Michael Donovan

Principal, Balke Brown


Mike Donovan brings 30 years of experience and a wide range of real estate deal-making skills to the Balke Brown Transwestern team. Mike has an extraordinary ability to manage all the functions necessary to acquire and operate institutional quality commercial real estate. Those functions include the identification of a desirable asset, formalizing realistic income and expense projections, managing the due diligence process, creation of an asset
management plan and successful leasing of the property. In addition, Mike has a long history of executing on the ultimate sale of the asset.


  • Managing an eleven-person brokerage staff
  • Co-managing a twenty-person commercial property management staff
  • Co-managing two acquisition funds
  • In 2017 executed on the disposition of six institutional quality office buildings totaling over $90 million