Sr. Managing Partner, CRE Rauch, Robertson & Co.
President & Sr. Managing Partner, CRE Florida Partners
Principal/Partner, NAI Global Broward County
University of South Florida, BS Engineering/Physics
Northeastern University, Master in Finance (MBA)
Henley Business College, UK, Master in Finance
Office I Industrial I Investment I Corporate I Trust
Dade / Broward / Palm Beach Realtors Commercial Alliance
REO Certified I CREO®
Ft. Lauderdale Children’s Fire & Safety Museum, Inc. / Trustee / CFO
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MICHAEL RAUCH is President and Managing Partner and co-founder of CRE Rauch, Robertson & Co. and CRE Florida Partners (“CRE”) with offices in Boca Raton, Pompano Beach, St. Lucie West and Stuart, and co-directs the operations and expansion of CRE throughout Florida. Mr. Rauch has represented clients from a broad and diverse set of businesses and industries including manufacturing, logistics, aviation, construction, automotive, housing, marine, medical, non-profit, health care, food, insurance, government, aerospace, military, finance and many many more.
Beyond his experience in commercial real estate, Michael brings 17 years of senior management experience with global technology firms such as United Technologies, Motorola, BBN, and Bendix Avionics.
He spent the last 25 years of his career at the executive level and 18 years with the NAI Global organization, co-directing as managing partner the Broward County organizations growth to over 40 commercial brokers and closed or supervised the closing of over $2.2 billion in commercial real estate transactions having gained the respect of his staff and peers [including the sale of the Harris Computer Systems property in 1997 for $24,000,000, the largest commercial real estate transaction in south Florida in that year]. During his tenure with NAI Global his firm consistently maintained a presence in the top 15 commercial real estate firms in south Florida. He is a hands on real estate professional with a depth of experience spanning the full real estate investment life cycle including leasing, sale disposition, tenant and corporate representation, property identification, underwriting, capital structure, loan and asset due diligence, equity placement, trust services, IRC1031 exchanges, receiverships, and property and asset management. He is a principal in multiple commercial real estate partnerships and privately held real estate trusts that own and operate investment grade commercial real estate located throughout the southeastern United States and has provided consulting services to several banking institutions, REITs and hedge funds. Over a 35 year career, and in addition to working in the technology sector between 1977 and 1994 culminating in the IPO of Boca Research, and the real estate finance sector between 1994 and present day, he also served his country between 1977 and 1981 on several projects in classified civilian capacities for the Department of the Navy and Air Force, and was deployed with the 45th and 30th Air Force Space Wings. His contributions at UTC, JPL, and numerous missions at the Canaveral, Patrick, Vandenberg and western European air bases advanced America’s military technology.
In 1972 Mr. Rauch received a full scholarship from Florida Southern College to study Mathematics and became a STEM graduate receiving his Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering and Physics from the University of South Florida and his Masters Degree in Finance (MBA) from Northeastern University which was earned jointly with the Henley Business College, United Kingdom, a “Triple Crown” international business school. Mr. Rauch’s early career with the DOD galvanized a life built upon the benefit of humanity through science and service to his country, emphasizing education and conservative ethical and moral fundamentals. He is a co-founder, Trustee and CFO of the Ft. Lauderdale Children’s Fire & Safety Museum, Inc., and a Member of the Broward, Dade and Palm Beach County Realtors Commercial Alliance (RCA). He is a past Director of the City of Ft. Lauderdale Board of Economic Advisors, the Realtors Association of Greater Ft. Lauderdale, a member of FAS (Federation of American Scientists) and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).