Activation. Community. Growth.
Method Development is a real estate investment and development company founded in 2017 by metro-Detroit natives Amelia Patt-Zamir and Rakesh (“Rocky”) Lala. We are dedicated to creatively activating obsolete or vacant buildings that are often overlooked by other developers. With over 40 years of combined experience in real estate development, acquisitions and asset management, Method brings expertise and passion to each project.
Method acquires and re-positions properties in a deliberate manner, which embraces the immediate surroundings and creates a long-lasting, positive impact on the local community. This approach mitigates risk and maximizes performance on behalf of our investors with a focus on long-term value growth. We aim to attract small local businesses as commercial tenants, including women and minority-owned businesses. Our portfolio includes residential, office and retail space with unique historic character in prime locations throughout Detroit.
Method Development is Detroit’s premier 100% woman and minority-owned real estate investment firm.
304 Erskine is a historic Arts-and-Crafts architectural style home originally built in 1911, which Method Development acquired from the Detroit
2857 E Grand Boulevard is a three-story, 24,700 SF building which was the former Maurice Fox Ford sales and service station.
The Merchants Building was originally erected by John J. Barlum in 1922 and acquired by Method Development in May of 2022.
6540 St Antoine Street, known as the Boyer Campbell Building, is a four-story, 60,000 SF industrial property built in 1929
Detroit Neighborhoods Where Projects are Active
Square Feet of Redeveloped Projects
Full time Jobs Created in Detroit
in Total Project Costs
New Women and Minority-Owned Local Businesses Supported
Years Of Combined Experience in Real Estate Development
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