Mike has over 35 years of experience in the development industry. He studied Economics at the University of Washington. In 1979, he started his career at Walter E Heller and Co. where he worked on financing commercial real estate projects from 1979-1981. In 1981, Mike joined First Western Development. Since 1981, Mike has been a partner at First Western Development and its current incarnation as First Western Development Services where he continues some involvement in that portfolio. At Hess Callahan Partners, Mike is involved in all aspects of development for new projects. Mike’s special areas of expertise are proforma analysis, project financing, and oversight of design.