Michael T. Fay

Chairman, U.S. Capital Markets Group Executive Committee, Principal, Managing Director - Miami
Capital Markets Group Consulting & Advisory Investment Sales

  • Miami
  • 2020 Ponce de Leon Boulevard
  • Suite 1200
  • Miami, FL 33134 US

Michael is an owner advocate who realizes the full value of an asset through creative, strategic positioning, in-depth market knowledge and the ability to identify potential development opportunities. With an enviable depth of relationships, he has been involved in over $14 billion in transactions over his 38-year career, and specializes in Capital Markets, REO and note sales, as well as strategy and implementation for large, national corporate real estate accounts. Michael is Chairman of the U.S. Capital Markets Group Executive Committee, Managing Director of Avison Young’s Miami office, as well as the Global Director for the Asset Resolution Team Affinity Group. 

Michael’s clients include institutional and private investors, REITs, hedge funds, national and local banks, insurance companies, major automotive dealerships, and commercial debt restructuring firms. Over the last 15+ years, he has assisted hundreds of financial institutions, lenders and special servicers with their REO & note sales, including the FDIC in the sale and management of its assets. Michael also has extensive banking knowledge, having been a past founder and directory of a local community bank, and has been involved in the selling of bank assets and notes dating back to the Resolution Trust (RTC) days where he handled the sale and disposition of hundreds of assets of every product type. He was also a co-contractor in the disposition of over 600 of the U.S. Marshals Service’s Southern District of Florida drug seizure assets over a five-year period and has extensive CRE sales experience within the federal and civil courts, including the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, having been a court-appointed receiver, plan trustee, or court-appointed sales broker over the course of his career. 

Michael has received many accolades throughout his career; his most recent being one of Florida’s Most Influential Business Leaders (Florida Trend Florida 500) and a Power Leader in Real Estate (South Florida Business Journal). He has also been named a Commercial Real Estate Rainmaker and Top Office Broker, nationwide (Real Estate Forum). For several years, Michael has been recognized as a top producer by Avison Young’s Circle of Excellence, as well as his former firm where he also served on their national advisory board and won the Team Innovation Award for his innovative work with their Asset Resolution Team.

Michael’s community ties run strong. He was most recently knighted by the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem Knights of Malta, as well as selected as a member of the prestigious Florida Council of 100. He currently serves on the Ocean Reef Community Association Board of Directors, and previously served on the Ocean Reef Club Real Estate Advisory Committee. He also serves on the Baptist Heal Foundation Board of Directors, the Miami-Dade Community Advisory Board for AvMed Health Plans, the St. Thomas University Board of Trustees, the HistoryMiami Museum Board of Trustees, and the McGlannan School Foundation for children living with dyslexia and other language-based difficulties. At the age of 24, Michael was the youngest member elected to the Orange Bowl Committee where he continues to serve proudly.

Besides his real estate career, Michael is an avid surfer and a former nationally and world-ranked wakeboard champion. He is a founding partner of the Miami Watersports Complex with Aktion Parks.


- BA in Business Administration, LaGrange College
- Member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity
- Executive Diplomat, Washington International Diplomatic Academy
- NAIOP Member, Capital Markets Forum
- ICSC Member


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