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About Mike Deighan

  • June 11, 2019

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Mike Deighan, of O’Keefe, has spent more than 25 years advising companies on restructurings, bankruptcies, dispositions and acquisitions with an expertise as a real estate strategist.  He recently completed a 2 year assignment as head of real estate with the bankrupt Motors Liquidation Company (formerly General Motors Corporation) managing and disposing of 50,000,000 square feet of former automotive facilities.  Mike has worked as a site selection specialist for retailers including Trader Joe’s Markets and DSW.

Mike also advised ProLogis in its 2009 loan restructuring with Farrallon Capital and was appointed as the real estate advisor for Kmart Corporation in its bankruptcy completing the disposition of 900 properties comprising 200,000,000 SF of retail, office and warehouse space. He has disposed of 20,000,000 SF of former WalMart properties as well as over $5B in real estate properties throughout the US, Canada, Caribbean, Europe and Asia. On behalf of a public REIT he acquired 47 executive office suite locations from individual owners. Mike was appointed as the real estate financial advisor to Comdisco and Prism Communications in their respective bankruptcies, assisted a private equity fund in its acquisition over 5,000,000 SF of data center properties, provided Trader Joe’s Markets site selection analysis and lease brokerage in its expansion in 11 states and was Court Appointed Receiver of industrial, commercial and multifamily properties.

Mike holds a JD from the Michigan State University College of Law and BA from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), ICSC, Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and the Michigan Economic Developers Association. He is a member and a frequent speaker and panelist for the International Conference of Shopping Centers. He is a long time planning member of the University of Michigan / Urban Land Institute annual Real Estate Forum. Mike is also a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Real Property and Environmental Law Sections. He is a former trustee of the Karmanos Cancer Institute and the founder of its Partners group.

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