Chris Michel, Vice President of Finance & Accounting
Chris is a CPA focused on real estate with experience that includes development, stabilization, and rental real estate, in addition to general contracting for commercial construction. He is a two-time graduate of the Carl H. Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati, receiving his bachelor's degree in accounting summa cum laude in 2010, and his master's degree in the same major in 2011. He earned his CPA license in Ohio in 2012.
Chris began his career in public accounting at one of the Big Four firms in 2011 before ultimately focusing in on the real estate industry. His background includes tax planning and compliance, entity structuring, transaction planning, treasury management, and cross-functional experience with analytics and automation tools that promote ease of use for business users and their financial information. Chris has a passion for helping people anticipate and comprehend the financial results of real-life decisions.
Outside of work, Chris has been involved with several organizations in the community, including the Ales to Zinfandels Fundraising Event Committee for Bethany House Services, the Board of Trustees for the Council on Aging, the UC Lindner College of Business Alumni Council, and the UC Accounting Advisory Board.
Chris and his wife, Mary, have been married for 5 years. They are both proud UC Bearcat alumni and live in Liberty Township with their 2-year-old daughter, Victoria, and newborn, Natalie. Outside of work, he enjoys working on home projects, traveling, and keeping up with friends and family.