Company: 
Ginosko Development Company

Guest Speaker: Amin Irving

Founder, President and CEO of Ginosko Development Company

Amin Irving is the founder, president and CEO of Ginosko Development Company and is responsible for the overall performance and operation of all divisions of the GDC family of companies. Mr. Irving oversees the selection of various locations, the preliminary feasibility analyses, the purchase negotiation of projects, landscaping and architectural design, municipality processing and debt and equity financing. Mr. Irving is driven to help catalyze vibrant, socio-economically diverse neighborhoods through housing development. Mr. Irving graduated from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business in Ann Arbor, majoring in finance and real estate. He was the recipient of the University of Michigan Achievement Award. Mr. Irving has had previous work experience, which includes investment banking in New York City, where he has gained wisdom in effectively and efficiently operating development projects. In Citigroup’s real estate equity division, Mr. Irving conducted various financial analyses for sale-leaseback and synthetic-lease deals valued at more than $450 million. Some notable deals include Huntington Bank and Samsung properties. However, Mr. Irving moved back to Michigan where he became an analyst responsible for turning data into information while working for a Medicaid HMO. He single-handedly found $4 million in annual savings for a company on the brink of insolvency. Mr. Irving has served on numerous boards and advisory councils, including the chairman of the board for both the Michigan Housing Council and the Area Agency on Aging 1-B. Mr. Irving was awarded the prestigious Crain’s Detroit Business Top 40 Businessperson’s under 40 years old.