Developing boutique urban infill projects

By Chris Arnold

Redefining boutique multifamily development

Transforming Cities welcomes Michael Pink, CEO and Managing Partner of Left Lane Ventures, which develops boutique multifamily urban infill projects ranging in size from 12 to 75 units. Michael began his career as an attorney serving in the roles of Associate, Partners, and then Of Counsel at Best & Flanagan where he practiced commercial and construction litigation for a decade.

In 2000, Michael became co-owner, CFO and COO for Mosquito, a designer and manufacturer of private label consumer goods for nationally known brands. Later he started West Emory, which sells home decor, stationary, yard games, and pet products through national retailers.

Michael earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a JD from the University of Minnesota Law School. He lives in Minneapolis and is an avid backpacker, water sports enthusiast, and explorer of roads less traveled.

Latest Interviews

EP80 Howard Paster Mike Sturdivant
Feb 21, 2024

Evolving a WWII-era family real estate business

From coin machines, to retail, to mixed-use and multifamily, Howard and Mike are consistently evolving this third-generation real estate company based in the Twin Cities.

Real Wins Podcast Tile 03
Feb 14, 2024

Finding a Multifamily Creative Agency Fit

What should multifamily real estate developers and operators look for when vetting a creative agency partner?

EP79 Brent Camp
Feb 7, 2024

Marketing and leasing brilliance in multifamily

Brent Camp has worked in the industry for over 14 years across student housing, lease-ups, value-add and repositions, active adult, affordable, and build-to-rent housing.

Real Wins Podcast Tile 02
Jan 31, 2024

Specialty Agency vs. PM Companies and Sub-50-Unit Brands

Considerations when choosing between a specialty marketing agency and a property management team for marketing. And, at what property size do you even need a brand?

Want more interviews?

Nominate a Guest

We're always on the lookout for great development, marketing, and industry guests on Transforming Cities. Have someone in mind? Let us know!

Subscribe to the TC:AM Edition

A simple read in under 5 minutes, delivered to your inbox Saturday mornings.