Dan Gilbert says he’s out of room in Detroit, needs suburbs

Quicken Loans founder and chairman Dan Gilbert (Nov. 13, 2007/AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Quicken Loans founder and chairman Dan Gilbert (Nov. 13, 2007/AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

DETROIT (AP) — The man credited with reviving commercial buildings in downtown Detroit says he may have to put some employees in the suburbs because of a lack of space.

Dan Gilbert, the founder of Quicken Loans, says he’s “100 percent full.” He’s eying Southfield as a possible place for call-center employees who would get $14 an hour plus benefits.

Gilbert says it could be temporary until more space becomes available in downtown Detroit. He spoke to business students Friday at the University of Michigan.

Gilbert has a variety of businesses besides Quicken Loans. He moved Quicken to Detroit from the suburbs in 2010. The Detroit Free Press says he and partners have purchased or taken control of roughly 90 downtown buildings.

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Information from: Detroit Free Press