Service to Industry
"My best life is when I'm in a natural cycle of learning and teaching in order to evolve myself, and my communities. I'm honored to be part of learning organizations and being called to serve as a professor, luminary or temporary leader." - Michelle
URBAN LAND INSTITUTE
Past Council Chair June 2020 - June 2021
The CaRD (Community and Regional Development) Council is an exclusive opportunity for local ULI members in the residential and community development industry to study cutting-edge issues in depth, share information and network with area professionals.
Local product councils play a key role in ULI's mission of providing leadership in the responsible use of land and creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Through intensive, high quality programming and knowledge exchange, Arizona's local council meetings offer industry leaders vital opportunities to explore the drivers and challenges of Arizona's housing and community development.
National ULI CDC Silver Council
Leadership Team Oct. 2019 - July 2021
The Mission of the Community Development Council (CDC) is to share best practices in the planning, financing and development of both traditional and non-traditional master-planned communities throughout the U.S.
The CDC Councils work to provide programming that benefits its members and includes, but is not limited to: understanding the markets in which our members’ work, market trends that impact community development, case studies and lessons learned, and innovating new approaches to planning, sustainability and the design of the built environment. Additionally, the expertise of the council members is leveraged to share best practices with the broader ULI membership.
Volunteer 2016 - Present
UrbanPlan is offered at over 30 high schools in economics or government courses in the junior and senior years. In the 15 class hours of the curriculum, students form development teams to respond to a “request for proposals” for the redevelopment of a blighted site in a fictional community. Each team member assumes one of five roles: Finance Director, Marketing Director, City Liaison, Neighborhood Liaison, or Site Planner.
Through these roles, students develop a visceral understanding of how various market forces (supply and demand, availability of capital, risk vs reward, etc.) clash and collaborate with non-market forces (regulation, politics, advocacy groups, etc.) to create the built environment. They must reconcile the often-competing agendas to create a well-designed, market-responsive, financeable, and buildable project.
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
Council Member 2014 - Present
Co-Chair 2012 - 2014
The ASU Real Estate Council provides leadership opportunities to enhance academic programs and foster mutually beneficial relationships among students and real estate professionals through various networking and professional development opportunities. The council’s primary mission is to promote excellence in education by providing time, talent and financial resources to enhance the student experience.
Real estate education at W. P. Carey has a positive impact on the real estate industry by helping students better prepare to contribute to the responsible, ethical and profitable growth of our community. To become actively involved in helping students achieve these objectives, see the ASU Real Estate Council website for more information.
Adjunct Professor Fall 2007 - Spring 2010
MRED Adjunct Professor Fall 2010 - Spring 2011
MRED - Arizona State University's Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) is an accelerated 30-week full-immersion program focused on educating students and mid-career professionals in the practices of real estate development. MRED's trans-disciplinary teaching team represents disciplines from the schools of design, law, construction and business. The program aligns classroom instruction with real-world case studies & sophisticated project work involving leading real estate development professionals.
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School of Hotel Administration
Adjunct Professor Fall 2011
Michelle was honored to serve as an adjunct professor at Cornell University where she wrote and taught a course in Location Analytics and Customer Segmentation for the Hospitality Industry.