Michelle Langer is Senior Vice President of Capital Markets with Cottonwood Communities, a $2.5 billion real estate investment trust (“REIT”) that owns and operates a diverse portfolio of investments in multifamily apartment communities throughout the United States. Formed in 2004, Cottonwood has grown into an industry leading, national multifamily platform. In her role, Michelle’s primary focus is on the development and execution of capital raising strategies for Cottonwood Communities, Cottonwood’s current REIT, and other Cottonwood-sponsored investment offerings. Since joining the company in 2013, Michelle has helped spearhead the launch of fifteen Cottonwood investment offerings, including three qualified opportunity zone funds, two international debt funds and a 721 exchange roll up into Cottonwood’s prior non-traded REIT, Cottonwood Residential, collectively raising a total of $1 billion in investor capital. Michelle has been in the real estate industry for over 23 years, starting her career with Re/Max Commercial Brokerage. She was one of four individuals who created their Major Asset Division in West Los Angeles. Her team consistently ranked as one of the top producing brokerage divisions across Southern California and specialized in the sale and exchange of high-end multifamily investments in Prime Westside areas such as Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Santa Monica and Malibu.
Since that time, Michelle has exclusively focused on commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions, asset management, distressed loan workouts and capital markets, and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and events.
Michelle received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and her Master’s in Business Administration from the European University based in Montreux, Switzerland. She actively promotes the education and awareness of type-1 diabetes and was recognized as a top individual fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association in 2003, 2004, 2011, 2014 and 2018.
Michelle lives in Brentwood with her husband and three children.