Michael joined HWE in 2005 as an Associate with responsibilities including financial analysis, development of marketing materials and research. In 2010, Michael partnered with Senior Managing Director Mark Elliott, and today facilitates dispositions, financing assignments, valuations and other engagements. Michael has been involved in over $8 billion in transactions and spearheads the HWE business development platform for the Western United States. Representative transactions include the Bacara Resort and Spa - Santa Barbara, CA, Marriott Del Mar, CA, Hilton Garden Inn Tampa, FL, Hampton Inn Portfolio (Atlanta Airport, Cumberland Mall- Atlanta, GA and Raleigh, NC), Hampton Inn Dearborn, MI, and the Royal Plaza Hotel Orlando, FL. Michael holds a Bachelor of Art degree in International Business from Pepperdine University where he was a four-year letterman and captain of the nationally ranked Men's Golf team.