Mike Ecklund, CPA

Mike has nineteen years of real estate and finance experience. His experience includes structuring joint-ventures, acquisitions, development, accounting and investment management; with acquisition officer responsibility for approximately $800 million in investment across asset classes and in multiple U.S. markets. Prior to partnering with Chris Calato and Christian Chamberlain in 2008, Mike was a Senior Associate at The Lionstone Group, a Houston based private equity fund that focuses on urban real estate investments. While at Lionstone, Mike worked on $400 million of urban real estate acquisition and development projects and led the acquisition efforts in the Denver and Atlanta markets. Prior to Lionstone, Mike spent six years at Hines, a Houston-based international real estate developer. While at Hines, Mike worked on numerous development projects that spanned multiple product types and locations. Mike received a degree in Managerial Studies from Rice University and a Masters degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. Mike currently sits on the Board of the Leonard Wood Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.