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Professional Experience

As a Senior Project Manager in the Midwest and Canada regions, Michael Christensen has actively participated in over 10 million square feet of tenant finish construction.  Michael also assists with the development and implementation of lease portfolio strategies, capital planning, facility assessments, metro consolidations, construction implementation, and move management.  In essance, Michael provides coordination of all project activities, consultants, contractors, vendors, and administers day-to-day contract deliverables on behalf of CBRE and his client, a Global High Technology Company.

Michael’s twenty-five year career focus has been dedicated to all Real Estate related activities for this client, along with some other external customers.  Current responsibilities include detailed projects encompassing new business, consolidation, relocation, lease renewal, transition, acquisition, and loss of contract activities.  Other well-grounded functions include preparation and management of Real Estate P&L statements, lease tracking, asset management, and day-to-day facility operations.



  • Detroit Metro consolidation, which included the movement of over 5,000 employees, and the closure of over 800,000 SF
  • Managed numerous leasing and construction projects ranging from 1,000 SF to 600,000 SF
  • Managed and tracked the Mid-West and Canada regions leasing portfolio of over 100 active leases
  • Successfully prepared and managed P & L statements for owned and leased locations
  • Directed & managed a 307,000 SF renovation/consolidation project at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, MI
  • Directed and managed a 210,000 square foot build-to-suit / consolidation project in Auburn Hills, MI
  • Coordinated and helped negotiate renewal/close downs of numerous leased locations
  • Prepared approval packages for new business acquisitions, existing business ventures, and renovations ranging up to $50 million
  • Assisted in the development of the CBRE/client project management process

Notable Clients

  • Global High Technology Company