Mike joined Silverleaf Realty in late 2002 as a sales associate, and has been involved in well over $300 million in transactions in that span in both developer sales and resale. Originally hired to focus on the developer lots and home sales in Silverleaf, he and the team have expanded into a very strong resale role in North Scottsdale.
In resale alone, Mike has accounted for approximately $210 million of business since 2006, averaging over $20 million in annual sales over the last ten years. He has been a solid contributor to the team, always among the top Silverleaf Realty producers in this span. Licensed in 1997, Mike began his development career in a marketing and membership capacity for the Lyle Anderson Companies. He quickly transitioned to real estate, hired as one of the original sales executives in 1998 at the newly opened Superstition Mountain Golf community. In his six years there he sold 120 properties, totaling more than more than $70 million in gross sales (homes and land). He was the top producer in three of those years (2000-2002).
Prior to entering real estate, Mike worked in Minneapolis for a large glass company (Apogee/Harmon Glass) in 1992-96, and was also a Marketing and Public Relations assistant for the Minnesota Vikings in 1990-91.He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1990 where he was the captain of the golf team, and was named Academic All Big 10 in 1988 and 1989. He later furthered his education in 1995 when he completed his MBA graduate degree at the University of Minnesota.