Michael is the principal of Concept Consulting, Inc. (CCI), which provides new location real estate development expansion services throughout the eastern half of the United States working with private equity owned portfolio companies. CCI is responsible for hundreds of combined new location openings for Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Primanti Bros., First Watch, Baja Fresh and Quizno’s.
During the late 1990s, Michael was senior vice president of development for Fleetwood Retail Corporation, a Houston-based Fortune 500 retailer of manufactured housing, opening 62 model home sales centers across the nation. He previously served as executive vice president at Home USA, which was acquired by Fleetwood shortly after a NYSE IPO and the vertical integration of the U.S. manufactured housing industry orchestrated by Home USA. At Home USA, Michael assembled an acquisition pipeline of over 25 companies representing more than $300M in sales contributing significantly to the IPO success.
Earlier in his career, he held an executive position with Orion Investments based in Miami which specialized in marketing net leased investments internationally through an affiliated Geneva, Switzerland office. Michael also managed more than a million square feet of newly constructed shopping centers for Florida based CentreCorp., and he began his real estate career as director of real estate with Dino’s Pizza in Detroit. Michael is active in the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).