Prior to joining Elegran, Michael was a member of the Hardesty Team at Compass, a group of dually licensed agents with experience in the Westchester and New York City markets. The team made Real Trends Magazine's list of "America's Best Agents" in 2020.
Before that, Michael was named Caliber Associates' #1 sales agent in 2018 and 2019. During his tenure at Caliber, he headed the Rockman Team, a top-ten-grossing rental group at the company. He has also worked with Bravo TV's "Million Dollar Listing" agent, Tyler Whitman, who was a member of the New York City cast as the buy side Agent.
Originally from the former Soviet Union, Michael immigrated to the U.S. when he was six years old. He graduated from Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn and earned his bachelor's degree from Pace University. A few years later, Michael earned his M.B.A. from The Kelley School of Business, whose undergraduate program ranks consistently in the top ten of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Business Schools" list.
Michael has nearly a decade of experience in the real estate industry after having served many years in the non-profit sector. In addition to his 6 year position at one of the largest Non-Profit camps in Brooklyn, Michael was responsible for implementing informal education and leadership development programs for underserved communities.
Today, his broad experience and hard work ethic have helped him succeed in the upper echelons of NYC's luxury sales, rentals, and investments industries. He owes much of his success to three principles that have guided his career: Integrity, Virtue, and Community. Michael believes that by embodying these principles in his work, he not only improves himself but also those around him. When he's not working, Michael enjoys spending time with his family: his wife, Amy, and his two children, Catherine and Benjamin. He also dedicates his spare time to helping those in need, most recently by consulting for a non-profit organization in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russo-Ukrainian war. His efforts have provided essential services to many people, including legal aid, financial assistance, child care, and more.