In his role as a senior associate, Michael Kaplan assists with the daily management and coordination of all tasks associated with Related Midwest’s on-going affordable and mixed-income projects. Michael brings over ten years of experience in real estate and over six years of experience in in affordable housing finance, preservation, and development. Michael has closed on over $320 million of financing and managed over $100 million worth of construction, and currently oversees a portfolio of over 2,000 units. Michael has experience working on a variety of project types, including public-private partnerships, affordable housing preservation, mixed-income housing, and mixed-use development; as well as experience working with federal, state, local and private financing vehicles. Michael received his Master’s in Urban Planning and Policy from University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in economics and sociology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.