Michael joined Bradford Allen in 2023 as the Senior Managing Director of Development, bringing with him nearly three decades of experience in developments, including adaptive reuse, high-rise office and residential buildings, and industrial projects. At Bradford Allen, he will spearhead development efforts for new construction projects and oversee major enhancements to existing assets.
While studying at the University of Texas, Michael embarked on his professional journey as a carpenter. This hands-on experience led him to establish a construction firm in Chicago. After building a foundation in the construction world, he pursued law school and transitioned into a legal career, predominantly focusing on construction transactions and litigation. Moving back to development, he supervised the construction of a power plant in Kuwait. Later, he spent several years as an owner’s representative, managing the development of luxury senior living campuses nationwide. Michael’s accomplishments also encompass the ground-up development of a high-rise apartment building in downtown Chicago and the adaptive reuse of Chicago’s iconic Tribune Tower, converting it from office spaces to luxury condominiums and upscale retail establishments on the Magnificent Mile. Before joining Bradford Allen, he was with Sterling Bay, where he managed the development of life science, commercial office, and multi-family residential projects in Chicago and other major US cities.
Michael currently resides in Chicago with his wife and their two teenagers. He dedicates the majority of his down time to transporting his children to their several sports practices and matches.