In 2012, Michael joined Avison Young - Pittsburgh as a Vice President and focuses on servicing tenants and landlords in the Pittsburgh office market. Mr. Downey joined the Pittsburgh office of Grubb & Ellis in 2004 working closely with the Office group. Michael specializes in the CBD and Suburban office markets, identifying opportunities and representing clients in all aspects of commercial real estate, including acquisition, disposition and leasing of office buildings. Michael earned the SIOR designation in 2016 and is currently pursuing his Pennsylvania Broker license.
Mr. Downey has recently provided tenant evaluation services to companies such as the Steamfitters, Carnegie Mellon University and Broadridge Access Data. Mr. Downey has also advised several Pittsburgh-based companies in their evaluation and lease of World Headquarter operations including Lanxess, Calgon Carbon, PPG Industries, Kennametal and United Steelworkers.
Michael is a transplant, originally from Cleveland, where he attended Saint Ignatius High School and played lacrosse and hockey and is still involved today. He then received his degree in Business Administration from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA, where Michael played NCAA D2 lacrosse. Mr. Downey resides in the North Hills of Pittsburgh with his wife Mandi, daughter Mackenzie and son Macklin.
SIOR - Vice President of Pittsburgh/Western PA/West Virginia Chapter
Shyne Awards Foundation - Treasurer
Education and Designations
Saint Ignatius High School, Cleveland, Ohio - 2000
Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, Pennsylvania – 2004