Michael is responsible for developing and maintaining development service and government affairs strategies for clients, and works to identify grants, loans, tax incentives and other public financing programs available for complex development projects. Michael offers real estate developers, nonprofits and municipalities support from project evaluation through implementation. Previously Project Finance Coordinator at Allegheny County Economic Development (ACED), Michael facilitated project financing and managed the technical components of various funding programs. He was responsible for the administration of public financial assistance to a wide range of projects. At ACED, Michael has managed over $55 million of Federal and State contracts. He facilitated project financing for site preparation, public infrastructure, environmental remediation, transit oriented development, commercial redevelopment and general business development assistance within Allegheny County. Michael joined GSP, a predecessor to DMGS, in 2010.
Michael holds a Master of International Development with a focus on Development Planning and Sustainability from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. He received certification as an Economic Development Finance Professional from the National Development Council. As a member of the Council of Development Finance Agencies, Michael is a frequent speaker on tax increment financing and contributing author of the CDFA Advanced Tax Increment Financing Reference Guide published in 2009. Michael was recently appointed to the CDFA Board of Directors at the 2013 Annual National Development Finance Summit. In January 2014 he was appointed as Vice Chairman to the Board of Directors for the Regional Development Funding Corporation, a non-profit SBA lender in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Michael also serves as Treasurer of the Delta Tau Delta Gamma Chapter Alumni Corporation.
Michael received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science and graduated with honors from Washington & Jefferson College. At W&J, he served as Student Government Treasurer and Student Services Committee Chairman. Michael was recognized as a Dean’s List Scholar and accepted into national honor societies for economics, political science and Greek (fraternal) academics. He was also a two-time recipient of the 84 Lumber George T. Handyside Scholarship and had the opportunity to study abroad at Royal Holloway University of London.
Commercial & Industrial Real Estate Development
Targeted Area Redevelopment
Public Infrastructure & Transportation
Project Administration and Management
Permitting / Regulatory Agency Assistance
Land Use, Planning and Zoning / Subdivision
Public Finance & Incentive Programs
Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
PA Government Affairs
Green Economy Solutions