Michael J. Baxter, CCIM, has nearly 30 years of commercial real estate experience. His claim to the title of the Poconos’ first Commercial Specialist is strengthened by the fact that he has NEVER sold a single-family residential property. His experience is strictly commercial.
Michael cut his real estate teeth in the early 80s at a number of smaller Pocono real estate firms before moving on to work for Phyllis Rubin at Coldwell Banker. His skill quickly showed and he was the company’s top producer every year from 1989 through 1997, a period that included his appointment as Director for the Commercial Division.
Having reached his pinnacle with Coldwell Banker, Michael needed new challenges. With a vision for what a commercial real estate company could be, in 1998 he made the bold move to open his own company, Michael Baxter & Associates Commercial Real Estate.
His vision for a better way to handle commercial real estate was centered on high ethical standards and a commitment to continuous training and improvement. The MB&A team participates in weekly sales training sessions, where they learn advanced Commercial Real Estate concepts. It is a standard unmatched in the Pocono region.
Michael Baxter’s individual sales production continues to lead the field, even as he oversees the day to day operations of the sales force.
He has vast experience in general commercial real estate, investment analysis, lease vs. own analysis, tenant representation, landlord representation, and commercial market value analysis. Michael was also the first in Monroe County to receive the prestigious CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation, often referred to as the Ph.D of Commercial Real Estate.
In addition to his role as Broker/Owner of Michael Baxter & Associates Commercial Real Estate and Property Management, Michael serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for The Pocono Mountains Economic Development Corporation directing; Pocono Mountains Industries, The Monroe County Industrial Development Authority and The Pocono Mountains Industrial Park Authority; the boards of Penn’s Northeast, a regional economic development marketing cooperative, and Wayne Bank; and he is frequently asked by the local courts to assist in matters concerning commercial real estate assets.
Michael was named the “2008 Businessperson of Year” at the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce annual banquet.
Joseph Baxter handles two roles for Michael Baxter & Associates Commercial Real Estate and Property Management. He has been a commercial advisor since 2003, helping clients acquire, dispose of or lease commercial real estate. Having started, owned, operated and sold his own businesses, Joseph has personal experience and knowledge to share with his clients. Beginning in 2007, Joseph added the responsibility of directing the Property Management Division, which was created specifically to provide property owners with the highest quality service available. Since that time the department has added personnel, diversified property types and more than quadrupled its clientele. Joseph is especially proud of the department’s successful turnaround of underperforming and distressed properties.
Michael C. Baxter is a Commercial Advisor at Michael Baxter & Associates Commercial Real Estate & Property Management.
After growing up in Stroudsburg, he attended Cornell University and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Government. After graduation, Michael took a week off and came to work in the commercial real estate firm in 2009.
Since beginning a career in commercial real estate, Michael has represented buyers and sellers in many different types of transactions. Michael’s hard work and focus earned him the firm’s Top Producer Award in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Since 2014, Michael has sold over $20MM in real estate, making him one of the top earning commercial agents in Monroe County.
Michael has specialized in the representation of selling clients’ income producing properties. Michael has sold 4 mobile home parks, multiple strip centers, and office complexes.
Michael has also successfully sold distressed property for Lenders, Bankruptcy Trustees, and Estates.
In addition to a career in commercial sales, Michael is a partner in an apartment rental portfolio 45 rental units, all in Monroe County.
Michael will be a Real Estate Broker by year’s end and is a candidate for the CCIM designation.
In his free time, Michael is an avid golfer and spends time with his beautiful wife, Jill and daughter, Anna.
Originally from the Lehigh Valley, Deron graduated with honors from East Stroudsburg University to earn a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management. Deron’s experience includes over 20 years working in the hotel, restaurant and golf industries including employment in South Carolina, Florida, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Deron is a member of the Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA). Deron joined MB&A in 2014 as a Commercial Advisor working with both buyers & sellers in the Lehigh Valley & Pocono markets.