Michael English has rejoined The Dikman Company to provide strategic and land use perspective to the company’s real estate activities. He’ll also be involved with industrial, light industrial, office, and warehouse build-to-suit development.
“Michael’s urban planning, development, engineering, and construction expertise coupled with his extensive private and governmental contacts will be a tremendous value-add to The Dikman Company,” said Bob Dikman, Chairman and CEO of The Dikman Company. “His ability to dig deep with planning and zoning analyses to uncover issues with a property prior to purchase is an extreme asset for our clients and is a service that isn’t found in most CRE firms.”
Michael’s due diligence expertise is of particular value with complicated properties; e.g. a redevelopment site with liens or a history of environmental, storm water, or transportation/access-related issues.
“We occasionally find properties where new zoning regulations come into place after the property was originally developed or the regulations were originally passed over. Discovering this information prior to making a purchase can save our clients a lot of money and a lot of headaches,” Michael explained.
Michael’s previous experience includes being a city planner, urban designer, and cultural anthropologist in the Tampa Bay area since 1975. He has a Master’s Degree in anthropology from USF. He is a Board and Executive Committee member of the Tampa Downtown Partnership, a member of the Board of Trustees of the FSU Coastal Marine Laboratory, and an ex-Officio member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Redevelopment Association. He also serves as President of the Board of Tampa Historic Streetcar, Inc., the organization that operates the TECO Line Streetcar System. Michael has been a board member since the organization’s incorporation in 2001 and a 10-time president.