Mike grew up in the South of the Netherlands and lived there for more than 35 years. He graduated from high school and university where he got his bachelor’s in mechanical engineering. After that, he joined the Royal Netherlands Airforce where he served as F16 Crew chief for 5 years. When his contract finished with the Air force, he landed a job as a service engineer repairing large diesel engines on board of vessels and power stations. He dedicated himself to become a highly specialized engineer repairing diesel engine crankshafts and generator shafts all over the world. He worked his way up becoming a Supervisor and Project Manager. Working for more than 15 years as an engineer he traveled all over the world meeting, interacting and negotiating with different cultures and societies.
In 2015 he received a life-changing opportunity and he moved from the Netherlands to Sunny Isles Beach in South Florida. Fascinated by Real Estate and Engineering he decided to obtain his Florida Real Estate License. Mike got introduced to real estate by his uncle that lives in Australia who is the owner of a very successful luxury real estate office on the east coast of Australia. He is a pro active agent with Canvas Real Estate the head office that is located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. He was asked with a hand full of other agents to start up a new Luxury Real Estate office in Sunny Isles Beach also known as the Riviera of Florida. Mike is representing domestic and international customers on a day to day basis and is convinced that honesty and transparency are an important part of his role as a Realtor.