Michael grew up in a real estate family. Michael’s father, Art, and mother, Cindy, owned a Lumber and Coal company in Upstate New York, Pond Lumber and Coal. Michael’s father originally was a green bean farmer who bought the lumber business from a family relative.
Cindy, started Morrison Realty in 1971 when the big box lumber stores started to take over the retail side of the industry. Morrison Realty was born in a small retail space in Fort Ticonderoga, New York. Michael grew up surrounded by real estate negotiations, deal-making and marketing. Michael did not immediately go into Real Estate. He went to college for 1 year in Salem, West Virginia before entering the military.
During his 3 years of military service, Michael continued his college education and earned money towards his college degrees. He completed a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and then continued onto achieve his Masters' degree with a major in Finance.
Upon satisfying his tour with the Army, Michael lived in Seattle, Bellevue, and Auburn before settling in the greater Lakewood and University Place area.
While in Seattle Michael worked for Bain and Associates Property Management and also HSC Real Estate Services as assistant controller. Michael left HSC to work for a local dealer of GEAC Computer Systems. Michael started in telephone support and worked up to a sales position in the company that actually supported large multi-family real estate operations and multi-unit developers.
Michael traveled throughout the United States and Canada setting up intricate systems for developers and managers of mega-million dollar projects.
Having married and started a family, travel became an issue for Michael and he came back to his beginnings of residential real estate. He joined a local brand in the late 1990s and stayed loyal and true to that brand until he launched his own brokerage. In the spirit of the Morrison Tradition, Michael and his wife Tonia launched Morrison House Sotheby’s International Realty. This was a major accomplishment as affiliation is a lengthy process for approval and screening by Sotheby’s franchise system.
Michael has defined his niche as a unique and upper-tier property. He has been recognized nationally and locally as a record-setting agent for the discerning property. His love for real estate stemmed from his upbringing, his love for the unique stemmed from summering on Lake George and being surrounded by the Adirondack Mountains of New York State.
- Army Veteran
- Team with 3 Generations of Real Estate
- Elite Guild Level status with The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing
- Bachelor’s Degree Business
- Master’s Degree Finance