With over three decades of experience in real estate and international business, Mike has the expertise to help his clients achieve their real estate goals. His story begins in his home country of Germany where, surrounded by so many historical buildings, he first fell in love with real estate. After earning a degree in International Commodity Trade, he continued his career to Mexico City, Mexico, traveling extensively throughout the country as well as Central and South America. Along the way, he found his heart and soul, his wife of 32 years, Irene, with whom he raised two children, Michael and Yvonne (a Gator and a Seminole!).
Upon moving back to the United States in the mid ‘90s, Mike continued his real estate career. In 2002, he was selected as one of the original sales associates at Tarpon Point, which is one of the preeminent luxury waterfront resort-style communities in Southwest Florida. After many successful years in real estate, Mike took on a new venture working for a renowned physician, marketing his unique electronic medical records’ software. However, Mike ultimately returned to his true passion, real estate.
Over the course of his career, he has achieved much success. He was one of the first to introduce the RE/MAX franchising system in Germany converting many offices from their existing programs. He also specialized in investment properties for a unique client base. He has been afforded the opportunity to work with immigration and international tax law attorneys, which has given him unique knowledge on how to handle complex international issues.