Specialties: Development, Industrial, Land
Scope of Service Experience
Mike is Co-founder of MLG, a full service real estate consortium with operations in Wisconsin, Texas, Florida and Virginia. He is one of a handful of experts in Wisconsin on business park developments and public/private development partnerships.
Background & Experience
Mike is Co-founder of MLG, a full service real estate consortium with operations in Wisconsin, Texas, Florida and Minnesota. Mike led the creation of MLG's unique corporate culture based on the principles of making a difference while making a living and zero tolerance for ethical lapses.
Mike has more than 42 years of diverse brokerage, development, consulting and planning experience in real estate. He is a frequent speaker on various economic development issues such as land use planning, tax incremental financing, brownfield development, public/private partnerships, annexation, affordable housing and more.
Mike has an extensive track record of supporting sound economic development and positive business climate policies. He has frequently participated in helping create, refine or eliminate laws or regulations, depending on their impact upon economic development.
Professional Associations & Designations
Mike's numerous leadership roles include:
Member NAI Global's Worldwide Leadership Board (12 years) (Chairman for two terms - 2000 & 2001)
Past-President of NAIOP-WI, the Commercial Real Estate Development Assoc.
Board Member of the Wisconsin Realtors Association (3 years)
Director of the Wisconsin Economic Development Association (12 years)
Vice President of the Waukesha County Action Network (WCAN) (5 years)
President of the Friends of Beaver Lake (2 years)
Board Member of the Wisconsin Economic Development Institute (3 years)
WCAN is focused on addressing unique issues of broad public interest, including public safety, infrastructure and education in Waukesha County. His activity with the Friends of Beaver Lake (5 years) is focused on preserving the lake's pristine aquatic environment.
In 2010, Mike was honored at the Annual meeting of the Wisconsin Chapter of NAIOP by being presented it's first ever 'J. Michael Mooney Award' 'For extraordinary leadership in advancing economic development in Wisconsin'. The Board honored Mike because he is known for testifying before State and local panels on topics of importance to the real estate industry or the economy as a whole. Mooney was described as 'a champion for growth in Wisconsin and one of the industry's leading and most persuasive advocates'. The 'J. Michael Mooney Award' will be handed out intermittently to those deemed worthy by the NAIOP Executive Committee and Board.
Mike is also a Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Dozer Day, a quarrying, construction and military theme park since 1997. Dozer Day has raised nearly $1,000,000 for the Hamilton Education Foundation. The unique event attracts 15,000 to 20,000 visitors to the Halquist Quarry in Sussex, WI for one day bi-annually.
A lifelong resident of Southeastern Wisconsin, Mike has been married to his wife Marilyn for 28 years and has two children and four grandchildren.