Michael J. Levitt Founder & Chairman, The Michaels Organization

As founder of The Michaels Organization, Michael J. Levitt has created a  family of companies dedicated to excellence in affordable, mixed-finance, military, and student housing. His leadership informs both our vision to be the most trusted, cost effective, and innovative housing provider in the nation and our mission to create high-quality and well-managed housing that enhances the lives of our residents and enriches communities.
In 1973, Mr. Levitt founded both The Michaels Development Company and Interstate Realty Management. Today, Michaels Development is one of the nation's top-ranked private sector owners of affordable housing, and most active affordable housing developers in the country. Interstate Realty Management Company is among the top 1 percent of property management companies to earn the accredited management organization designation and is nationally acclaimed for its best practices in supportive services. Additionally, Interstate is HUD's most active neighborhood networks partner. In 2012, Michael J. Levitt was named to the Affordable Housing Hall of Fame.
Other companies within The Michaels Organization include Michaels Military Housing, Michaels Management Services, University Student Living, University Student Living Management, Riverside Capital, LLS, Continental Mortgage Corp., and Prestige Building Company. Our full service capabilities include development, construction, property and asset management, mortgage finance, and tax credit syndication.
Within The Michaels Organization, Mr. Levitt has created a culture that embraces innovation, trust, financial stewardship, long-term responsible ownership, and entrepreneurial spirit. He has tapped experienced professionals from the private and public sectors to serve as his executive leadership team and is engaged in mentoring a new generation of developers who are committed to our core values. His team is empowered to drive business opportunities, make decisions, and innovate the way in which we do business.