801 Second Avenue, Suite 404
New York, NY 10017
PHONE: (212) 518 - 2690
FAX: (212) 518 - 2691
Prior to co-founding MD Squared Property Group, Michael was the Acquisitions Manager and a Senior Property Manager at FirstService Residential New York, LLC (formerly Cooper Square Realty, Inc.) managing properties and locating investment opportunities for the principals of FirstService. Michael used his management, investment and development knowledge to create and implement asset repositioning plans including renovations and re-leasing for investments in order to maximize value for investors. Michael has managed over 1200 units in more than 30 buildings including residential and commercial owners/tenants and 50+ staff members.
Michael has experience in high-end and affordable housing including rent-stabilized units in the rental, coop and condo markets from both FirstService and his prior position at The Menkiti Group in Washington, DC. He began working in property management upon graduation from the University of Maryland with a degree in Economics. Michael grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Michael established himself as a leading manager and key investment advisor at FirstService. He is an entrepreneur and is parlaying his unique skills and knowledge into making MD Squared Property Group one of New York City’s leading property management and real estate investment firms.
Michael holds real estate licenses in the State of New York and the District of Columbia
President & Founder
Before co-founding MD Squared Property Group, Dawn was a Team Leader at FirstService Residential (formerly Cooper Square), managing a team of 10+ managers responsible for a portfolio of multi-family buildings varying in size, location and prominence in Manhattan, Riverdale and Queens. She has been in property management for 12 years. She also served as Vice President of Client Accounting, utilizing her accounting background and management experience to restructure the department to better serve Cooper Square clients.
Dawn has over 20 years of experience in various aspects of the management business. She was Board President of a large Westside Manhattan cooperative for more than 10 years. She began her career in New York at American Express in finance, accounting and marketing positions. She joined a small management company in 2002, which merged with Cooper Square. At Cooper Square, she rose through the ranks to lead Client Accounting and her management team.
Dawn is originally from San Diego, California, where she obtained her Certified Public Accounting license while working for Coopers & Lybrand. She moved to New York where she earned her Masters in Business Administration (finance) from Columbia University. Her undergraduate degree is in accounting from the University of Southern California.
During Dawn’s tenure at FirstService/Cooper Square, she established herself as a high performing manager and leader. Her broad scope of experience and education continue to be utilized by many buildings in improving financial performance, building operations and staff management. She is continuing to leverage these skills in building MD Squared Property Group.