Video by Maggie Janik, production assistance by Barbara Epstein

Moddie Turay is an accomplished real estate and economic development executive passionate about creating projects that are socially, economically, and architecturally significant. He is the founder and CEO of City Growth Partners, a Detroit based real estate development company focused on advancing catalytic projects.

CGP is currently working on mixed use projects in the greater downtown area of Detroit, comprising 635 apartments, including 127 affordable housing units, and 35k square feet of retail.

Moddie has spent over 17 years in the public and private sector, including serving as the executive vice president of real estate and finance at the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation. In this role, he was the chief deal maker and oversaw all commercial, industrial, and retail development and led over $2 billion in economic development initiatives for the city of Detroit. He has served in development roles with Western Development Corp in Washington, DC. and the US General Services Administration in the Public Buildings Service. He also served as the special assistant to Washington, DC, mayor Anthony A. Williams.

Moddie holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, NC. He resides in Detroit with his wife Melanca Clark and two children.

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