We are a team of professionals who have decades of real estate and business experience.
CEO, CIO and Founder
CEO and Founder
As the founder and CEO of Sureste, Michael has lead the growth in the company to more than $400 million in assets and $300 million in new multifamily and build to rent development in process. A well-known expert in the field, Michael has more than 30 years’ experience in the finance and real estate world, working with companies such as Price Waterhouse and Security Pacific Bank before founding Sureste. As a principal Michael has acquired and financed more than $1.2 Billion in acquisitions and development deals for industrial, multi-family, and single-family development.
Prior to starting Sureste, Michael was a Senior Vice President and Deputy to the Vice Chairman at Security Pacific where he was responsible for over 13 companies, including the Real Estate and Merchant Banking activities. Previous to that Michael was a Consultant in the International Tax and Consulting Division of Price Waterhouse and clients included Government of Singapore and other large Asia based companies acquiring US real estate.
Michael graduated from the San Diego State University and the prestigious University Honors Program, cum laude with a B.S. in Accounting. He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School OPM, is a CPA and holds a real estate brokers license. Michael also serves as a member of the Harvard Club of New York, Young Presidents Organization, YPO Gold Atlanta, and is a director of the Multi-family Housing Association.
Chief Revenue Officer
Chief Revenue Officer
Simon is the CRO of Sureste Property Group and a Director of DCM Real Estate. Simon is responsible for driving revenue across the portfolio and brings more than 25 years of experience to the team.
Since 2018, Simon has helped the company acquire and operate more than $400 million in assets. Prior to his time at Sureste, Simon co-founded Direct Lending Advisors, one of the first Fintech-focused investment funds, which was successfully sold to a large asset manager. Simon also served as the Senior Director of Marketing for Office Depot’s $2 Billion Direct Response division where he reported directly to the EVP of Global. Currently residing in the United States, Simon was born in the UK and is a graduate of London Metropolitan University.