Michael began his career in commercial real estate in 2005 and has since cemented himself as a major player in the multifamily space through his relentless drive to deliver a comprehensive brokerage model that does one simple thing: assists clients in maximizing the value of their multifamily holdings. In 2013, he began partnering with Alex Blagojevich and an extended team of top-notch talent to subsequently close more than 380 multifamily transactions across 110 unique markets in 31 states. They co-founded MMG Real Estate Advisors in 2021 as the next logical step in their quest to help property owners minimize risk and maximize opportunity by using an elevated, cohesive approach to the acquisition and disposition process.
Michael entered the world of commercial investment sales shortly after graduating from college when he was recruited to open the Kansas City office for Marcus & Millichap, one of the largest commercial brokerage firms in the country. Quickly expanding his focus beyond the Kansas City area, he recognized a need and pioneered building a cohesive team of brokers with a super-regional focus throughout the Midwest, enabling them to transition capital between markets at a more efficient rate than any of his competitors. Michael saw great early success as a result of this integrated team approach, as well as his straightforward, no-nonsense approach to negotiating the finer points of each transaction.
During his time at Marcus & Millichap and, later, Berkadia, Michael ranked in the top 10 of all IS advisors all but his very first year. He took greater pride in the fact that their Midwest Team was consistently the #1 production team in the company, and more than half of their 10-broker team consistently ranked inside the top 35 among Berkadia’s roster of more than 130 IS brokers. The 12-member team operated out of Chicago, Kansas City, Memphis, Indianapolis and Lexington with a heavy geographic focus on both the Central U.S. and Mid-South regions.
Michael graduated from the University of Kansas with Honors in 2004, where he majored in Human Biology. Michael lives with his wife and three kids in Kansas City, Mo.