Born and raised on the Upper East Side, a neighborhood in which he still resides, Michael grew up in a co-op where his father has served as President of the Board for over 30 years and counting, so he was exposed to the ins and outs of real estate from a very young age.
Following a few years working in music promotion for a major record label, and then six years in the hospitality industry working in restaurant management, Michael decided to combine his unique experience of growing up in New York City with his passion for sales and hospitality, naturally deciding to enter the world of Real Estate. After more than five successful years in the industry, in December of 2017 Michael decided it was time to further elevate his career and made the move to Compass; a company that Michael truly believes is setting a new standard for the industry. As a proud member of The Hardesty Team, Michael is able to leverage he and his team’s extensive experience with Compass’ best-in-class technology, to offer his clients the unparalleled experience that they deserve.
Michael believes 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 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 decision and happy with the outcome.”
Michael’s extensive catalogue of contacts include sellers, buyers and more recently a growing base of domestic and foreign investors (especially from the Turkish community), many of whom have a keen interest for new developments and condo conversions.
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 bust helping clients, Michael enjoys diverse leisure time interests that include exploring new restaurants, attending concerts and sporting events, and travelling. He also enjoys membership in various clubs and organizations throughout NYC.