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Marquis Who's Who Honors James C. Robinson for Expertise in Architecture and Construction

James C. Robinson is lauded for his work with Metro Elite Contracting LLC and Robinson Premier Enterprises

The main focus of his developments is providing affordable housing for veterans through modular housing projects aimed at developing 40 units tailored to their needs.

    DETRIOT, MI, April 23, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- James C. Robinson has been selected for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Robinson has carved a distinguished career in the construction and development industry through his senior leadership roles at Metro Elite Contracting and Robinson Premier Enterprises in Detroit. As the managing partner at Metro Elite since 2023, he has overseen commercial construction projects from inception to completion, focusing on multifamily and automotive clients. His primary responsibilities include business development and operations management. Mr. Robinson's expertise extends to pre-construction activities, contract administration, scheduling, budgeting, project development, and execution. Meanwhile, as the vice president at Robinson Premier Enterprises since 2016, he and his team have focused on residential construction and development projects.

Mr. Robinson's career trajectory includes significant positions with CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS), where he managed projects for high-profile clients such as Ford Motor Company, Kellogg Company, and Johnson Controls from 2018 to 2024. He had the privilege of managing over $10 million in construction projects at the World Headquarters for both Ford and Kellogg's. His tenure at Ideal Contracting between 2016 and 2018 involved working closely with General Motors. He most notably managed over $25 million in construction projects at the Milford Proving Grounds. In 2014, Mr. Robinson was recruited to start a construction division for a small minority-owned U.S. government contractor located in Warren, MI. He hired and managed a construction team that completed over $30 million in construction contracts from 2014 to 2016. He received U.S. government contracts with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Veterans Affairs (V.A.), Air National Guard, and Department of Defense. Earlier in his career, from 2012 to 2014, Mr. Robinson played a significant role in the $100 million Detroit Medical Center Heart Hospital project. This project was a crowning achievement during his tenure at Jenkins Construction. The project resulted in the largest hospital built in Detroit in two decades, serving as a crucial cardiovascular resource for the community.

Beyond his primary professional endeavors, Mr. Robinson has also contributed to academia as an adjunct professor at Lansing Community College since 2024. Passionate about teaching the importance of building sustainable, functional, and affordable environments, he believes everyone deserves a safe and comfortable place to call home, regardless of their financial situation. With 15 years of experience in the field, Mr. Robinson remains committed to using his knowledge and expertise to help those who are not afforded equitable opportunities and resources.

Mr. Robinson is a native of Detroit, MI, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Michigan in 2008. Highly qualified in the construction field, his pursuit of continuous learning is evident through certifications from McKinsey & Company in business fundamentals, business strategy, and problem-solving. Mr. Robinson also holds a residential builders' license through the Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs in the State of Michigan, completed the construction quality management course through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, received credentials as a LEED green associate through the Green Business Certification Inc., and received several safety and quality management certifications including the OSHA 30-Hour certification.

Besides his educational credentials, Mr. Robinson's membership in industry-related organizations such as the Real Estate Association of Developers, ForbesBLK, and the Michigan Minority Contractors Association has underscored his commitment to professional growth and community development. He has also been active locally in his community as a youth football coach since 2012. Before coaching, he spent two seasons playing semi-professional football during the 2009 and 2010 seasons in the Mid-Continental Football League (MCFL). His success and dedication on the football field allowed him to play in the 2010 MCFL Championship Game for the runner-up Detroit Seminoles. Overall, his contributions to the sport and his community are a testament to his character and dedication.

Eager for the future of his career, Mr. Robinson is presently working on several real estate development opportunities. The main focus of his developments is providing affordable housing for veterans through modular housing projects aimed at developing 40 units tailored to their needs. This initiative reflects his commitment to social responsibility while exploring opportunities for expansion by establishing regular partnerships with leading automobile manufacturers like General Motors, Stellantis, and Ford. Mr. Robinson attributes much of his success to his education at the University of Michigan, emphasizing the importance of networking with fellow graduates who have become vital business partners throughout his career.

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