Michael was born and raised in Laguna Beach California. He holds a California Real Estate Brokers license and a Certified General Appraisers license. He received his bachelorette degree in economics from the University of Oregon, studied for his MBA in Real Estate at Marylhurst University, and his PhD at Fielding University. After graduating from the University of Oregon, Michael began a career analyzing Real Estate Damages. He has consulted on a wide variety of cases totaling over $1 billion in claims. His cases involve construction defect, title defect, eminent domain, environmental contamination, crime stigma, airport noise pollution and geotechnical issues. These cases have brought him across the country to some of the most prolific disasters in recent history such as Sandyhook Elementary, the Qualcomm Stadium contamination site, and the Flight 93 crash site.
Michael's goal is to help his clients build wealth and create a prosperous future. He has a knack for solving problems and gives clients his utmost attention. He is extremely well versed in the luxury market of Southern California, and he takes pride in his ability to negotiate win-win transactions for buyers and sellers alike.
Community Involvement is very important to Michael he donates his time helping at events put on by the PADRE Foundation. He has always been involved in the Laguna Beach community and served as senior class president of Laguna Beach High School. A percentage of his earnings goes to Berkshire Hathaway's Charitable Foundation.
Through his involvement within his community and career, he has built relationships with top professionals across the country and overseas. He helps his clients buy and sell homes along the Southern California Coast. His Berkshire Hathaway Realty office is located right across the street from the world-renowned Montage Resort & Spa.
Michael works directly with the Montage, St Regis, and Pelican Hill resorts. Please contact him with inquiries.