What's The Diff?

The things Quicken Loans team members care about and want to share with the world

Posts tagged ‘downtown Detroit’

Dan Gilbert – A Detroit Visionary!

WXYZ’s Detroit 2020 recently featured Quicken Loans Chairman Dan Gilbert, discussing his take on downtown Detroit’s future. Here’s some info from their website:

“Dan Gilbert wants to help Detroit become prosperous again.  And he’s putting his money where his mouth is.

The Chairman of Quicken Loans is moving 2,000 more workers from the suburbs to the heart of downtown Detroit.

Gilbert tells Detroit 2020 his company is talking to Apple about bring a retail store to the Chase Tower, which he recently bought.  Many of the workers coming downtown will be working at the Chase building.

Quicken Loans is the nation’s largest online lender.  Inside their headquarters at the Compuware Building, the atmosphere is Google-esque…with a ping-pong table, a slushy machine, and popcorn.  It’s also open, airy and colorful.

Gilbert also has companies that invest in entrepreneurs, which he believes are key to the city’s turnaround.

Channel 7′s Carolyn Clifford talked one-on-one with Gilbert:”

Post Metadata

Social Bookmarking

AddThis Button

Proud to Call Motown Our New Hometown – On FOX TV

Proud to Call Motown Our Hometown - Quicken Loans Billboard featured on Detroit Fox TVYesterday, FOX TV in Detroit put a very cool time lapse video of the Quicken Loans billboard going up on the side of the Cadillac building in downtown Detroit.

We're proud of the billboard and we love the video. You can watch it here.

We'll be downtown soon. We hope to play a big part in Detroit's economic revival.

Stop by and say hello when we get down there!

Post Metadata

Social Bookmarking

AddThis Button

Quicken Loans Interns Embrace Our New Home

Quicken Loans interns had a great time yesterday getting a “taste of Detroit” with Connect After 5 at the Summer Intern Program Kick-Off held at the YMCA downtown. Connect After 5 creates fun, after-work events for employees of local Detroit businesses to socialize and utilize what the city has to offer. Our interns met and mingled with many others, while enjoying food and giveaways from Detroit restaurants and venues. Businesses took over tables and supplied interns with their information and knowledge of the city. The event didn’t stop at food though; there was a DJ to entertain, a photo booth and bean bag toss. At the end of the night interns won prizes such as gift certificates, money and signed baseballs through random drawings. I think it’s safe to say that the event was a success and an awesome start to the summer!

Displayed below is an image of the event, photo courtesy of Connect After 5.

Intern Meeting

Post Metadata

Social Bookmarking

AddThis Button

Detroit’s Campus Martius named top U.S. urban park

John Gallagher of the Detroit Free Press wrote a really cool article the other day about Campus Martius (across the street from where we're moving to in downtown Detroit), and we love it. Here's a preview:

Detroit’s Campus Martius Park was named today the first-ever winner of the Urban Land Institute’s Amanda Burden Urban Open Space Award, given in a national competition to recognize an outstanding example of a public open space that has catalyzed the transformation of the surrounding community.

The announcement was made this morning at ULI’s Real Estate Summit in Boston. Detroit’s park was chosen over park finalists in Boston, New York, Seattle, Pittsburgh, and Greenville, S.C. for the top honor. The finalists were chosen from among 88 initial entries.

Read the full article if you'd like.

We'll be down there in about three months or so, enjoying the top U.S. urban park.

Post Metadata

Social Bookmarking

AddThis Button

Quicken Loans in the Compuware Building video

Wow. The Compuware Building is cool. VERY cool.

We mentioned last week that we are now officially moving to downtown Detroit early next year. We toured the Compuware Building last week and had a huge meeting at the Fillmore Theater (sorry, but it will always be the State Theater to me).

Check out the vid. Me likes it.

Post Metadata

Social Bookmarking

AddThis Button

Quicken Loans is moving to downtown Detroit – it’s official!

Quicken Loans is moving to downtown DetroitWell, you may not have heard it here first, but Quicken Loans is moving downtown. There's been several announcements about this in the past few years and lots of speculation, but now it's official.  Here's the deal:

  • 1,700 Quicken Loans team members are moving downtown in mid 2010 as the first phase. Others will follow
  • We're moving to several floors of the Compuware Building
  • This is just the beginning of Quicken Loans' dedication to rebuilding Detroit. See Dan Gilbert's quote below

“We pledge to fulfill our commitment to the city. This is an interim
step that allows us to begin transforming Detroit into a high-tech hub
of business and ingenuity,” said company founder and chairman Dan
Gilbert. “Our goal is to develop a downtown headquarters once
construction financing becomes available for large-scale building
projects the likes of which we plan to undertake.”

You can read more info and get more details here on our official Quicken Loans moving to downtown Detroit press release.

See you down there soon!

Post Metadata

Social Bookmarking

AddThis Button

Detroit’s abandoned buildings video shows how desperately businesses are needed in downtown Detroit

I came across this video today on Facebook that I wanted to share here for two reasons:

  1. It's grim portrayal of the reality of downtown Detroit's current situation and shows the incredible importance of the need for businesses to consider moving down there. Quicken Loans is planning on relocating down there and I hope other businesses consider this also.
  2. I'm almost 100% sure that NOT ONE of these buildings was vacant when I attended high school downtown in the early 80s. I see this as an opportunity to turn something really bad around.

Post Metadata

Social Bookmarking

AddThis Button

BravoBravo! Rocks the (Detroit Opera) House

BravoBravo! 2008 is a great eventWhat happens when you merge high culture, urban revitalization, gourmet food, free flowing drinks, lots of really good looking people, and Detroit?

BravoBravo! happens.

And man, did it happen. Oh my gosh, that was a darn good party.

Last Friday, the Detroit Opera House hosted it’s annual BravoBravo! Fundraiser and it was a raving success. A success to the tune of over $205,000 cash money raised. Put that money in the bank, baby.

First of all, it was a sell-out. 2,300 people, partying their butts off, and literally hanging from the balcony. Second, I didn’t know so many good looking people lived around here.  Third, it proved in my mind that the only reason why Detroit doesn’t have the stuff other big cool cities have is that we don’t try enough. Because when we do try, we do it right.

Continue reading “BravoBravo! Rocks the (Detroit Opera) House” »

Post Metadata

Social Bookmarking

AddThis Button

Secondary Navigation:


Promotional Information:


Partner Links:
Site Feeds:
Copyright:
Today's Date:
Sunday, February 25, 2018