MSU Industry Speaker Series – Joseph Maguire, SERF & Wolverine Development Corporation

SERF Foundation President Joseph Maguire, MS to speak at Sept. 24 SPDC Industry Seminar Series

The MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction (SPDC) announces the next Industry Seminar Series event, slated for Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, at the Human Ecology Building on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing.

The featured speaker will be Joseph Maguire, president and CEO of Wolverine Development Corporation, and president of the Society of Environmentally Responsible Facilities (SERF). He also serves as the facilitator of the Series. Maguire will present on Reusing Commercial Sites – A Case Study. Maguire’s 3rd-generation family company (Wolverine Development Corp.) owns and rehabilitates commercial properties in Michigan and Florida. He specializes in the adaptive reuse of older structures and is a published author in that field. As co-founder of SERF, he helped bring together real estate industry professionals seeking a more streamlined, affordable and accessible path to green building certification. The Society also provides resources and forums to promote and share methods to cost effectively achieve Practical Environmental Stewardship.

The SPDC Industry Seminar Series consists of lectures and presentations by invited speakers who are industry leaders in the Built Environment profession, including:

  • Ron Boji, president of The Boji Group;
  • Jay Smith, executive vice president of Construction Operations and Corporate Safety officer at The Christman Company;
  • Bob and Karen Schroeder, president and vice president, respectively, of Mayberry Homes; and
  • Pat Gillespie, chief visionary, founder and president of the Gillespie Group.

This event is free and open to the public. The lecture will take place from 5-5:45 p.m. in Room 300 in the MSU Human Ecology Building in East Lansing. A reception sponsored by the Wolverine Development Corp. will follow the lecture from 5:45-6:30 p.m.

For more information, visit SPDC Industry Speaker Series. Questions about the Series and the Sept. 24 event may be sent to Heidi Macwan, SPDC Communications Manager, at or call (517) 353-4454.


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Sep 24
September 24, 2015
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

MSU Lecture Series


Room 300, Human Ecology Building
552 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing, MI 48824

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