Mike is the team leader for Jansen Properties and has been selling waterfront, beach and inland real estate in Pinellas county since 2010. His team’s sales have exceeded $150 million since that time. He is also a founding member of Coastal Properties Group International / Christie’s International Real Estate with total sales exceeding $6 billion since the brokerage’s beginnings in 2012. Mike’s customer satisfaction philosophy is simple: To provide top level service to his clients and give them the best real estate experience of their life.
Mike was born in Cologne, Germany and was educated in both Europe and the United States, speaking fluent English and German. A graduate of The American University in Washington, D.C., he earned his degree in finance in 1989. With over 20 years of experience at fortune 500 companies such as Johnson Controls and Nationwide, Mike’s background serves him very well while providing exceptional service to his real estate clientele. In 2003, Mike co-founded Lexington Family Office to provide strategic financial and investment advice to high-net-worth families. Over the years, while researching and selecting high-end commercial real estate properties for his clients’ investment portfolios, Mike’s focus transitioned to luxury residential real estate and became a fulltime Realtor in 2010.
Mike is the father of 3 sons and is an avid blue water sailor. He and his wife Susan spent a total of 4 years sailing with their children and home schooling them. They have cruised from Florida as far North as Maine and as far South as the Jungles of Venezuela.
With his vast real estate knowledge, financial business background and his passion for waterfront living, Mike is known as “The Waterfront Expert.” Applying his extensive negotiation skills and sales & marketing experience, Mike’s real estate clients know they can rely on him to look out for their best interest while negotiating and closing deals.