With over 18 years of commercial real estate experience, Mr. Sieman has participated in transactions totaling over $2 billion in combined value during his career. His expertise lies in the capital markets: structuring secured debt, mezzanine and equity financing for development, bridge/repositioning, acquisition and recapitalizations of all major commercial real estate property types including select special purpose properties.
Prior to founding Lake Forest Real Estate Capital, LLC, Mr. Sieman was a Principal of Baird & Warner Real Estate Capital (“B&W”) and subsequently a Senior Vice President with NorthMarq Capital when NorthMarq acquired B&W in 2007. At NorthMarq, Mr. Sieman was twice a recipient of the President’s Award for being among the top producers nationwide. Prior to Baird & Warner, Mr. Sieman worked for Fremont Investment & Loan specializing in structured real estate finance.
Michael holds a B.A. in Chemistry and an M.S. in Real Estate Development from Columbia University in New York where he has served as a guest speaker on multiple occasions. He has been a panelist at various commercial real estate conferences and has authored articles for multiple real estate publications. Michael is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Illinois, a third generation Lake Forest resident and a graduate of Lake Forest Academy. His interests include banjo, baseball, Harley-Davidson and theoretical physics.