Choose Thinking: A Blog by Dan Gilbert

“For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.”

- Rudyard Kipling

July 15, 2009

Detroit, Here We Come!

Compuware Building, Downtown DetroitThe halls of Quicken Loans are abuzz this week with the news that the company will move its headquarters and about 1,700 team members to the Compuware Building in Detroit by mid-2010. The move will come two years earlier than originally planned.

In late 2007, our company pledged to move its headquarters into a newly constructed building downtown to be completed by 2012. However, given the turmoil in the economy, obtaining commercial financing for such a large-scale project has become extremely difficult.

So instead, we’re “quickening” our timeline, moving into One Campus Martius with the goal to eventually construct our own building.

“We pledge to fulfill our commitment to the city,” said Dan Gilbert, chairman and founder of Quicken Loans. “This is an interim step that allows us to begin transforming Detroit into a high-tech hub of business and ingenuity.”

Making the move… Detroit, here we come!

Find out more about Quicken Loans moving to Detroit.

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  • Comment by Tim Barnwell — November 12, 2009 @ 6:53 pm:

    Dan
    Just saw you Detroit article in Fortune. One word, terrific!
    How can I help?
    Born and raised in Detroit & the suburbs I have always felt that Detroit was a jewel waiting to be polished.
    Now living in Texas the home town draws me back.

    Regards
    Tim Barnwell

  • Comment by C. Noble — December 16, 2009 @ 12:06 am:

    Dan,

    I’m glad you are committed to Detroit. As a first-year student at Wayne Law, I found your story intriguing. During these tough economic times, we could all learn from your ingenuity and creativity in forming Rock Financial. How did you start the company and do you have any words of wisdom for other entrepreneurs?

    Regards,
    Carolyn Noble

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