Mike manages Allstate's commercial real estate investment portfolio. He oversees all aspects of real estate debt and equity private asset acquisitions and portfolio management for the company's commercial mortgage loan origination program and expanding equity real estate portfolios. Previously, Mike managed the firm’s portfolio of commercial mortgage-backed securities, non-agency residential mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities and real estate investment trust debt, strategic planning, risk management and new product development for Allstate's portfolio of commercial mortgages, real estate debt securities and commercial real estate equity investments. Mike joined Allstate in 1996 as an analyst trading commercial mortgage-backed securities on the real estate team. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and real estate from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He serves as a member of the board of trustees of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council and sits on the board's Strategic Oversight Committee.