Michael moved to Philadelphia in 2005 after living in NYC for 20 years, where he was an art and architectural antique dealer. His introduction into real estate began with space planning and project managing NY galleries and sculpture gardens. Later, he purchased a historic property in Brooklyn, and served as his own GC overseeing a full gut renovation, converting a former commercial building into a home. A few investment properties followed. He quickly realized he had a better understanding of the real estate process than the agents he encountered along the way. His broker agreed and encouraged him to get into real estate.
Upon moving to Philadelphia, Michael obtained his PA real estate license and began assisting buyers and sellers with a focus on historic properties in Center City. His knowledge of construction and renovation led him to working with developers of new construction projects in some of the expanding markets, including Fishtown, Northern Liberties, Brewerytown and South Philadelphia.
Michael lives near his office, which is located between Rittenhouse and Fitler Square. He serves on the boards of Friends of the Rail Park and Ars Nova Workshop, and serves on committees for BlackStar Film Festival, Philadelphia Contemporary, and the Fitler Foundation.