For Michael, nothing is more important than skillfully negotiating the best terms possible for his clients. His commitment to excellence & integrity has led him to great success. “I am fully committed to obtaining the best results for my clients. Win-win is not a slogan, it’s a mindset.”
Born & raised in Chicago and moved to Los Angeles in 1980. Began his Real Estate career in1984 & became a Broker in1987. Worked from Hollywood to Santa Monica Became the Assist. Manager at the Jon Douglas Company in MDR. Michael later became the Manager of the JDC Manhattan Beach office.
He has extensive experience throughout the entire Westside and Southbay areas, but also has International Real Estate experience in Europe & Africa..
With over 35 years construction industry and his accumulated knowledge of 40 years of real estate experience. As a managing partner in several Real Estate partnerships, he has purchased properties for renovation and re-sale or to increase the group’s portfolio for equity growth.
General Building Contractor (B C61/D12 classifications)
LEED AP (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design)
Lt. Col. United States Air Force Auxiliary (Civil Air Patrol)
Director of Audiology, LIGA International, Sinaloa, Mexico.
John joined the real estate community as an investment sales and commercial leasing specialist working the popular retail corridors of Beverly Blvd and Melrose Ave to Venice Ave and Abbot Kinney Blvd. A quick student of real estate, he is a compassionate agent who enjoys helping his clients either with finding the best tenant for their property or increasing their cash flow through 1031 exchanges, where often times this means sourcing the perfect property with the right tenant out of state.
A graduate of the University of Georgia, John spent the previous 20 years working in the music industry. He started as a touring musician then transitioned to managing sales and marketing for several prominent music manufacturers. In his free time, he still enjoys jamming with friends and truly loves his new SoCal sport of Beach Volleyball.
John was raised on a 7th generation farm 45 miles East of Atlanta and brings that work ethic to everything he does from his love of beach volleyball to helping his community find their perfect home. He prides himself in being attentive and treating everyone individually, using this information to create very clear expectations through open and honest dialogue.
Since joining Douglas Elliman in 2020 he has been able to add his love of community to his career by focusing on luxury residential sales in the South Bay where he has become a local over the past 12 years. Through his involvement in community events and charitable organizations, the 4DFours Volleyball Tournament and Fundraiser and the Christmas Children’s fund to name a few, he has built a great network to call on for both commercial and residential listings.