Mike went to college for computer science, and at a college job fair, he found an internship in the IT Department at Washington REIT. From an entry-level position to playing a key role as a manager in the department, Mike has been able to rise up the ranks through persistence and creative problem-solving.
Depending on the priorities of the day, Mike works with his team to make sure technology throughout the portfolio is functioning properly, as well as to prioritize and address any employee requests. After these tasks are completed, Mike often works on long-term projects to improve the company’s technology footprint.
“The IT Department has a great opportunity to problem-solve creatively every day, to take a challenge and find a solution—and solve for a bigger goal.”
“IT has has an indirect impact on our bottom line, but it is felt. This company really does a good job at recognizing the impact that technology has on our properties, on our tenant experience, and ultimately on our shareholder value. There’s a willingness to invest in technology here.”