Michael Adamo

Managing Director, Development

Michael Adamo is a seasoned real estate investment and development executive with more than 12 years of professional experience.  Michael’s development track record spans more than 3,500 multifamily homes, representing more than 4.0 million square feet located in the New York metropolitan area with a value in excess of $2.25 billion.  

Michael joined Rose Associates as a Director in 2016.  In addition to completing the development of Hoyt & Horn, a 368-unit 26-story mixed-use high-rise luxury building in downtown Brooklyn, Michael focuses on the acquisition, entitlement, design and development of transit-oriented communities in the New York metropolitan area.  Michael is working to commence construction on Hamilton Place, a 468-unit transit-oriented mid-rise development in downtown White Plains, working to complete design and pre-construction activities on 57 Alexander Street, a 440-unit transit-oriented mid-rise development on the Hudson Waterfront in downtown Yonkers, and also leading entitlement and pre-development activities for a 1.0 million square foot mixed-use development in Port Chester.

Prior to joining Rose Associates, Michael was a development executive with AvalonBay Communities, Inc. where he focused on the development of wood frame low-rise, and mid-rise residential communities.  During Michael’s tenure with Avalon, he led the acquisition, entitlement, design, development, permitting, construction and leasing of four luxury rental communities, including Avalon Garden City, a 221-unit garden-style luxury rental community, Avalon Huntington Station, a 379-unit garden-style luxury transit-oriented development, Avalon Great Neck, a 191-unit podium-style luxury waterfront development and Avalon Rockville Centre II, a 165-unit podium-style luxury transit-oriented development.  

Michael began his development career at The Briarwood Organization as a development associate, where he managed the execution and sell-out of The Solara, a 160-unit 12-story mid-rise cooperative, and the Water’s Edge, a 130-unit two-story low-rise condominium.  He also led the development team through the early part of the entitlement and design of Elton Crossing, a 199-unit 12-story mid-rise rental building, and sourced, acquired and led the design of Walton Avenue, a 59-unit 11-story mid-rise rental building.

Michael received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Hofstra University and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from New York University.  Michael is a past board member of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, a member of the NYU Real Estate Student Association, Urban Land Institute Multifamily Housing Council, National Multifamily Housing Council, and New York Private Equity Network.

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