Mike was raised on a dry-stock farm in Cambridge and attended his schooling as a boarder at Sacred Heart College in Auckland. On the completion of his schooling he attended Lincoln University and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Valuation & Property Management (VPM).
Following University Mike spent three years as a valuer in the Waikato based out of Cambridge working in both the corporate and private sectors providing valuation advice for commercial, industrial and residential properties gaining his Registration in 1993. This then led to four years in the corporate merchant finance industry in the United Kingdom working in derivatives with Credit Suisse Financial Products and Nomura International plc, both roles based out of London. Mike returned to New Zealand in 1998 where he took up a role with Bayleys Real Estate as a Commercial Property Manager in the Waikato. During his time at Bayleys, Mike was the winner of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) Award of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Property Management for the Waikato/Bay of Plenty/Gisborne Districts for consecutive years from 2002-2004. In 2004 Mike formed part of the founding team who set up the Oyster Property Group syndicating and managing a commercial property portfolio with a value of $300m NZD at the time he left the company in 2010.
With the extensive management experience he gained over the years, Mike established his own commercial property management company, Pinpoint Properties Limited based out of Cambridge in 2010. The company started with a modest but high-quality portfolio of properties with a value of $30m NZD which steadily grew to over $100m NZD prior to merging the business with the Bayleys Waikato portfolio in September 2018. Mike now works out of the Bayleys Hamilton office as Branch Manager and provides leadership to a high achieving team focused on quality customer service coupled with superior and innovative marketing strategies to achieve premium results for the properties that his team are marketing.
Mike lives on a rural property near Cambridge with his wife Jane and their children Holly, Paige and Ben. He is a passionate cyclist, loves everything outdoors with a keen interest in fishing & diving and all sports played by his kids.