Mike is the founder, owner, and active manager of Laurel Real Estate Services, LLC. He has provided services to major regional development firms on several vital projects, and has worked with individual investors to make strategic equity plans in the Pittsburgh real estate market. He also sits on numerous charitable and trust executive boards, and remains active in his local neighborhood and church.
Mike spent the early part of his professional career working in Allegheny County’s Department of Economic Development (ACED) as a project manager and assistant manager. During his time with the County, Mike administered over $35 million in federal, state, and local grants. The unwinding of three major TIF bonds and the implementation of several LERTA districts helped him to develop his strong economic development toolkit. During his time with the ACED, Mike provided oversight and technical support to nearly $1.3 billion in project investment in Allegheny County. Major duties included community outreach, public-private partnership initiatives, construction monitoring, grant procurement, funding requisition, and the monitoring of environmental remediation activities on Brownfield sites controlled by the County.
Mike, his wife, and four children live in Pittsburgh’s North Squirrel Hill neighborhood. He grew up in the Pittsburgh area and is an alumnus of Duquesne University where he earned a Bachelors degree in Arts and Sciences, with a major in Political Science & Policy Analysis. He completed his Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.
As Vice-President of Portfolio Operations for Laurel Real Estate Services, LLC, Mike focuses on Laurel’s acquisitions as well as the needs of a select group of private clients throughout metropolitan Pittsburgh and the Northeastern United States. His long-standing relationships, market knowledge, and decades of transactional experience give Mike the expertise to devise insightful solutions tailored to clients’ individual investment goals.
Mike served as Vice President of Hanna LWE (formerly Langholz Wilson Ellis, Inc) and head of their Investment Sales Division for nearly twenty years. He specialized in ’off-market’ transactions for private clients and institutional investors transacting in excess of $900 million of closed deal volume. Prior to his tenure at Hanna LWE, Mike was a partner in Allbrook Property Management, Re/Max Real Estate Executives, Terra Settlement Services and AAA Appraisal Services. As owner and manager of these ventures, he administered to their overall growth and while continuing to expand his personal production in commercial sales.
A Pittsburgh native, Mike was born and raised in Mt Lebanon, a neighborhood in Pittsburgh’s South Hills. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Westminster College where he was instrumental in establishing their study abroad program. He now resides in McCandless Township with his wife and five children. He is very active at his children’s school, Aquinas Academy, where he and his wife have been heavily involved in service projects and contributed to the success of many social events and school activities over the past 20 years.
Andrew is the Asset Acquisitions Manager at Laurel Real Estate, LLC. His career at Langholz Wilson Ellis, Inc. (later Hanna LWE), including focus on larger and complex transactions for single-tenant properties to multi-site residential complexes, honed his financial forecasting and analysis skillset. This experience, along with his past sourcing and transacting of more than $200 million worth of property and assets at Hanna LWE, have primed Andrew for this new role.
After graduating from Pittsburgh Central Catholic, Andrew headed to University of Missouri, Columbia to wrestle for the Tigers. There, he received his BSBA in Finance and an emphasis in Real Estate. After returning to Pittsburgh, Andrew met his wife, Maggie, and they now live in Hampton Township with their 2 children, Rowan and Heath.
Chris joined the Laurel Management Team in 2016. He trains, develops and directly supervises a multitude of site-level managerial teams across Laurel’s portfolio. Chris also is responsible for the Project Management arm of the company which includes the oversight and management of construction, development and renovation endeavors, as well as the conceptualization, planning and follow-through of capital expenditure ventures for the company. In addition, he serves as the primary source of communication between site level managers and the rest of the executive team, as well as instrumental in conducting annual research, organization and initiation of operational and capital expenditure budgets for Laurel’s primary assets each year.
Chris has experience of more than 10 years in the industry managing many different levels and divisions of multi-family housing, as well as familiarity in the fields of building engineering, site maintenance, systems operations and life safety. He also has extensive knowledge in local government, municipal and city regulations.
Chris is a proud graduate of Juniata College, is an avid outdoorsman (particularly fly fishing) and revels in contributing to his church and faith and spending quality time among family and friends.