Mike joined Heritage Properties in the spring of 2023 to lead the company’s development and acquisitions efforts. Prior to Heritage, he spent seven years working in corporate development and consultative roles at the Advisory Board Company, Amazon and Microsoft. He advised on M&A opportunities (leading due diligence efforts), strategic investments, and organizational improvements for both internal efforts and external clients.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University in 2016 and his Master of Business Administration from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business in 2023.
Mike enjoys spending his free time golfing and rooting on the Baltimore Ravens, Orioles and Washington Capitals.
What do you like about the corporate culture of HPI?
The camaraderie and shared sense of responsibility. It cannot be emphasized enough how having a cohesive mindset aligned toward a single common goal can improve culture, morale, and ultimately performance. Everyone knows their primary roles, but at the end of the day, there’s a willingness to take on any number of other responsibilities to get the job done without hesitation.
Which is the best vacation you’ve ever had in your life?
Following undergrad, I was able to spend over a month backpacking through Europe with several friends. Having originally booked nothing beyond a flight into Barcelona and a flight out of Rome several weeks later, it was an amazing experience in terms of thinking on our feet and going off the beaten path (far more than we ever would have had we planned ahead). From watching the French national team in the UEFA finals as part of a crowd of over 100,000 beneath the Eiffel Tower, to hiking around the awe-inspiring Alps outside small Austrian towns, I’ll never forget my time there.
What will help us, as a company, make smarter decisions?
Heritage’s greatest strengths are its wealth of industry expertise and tight-knit, collaborative environment. Combining the two through increased transparency, availability of information, and open communication will allow Heritage to make not only smarter, but faster decisions that avoid unnecessary bureaucracy and repeated mistakes, allowing it to stay a step ahead of less agile competition. As they say, success is where opportunity meets preparation, and having all the right answers does little good if they come too late to capitalize on a promising opportunity.