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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Michael McAvinn 1993


  • Title: President
  • Company: Upstate New York Chapter of NAIOP, the association for commercial real estate
  • Location: Upstate New York
  • Birthplace: Buffalo, NY, 1954

Family: Stacy, 13 years; Sarah, 9 years; and Christopher, 7 years

High school/college activities: Sports

First job outside of real estate: Sports

First job outside of real estate: Planning technician for a regional planning agency in Ohio

First job in real estate or allied field: Inspection for a housing authority in Ohio

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Incubator development; Future-Implement master plan developments

Hobbies, Likes and Dislikes: Likes-Reading

Extracurricular time: Shorinji Kempo

Last or favorite book: “Den of Thieves,” James Stewart

Last or favorite movie: “Cool Runnings”

Person you most emulate (outside of family): J.W. Marriot Sr.

Key to success (one idea): Believe in yourself

If you were not successful in the business you are now in and were forced to choose another vocation, whether you are qualified or not, what would it be? Emerging multi-media/interactive communications industry