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Michael Jehle: Thriving in CRE for three decades

For three decades, Mike Jehle has thrived in the competitive world of commercial real estate. Strong markets or weak markets, Jehle has succeeded in them all.

[caption id="attachment_15371" align="alignleft" width="214" caption="Mike Jehle"] Michael Jehle Midwest Regional Director Arbor Commercial Mortgage Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

For three decades, Mike Jehle has thrived in the competitive world of commercial real estate. Strong markets or weak markets, Jehle has succeeded in them all.

What's his secret? It's not much of a secret at all. Jehle studies his industry. He works hard for his clients. He treats everyone with whom he works fairly and with respect. And when it's time to originate a loan, Jehle works closely with his borrowers until he finds the right solution to even the trickiest of funding challenges.

It's a formula that has served Jehle well as Midwest regional director in the Bloomfield Hills office of Arbor Commercial Mortgage.

And it's one that has impressed his peers.

"Mike is a true professional," said one. "He works hard, and he knows the industry as well as anyone. I'm not surprised that he's done so well for so long."

As one of the top officials at Arbor, Jehle originates loans across the nation, with a particular focus on Fannie Mae DUS(R) and Federal Housing Administration transactions across Michigan, Indiana and Illinois.

Jehle joined Arbor in 2001, and boasts 30 years of commercial real estate lending experience. He's rarely surprised, then, when originating even the most challenging of loans. This calm, steady nature helps eliminate the stress of potentially difficult loan transactions.

Before arriving at Arbor, Jehle held positions at such lenders as Michigan National Bank, Gibraltar MoneyCenter, Bankers Mutual and Berkshire Mortgage.

At Arbor, though, Jehle has truly shone. During his tenure here, he has closed more than $1 billion worth of commercial real estate loans. During the past year alone, Jehle has closed more than $76 million worth of transactions. There’s little indication, either, that Jehle will slow down any time soon. The multi-family market across the Midwest and the country continues to boom. Jehle, with his experience, work ethic and market smarts, has taken advantage of this to record a stellar 2011. The future? It looks to be just as strong. After all, that combination of hard work, ethics and market knowledge never fails.