Kyle Polk

Entrepreneur in Residence

Kyle Polk is a Principal at Town Partners, a Detroit-based real estate investment and development company. Town acquires, repositions, and develops multi-family, hospitality, office, and retail.

Prior to founding Town Partners, Kyle was a researcher at the Harvard Business School (HBS) and founded the non-profit Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), where he was involved in the formation of a wide range of public/private partnership models in urban markets across the United States. Through ICIC, Kyle spent three years working for the Kresge Foundation and Detroit Economic Growth Corporation authoring the economic growth section of the Detroit Future City Strategic Framework.

Before ICIC, Kyle was a Bank Examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY). In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008-2009, Kyle managed a series of financial stress tests, credit analysis and risk ratings for the nation’s largest investment banks. Kyle started his career in the Mergers and Acquisitions group of Europe’s largest banking institution, Deutsche Bank.

Kyle holds a B.A. in finance with cum laude honors from Morehouse College.