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        June 24, 2016

        George Jackson

        Founder, Ventra LLC

        Headquarters: Detroit

        Years in commercial real estate: 32

        Age: 63

        Why he should be on your speed dial: Although no longer the head of the Detroit Economic Growth Corp., Jackson remains active in Detroit development, particularly as a multifamily development consultant for the District Detroit project, which includes the new arena for the Detroit Red Wings and new construction and historic rehab of buildings in the 45-50 blocks surrounding it. In his 12 years at the helm of the DEGC, Jackson worked on some of the most significant real estate projects happening in Detroit, including the redevelopment of the riverfront and the restoration of the Book Cadillac hotel.

        Token you use in Monopoly: "I don't play Monopoly; I only use tokens for golf markers."