Michael is a corporate managing director in Savills Studley’s Atlanta office.
He has completed in excess of four million square feet of transactions throughout Atlanta and the United States. He primarily helps clients understand the oftentimes unique aspects of lease economics and advise them on available workarounds which best match their use of space against cost. Since joining the firm in 2000, he has represented a number of the larger companies and professional firms in the Southeast, with a strong emphasis in the legal and financial industries.
Recently, Michael has spent substantial time helping clients with mitigation of landlord credit risk. His work to understand the leasing exposure and debt factors at play has been valuable to not only to strengthen negotiations, but to identify which ownership groups and ownership structures will make the right landlord for the long haul, so the tenant can focus on their business.
Michael has also advised clients on a number of less traditional transactions such as sale-leasebacks, credit driven build-to-suits, investment purchases and purchase options, dispositions, and REIT exchanges.
Prior to joining the firm, Michael worked as a Former Soviet States analyst at Stratfor, a geopolitical intelligence and consulting firm in Austin, Texas.
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Michael is a member of St. Anne's Episcopal Church and the Southern Center for International Studies.
He received a degree in economics with minors in mathematics and Russian from the University of Texas.