Michael T. Fay

Principal, Managing Director - Miami, Chairman, U.S. Capital Markets Executive Committee
Capital Markets Group Consulting & Advisory Investment

  • Miami
  • 2020 Ponce de Leon Boulevard
  • Suite 1200
  • Miami, FL 33134 US

Michael is an owner advocate who realizes the full value of an asset through creative, strategic positioning, in-depth market knowledge and the ability to identify potential development opportunities.  With an enviable depth of relationships, he has been involved in over $13 Billion in transactions over his 37-year career, and specializes in capital markets, REO and note sales, as well as strategy and implementation for large, national corporate real estate accounts.  Michael is Managing Director of Avison Young’s Miami office, Chairman of the U.S. Capital Markets Group Executive Committee, as well as the Global Director for the Asset Resolution Team Affinity Group. 

Michael’s clients include institutional and private investors, REITs, hedge funds, national and local banks, insurance companies, major automotive dealerships, and commercial debt restructuring firms.  Over the last 13+ years, he has assisted hundreds of financial institutions, lenders and special servicers with their REO & note sales, including the FDIC in the sale and management of its assets.  Michael also has extensive banking knowledge having been a past founder and directory of a local community bank, and has been involved in the selling of bank assets and notes dating back to the Resolution Trust (RTC) days where he handled the sale and disposition of hundreds of assets of every product type.  He was also a co-contractor in the disposition of over 600 of the U.S. Marshals Service’s Southern District of Florida drug seizure assets over a five-year period, and has extensive CRE sales experience within the federal and civil courts, including the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, having been a court-appointed receiver, plan trustee, or court-appointed sales broker over the course of his career. 

Michael has received many accolades throughout his career; his most recent being one of Florida’s Most Influential Business Leaders (Florida Trend Florida 500) and a Power Leader in Real Estate (South Florida Business Journal).  He has also been named a Commercial Real Estate Rainmaker and Top Office Broker, nationwide (Real Estate Forum).  For several years, Michael has been recognized as a top producer including Avison Young’s Circle of Excellence, as well as at his former firm where he also served on their national advisory board and won the Team Innovation Award for his innovative work with their Asset Resolution Team.   

Michael’s community ties run strong.  He was most recently knighted by the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem Knights of Malta, as well as selected as a member of the prestigious Florida Council of 100.  He currently serves on the Ocean Reef Club Real Estate Advisory Committee, the Miami-Dade Community Advisory Board for AvMed Health Plans, the St. Thomas University Board of Trustees, the HistoryMiami Museum Board of Trustees, and the McGlannan School Foundation for children living with dyslexia and other language-based difficulties.  At the age of 24, Michael was the youngest member elected to the Orange Bowl Committee where he continues to serve proudly.

Besides his real estate career, Michael is an avid surfer and a former nationally and world-ranked wakeboard champion.  He is a founding partner of the Miami Watersports Complex with Aktion Parks and is currently sponsored by Hyperlite and Nautique boats.

Michael graduated from LaGrange College with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and is a member of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. 


  • Licensed State of Florida Real Estate Sales Associate
  • NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Michael graduated from LaGrange College with a Bachelor's in Buisness Administration and is a member of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity.


Surfside Land
8777 Collins Avenue
Surfside, FL 33154
Land For Sale
5900-5901 SW 74th Street
5900-5901 SW 74th Street
Miami, FL 33130
Office For Sale
Biscayne Place
1700 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132
Land For Sale
Alton & Lincoln
1656 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Retail For Sale
617 W Colonial Drive
617 W Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
Office For Sale
Culmer Station Residences
690 NW 13th Street
Miami, FL 33136
Land For Sale
Interchange Commercial Node @ SR 52
Suncoast Parkway & SR 52
Land O' Lakes, FL 34638
Land For Sale
6375 W. Irlo Bronson Highway
6375 W. Irlo Bronson Highway
Kissimmee, FL 34747
Land For Sale
Biscayne 85
8500 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33138
Land For Sale
Magnolia Park
1830 NE 144th Street
North Miami, FL 33181
Industrial For Sale
Dadeland Trail
SW 70th Avenue & SW 80th Street
Miami, FL 33156
Land For Sale
Ponce Development Site
4225 & 4311 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Miami, FL 33146
Land For Sale
6970 Highway A1A
6970 Highway A1A
Melbourne Beach, FL 32951
Land For Sale
20850-20900 NW 2nd Ave
Miami Gardens, FL 33169
Land For Sale
The LeJeune Corner Property
2341 LeJeune Road
Miami, FL 33145
Land For Sale
Palmetto Expressway Development Land
3700 nw 167th Street
Opa-Locka, FL 33054
Land For Sale
Pasco County - Darby Road
30229 Darby Road
Dade City, FL 33525
Land For Sale
NNN Watersports Park
330 Denton Avenue
Auburndale, FL 33823
Special Purpose For Sale
FPL Interlachen
1225 Highway 20
Interlachen, FL 32148
Land For Sale
Sea Island West
Horsestamp Church Road & Head Road
Waverly, GA 31565
Land For Sale
Beauchamp Road
4912 Beauchamp RD
Plant City, FL 33563
Land For Sale
FPL Welaka
234 Old Highway 17
Pomona Park, FL 32181
Land For Sale
Crystal River
10077 W Tara Road
Crystal River, FL 34428
Land For Sale
411 Boundary Ave
411 N. Boundary Ave
DeLand, FL 32720
Land For Sale
US-1 & CR200
Bunnell, FL 32110
Land For Sale
13820 SW Silver Fox Lane
13820 Sw Silver Fox Ln
Indiantown, FL 33142
Land For Sale
Saint Lucie City Center
US-1, Walton Road & SE Village Green Drive
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952
Land For Sale