Michael SchafferCommercial Real Estate

Michael holds a BA degree from Yale University and a MBA degree from Harvard Business School. He has been actively involved in the business for over 25 years, serves as Manager for Block 235 Development Associates, LLC, and directs leasing operations. Prior to joining the business, Michael had extensive banking experience as Senior Vice President at both Bank of New England and Bank of Boston. His expertise in the banking industry ranges from Marketing, Loan Workouts, to Commercial and Real Estate Management responsibilities. During Ella Grasso’s Administration, Michael served as Executive Aide to the Commissioner of Public Works with responsibilities over the State’s property management and construction programs. He also holds a Connecticut Real Estate license. Actively involved in community organizations, Michael served as Chair of the New Haven Development Commission, Convention & Visitors Bureau, Downtown Special Services District, Neighborhood Music School, Co-Chair of the Capital Campaign Jewish Community Center, and Chair, United Way Campaign, 1999. Michael presently sits on the Boards of the Chamber of Commerce, Long Wharf Theatre, Science Park, First Community Bank, and Start Bank and is a fellow of Silliman College at Yale.

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