Mr. Sommer joined Cedar Realty Trust as Senior Vice President of Development & Construction in June 2019. In this role, he manages the execution of Cedar’s development and redevelopment efforts throughout the portfolio. During his 20+ years in the real estate industry, Michael has developed in excess of 8 million square feet of residential, retail and office assets. Prior to joining Cedar, Michael was Executive Vice President of Development at Edison Properties where he led the redevelopment of the award winning Ironside Newark project in Newark, New Jersey. Earlier in his career, he was Managing Director of Development at Advance Realty after having started his career at Premier Development.
Michael earned an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business from Lafayette College.