Michael joined Edge in March 2023 to focus on high profile, hyper rollout growth for Edge’s premiere clients. His focus is on site selection and internal team management with Edge’s principals. He brings a unique perspective to the Phoenix office with 25 years’ experience in brokerage rollouts and nearly eight years in retail and industrial development. Prior to joining Edge, Michael worked from 2002 until 2016 with the Velocity Retail Group in Phoenix, Arizona, specializing in retail tenant and landlord representation. Working as a developer, he handled the development and rollout of over 32 Quick Quack car washes, the redevelopment and re-leasing of a former Fry’s anchored shopping center in Goodyear, Arizona, and after founding Mutual Development Partners with a longtime business associate in 2019, the development of nearly 1.5MM SF of warehouse space across five projects in the Phoenix MSA.
Michael has represented numerous tenants in the west and southwest, including Circle K / Clean Freak, Swig Drinks, CVS/pharmacy, Quick Quack Car Wash, Mattress Firm, Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen, Panera Bread, Rudy’s Barbeque, Carl’s Jr., Del Taco, Fatburger, and Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill. He has also represented Class A retail developers including Evergreen Devco, Kornwasser Shopping Center Properties, Mutual Development Company, and ScanlanKemperBard Companies.
Michael is originally from Columbus, Ohio, where he worked in commercial real estate for four years before moving to Scottsdale, Arizona in 2002, and is a graduate of the Ohio State University (BSBA: Real Estate and Urban Analysis). Most importantly, he is the proud father to his 15-year-old daughter, Reese.