Director, Chief Investment Officer (US)

Michael has overseen the acquisition and asset management efforts of Vanke US since its inception in 2013. He leads the investment team which is responsible for sourcing, underwriting, executing and managing development opportunities with best in class US developers.  He also leads the asset team, working collaboratively with our investment partners to add value to Vanke’s projects.

Prior to joining Vanke US, Michael worked on the acquisitions teams of Lane Capital Partners and Madison Capital, where he originated, analyzed and executed core plus, value-add and opportunistic real estate investments, distressed loan acquisitions and commercial joint ventures in major US markets across all property types. 

Previously, Michael served as an acquisitions officer at DTZ Real Estate Investors and as a loan originator at Eurohypo AG after beginning his career on Wall Street at Bear, Stearns & Co. and BlackRock, Inc.  

Michael holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School. He enjoys tennis, golf, skiing, family time, historical non-fiction, wine and travel.

Get to know Michael

What kind of thinker are you?
Analytical, visual, game theorist

What are you an expert at?

What’s your favorite aspect of working at Vanke?
The fun, entrepreneurial, get stuff done culture

What’s your favorite building?
The Avonova – a classic prewar upper west side building that was also my first real estate investment in NY.