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12.13.18 – Baird Hawkins
December 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Baird is the founder of Interfuse Capital LLC, a private investment company that identifies and funds opportunistic and distressed commercial real estate throughout the U.S. Baird also acts as a consultant to CRE investors, developers, and family offices.
Interfuse Capital LLC is a leader in alternative investment strategies, capital raises, private equity and structured capital for commercial real estate investment.
Locally in association with Guy Bazzani, Baird has focused on neighborhood re-development projects to reposition older commercial buildings with new investment. This urban revitalization strategy enables investors to improve returns while building sustainable communities.
In this capacity, he co-developed the Kingsley Building project in Eastown. He also secured historic building status for the Kingsley Building (originally the Grand Rapids Storage & Van Co.) with its addition to the National Register of Historic Places.
- B.Ph. – Thomas Jefferson College at Grand Valley State Colleges
- Licensed Michigan Real Estate Agent
- Licensed Michigan General Contractor
Current Leadership Positions
- Festival of the Arts Board of Directors
Select Honors and Awards
- NBA – John H. Logie Award