Mike began his career in real estate over 40 years ago. He began by building homes for several large builders including US Home Corporation and Century Home Builders, Inc. Mike continued his career in residential construction with Justice Construction Inc. and Park West Homes, overseeing development and construction management in multiple regions.
Mike then founded The First Real Estate Group and Browning Property Company. At The First Real Estate Group, Mike participated in restructuring and work-out activities for First Federal Savings and Loan in Greenville, South Carolina. At Browning Property Company, Mike developed and constructed over 3,000 apartments. During this time period, he also worked as a consultant for several financial institutions and an outside consultant to OS Holdings, Inc. pertaining to restructuring and legal matters.
From 1985 to 2015, Mike was the founder and CEO of Amerwest Development, LLC. Amerwest developed and constructed thousands of single family and multifamily units utilizing tax credit financing, HUD programs, and various conventional programs.