Brandt began his career by renovating, stabilizing, managing, and operating - a portfolio of value-added commercial and multi-family properties in D.C. This experience leads to a partner that not only can manage a property, but who can also provide strategic insight into maximizing investment, usage, and margin. Brandt holds several real estate licenses, is a multi-degree business school graduate of George Mason Univ., and in his spare time can be found enjoying water sports on the Chesapeake Bay.
Michael adds value to projects which require an added element of design and outside the box, yet practical, thinking - as it pertains to architecture and design. These attributes have led to successfully navigating the waters of historic and zoning reviews on value-added commercial and multifamily projects. Michael is a graduate of the Pratt School of Architecture in Brooklyn, NY, and the University of Applied Arts, in Vienna Austria. In his spare time Michael can be found scouting surf breaks from NY to Tel Aviv.
The projects that we've operated and managed range from NNN Retail in the top retail destination in DC (and one of the top 10 in the world), to low-income housing in some of DC's most economically challenging locations, and many projects in between. This wide breadth of experience across asset classes and asset grades provides a rich background as an operator and manager, allowing us to often see hidden areas of maximization. All of our projects require moderate to extensive re-management, re-tenanting, and minor to extensive renovation/development to achieve their highest and best use, oftentimes as a tiered plan to take advantage of market cycles and operator positioning.