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    I’m proud to be part of a team that’s been disrupting the commercial real estate brokerage industry for over two decades. We’ve built a conflict-free business model that puts clients first. If a company doesn’t select Allegro to lead their real estate projects, I feel like we have failed them.

    Michael Cantor

    President & Chairman,

    Education & Licensures:

    • B.S. in Business and B.A. in English from Miami University
    • J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University, concentrations in real estate and environmental law
    • Member of the Ohio Bar
    • Licensed Ohio Real Estate Principal Broker

    With three decades of experience in commercial real estate, Michael works with corporate, public sector, and real estate industry clients with global, national, and regional real estate portfolios providing strategic real estate planning, corporate real estate services, and transaction advisory services to global and national real estate portfolios. Michael also serves as the firm’s Managing Director and has helped Allegro expand its client base and service capacity, increased its value and revenues, and has received numerous awards for performance excellence. Prior to joining Allegro, Michael served as a Senior Manager in the Real Estate Solutions practice of Deloitte, providing corporate services to Fortune 1000 companies, management consulting services to REITs, and development consulting services (including economic and real estate development) to public sector entities. Previously, he served as Vice President of Cleveland Real Estate Partners, which was acquired by Deloitte in 1999. 

    Michael enjoys public speaking and has done so for organizations such as The City Club of Cleveland, Turnaround Management Association, CoreNet Global, NAIOP, Baldwin Wallace University, the Ohio State Bar Association, and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. He has been frequently published and interviewed in international, regional, and local industry journals, business publications, and podcasts.

    Notable Clients

    Awards and Recognition:

    • Cleveland Jewish News “18 Difference Makers” inaugural class
    • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year Finalist 
    • Leadership Cleveland, Class President 
    • Mandel Course for Advanced Leadership
    • 5 NAIOP Office Transaction of the Year Awards
    • 3 NAIOP Industrial Transaction of the Year Awards
    • 2 NAIOP Land Transaction of the Year Awards
    • NAIOP Renovation Project of the Year
    • Crain’s Cleveland Business “Forty under 40” 
    • Deloitte National Leadership in Real Estate Award

    Community Contributions:

    • Board Member, The Music Settlement
    • Board Member, City Year Cleveland
    • Board Member, American Jewish Committee (former regional board chair)
    • Board Member, Jewish Federation of Cleveland
    • Member, Government Affairs Council of Greater Cleveland Partnership
    • Class President, Leadership Cleveland 
    • Member, Leadership Cleveland Year Two Fellows Program
    • Committee Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Real Estate Law Institute

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