Crain's Detroit Business is seeking an experienced, creative, highly motivated reporter to cover residential real estate in metro Detroit. Crain already dominates local commercial real estate coverage and we plan to set the same high bar for this beat. This reporter will focus on all aspects of residential real estate, from apartment construction to executive homes, while building strong sources and using data to track and interpret market trends. This is not a “house of the week” role but one that focuses on major sales, trends and personalities. The ideal candidate will have at least five years’ reporting experience, an eye for compelling stories and the ability to juggle breaking news and in-depth enterprise. Applicants should be familiar with, or be willing to learn, how to glean data from the RealComp Multiple Listing Service and other industry tools. Also required: comfort with social media and a drive to stand out in a competitive news environment.