- Saturday, April 22
- Commercial Sessions
- 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bal Harbor - Four Seasons Miami
Michael Hanschen is an international property development and investment professional with extensive knowledge of the luxury real estate sectors in the United States, China, and Australia. As Director of Investment and Development for Matthews Southwest, Michael works with investors and partners to successfully implement development and investment strategies.
Prior to returning to the United States and joining Matthews Southwest, Michael was based in Melbourne, Australia where he played in key role in starting Point Polaris, a Capital Solutions, Development Advisory and Project Management firm that grew to have over AUD$1.8 billion in end value projects under management. Before moving to Australia, Michael was based in mainland China for 10 years where he managed a full service office for Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). In his capacity as General Manager of the Qingdao branch, his office provided investors, developers and occupiers with real estate advisory and agency representation services.
He holds a degree in Chinese Language and Literature, a Diploma of Building and Construction Management and has undertaken Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Estate Master Development Feasibility training courses. Michael is currently enrolled in Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate which he is due to complete in July 2017.
Michael resides with his family in Dallas, Texas and frequently travels throughout Asia, Australia, and North America. He speaks fluent Mandarin, is conversant in Spanish and never tires from the thrill of learning new markets, cultures and languages.