As Senior Vice President of Project Development, Mr. DiMaggio contributes over 35 years of real estate experience to the Burton-Katzman team. His broad range and depth of experience includes demonstrated leadership and commitment in the fields of urban redevelopment, mixed-use projects and public/private partnerships. Working in concert with the Burton-Katzman team, Mr. DiMaggio has responsibility for multiple functions related principally to Burton-Katzman’s Michigan based operations, including site selection and acquisition, planning and architecture and project entitlements and management.
Mr. DiMaggio is a 1972 graduate of Michigan State University, having earned a Bachelors degree, with honors, in Urban and Regional Planning. He has also attended the University of Detroit and Lawrence Technological University where he received his architectural training. His experience encompasses both private and institutional real estate sectors having previously served as Director of Community and Economic Development for the City of Royal Oak, Michigan prior to joining the Burton-Katzman team in 1996.
Mr. DiMaggio is a member of the Michigan Society of Planning Officials, the American Planning Association and Chairman of the Oakland County Roundtable Sub-Committee on Housing. He has also served as Treasurer of the Michigan Downtown Association, a member of the Southeast Michigan Council of Government’s Community and Economic Development Advisory Committee and a member of the Oakland County “Main Street” Community Selection Committee. Mr. DiMaggio has also guest lectured and published articles on neighborhood preservation, economic development and urban land assembly.