Michael began his professional career in housing and real estate development way back in 1983, as a member of the family residential brokerage business in Elkhart, Indiana.
After returning to university in the mid-90s and earning dual graduate degrees in Economic Geography and Urban Planning, he spent more than a decade working in the public-sector, including positions as Assistant Director for Community & Economic Development with the City of Elkhart and Executive Director of the Evansville Dept. of Metropolitan Development.
In 2007 joined Near North Development Corporation (NNDC) where, under his leadership as President & CEO, the organization was responsible for more than $45 million in affordable housing development and became recognized as one of the most innovative, technically proficient, and highest-performing community development corporations in Indianapolis.
Michael relocated from urban Indianapolis to suburban Hamilton County in 2021, and in 2022 departed NNDC to devote more time to personal passions and become more professionally engaged in his new community. Today, as the Principal of i3 Community Housing Solutions, Michael leverages the full depth and breadth of a four decades-long career in housing and real estate development to assist non-profits and local units of government meet the housing needs of their communities and improve the lives of the people they serve.