Michel specializes in representing investors, developers and builders seeking development and investment opportunities in several areas of Southern California including the Santa Clarita Valley, Ventura County, and the High Desert areas of the Antelope Valley and the Victor Valley. Since joining Land Advisors in 2005, Michel has played an integral role in the sale of more than 5,000 lots for consideration exceeding $150 million.
Prior to joining Land Advisors, Michel successfully led a large sales team at Systems Paving, Inc. covering Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. Michel is a native of South Africa and before he immigrated to California in 2000, he was a financial manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers and a small business owner in Johannesburg.
Michel holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Witwatersrand and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Wits Business School, both in Johannesburg, South Africa. He completed a semester of his M.B.A. at the Luigi Bocconi Business School in Milan, Italy. He is a licensed California real estate broker and holds a Certificate in Light Construction and Development Management from the University of California, Irvine. Michel is fluent in Italian and Afrikaans.