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michael meers   PARTNER

Michael Meers leads finance, investments, and acquisitions at Audeo Partners and provides a spectrum of executive consulting services to clients.

 

Michael has a 25-year track record of extraordinary success in the multi-family industry. Michael’s expertise includes financing, acquisitions, dispositions, asset repositioning, asset management, entitlements, and development. He has demonstrated repeated success driving revenue and creating value and is an expert in real estate structuring complex transactions, including joint ventures.

michael's experience includes:

 

  • STRATEGY. Generated and implemented real estate strategy focused on long-term wealth preservation for a multi-generational family business. Mentored and developed third-generation family within the business while developing relationships with non-business family members.

 

  • PARTNERSHIPS. Executed several public-private partnerships supportive of development goals, including financing and infrastructure initiatives necessary for a 20-acre urban redevelopment.

 

  • DEVELOPMENT. Led the financing, entitlement, and development activities for a private development company including over three million square feet of development in the active pipeline.

 

  • FINANCE. Financed over $30B in real estate deals, establishing significant banking expertise and relationships across banking platforms including agency and commercial markets.

 

  • ASSET MANAGEMENT. Provided strategic portfolio-wide asset management for high value assets in a pre-development pipeline including structuring, financing, and disposition activity.

 

  • INVESTMENT DECISIONS. Chaired the Investment Committee for a family-run development company, positioning the decision making for all capital and risk decisions while balancing fiduciary roles.

background

Prior to co-founding Audeo Partners, Michael spent twelve years as a senior executive at MidCity Development, a privately held family real estate company with a portfolio of 9,000 rental apartment units, where he was deeply involved in running all aspects of the business and served in a number of important fiduciary roles in both professional and personal capacities.  Michael spent the 12 prior years at Freddie Mac where he was the managing director of the Southeast Region of the Multifamily Division and was responsible for all loan production activities.  While at Freddie Mac, Michael was recognized annually for leading the top production team.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts from Washington & Lee University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Maryland.

 

public service

Michael serves on the Workforce Housing Committee of the National Multi-Housing Council (NMHC), the lead industry trade group for the multifamily industry and also serves on the Board of Directors of So What Else, a Rockville, Maryland based community organization founded to serve low-income youth and families and that has recast itself a provider of emergency food relief across the region.

 

Michael formerly was a Board member of the Friends of Rhode Island, a main street community development organization in Washington, D.C., and also served as President of the Board of The Alice and Eugene Ford Foundation, a not-for-profit founded to provide educational and economic opportunity to low-income families in the Washington, D.C. area.

 

personal note

Michael prides himself in being the ultimate “girl-dad” and can be found in his spare time coaching tennis, sampling chocolate chip cookies or supervising playtime with Clementine (the hamster).