Michael Kaye believes that his mission at Compass is twofold. When working with buyers, he aims to find his clients not only a new place to live but also a sound financial investment. When he is representing sellers, his mission is to help identify and execute their financial goals. "My goal is to educate and advise my clients, and then facilitate the rest of the process so they feel comfortable and confident in their decisions and happy with the outcome." It has always been Michael's goal to satisfy his customers' needs above all else.
Born and raised on the Upper East Side, where he still resides, Michael grew up in a co-op where his father has served as President of the Board for 36 years and counting, so he was exposed to the ins and outs of real estate from a very young age.
Michael's extensive catalogue of contacts includes sellers, buyers, and more recently a growing base of domestic and foreign investors, many of whom have a proclivity towards new developments and condo conversions. In April of 2016, Michael joined The Behringer Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate where he was able to further his expertise in luxury sales. In December of 2017, Michael decided to leave the team structure to go on his own and continue evolving his career at Compass; a company that Michael truly believes is setting a new standard for the industry. Leveraging his extensive experience with Compass' best-in-class technology, Michael provides his clients an unparalleled experience.
Michael attended Riverdale Country School in the Bronx, George Washington University in Washington, DC, and graduated from Hunter College in Manhattan. As a native New Yorker, he is extremely familiar with the intricacies of city life and what all of the different neighborhoods have to offer.
When not busy helping clients, Michael enjoys diverse leisure time interests that include music (he worked in music promotion for a major music label), sports, community work, and travel. He also enjoys membership in various clubs and organizations throughout NYC.