Michael Harris is the Managing Director of CREModels, bringing over 25 years of real estate and technology experience and a lifetime of entrepreneurship to the team. Mr. Harris has held numerous roles within CREModels including Vice President of Emerging Technologies and Director of Marketing. In his current capacity as Managing Director, Mike oversees the marketing and general operations of the firm. Additionally, he is in charge of both client-facing and internal technology solutions while spearheading the CREModels Ventures and CREModels Labs divisions.
He successfully started and sold a Network Consulting company in the early 1990’s which handled both systems rollouts and training across the country. In the real estate world, Mr. Harris is known as an expert in distressed debt and REO transactions. He helped form the Special Assets Services division of a large commercial real estate brokerage firm and later served as Director of the Loan Sales division.
Mr. Harris also launched a Private Equity fund which acquires distressed commercial real estate assets in secondary markets of the US. To date they have over $25,000,000 in equity capital deployed. Mr. Harris has been involved in over $1 billion in transactions as a private investor, syndicator, broker, and lender.
Mike received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Florida, his MBA from the University of Florida and is a proud member of Mensa. Mr Harris has also attended the Real Estate Executive Seminar at Harvard Business School.
Mr. Harris also drives the CREModels Cares initiative and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Children’s Museum Great Explorations in St. Petersburg Florida. He also takes on an active role on the Marketing, Technology, and Fundraising committees at Great Explorations.
Content Featuring Mike Harris:
General partners should ramp up their outreach to multifamily and commercial real estate co-investors at a time of rising concern about the economy.Read More
A few simple moves can help multifamily and commercial real estate GPs run leaner while positioning them to pounce on emerging opportunities.Read More
PropTech firm cites continued market disruptions in extending the free access period to its cloud-based deal-making platform, the CRE Suite.Read More
With the coronavirus pandemic on everyone’s mind, an often overlooked clause is gaining prominence in all contracts, including real estate leases: Force Majeure.Read More
Opportunity Zones may garner fresh momentum now that investors and fund sponsors have long-awaited answers from Treasury and the IRS.Read More
Holiday shoppers started hitting stores well ahead of the official Black Friday kick-off to the 2019 holiday season. Commercial real estate investors want to know which retailers are going to be left standing when the dust settles this holiday season.Read More
Even as economists continue to debate exactly when a recession is likely to emerge that will put an end to the current record-breaking cycle, there is clear data that the much anticipated slower growth has already arrived. The latest Q3 2019 market update from Reis highlights the slowing economic growth, and ultimately, what that means…Read More
Given the growing consensus that sales per square foot is losing its luster as the end-all-be-all in retail real estate, could data-sharing be the path forward?Read More
Consensus is growing in the shopping center industry about two key realities of the omni-channel age: The first is that sales per square foot no longer measures the full value of all stores and malls; the second is that retailers and landlords have made scant progress toward replacing it.Read More