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Michael Harrington has been involved in almost every aspect of real estate in San Francisco Bay Area for the last 15+ years. His clients have been well served by his level of attention to detail, hard work, high energy and keen knowledge of the real estate market which include property sales, property leasing, property management as well as real estate financing.
After a four-year career in investment banking beginning at Bear Stearns and then Oppenheimer & Co. working with high net worth and institutional clients in fixed-income and equity sales, Michael began his career in real estate finance in 1998 and started his own mortgage company, Summit Mortgage Advisors, Inc., in 2001. At Summit, Michael was the president and CEO, overseeing a staff of 16 loan officers as well as serving his clients with their real estate finance needs. In 2004, Michael and Summit Mortgage Advisors became one of the top-200 producing mortgage firms in the country.
In 2002, Michael formed Heights Properties Real Estate a small boutique real estate firm in Pacific Heights, where he and his associates handled sales and leasing of unique homes and condominiums for their clients. Michael also began a property management division of Heights, managing over 200 residential units in San Francisco and surrounding areas. Heights Properties was known for its high level of customer service and commitment to excellence.
In 2011, Michael joined Pacific Union and focused on clients for both residential and commercial real estate transactions. He acted as the President of Pacific Union Property Management during this time, while providing superior customer service and an in-depth knowledge of the market to clients.
Joining Sotheby’s International Realty in 2016, Michael continues to utilize his unique real estate background, allowing him expertise on all aspects of a property purchase or sale, including; the ability to provide mortgage information when financing a home or property, provide detailed market analysis and cash flow scenarios to increase revenue on rental properties, property management details for investors, as well as to help all buyers or sellers with his strong negotiation skills when buying or selling their home or property.
On a personal note, Michael is a member of the Olympic Club Triathlon team and can often be seen cycling the Marin Headlands or swimming in Aquatic Park in the San Francisco Bay. He has competed in the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon ten times and is a six-time Ironman finisher. Michael lives in Pacific Heights with his wife, a successful restaurant owner/chef and two stepchildren.