Board of Directors & Staff

Andy Gilbert

Chair

Berkley Eyewear & Local Sunglass Store

 

 

 

 


Petro Drakopoulos

Vice Chair

Republica

 


Matthew
Baumgarten

Secretary

City Manager


Mitchell moses

Treasurer

Aero Pacific Drapery


Donna
Dirkse

Director

The Neighbor's Shoppe


Jennifer finney

Director

At Large

 


Scott Francis

Director

At Large
Berkley School District

 


Chris gross

Director

Berkley Common


Matteo Passalacqua developed an interest in real estate and urban development at a young age after being exposed to urban areas via frequent trips to Detroit and other cities as a child. After travels both nationally and internationally, Matteo sought and obtained a Masters in Urban Studies and Planning from Wayne State University.

In June of 2016, Matteo completing the Larson Center for Leadership Program through the Urban Land Institute of which he sought to continue his professional development traits and expand his network. Currently, Matteo is a Commercial Property Manager for Etkin Management in Southfield MI. After working in the non-profit and government sectors, he wanted to gain experience in the for-profit sector. Etkin has provided a wealth of knowledge to his career and he hopes to grow and expand his abilities in the real estate sector while working there.

Matteo’s primary drive and passion is to influence the way in which people interact with the built environment in a manner that is efficient, inspiring and interactive. The combination of his personal drive and leadership along with knowledge of real estate management and development serve the purpose of Matteo obtaining his goals. He is currently pursuing his Real Property Administrator designation through BOMI Detroit and is an active member of the Berkley Downtown Development Authority Board

Matteo
Passalacqua

Director

At Large


Andrew agbay

Director

Decypher Corp.


Razur Rahman

Director

12 Mile Property Owner


Brian Zifkin

Director

At Large


Wayne Wudyka

Director

The Huntington Company


 

OPEN

Executive Director