Vice President Preconstruction
“In the city of Detroit, there’s a lot of demand for residential. There is a shortage of residential space, [and] there are a lot of projects. They are not of the size and magnitude of the Hudson’s redevelopment [planned to be Detroit’s tallest building], but it is all significant,” Baxa says. “There’s strong demand for offices, too, but the bulk of the work has a focus on residential development. The city, itself, is working hard on major challenges such as the school system, the transportation system. They’re working diligently to find solutions for those challenges.”
Firm in Focus
26500 American Drive, Southfield, Mich.
CEO: Ryan Maibach Employees: 2,200
What’s new: The 138,000-sq-ft Shinola Hotel was completed by Barton Malow in January. The Woodward Avenue adaptive reuse project comprises two historic buildings and three connecting spaces.