Former Bedrock president Dan Mullen is leaving the real estate company founded by Dan Gilbert.
Mullen, who has reportedly been working for Gilbert for 16 years and currently is vice president of business development, will step down Friday, June 7. The departure, first reported by Crain's, comes at a precarious time, as Gilbert remains hospitalized following a stroke Sunday. He's recovering from a catheter-based procedure in the ICU.
Asked whether Mullen's decision has anything to do with Gilbert's condition, a Bedrock representative pointed us to statements from Mullen and Bedrock chairman Jim Ketai.
Mullen's statement said he had "been working with Bedrock over the last several months to make sure this was a smooth transition for all involved," and that he is "excited about" his "new endeavor and cannot wait to share more details soon."
Mullen is leaving "to pursue other interests," Ketai saidm and has been critical to Bedrock's growth since 2011.
"Since then, he has been a key member of the leadership team that helped grow our portfolio to more than 100 properties in Detroit and brought local and national businesses downtown," the statement said. "We wish him all the best in his future endeavors and we thank him for his contributions to Bedrock's growth."