Jake Chidester

What they do: Director of Design
Where they do it: Bedrock Real Estate Services
How they contribute: Guest Speaker

Jake Chidester is the Director of Design for Bedrock Detroit, the real estate and development company for Dan Gilbert’s Detroit and Cleveland properties. In his role, Jake is responsible for retail masterplanning, asset positioning, capex improvements, historic preservation initiatives, and adaptive reuse programming across the portfolio.

Prior to joining Bedrock, Jake worked in professional practice for over a decade in national and international mixed-use development. Jake is also adjunct faculty at the Collage of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University, his alma mater.