Michael works in a team-oriented group with Phillip Sample and Chris Caras as the Urban Group, specializing in the sale of complex investment and adaptive reuse product, including market-rate and LIHTC apartments, loft conversions of all types and new developments. Michael’s team has been the number one investment team in the Downtown Los Angeles office several times over the last decade, and he has negotiated more than $4.7 billion in sales transactions. His expertise and efforts have contributed significantly to the urban renaissance in Downtown Los Angeles. Michael’s brokerage clients include Farmers Insurance Group, GE Capital, the YWCA of Greater Los Angeles, the Hearst Corporation, and Johnston Capital Funding.
Michael also provides transaction and consulting services to corporations, financial institutions and private investors. These services include acquisition, market positioning for disposition, joint ventures, financing, financing and asset management. His consulting clients include Bank of America, IXIS Capital, EastWest Bank, Wachovia Corporation, Prudential Mortgage Capital and Hanmi Bank.
An ambitious problem solver, Michael is known for taking on the region’s toughest projects and providing superior analysis to ensure their success. He has emerged as one of the most influential voices in the Downtown LA investment market.
Michael is also a powerful voice in the community, regularly lecturing at UCLA Extension.
Professional Affiliations / Accreditations
- Member, Appraisal Institute
- Associate Member, Urban Land Institute
- Associate Member, International Council of Shopping Centers
- University of California, Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts; Economics
- University of California, Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts; Architecture