Marketed Properties

In addition to online sales platforms, the DLBA lists some properties on the traditional real estate market. The Projects Team works with DLBA Board-approved brokers to market buildings, lots, and houses that aren't a good fit for the Auction, Own-it-Now, or Side Lot programs. View current listings below and submit  proposals to the appropriate broker.
Broker Details :
Leonard Pickett, 313.510.7887, [email protected]
James Bufalino, 313.806.1303, [email protected]
Patricia Phillips, 248.723.0059[email protected]
Benjamin Smith, 313.872.1300[email protected]
Natasha Richards, 313.204.0310[email protected]

Residential properties that require significant resources for renovation. A demolition and new-construction proposal may be considered in certain markets. Please review the proposal guidelines before submitting an offer to the appropriate broker in the below listing.

4375 W Buena Vista Street

13320 Broadstreet Avenue

4218 Cortland Street

2511-15 Ash

9118 Brush

3480 Van Dyke

2187 Concord

3196 Lockwood

1129 Atkinson

6176 16th

2742 Lothrop

2032 Puritan

9578 Oakland

5536 Martin

681 Lakewod

451 E Grand Boulevard

10226 Balfour

3385 Williams

3453 Crane

4600 Moran

5014 Seminole

Land Based Project listings target community organizations or for-profit buyers that will activate vacant lots for agriculture, gardening, gathering space, or beautification. Some listings may include vacant lots and a house that can be used as a residence or workspace. Please review the proposal guidelines and plot plan instructions before submitting an offer to the appropriate broker in the below listing.

14614-14654 Burgess - 7 vacant lots in Brightmoor

14617-14657 Chapel - 7 vacant lots in Brightmoor

2903 - 2947 Elmhurst - 5 vacant lots in Dexter Linwood

5003 - 5027 Fernwood & 8643 Beechwood -5 lots in Midwest

1425 - 1467 Collingwood - 1 residential structure with 5 adjacent vacant lots in Gateway Community

5329 - 5361 Moran - 4 vacant lots in E Poletown

3380-3400 E Palmer - 1 residential structure & 3 vacant lots in Poletown East

4184-4226 25th Street - 8 vacant lots at Buchanan & 25th Street

4414-4462 25th Street - 9 vacant lots at Buchanan & 25th Street

15347-15361 Hazelton - 1 residential structure & 7 vacant lots in Brightmoor

4400-4440 Mitchell - 7 vacant lots at Mitchell & E Canfield

4752-4770 23rd St & 4745-4769 Tillman - 1 residential structure/garage with 6 vacant lots in Chadsey Condon

4402-4444 Grandy - 1 residential structure with 7 vacant lots in McDougall Hunt

4067-4089 Tuxedo - 1 residential structure with 4 vacant lots in Nardin Park

3603-3643 E Ferry - 1 residential structure with 7 vacant lots in Poletown East

5537-5557 Moran - 1 residential structure with 5 vacant lots in Poletown East

Proposal Guidelines

Please find proposal guidelines for each type of DLBA marketed property below.

New Build Opportunities
Bundled Single-Family Homes
Commercial Property
Residential Projects
Land Based Projects
Plot Plan Instructions

Scoring Criteria

The DLBA evaluates offers using the following criteria:

  • Price
  • Feasibility of Project
  • Experience
  • Financing
  • Neighborhood Benefit

To receive points for Neighborhood Benefit, respondents must meet with neighborhood representatives and introduce their proposed project. Projects that offer tangible community benefit will receive additional points. The DLBA, and/or City of Detroit, can provide more information about active community organizations in each neighborhood.Lastly, points may be awarded for proposals where the applicant has included a certificate from the Office of Civil Rights, Inclusion and Opportunity for their business or company. More information about certificates offered can be found here.

Development Resources

City of Detroit Zoning Portal
Online Mapping
Tax Abatements and Public Subsidy Options

Private Sector Gap Financing Options:

Detroit Housing For The Future Fund
Capital Impact Partners
Invest Detroit

Tax Capture Disclaimer – 5/50

Buyers seeking certain tax abatements or lot combinations that conflict with the land bank’s 5/50 tax capture may have to make an additional payment to the DLBA.

After a Michigan land bank conveys property to a non-tax-exempt entity, the land bank receives 50% of taxes collected on that property for five years, known as a 5/50 (P.A. 260 & 261). The Assessor’s office places properties sold by a land bank on a specific tax roll to process the tax capture. However, the Assessor’s office also uses specific tax rolls for many abatements such as the NEZ, OPRA, PA 210, etc. Since the State of Michigan does not allow a property to be on two specific tax rolls at the same time, DLBA buyers need a 5/50 waiver from the DLBA before seeking applicable tax abatements and lot combinations. If buyers seek a waiver, the DLBA requests payment of the estimated five-year tax capture amount upfront.