Michael owned a chain of women’s and children’s retail stores in Southern California and South Carolina before deciding to go into brokerage. This first-hand knowledge of the retailer world served him extremely well in all his future endeavors.
Having spent 13 years at Grubb & Ellis Newport Beach, he was named rookie of the year, top retail broker in the nation and was co-founder of its Retail Tenant Service Group where he helped launch the tenant rep business for the company nationwide.
Following Grubb, he then went on to start Radius Retail Advisors, a boutique retail brokerage firm, which the partners later sold to Insignia/ESG, the fourth largest property and asset management/brokerage in the country at the time.
With that sale, Michael became a managing director of retail operations on the West Coast for Insignia/ESG. This involved deal making, acquisitions, and managing all team members within the retail division. After Insignia merged with CBRE, Michael started NRG.
Michael is married and has three children, two of which are in the commercial real estate business. All three were collegiate athletes at SDSU, Chapman University and UCLA. In addition to his family, Michael has a passion for longboard surfing, private capital lending and investing in real estate projects.