MIG Real Estate (“MIG”) is a private real estate investment firm located in Newport Beach, California. MIG invests directly in multifamily, office, hotel, retail, and industrial properties located in the Western U.S. and Sunbelt states. The company currently owns and operates over 10 million square feet of real estate comprised of over 6000 multifamily units.

The strategic focus of MIG Real Estate remains dedicated to creative value by developing and managing sustainable residential and business communities, and retaining full ownership of its real estate investment assets for long term appreciation.

The company is placing emphasis on strategic marketing to communicate directly with the ultimate consumer in a more sophisticated and timely manner.  This includes shaping a broader consensus regarding the vision and contribution of MIG as a thoughtful and respectful owner, builder and manager; proactively pursuing communication strategies that prepare and inform key constituencies of MIG’s plans and exploring new technologies and techniques to improve customer identification, communication, and service.



Denver, CO

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Phoenix, AZ


Austin, TX


Chandler, AZ



Las Vegas, NV


Bothell, WA


Indian Wells, CA


Denver, CO


Jackson, WY


Berkshire Apartments

Renton, WA


Avila Apartments

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA


Becket Apartments

Renton, WA





Greg Merage provides overall strategic investment direction and leads the operational and investment activities of the firm as it actively grows its' portfolio of assets. Under Greg’s leadership, MIG Real Estate has successfully grown its portfolio to more than ten million square feet of investment properties totaling more than $2 billion in assets under management throughout the Sunbelt and Western U.S.  With more than 20 years of real estate investment experience, Greg has managed and executed investment strategies across a diverse array of both residential and commercial properties.

Greg received a B.S. in Real Property Development from the University of Southern California and a MBA in Finance, Strategy and Marketing from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Greg is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He is also a member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO).

SHERRY DUPONT, General counsel & chief compliance officer

Sherry DuPont is responsible for the legal oversight of MIG’s business activities, entity structuring, investor relations and compliance. Sherry has more than 20 years experience in private equity, fund management, real estate and finance.  She has negotiated several billion dollars of real estate transactions during her time as General Counsel for both private equity firms and publicly traded companies.

Sherry holds a J.D. from the University of Southern California and two B.A.'s in English and Political Science from the University of California Berkeley.

CHRIStian GARNER, director of investments

Christian Garner is responsible for the firm’s multifamily acquisition activities and the implementation of value-add rehab and operating strategy.  Chris brings to MIG more than 30 years of real estate investment and finance experience across most income producing property types.

Chris earned a B.A. from University of California, Los Angeles.

kevin stileS, Director of investments

Kevin Stiles is responsible for originating, negotiating and executing direct office real estate investments on behalf of MIG and for implementing value add strategies adopted during underwriting.  Kevin has over 25 years of real estate experience.

Kevin earned a master's degree in Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.

ANDREA REDEWILL, Senior asset manager

Andrea Redewill is responsible for supporting all aspects of asset and portfolio management efforts related to MIG's multifamily properties and is additionally involved in the underwriting and financing of all product types, portfolio management, and market research.

Andrea received her BA in Architecture from University of California, Berkeley and her MBA with a concentration in Real Estate at University of California, Irvine - Paul Merage School of Business.


Lee Burckle oversees MIG’s finance and accounting functions, as well as providing support for its financing activities. Lee brings over 30 years of real estate and real estate development experience to MIG.

Lee is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from University of Wisconsin – Green Bay.


Chris McCormick oversees financing for all investments along with acquisition and portfolio underwriting for all product types including office, industrial, retail, multifamily, hotel, self-storage and residential land.  He leads a team of professionals dedicated to acquisition underwriting, due diligence, market research, and portfolio management. 

Chris received a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Real Estate Finance from the University of Southern California and a MBA from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. 


Jake Taylor is an Asset Manager for MIG Real Estate.   Jake brings to MIG 25 years’ broad-based business experience within the telecom industry and conventional multi-family & student housing sector. Jake’s experience spans management execution, strategy and leadership roles of high-growth disruptive start-ups, distressed operations, product development, middle-market buy/sell transactions and development.

phillip matchett, director of commercial investments

Phillip Matchett is responsible for the leasing, operations and property management of MIG’s office and retail investment properties while strategically monitoring their performance to achieve desired results. Phil brings over 25 years of real estate experience. Phil received his B.A. in Economics from the University of California Los Angeles.

DICK SIM, Board of advisors

Dick Sim is among the real estate industry’s foremost experts on development, investment and management. Dick previously served as Chairman of Investment Properties for The Irvine Company, which developed the nation’s largest master-planned urban environment on approximately 54,000 acres of land in Orange County, California.

During his 20-year tenure, Dick oversaw five of The Irvine Company’s operating and financial divisions and was responsible for the development, marketing and management of more than 30 million square feet of commercial investment properties. 

Max Gardner, board of advisors

Max Gardner has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of real estate investment, with particular expertise in apartment acquisition, development, and management. Most recently, Max served as President of Irvine Company Apartment Communities, overseeing growth from 20,000 units to almost 45,000.

Previously, Max was Chief Operating Officer for Bay Apartment Communities (NYSE & predecessor to AvalonBay), responsible for new construction and the acquisition/renovation of 25 apartment communities. Earlier experience included serving as the senior partner for Trammell Crow Residential on the West Coast, and developing large-scale residential communities in Virginia and North Carolina.




Multifamily & Hospitality Acquisitions: cgarner@migref.com

Asset Management: kmccarren@migref.com

MIG Corporate Headquarters

660 Newport Center Drive, Suite 1300 
Newport Beach, CA 92660 

Regional Offices:

Phoenix, AZ Denver,CO Austin,TX