In his role as a Vice President, Michael Kaplan leads daily management and coordination of all tasks associated with Related Midwest’s affordable and mixed-income projects. Michael brings more than 12 years of experience in real estate and over seven years of experience in affordable housing finance, preservation and development. Kaplan has closed on over $500 million of financing and managed more than $200 million worth of construction, and currently oversees a portfolio of more than 2,000 units. He has experience working on a variety of project types, including public-private partnerships, affordable housing preservation, mixed-income housing and mixed-use development, as well as experience working with federal, state, local and private financing vehicles. In addition to his role with Related, Kaplan sits on the board of directors and chairs the Finance Committee for the Cook County Land Bank Authority.
Kaplan received his Master’s in Urban Planning and Policy from University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in economics and sociology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.