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Current responsibilities
Mr. Kay is Managing Director and Market Leader for Michigan, Ohio and Western, PA.  He is responsible for business and team development, resource management and accountability for his area.  His team is responsible for the planning and execution of variable projects on a local, regional and global basis for clients such as Whirlpool, The State of Michigan, Stryker, The College for Creative Studies, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and others. 

Mr. Kay is currently providing executive oversight for the capital projects program for Bowling Green State University; the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and the Detroit Medical Center Capital program, a 3 year $126 million series of projects in downtown Detroit.  In addition and most recently the team has been hired to manage the construction of a headquarters expansion for the Kresge Foundation in Troy, Michigan.

Mr. Kay has over 25 years of experience in business with a proven track record in building durable relationships with his clients.  Prior to his experience at JLL, Mr. Kay has been the lead or executive sponsor on strategic workplace projects with Visteon, Lowe Campbell Ewald, General Motors, The University of Michigan, The University of Notre Dame and others.  Mr. Kay has recently provided oversight for two large development projects in Shanghai, China and in Detroit for an Automotive Supplier and a local College.  

Prior to joining JLL, Mr. Kay was a Director for Herman Miller, Inc for the Great Lakes Region and a Principal in Facility Matrix Group, a Herman Miller distribution partner in Michigan.  Among his experiences, Mr. Kay has lead national automotive and banking retail programs and corporate workplace transformation projects. Through a customer centered approach to discovery and being process driven, Mr. Kay has enjoyed an exemplary reputation for client satisfaction and delivering successful projects, on time and according to budget for his clients.

Education and affiliations
Mr. Kay earned a Bachelor of General Studies from the College of Literature Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan.  Mr. Kay has recently completed service as Chairman of Membership for CoreNet Global, is Trustee of the Grosse Pointe Farms Foundation and serves on an advisory committee for the new CS Mott Children's hospital at the University of Michigan. Mr. Kay has enjoyed past involvement in Cornerstone Schools and the International Facility Management Association.