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Michael Raphael is responsible for the underwriting, placement of debt and equity including identification of potential investors, and timely execution of all commercial real estate transactions. He has more than seven years of financial service experience and a track record of managing complex transactions across a variety of asset classes from inception to delivery.
Prior to LGA, Michael served as the head of Investment Strategy for the Baltimore Angels, an angel investor group that provides growth equity for early-stage, technology-based companies. His responsibilities included deal-sourcing, due diligence and valuations, and portfolio support and management. He has also worked for Tejas Securities, a broker-dealer based in New York City. While there, he worked closely with institutional investors to identify, analyze and execute investment opportunities in the high-yield and distressed debt markets and co-founded a trading desk focused on bankruptcy trade claims.
Michael received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, concentrating in Finance and Entrepreneurship. Michael holds a degree in Economics & Political Science from the University of Miami.
Michael holds his Series 7 (General Securities Representative), Series 63 (Uniform Securities State Law), and Series 66 (Uniform Combined State Law) securities licenses and sits on the Index Committee of WilderShares ECO Index Fund which tracks the performance of the clean energy sector.
Michael is a member of the Young Leadership Council for The Associated, a member of The Associated's Real Estate Committee, and is an observer of the Board of Directors of CHAI.
He currently resides in Pikesville, MD with his wife and two children.