Headquarters: Bloomfield Hills
Years in commercial real estate: 40
Why he should be on your speed dial: As head of Taubman Centers, Taubman runs one of the pioneering mall companies in the country. Michigan properties include Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills and Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi; it sold The Mall at Partridge Creek in Clinton Township and Fairlane Town Center in Dearborn in 2014 as part of a $1.4 billion deal with Greenwich, Conn.-based Starwood Capital Group. He also is a member of Business Leaders for Michigan and the Comerica Inc. board.