Mike is the longest serving expatriate at any Indonesian property consultant having relocated to Jakarta in 1992 to found and manage a new Indonesian property consultancy which focused on tenant and investor representation. The employees and business of that firm were combined with those of Colliers in 2004 when Mike assumed the management of Colliers' Indonesian operations.
Mike is a US citizen who was born and lived in southern California until his family relocated to Dallas, Texas where he completed high school and obtained his BBA from Southern Methodist University in 1977. In 1979, he earned an MBA from the University of Texas in Austin and joined Republic Bank Dallas where he was promoted to the position of Vice President in the Real Estate Banking Group. From 1984 through 1992, Mike worked in various capacities for Trammell Crow Interests including as the General Manager - Far East Development beginning in 1989.