Real estate has always been Michael's passion. Starting in his childhood, dragging his father to open houses and his first real estate job was under the apprenticeship of one of New York's biggest developers. Today he is an expert who has not only overseen numerous residential development and construction projects, but also made a name for himself with some of the most record breaking, high profile deals of the last decade.
Michael's rise in real estate was a natural progression. A native of Long Island's South Shore, he graduated from the prestigious Babson College in Wellesley, MA, with a BS in Real Estate and Finance. He furthered his education with a law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and earned a Master's degree in Real Estate from New York University. As an attorney who procured hundreds of millions of dollars of real estate transactions, he felt compelled to pursue his true calling and joined Douglas Elliman in 2006.
As the star of "Million Dollar Listing New York" Michael displayed his encyclopedic knowledge of real estate history, architecture and design. He also began to build on his own real estate portfolio and learned how to invest wisely in New York, Florida and Massachusetts. Michael is able to offer his clients a full support system to help them make the most informed decisions in their real estate transactions.
Outside of work, Michael serves as a director of ACRIA and the MGH Cancer Center Leadership Council, serves on the Board of Overseers of Children's Hospital Boston and The New England Aquarium, and a Trustee of Babson College. Michael was recently appointed by President Trump to the President's Advisory Committee on the Arts. Michael is an avid outdoorsman, backgammon player, collector of art, watches and rare books, boater, and dog lover