Michael began his career in 1983 as a real estate attorney and entered the real estate development field in 1988. Since then, he has been responsible for development of several hundred million dollars of office, industrial and retail properties, including the development of Gateway Commerce Center, one of the largest industrial parks in the United States. Prior to TriStar, Michael was Vice President of Midland Development Group, a nationally recognized shopping center development company. Michael has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri and a Juris Doctorate from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. He is also a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR).