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Michael P. Arias

Mr. Arias serves as the Technical Director for the Investment Advisory Group (IAG) of the Building Science Division. IAG engages both in-house engineers and trade specialists including, structural/seismic engineers, Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing engineers and elevator, roof and specialists. IAG supports equity acquisitions and dispositions assessments on office buildings, multi-family residential, retail, hotel and industrial properties.

Mr. Arias has completed hundreds of Property Condition Assessments (PCAs) including planning, field work, report preparation/quality control, and client management on a myriad of acquisition/disposition projects of various building types. He has provided owner’s representation services on various projects for institutional investors. He has also performed project manager responsibilities for a design/build general construction firm specializing in industrial concrete tilt-up construction, retail centers and auto dealerships. He has significant knowledge of the accessibility requirements of ADA and FHA, Mr. Arias’ responsibilities includes evaluation and mentoring of staff; scheduling of IAG personnel; maintaining quality control practices consistent with company goals; and development of protocols and practices to serve national and local clients.


American Institute of Architects, Associate

Certified Access Specialist Institute, Associate

International Code Council


B.S. Urban and Regional Planning, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA