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Team / Erica Dunlap


Erica has been on the Signature Team since January of 2013 and has a wide range of experience, including tenant and landlord representation, as well as consulting assignments. Her team, ÆRES, focuses on downtown communities and urban real estate, and employs new-age trends with their clients daily. The ÆRES Team was born in 2017 to better serve their clients, believing their team approach ensures their clients receive the best attention, market knowledge, and service. Erica takes a holistic approach when applying strategies to real estate to provide solutions for her clients’ needs. She strives to understand best practices in the industry and deliver practical applications to the various projects she works on. Her background includes project management, financial modeling, transaction management, portfolio management, multi-market work and strategic consulting.  She provides a unique perspective and background to each project and appreciates thinking outside the box. Her expertise in cash flow analysis, underwriting, due diligence and account management are among the skill sets she uses to manage projects. Erica strives to ensure her clients are implementing a real estate strategy that is in-line with their operating objectives. Since 2017, the ÆRES Team completed 208 transactions totaling 37 acres and 2.66 million square feet, valued over $191 million.

Previously, Erica served a key project management role at Perkins+Will in Washington, D.C. for the redevelopment of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center, encompassing a 3.1 million square foot campus master plan on a 113-acre site.  She received an award from the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Planning Association for an Outstanding Small Area Plan. Erica also worked for Walbridge in Bethesda, Maryland on the construction, planning and execution of a LEED Gold Building for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC).

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Affiliations & Education

  • 2019 CoreNet Michigan Young Leader of the Year Award
  • Masters of Professional Studies, Real Estate Development, Georgetown University, School of Continuing Studies
  • Bachelor of Science, Architecture, University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Member, Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
  • Member, Commercial Real Estate Women Detroit (CREW)
  • Committee Chair, CREW Detroit (Golf Committee) (2017 – 2019)
  • Board Member, Impact 100 Oakland County (2017 – 2020)


  • Alden Development
  • Boji Group
  • Billhighway
  • Carvana
  • Crain’s Communications
  • Canine to Five
  • City of Royal Oak
  • Heirloom Hospitality
  • Jonna Companies
  • National Coney Island
  • Lau & Lau Associates, LLC
  • Peas & Carrots Hospitality
  • Plastipak Holdings, Inc.
  • Ross Education
  • The Seligman Group
  • Saroki Architecture
  • Stonefield Engineering
  • The Surnow Company
  • The University of Michigan

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