Michael Segal has extensive experience underwriting and closing major transactions including multi-site acquisitions, foreclosures, loan workouts, project financing and single site acquisitions. He became affiliated with Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company in 2003 as an agent after opening a title agency located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 2007, Michael was recruited to relocate to Washington, D.C. to join Commonwealth Commercial Services.
Recent transactions that Michael has worked on include: a portfolio loan modification which consisted of more than two dozen office buildings located in the D.C. area and on the West Coast; the acquisition and financing of a major waterfront development site located in Washington, D.C.; the acquisition of an urban District of Columbia shopping center by virtue of a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure; and the construction financing for a mixed-use project including office, hotel, retail, and residential components.
All deals are big deals.
Recent representative transactions include:
Michael has published several articles on aspects of commercial real estate transactions, which include the following:
- $115M multisite mixed-use, retail, multi-family and office project in Maryland
- $119M refinance of an office and retail building in Washington, D.C.
- $325M acquisition of an office complex in Washington, D.C.
- $307M acquisition of an office and retail building in Washington, D.C.
- $75M acquisition and construction financing for multifamily residential project in Maryland
- $121M construction loan for a multifamily residential project in Maryland
- $1.05 billion financing of 255-site portfolio of industrial and agricultural properties throughout the United States
Michael graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in International Business and Management with a focus on Japanese language and received his Juris Doctor from Widener University in 2001. He is a member of the Pennsylvania State Bar Association.
- Michael A. Segal and Earl L. Segal. “Negotiating a Lease for the Leverage-Challenged Tenant.” The Real Estate Finance Journal (Spring 2003): 1–5.
- Earl L. Segal and Michael A. Segal. “Putting the ‘Stop’ Back in Estoppels.” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel (April 1, 2004): 4.
- Earl L. Segal and Michael A. Segal. “Dealing with Real Estate Sales Contracts For Multiple Properties.” The Practical Real Estate Lawyer (January 2005): 51–62.