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Michael Bivas

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Design & Construction

As Development Manager at Fairstead, Michael oversees the execution of the development process for the company’s residential and mixed-use portfolio. He is responsible for design, entitlement, and pre-construction management, and is involved in fostering investor relationships and sourcing new project opportunities. Michael Bivas has managed a wide variety of residential and commercial developments throughout the NY Metro area from design inception to construction. He has a consummate knowledge of construction systems and has completed building code, zoning, and life safety analyses for many building types with his background in architecture and planning.

Prior to joining Fairstead, Michael held positions as VP of Development and Director of Design & Construction at AKI, a vertically integrated real estate investment, development, and construction firm. Prior to AKI, while at Stephen B. Jacobs Group, a full service architectural and interior design firm, he led teams on design development and engineering coordination of historic restorations, alterations, mixed-use, luxury and affordable residential projects.

Michael holds a BS in Architecture and Urban Studies and an MS in Architecture from Northeastern University.

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