Managing Member & CEO
Managing Director - Site Ventures, LLC Chief Executive Officer - Morgan Niko Capital, Inc. CEO, REalta West Asset Management Group, LLC. Michael is a Managing Director and major member of Associated Ventures , the holding Company for Site Ventures LLC - a real estate development firm, Morgan-Niko Capital, Inc. – an investment banking and fee oriented company and REalta West Asset Management Group, LLC – an affiliate of an asset management group responsible for 14,000,000 Sq. Ft. of real estate assets. Michael founded Site Realty Inc., now a subsidiary of Associated Ventures . Under his guidance, these companies have been responsible for the development and acquisition of real estate projects throughout the United States with an aggregate value in excess of $1,000,000,000 in today’s dollars. Company activities included all phases of development, acquisition, entitlement, design, construction, leasing and asset management.
Michael is also the Managing Member of CW Facilities Development Associates a co-working facilities company headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. CWFDA's intial focus is on opening co-working facilities in CA, AZ, NV and CO.
Partnerships created by Michael developed over 30 projects consisting of retail, industrial, residential, office and hotels ranging in size from 15,000 square feet to 200,000 square feet. Mr. Mayer brings to the Company his wealth of experience in all phases of the real estate industry. Associated Ventures LLC, In various partnerships, is credited with such innovative and notable transactions as the conversion of the Hollywood Congregational Church to the Screen Actors Guild headquarters, the renovation and subsequent sale of the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California to the Disney Company and the long term lease of numerous parcels of land from the SMMUSD requiring the utilization of new state laws written at the direction of Michael to facilitate the development of the Doubletree Hotel in Santa Monica and a new headquarters facilities for the SMMUSD. Associated Ventures LLC as a Managing Member with Tandam Realty, was the leader in the renaissance of Hollywood. Tandam was the recipient of a commendation from the City of Los Angeles for its efforts. Associated Ventures LLC is also credited with aiding in the placement of a second Kempinski hotel in Moscow, the capitalization of a Westin resort in the Dominican Republic, a mixed use project in Montreal as well as others. These types of projects indicate that innovation is the rule and not the exception for Associated Ventures which likes to stay outside the box. Associated Ventures has also had the pleasure of representing numerous clients in their real estate endeavors including American Broadcasting Company, Sahara Resorts,Metropolitan life Insurance and Prudential Life Insurance regarding potential joint ventures as well as others.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Finance from Arizona State University. He also has postgraduate credits in Political Sciences from the University of Maryland.
Michael served as a Deputy Sheriff with the Pima County Sheriffs Dept. on search and rescue missons. He also served his country in the U.S. Army from which he received an Honorable Discharge. He was transferred from the Special Forces Airborne to USAEUR to join a newly created team to be an advisor to NATO forces on handling and installation of nuclear weapons for the NIKE missile systems.
Philanthropic activities include being a cofounder of the West Side Children's Center; past director of the Guardians of Courage for funding of the Telhashamir Hospital, a nonsectarian hospital located in Israel; a member of the UCLA Children's Limb Bank Committee, Israel bond drives and presently serves as a director of The Celebrity Corps.