Comments (4) 5:30 PM posted by admin |
I’m always more than willing to do my part to help out with things here in Ypsilanti, so I wanted to take the time and share with you the City’s most recent Request for Proposals regarding attorney services.
There have been allegations over the way the recent RFP for Water Street Real Eastate Services was handled. Local real estate broker, Gary Lillie of Sperry Van Ness, was recently critical of the way the RFP process was conducted. His main concern was that the proposal was that no commercial broker knew about the RFP — not even the Ann Arbor Board of Realtors or the Michigan Commercial Board of Realtors.
Mr. Lillie also expressed concern that because the City only publishes RFP’s on the City website and in the Ann Arbor News, the pool from which they would be soliciting offers would be greatly diminished. He said that it was not practical for his firm (as well as others) to monitor municipal websites and newspapers throughout the area for notices such as the Water Street RFP.
Finally, Mr. Lillie stated that he believes there were national development companies in California looking to acquire brownfield property throughout the country.
With the hopes of that not happening again or the attorney bid having to be re-opened, please pass this along to your blood-sucking, lawyer-type friends. I already have.