on honest, reliable, professional service full time, all the time.

Michael Weck

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.