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Michael Poris
McIntosh Poris Associates

There is more construction activity in Detroit now than at any time since the 1960s, says Poris.

“Twenty years ago, there were 90 vacant buildings in downtown. Many have now been renovated into mixed-use residential and commercial structures or are in the planning stages, with only a handful of vacant buildings left,” he says. With this momentum, “the city is finally seeing new housing projects being built from the ground up, as existing historic buildings needing to be renovated in downtown and midtown grow more scarce.”

Firm in Focus

McIntosh Poris Associates
36801 Woodward, Ste. 200, Birmingham, Mich.
Principal: Michael Poris
Founded: 1994
What's New: Committed to the Motor City, the firm is currently working on a boutique hotel conversion of the Detroit Fire Department headquarters and a 185- unit multifamily project in Lafayette Park.