Mike joined AIC Ventures in 2001 with over 14 years of real estate financing and advisory experience. Mike is responsible for oversight on negotiating debt terms for purchases and refinancing, overseeing property management responsibilities and leading the activities for portfolio asset sales. Prior to joining AIC Ventures, Mike was a Managing Director at Cohen Financial, a Chicago-based mortgage banking firm, from 1994 to 2001. He led Cohen’s capital markets activities and oversaw the placement of over $3 billion in real estate debt and equity financing on a variety of projects around the country. Prior to Cohen, Mike worked for Oppenheimer & Co.’s commercial mortgage backed securities group, Chemical Bank’s real estate investment banking group, Integrated Resources and Williams Real Estate. Mike graduated from The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business with a degree in Economics with a concentration in Finance.