Faculty affiliates

Marc Norman

Associate Professor of Practice; Director, Real Estate Initiatives, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning; Faculty Director, Weiser Center for Real Estate, Ross School of Business

Marc Norman is the founder of the consulting firm “Ideas and Action,” an Associate Professor of Practice at the University of Michigan, and Director of Real Estate Initiatives at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.  He is Faculty Director of the new Weiser Center for Real Estate at the Ross School of Business. Trained as an urban planner, he has worked in the field of community development and finance for over 25 years. Previous to his current positions, he has held leadership positions at Duvernay+Brooks, LLC as Managing Director, Deutsche Bank as Vice President in the Community Development Finance Group and led Upstate, A Center for Design, Research and Real Estate at Syracuse University. Norman has worked collaboratively to develop or finance over 2,000 units totaling more than $400 million in total development costs.

Norman works nationwide with cities, for profit and non-profit projects related to economics, wealth building and equitable development. He also engages in numerous public service and academic service activities. Since 1994, he has served as a board member for numerous non-profit, governmental and community organizations addressing issues of affordable housing and design, currently serving on the board of MASS Design Group, CAMBA Housing Ventures, and as Chair for the Federal Reserve’s Community Advisory Council.