Mike has been involved in real estate since 1972. He is a practicing broker with his own firm, First American Property Advisors, Inc., with offices in Fountain Hills and Phoenix, Arizona, and Las Vegas, Nevada. His practice includes commercial buyer/investor and tenant representation, land acquisition and assemblage, and investor consultation. He is a Certified Commercial Sales Specialist, a Certified Commercial Leasing Specialist, a Certified Land Sales Specialist, and an e-Pro. He is also President of the Commercial Real Estate Institute, Inc.
For three years prior to owning and operating his own brokerage firm, in the early 1990’s, he managed a medium sized commercial brokerage specializing in buyer representation. Prior to that, he was an investment sales and land broker with two of the largest commercial property firms in the South West. He started commercial brokerage practice in 1980, specializing in Phoenix Central Corridor high-rise land assemblage.
From 1984 to 1997 Mike was an instructor at the Arizona School of Real Estate, the State's largest real estate school, teaching pre-licensing, broker licensing, mortgage brokerage, appraisal, and commercial practice. Mike came to be the Senior commercial instructor at the school.
He has taught over 100 different courses and investment seminars, and over 20 different real estate law classes (although he is not an attorney). It is estimated that at least 1 out of every 8 real estate licensees in Maricopa County Arizona has been a student of Mike's at least once in the last 15 years. He is an active member of the Real Estate Educators Association (REEA).
He has one of the highest name recognitions within the real estate profession in Metro Phoenix. He has been the host for The Real Estate Show, a live caller participation radio talk show., on the #1 talk radio station in the nation’s 6th largest radio market (KFYI).
His exposure in the real estate community has been enhanced by his multiple appearances in real estate seminars held throughout the South West on a regular basis, at which he serves as either a moderator, instructor, panelist, or Master of Ceremonies. He is a contributing writer for The Arizona Business Gazette, Valley Real Estate Digest, The Record Reporter, and Commercial Lease Update. He now is the Publisher of the semi-monthly Commercial Real Estate Bulletin, for the Commercial Real Estate Institute, Inc.
In addition to commercial brokerage practice, over the years Mike has also worked in the fields of land development, redevelopment, multi-housing management, commercial property management, appraisal, and land planning.
He is a polished public speaker, exhibiting both confidence and professional depth in virtually all areas of real estate. He has been actively involved in the Phoenix Association of REALTORS®, in which he held two chair posts, and was a Director of the Arizona (state) Association of REALTORS®. He has been a member of the highly respected Professional Standards Committees of both the Phoenix Association of REALTORS®, and the Arizona Association of REALTORS®.
At the Institute: 602-285-1433
US Postal service: PO Box 18297, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269