As SVP of CH Residential, Michael oversees a diverse, mixed-use residential property portfolio. He leads a field team of general managers, community association managers and operational leaders in Columbia Hospitality’s growing residential collection while implementing business development strategies. Michael is tasked to improve operational efficiencies, reinforce a culture of exceptional customer service and a collaborative work environment.
Michael has held management, operations, sales and marketing positions with Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty, Marriott and Hyatt Vacation Ownership, and Lowe Enterprises. His project management experience includes residential properties across multiple states as well as residential projects internationally in Japan, China and Indonesia.
Michael is a graduate of the University of Washington. He loves spending time with his two adult daughters who live in the Seattle area. Michael finds that traveling brings new experiences to life, and the fact that, “around every corner there can be a memory made” (including being chased by a 9 foot long/200 kg Komodo Dragon on a remote island in Indonesia). He enjoys skiing, golf, hiking and scuba diving, where he once jumped out of a helicopter from 40 feet into the waters off Hawaii to begin a dive on four separate wrecks with an ex-Navy seal. It will come as no surprise that the best word to describe Michael is: passionate!