George Roberts is the Director of Public Space for the Quicken Loans Community Investment Fund. In this role, George leads QLCIF’s investments in the redevelopment and operation of parks, streets, plazas, alleys, bike lanes, libraries, and other civic infrastructure throughout the city of Detroit. Prior to joining Quicken Loans, George lived in New York City and worked for the national leader in public space redevelopment, Biederman Redevelopment Ventures. In this role, George led the creation and redevelopment of award-winning public spaces across the country including Klyde Warren Park (Dallas, Texas), LeBauer Park (Greensboro, North Carolina), and Occidental Square (Seattle, Washington).
George is member of the board of NextGen Detroit at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, The Well, the Roosevelt Park Partnership, the Detroit Greenways Coalition, and the Founders Junior Council at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
George attended the University of Michigan earning a bachelors degree in Urban and Metropolitan Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development from Ross School of Business / Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. George is originally from Birmingham, Michigan and lives in downtown Detroit.