Specialties: Investment, Retail
Scope of Service Experience
In addition to being the Executive Managing Director of NAI Capital's Westlake Village Office, Michael Schiff is Chairman of the NAI Capital Retail Council. He is also a member of the NAI Capital Mentor Team. Members of this small elite group give advice and assist brokers throughout our company with complicated transactions that require the extensive expertise of a broker such as Mr. Schiff. Our company has honored him with a special award called "The Circle of Excellence" for being one of the few top producers who earned enough to make NAI Capital Club 10+ times. Out of the several hundred agents at NAI Capital, he has ranked in the top 5% every single year since the day he joined our company and has made Capital Club 10 times. In 2009 Mr. Schiff was the #1 Broker company-wide.
Mr. Schiff has specialized in the leasing and sales of retail properties since beginning his career in 1989. His extensive background and knowledge of leasing gives him a unique insight for analyzing and forecasting investment opportunities. Having this huge edge has proven to be invaluable in helping his investment clients pick winners from losers.
He has a client base that ranges from the Institutional Landlords, Fortune 500 companies and REITs to the local mom-&-pops. Currently Mr. Schiff represents over one million square feet of Neighborhood Centers, Lifestyle Centers and Power Centers.
Mr. Schiff writes a commercial real estate newsletter which is read by hundreds of Landlords. He is actively involved in the community and is Vice Chair of the Mayor's Business Round Table for the City of Thousand Oaks (which is a City council made up of 15 members who advise the Mayor and the City on ways to improve the business community in Thousand Oaks). He has been a guest speaker at several commercial real estate functions and seminars, including most recently, “The Pillars of success in the Commercial Real Estate Industry”. The Pacific Coast Business Times has featured him multiple times in their, “Who's Who in Commercial Real Estate” and “Ventura County's Top Commercial Real Estate Producers” articles, both of which they publish annually. Mr. Schiff is also frequently hired by prominent real estate attorneys in our industry to be an adviser and/or serve as their expert witness in commercial real estate matters.
Background & Experience
2002 - Present
NAI Capital, Westlake Village Office
Executive Vice President and Branch Manager, Retail Properties Specialist
1991 - 2002
Grubb & Ellis, L.A. North Office
Senior Associate, Retail Properties Specialist
1990 - 1991 Schneider Commercial Real Estate
Retail Leasing Specialist
1989 - 1990 CBS Investments
San Diego State University and Grossmont College (1986-1989)
Major: Marketing Minor: Business Administration
Professional Associations & Designations
* 2014 NAI Capital Capital Club - Silver Member
* 2013 NAI Capital Capital Club - Silver Member
* 2012 NAI Capital Capital Club - Silver Member
* 2011 NAI Capital Capital Club - Silver Member
* 2009 NAI Capital Broker of the Year (#1 Company-wide).
* 2007 NAI Capital Club Platinum Member
* 2007 Top Producer Westlake Village Office
* 2005 NAI Capital Club Platinum Member
* 2005 Top Producer Westlake Village Office
* 2004 NAI Capital Club Platinum Member
* 2004 Top Producer Westlake Village Office
* 2003 NAI Capital Club Platinum Member
* 2003 Top Producer Westlake Village Office
* 2002 NAI Capital Club Silver Member (1st partial year with our company)