Mike Rosen has joined Progressive AE as the newest practice leader and is charged with growing the firm’s national housing footprint. In addition to Mike’s industry expertise, he will leverage Progressive AE’s 30 years’ experience and corresponding portfolio in market rate, Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and student housing projects.  

“With an ongoing commitment to providing knowledge and thought leadership to clients, our firm is actively recruiting top talent to lead us forward,” said Bradley Thomas, President and CEO, Progressive AE. “Mike is a recognized subject matter expert in the housing industry and will have an immediate impact for our firm on the national level.”

Areas of Mike’s expertise include master planning, entitlement, new product design, visualization services, expert witness reports, real estate evaluation, highest and best use studies, and sustainability and technology consulting. With his extensive expertise and a robust portfolio of market-rate housing and mixed-use projects, Mike is well-positioned to lead Progressive AE forward on a national level. He has experience working for large firms as well as running his own practice.

With extensive market growth identified along the eastern seaboard, Mike will focus special attention in that region and work to establish a presence in Progressive AE’s Charlotte, North Carolina, office. He will also travel regularly to the firm’s corporate office in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to continue expanding the practice in the Midwest.

“I look forward to leveraging Progressive AE’s multidisciplinary approach and stellar reputation to build the housing practice; the cross-learnings from other markets within the firm is unique and will give us a significant competitive advantage in this crowded market sector,” said Rosen.

Mike’s LEED AP ND sustainable master planning designation and forward-thinking green projects, along with his experience with advanced visualization technologies, will help establish Progressive AE as a thought leader and trendsetter on the national housing stage. He is a sought after public speaker on a variety of housing topics and has garnered recognition in publications such as the Philadelphia Business Journal, Residential Architect, The New York Times, Computer Graphics World, and The Wall Street Journal. He holds licenses in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina.