NEW YORK, August 19, 2013 – Houlihan Lawrence announced today the addition of Michael Rackenberg as the newest Licensed Salesperson to their Commercial Real Estate Group. In addition to advising clients on commercial sales and leasing, Rackenberg has a specialized focus on assisting buyers looking to use retirement funds for commercial investments.
“Michael’s keen eye for strategic investments and commitment to customer service is a vital asset to our team,” said Tom LaPerch, Director of the Houlihan Lawrence Commercial Group. “His experience managing multiple clients and advising on ways to best capitalize business resources will translate well into commercial real estate. I’m confident Michael will excel under the superior support system Houlihan Lawrence provides all of its agents.”
Rackenberg comes to Houlihan Lawrence with extensive experience in telecommunications and consulting. Continuing in his position as a Managing Member at ProTel Consulting, LLC, where he advises small to mid-size businesses on expense reductions focused on the deregulated telecommunications and energy markets, Rackenberg’s financial and investment expertise will be an invaluable advantage to the Houlihan Lawrence Commercial Group.
Previously holding multiple positions over three years at Allegiance Telecom, Inc., where he managed a large team, conducted trainings and focused on client relations, Rackenberg was attracted to the entrepreneurial aspect and investment advising opportunities inherently available in the commercial real estate industry. His decision to join Houlihan Lawrence was based on the significant opportunity to grow with the help of their state-of-the-art technology, smarter data and innovative marketing capabilities.
With a proven track record of facilitating profitable financial deals, Michael has been involved in providing satellite internet service for World Trade Center 1 and working with many nonprofit organizations to reduce and consolidate their telecommunication costs, allowing them to better serve their causes.
About Houlihan Lawrence
For over 125 years, Houlihan Lawrence has been committed to providing an exceptional real estate experience by combining unsurpassed local expertise with the most comprehensive level of support available. Founded in 1888, the family-owned company has steadily grown to 25 offices and over 1,000 agents in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties in New York. Houlihan Lawrence harnesses their smarter data, advanced marketing resources, global reach and hyper-local insights through dedicated divisions in key real estate areas, providing superior service to their clients. Houlihan Lawrence’s specialized service areas include: Luxury Country Properties, reaches beyond the local marketplace to attract discerning buyers from around the world; Global Relocation partners closely with local Fortune 1000 companies to provide full-service relocation assistance; Houlihan Lawrence Project Marketing works exclusively with and for developers of single-family and multi-family projects and the Commercial Real Estate Group provides full-spectrum services to owners, purchasers and tenants of commercial land and property.