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Some of the most sought-after residences in Detroit’s fast-rebounding Brush Park neighborhood are not in an ultramodern Dan Gilbert-owned townhouse development or a sleek new luxury condo complex, but a formerly empty and dilapidated rooming house that was nearly demolished. The Regina, 253 Erskine, is a three-story apartment building from about the 1940s that is attached to an old brick house. It was said to be a rooming house for many years, but by the late 1980s or perhaps even earlier, the building had emptied out and was sliding into disrepair. The sale price included an empty neighboring lot. The sale price included an empty neighboring lot.
He was one of the few who saw any future in the dilapidated building. Or what was left of the building. There were holes in the floors — absolutely nothing salvageable whatsoever,” recalled Ryan Cooley of O’Connor Real Estate, the broker on the sale. So every inch of that place has been redone. Camilleri said the building was so far gone that if he hadn’t bought it, it would have been demolished. Half of the building had no roof or floors, so when it snowed, it snowed all the way to the basement,” he said. So I had to repair the whole thing. Now completely redone with all-new floors, walls, kitchens and bathrooms, the building opened for apartment leasing this spring during the height of the COVID-19 crisis.
Most of southeast Michigan was still locked down. 800 per month — a deal for quality market-rate apartments in the area — all 25 of The Regina’s one-bedroom and studio units found tenants within weeks, Camilleri said. I was very scared that I wouldn’t be able to lease them” during the pandemic, he said. Then people were coming and picked them up right away. 6 million redevelopment costs, without any subsidies or tax breaks from city or state officials that similar projects often get. 140,000 in credit card debt related to the project, he said. I did take a lot of personal risks,” he said.
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Although some longtime Brush Park residents know the building not as The Regina but rather “The Recina,” Camilleri said that he prefers the name Regina and sees the engraving over the building’s front entrance as having a “g” and not a “c. He may soon re-chisel that stone to make the “g” more distinct, he said. Many of The Regina’s tenants are people in their 20s and 30s, including young professionals, Wayne State University students, nurses and even doctors from nearby hospitals. Some of them don’t own a car and had been searching for an affordable apartment within walking distance of their work or school. 1,500,” said Stephanie Peña, 26, who moved to The Regina in May after graduate school in Boston. Brittini Ward, 28, moved to The Regina in Brush Park after getting a job at a local nonprofit.
Brittini Ward, 28, who works at a nonprofit organization and previously lived with family on 7 Mile Road, said The Regina was one of the few quality apartment buildings with reasonable rates that she found when searching online this spring. The other buildings seemed very old and they just weren’t very kept up. My sister lives in the downtown area, and she was just telling me this is a good find for this price. Camilleri said he immigrated to New York City in 1981. He initially made a living as a portraiture and landscape artist, but at the urging of his wife, he began doing construction-related work to increase his income. He saved enough money by 1992 to buy a small, 15-unit apartment building in the West Village of Manhattan. He bought it, fixed it up and leased the apartments at higher rents than before.
It was the worst building in the nicest neighborhood, and I got a foreclosure, so I got lucky,” Camilleri recalled. A photograph of the interior of The Regina during renovations. Camilleri went on to buy another small building in Manhattan and one in Queens. He sold all three before moving to Detroit, and used theproceeds to begin work on The Regina, he said. Camilleri, whose wife and children now live in London, said he relocated to Detroit for a fresh start in an ungentrified real estate market that, as it appeared in 2015, reminded him of parts of New York years ago. It reminded me of New York City in the 1980s, rough and desolate,” he said.