Michael Verona joined aspireDM in January 2019 as a Development Manager.
Prior to this, Michael has obtained 4 and a half years’ experience working within the property industry, having previously worked for JLL. Michael undertook the graduate scheme and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in May 2017. During this time, he benefited from departmental rotations in Rating, Retail Valuation, Corporate Accounts and City Investment before joining the Development Consultancy department.
Following qualification, Michael undertook a secondment to the Ministry of Justice where he played a pivotal role in the delivery of the Court Estates Reform Programme. This role focused on de-risking surplus real estate assets for open market disposal in order to maximise sale proceeds, working with a variety of planning, legal, environmental and operational complexities.
Michael has also worked for a variety of private and public sector clients providing both consultancy and agency advice on development assets. He has experience in working with prospective schemes across asset classes, including residential, retail, office and industrial.
Michael has a degree in Urban and Regional Planning (MSc.) from the London School of Economics specialising in urban policy and regeneration.