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Michael is Principal and Managing Executive Director overseeing all aspects of AREP’s leasing operations. He is responsible for curating, managing, and maintaining relationships with numerous stakeholders including leasing brokers, tenants, and Capital Partners and has been instrumental in increasing AREP’s scale of leasing activity. Michael began his career in 1984 at Cushman and Wakefield (C&W) where he specialized in agency representation in the Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia markets. After a nine-year career with C&W, Michael transitioned to the owner/investor side with CarrAmerica where he served as a senior leasing professional during the time that Carr transitioned from a private DC based developer to a publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). After his tenure at Carr, he served as the senior leasing professional for Equity Office Properties (“EOP”) where he was responsible for overseeing all leasing functions for EOP’s 7 million SF portfolio in the Washington Metropolitan area. Immediately prior to joining AREP, he was the Chief Operating Officer for WP Commercial, an operating partner of Goldman Sachs’ Whitehall Real Estate Funds where he oversaw the performance of the Washington, D.C. office and focused primarily on leasing and acquisitions in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Clemson University.
In his free time, Michael can be found perfecting his game on the golf course, cheering on any of the Washington professional sports teams, and traveling with his wife and kids.