In support of our mission to connect the next generation of real estate professionals with the tools necessary to make a positive impact on built environments in the U.S. and across the globe, we are thrilled to announce our Professional in Residence program. Through this program, students will have access to advice and guidance from experienced real estate professionals through one-on-one office hours and other engagements.

We are pleased to introduce Chase L. Cantrell as our first Professional in Residence.

In his role as Professional in Residence, Chase will use his skills and experience to help prepare our students to enter the real estate industry and access critical networks.  Chase holds regular office hours for students, who can schedule a conversation here. Chase is also a Lecturer at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

In addition to his work at the University, Chase is the Executive Director of Building Community Value (BCV). In this role, he leads a diverse team of experts in implementing BCV’s real estate training, technical assistance, and consulting programs. Chase is a critical voice in Detroit’s policy making and revitalization efforts, playing a crucial role as an advocate for residents who work hard to restore and improve the physical infrastructure of Detroit’s neighborhoods. Observing a gap in Detroit’s real estate ecosystem, Chase founded BCV in 2016 as a bridge between the resources accessible to traditional real estate actors and Detroit residents and nonprofits who wish to make a positive impact within their communities. 

A two-time Michigan alum, Chase has a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He also serves the State of Michigan as a governor-appointee to the Board of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons.

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