Mike is the co–founder of Green Street, the preeminent provider of actionable commercial real estate research, news, data, analytics, and advisory services in the United States and Europe. He led the firm’s research efforts from 1985 to 2021, providing thought leadership on important industry topics, including capital structure, corporate governance, performance measurement, valuation, and capitalized expenditures, that helped shape the REIT market as we know it today. Currently, Mike focuses on writing Green Street’s flagship Heard on the Beach report series, contributing to strategic research, and mentoring. Green Street's public market research encompasses more than 130 companies across North America and Europe. Together with its deep experience analyzing the private market, Green Street’s research and analytics offer an unrivaled perspective on valuation and investment opportunities across the full spectrum of commercial real estate. Mike has authored hundreds of influential reports on real estate-related issues, including company-specific reports on dozens of REITs throughout virtually every property sector. He is the architect of Green Street's highly successful commercial real estate and REIT valuation models.
Mike is a recipient of the Industry Achievement Award from the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (Nareit), in recognition of contributions made to the REIT sector. He is also a winner of the James A. Graaskamp Award for excellence in real estate research from the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA).
Mike is a former member of Nareit’s Institutional Advisory Panel to the Board of Governors, as well as a past board member of the Pension Real Estate Association. Mike has been featured on multiple occasions in Barron's “Interview” column and speaks frequently at real estate industry conferences (e.g., Nareit, PREA, International Council of Shopping Centers). He earned an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in Finance from Arizona State University.
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