Full Name
Brent M Forsberg
TA Forsberg Inc
Speaker Bio
Brent Forsberg has been active in real estate sales, investing, and development for almost 25 years in the Greater Lansing area. Currently, he is the President of TA Forsberg Inc, a firm with over 60 years of experience in the infrastructure and land development industry. Brent's philosophy of development is focused on one principle; belonging empowers people. Integrating the design of space and the local ecology, development can become a catalyst for new opportunities to emerge for people. The developer's role is to use place to support how the community sees itself evolving. Stronger connected communities are achieved by promoting meaningful connections with public space, local businesses, the arts, and residents through Place-Based Development infrastructure and human-scaled design. Brent is also currently working on his Ph.D. at the University of Denver, focused on increasing the natural, built, social, and financial capital capacity for underinvested communities.
Brent has been part of projects totaling over $300 million of investment in the Greater Lansing and Grand Rapids regions. T.A. Forsberg, Inc.'s projects have provided residential home sites for more than 1000 families within its lifestyle-based neighborhoods. Throughout his career, Brent has been active on many industry and non-profit boards. Currently, he serves on the City of Mason Downtown Development Authority, the Downtown Lansing Inc. placemaking committee, The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) board, the Greater Lansing Homebuilders Association Board (past president), and the State of Michigan Home Builders board. Brent is an active speaker, has led design charrettes, and facilitated roundtables. Brent’s area of expertise includes market research, scale and design, neighborhood engagement, and new home sales. Venues have included the International Homebuilders Show, Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, Lansing Community College, the University of Denver, many local schools, neighborhood associations, trade associations, and non-profit groups.