Biography

TRANSWESTERN ROLE

Mike co-founded Equity Commercial Services, the predecessor to Transwestern in the Twin Cities, in 1996 and has been a partner since its inception. He focuses on new business development as well as the marketing of third-party brokerage accounts. Mike also provides tenant advisory services on a local and national level. A top producer, Mike brings over 29 years of experience in the Twin Cities marketplace. Mike played an integral role in bringing Transwestern to the Twin Cities marketplace and building it into one of the region’s premier commercial real estate firms.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Mike has spent his entire real estate career in the Twin Cities marketplace.  A business and community leader, Mike is viewed as one of the top office brokers in the area.  During his career, Mike has been recognized as a top producer by a variety of organizations including the Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors, which honored Mike as its “Broker of the Year” in 2006. 
 
In addition to his lengthy work experience, Mike has volunteered a great deal of his time to the real estate industry and beyond.  He is a past president of the Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors and has spent countless hours volunteering his time to this organization.  Outside of work, Mike co-founded the Golf Classic “fore” Diabetes Research, which has raised over $6 million dollars for research at the Diabetes Institute at the University of Minnesota. 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION / RECOGNITION

MNCAR Broker of the Year
REALTORS® Commercial Alliance National Award
Costar Power Broker, 2006-2014
Business Journal’s Top Office Brokers List
Twin Cities Business Five Star Award, Best in Client Satisfaction
Transwestern President’s Award, Midwest Region
Transwestern, Board of Directors
Minnesota Commercial Association of Real Estate (MNCAR), Member and Past President
Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS (SIOR), Minnesota Chapter, Member and Past President
National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP), Member
University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, Real Estate Board of Advisors
Golf Classic “Fore” Diabetes Research, Co-Founder
University of Minnesota Alumni Association, Member

EDUCATION

B.A. in Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude
University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota
 
M.B.A. in Finance
Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota