A Southern California native, Mike Shenkman has a career that has spanned over two decades and has included training, development and managing broker roles within some of the most prominent real estate companies throughout Southern California. In addition to his work in sales and management, Mike has experience in affordable housing, community development, property management, redevelopment, and mortgage finance. He regularly acts as a consultant for land use planning and has served as an expert witness in trials regarding real estate disputes.
Mike is an Alumnus of UC San Diego, where he completed his Bachelor's in both Sociology and Urban Studies & Planning ¿ graduating Cum Laude with High Distinction Honors. He would subsequently complete a Master's in Planning (MPL), a Master's in Public Administration (MPA), and a Graduate Certification in Political Management from USC. He is a Lecturer in the Urban Studies and Planning Department at UC San Diego and is an active participant with the San Diego Association of Realtors (SDAR), serving not only as an instructor for agents but as member of committees such as Government Affairs and Ethics & Grievance. He was recently appointed at the Vice Chair of Government Affairs for this association and has worked on real estate legislative policy for the City & County of San Diego, and most recently advised on COVID policies for various municipalities throughout the State of California.
He is active politically and in 2016 was the campaign manager for Melinda Vasquez in Assembly District 77. He currently holds designations for Buyers Representation (ABR), Short Sale & Foreclosure (SFR), Property Management (PMC) , and Military Relocation (MRP).