Former US Senate candidate Linda McMahon and Norwalk Realtor Michael Church (contributed photo)
Norwalk, CT - On June 20, 2013, The Fairfield County Business Journal held their 40under40 event at the hip new hotel, Zero Degrees in Norwalk, where they honored the next generation of leadership and innovation in Fairfield County.
Norwalk realtor, Michael Church, was recognized as one of Fairfield County's best and brightest leaders under the age of 40. In fact, at just 30 years old, Michael was one of the youngest recipients to be honored. This 10th generation Norwalk native began his rise in the real estate industry right out of college, with a newly acquired real estate license and his own property management company. Seven years later, in addition to earning his Broker's License, Michael's company, Cutting Edge Property Management has negotiated, leased and maintained apartment properties for some of Norwalk's leading developers, and rehabbed a number of the city's older one and two family homes.
Church is a multi-year award winning broker with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty (WPSIR), and manages a multi-million dollar portfolio. A rental and certified relocation specialist, Church has spearheaded his WPSIR office to their #1 status in overall Norwalk market share. As leasing agent for Summerview Square, one of Norwalk's most successful rental communities, this super dynamo has leased up each phase of townhomes within two weeks of their release, and he continues to fill vacancies within a matter of days. Many Summerview Square tenants are Gen Y execs who identify with Church and his love of the action and convenience of Norwalk and city living. In fact, Michael Church lives in the same north side neighborhood as Summerview Square in a period Victorian home that he rehabbed.
This year, Church was appointed to both the Board of Directors of the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Fairfield County and the Building Hope Foundation, and he is already looking beyond the completion of the final thirty-two units at Summerview Square. In the fall, he and Summerview Development Group partners, Andrew LaSala and Steven Berko, are combining their sales and construction management skills to take on some exciting new projects in Norwalk and surrounding areas.