Michael J. Cooper

Managing Director, Asset Management

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Mike joined AREP in 2019 as Managing Director, Asset Management, bringing over 30 years of professional experience in commercial real estate asset management, development, investments and transactions. Mike will handle assigned development and asset activities for a portion of AREP’s portfolio.

Prior to his tenure at AREP, Mike was Sr. Managing Director and Sr. Vice President for Brandywine Realty Trust’s Metro DC Portfolio. In this capacity he oversaw all operations for the 5M sf portfolio, including acquiring or developing much of the portfolio, overseeing a talented staff of 80 persons. Prior to that position Mike was Vice President of Development and Acquisitions for Brandywine portfolio and its predecessor company Prentiss Properties. Mike also has worked previously as a Development Manager for various private developers in Northern VA, including Lee Sammis, Mason Hirst and BetaWest, Inc. Mike started his career at Chevron Corporation in San Francisco where he was involved in the construction of office, data center, and industrial facilities.

Mike has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Princeton University. Mike serves as a lifetime Board member of Northern Virginia NAIOP, the Board of the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance, and has served on the Steering Committee of the American Cancer Society’s National Capital Golf Classic (former Chair), as well as various planning, zoning and tax district advisory boards relating to the expansion of the D.C. Metrorail system.

On the home front, Mike enjoys golf and biking, as well as spending time outdoors and traveling with family.