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Dan Gilbert’s Still Making All The Big Decisions During Stroke Recovery

January 29, 2020

Detroit Free Press

JC Reindl

Detroit businessman Dan Gilbert is “getting out to the office a lot more” since his serious stroke last spring and remains involved in his companies, one of his top lieutenants told a chamber of commerce audience Wednesday.

“He’s still making all the big decisions,” Matt Cullen, CEO of Gilbert’s Bedrock Detroit real estate firm, said at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s annual policy conference.

Gilbert, 58, the founder of mortgage giant Quicken Loans, has made few public appearances since his stroke Memorial Day weekend.

Company officials recently hinted that he may attend a Feb. 21 event at MGM Grand Detroit to receive an honor from Crain’s Detroit Business.

Gilbert was not present at Wednesday’s chamber event at MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, although Cullen said he was likely watching the presentations and panel discussions on a livestream.

Cullen’s presentation focused on the dramatic development progress in and around downtown Detroit since 2010, when Gilbert relocated Quicken Loans and its family of companies there.

“He made a commitment when he came down here,” Cullen said. “I think the next decade will reflect his continued involvement at the same level.”

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