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Having lived in and around New York City his entire life, Michael has deep family roots in New York City real estate. His grandfather's business, Kenneth Ives & Co., was an integral part of Manhattan residential real estate for over four decades and just recently closed its doors. The importance of serving the client and of utilizing his professional experience to get the job done right are basic tenets of Michael's business philosophy.
Principally focused on high-end properties, Michael's work with buyers, sellers, renters and owners has been met with genuine enthusiasm for seeing his clients through all the details of their real estate transactions.
Michael moved to New York City right after graduating from Yale and spent most of the last 25 years in the fashion industry working as a model. Based in New York, his clients ranged from Ralph Lauren to Gianni Versace, Bloomingdale's to Target, and he appeared on many magazine covers including GQ, L'Uomo Vogue, Self and even Rolling Stone.
Interspersed with a demanding schedule of travel, Michael has also worked for a physicians' website based at Stanford University's School of Medicine, had his own line of clothing and worked for a technologies consulting firm. He keeps in shape by teaching Indoor Rowing at the Westside YMCA. The need for well-developed interpersonal skills, stamina and hard work has always been a requirement of Michael's activities.
Michael and his wife live on the Upper West Side. He has three wonderful children and two bad cats. Still actively competing in masters rowing competitions, he supports the USA Junior National Rowing Team through Power Ten, a group of collegiate, National Team and Olympic rowers here in New York City.