Mike serves as EKN’s SVP of Entitlement and Construction. He assembles our design teams and construction teams, develops and manages all construction budgets, and oversees construction, design and our FF&E teams.
Prior to joining EKN, Mike served as SVP of Construction and Entitlements for Crown Acquisitions, an Orange County Real Estate Development firm. Previously, Mike worked for a large multi-family developer, RW Selby. While working for RW Selby, Mike ran the construction and entitlement division. Mike’s projects have earned several Architectural awards from nation publications.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with Minors in Speech and Geography from University of California, Los Angeles.
Mike has been building and developing real estate since he graduated UCLA in 1983. His experience includes developing hotels, restaurants, commercial buildings, apartments, condominiums, multi-use developments and custom homes. Highlights from his career include renovating an entire city block in Southern California’s community of Venice where he mixed in modern architecture while restoring buildings built in the early 19th century, and several awards from the City of Santa Monica for completing projects ahead of schedule and under budget. Mike’s lengthy track record has guided him to deliver high quality projects and has significantly streamlined EKN’s entitlement and construction processes since joining the company.