George Mason UniversitySchool of Business
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Curran, Michael J.

Academic Unit:Real Estate Development
Position:Adjunct Professor
  • Master of Public Administration, Harvard University
  • JD, University of Louisville
  • BA, Bellarmine University

Michael J. Curran is a senior advisor with Artis Real Estate Advisors. In his role, he provides advice regarding strategies for growth and new opportunities and also is active in helping to identify and attract capital for the firm’s existing clients and helps to develop new client relationships as well.

Curran previously served as senior managing director of Centerline Capital Group (Centerline), a subsidiary of Centerline Holding Company. He led the Asset Management Group, which comprises the Portfolio Management, Performing Assets, Special Asset Management, and Construction Risk Management divisions. He was responsible for overseeing the performance of the firm’s equity portfolio consisting of 1,200 properties and 150,000 units of housing nationally, and oversaw a staff of 45 colleagues. Curran was also a member of the Centerline Executive Committee responsible for strategic planning and growth initiatives and the firm’s Investment Committee where he reviewed all proposed investments. 

He joined Centerline in 2010 after many years in real estate advisory positions, most recently at Kalorama Realty Capital, now Artis Real Estate Advisors. He was principal and chief operating officer at Crossbeam Capital, and helped that firm raise a $145 million fund for the development and acquisition of multifamily housing properties. 

Prior to Crossbeam Capital, he was president and chief executive officer of The Enterprise Social Investment Corporation (ESIC), a national for-profit subsidiary of the Enterprise Foundation, where he specialized in the financing and development of market-rate and affordable housing, and managed a housing portfolio of 900 properties valued at more than $4 billion. 

Curran spent more than 14 years with MetLife Insurance Company earlier in his real estate finance career, where he led a team that originated new investments. As Regional Director at MetLife, he and his team originated a new investment portfolio in excess of $1.8 billion.