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Michael Atkins Michael Atkins Real Estate CEO

Michael Atkins' experience includes 35 years of executive real estate investments specializing in commercial real estate.
Michael is Full-time CEO and Broker with focus on Commercial and Residential Investment Real Estate assisting high net worth individuals, families, companies, and governments transition real estate assets.

His career in Real Estate began in Virginia in the 1980s, when he acquired and renovated real estate in Northern Virginia. In 2013 after selling his technology company, Michael joined RE/MAX where he provided commercial real estate services including consulting, selling, purchasing, leasing, financing, land development, banks, shopping centers, data centers, construction, warehouse, retail, hotels, restaurants, hospital, manufacturing, luxury, and government. He was in the top five Washington metropolitan commercial realtors two years in a row.

In 2019, both daughters lived in Florida, and he purchased rental property in West Palm Beach. Michael expanded Amaxven Real Estate from Virginia to Florida where he obtained his Florida Brokerage license and started Amaxven Real Estate Brokerage Company of Florida while maintaining an Associate Broker relationship with Horizon Real Estate Virginia. After closing several commercial development properties in 2021, COVID restrictions stopped Florida-Virginia travel and Michael moved his operations to Hobe Sound, Florida. Michael also attained the followings Real Estate designations to better serve his clients.

Designations & Licenses:
Broker - State of Florida Licensed by (DBPR) Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation as a Real Estate Broker who is qualified to be a broker.

Brokerage Company - State of Florida Licensed by (DBPR) Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation as a Real Estate Brokerage Company.

CIPS® Certified International Property Specialist - CIPS Designee are part of Elite Group, which is comprised of over 3,500 real estate professionals are connected to an influential network and is recognized in 45 countries This member-only group is specifically for real estate practitioners of the National Association of REALTORS® who have earned the CIPS designation. REALTORS® who have earned this designation are consumers' best and most trusted resource for navigating the global market for Buyers, Sellers, and Investors.

ACP Certified International Property Specialist with RE/MAX Commercial ACP - Accredited Commercial Professional training course includes all the key stages of managing commercial real estate, acquiring important knowledge to price commercial properties, the tools to locate customers and maintain customer relations, and how to work effectively with colleagues.

RSPS Resort & Second Home Property Specialist certification is for REALTORS® who specialize in buying, selling, or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in resort, recreational, and/or vacation destinations.

CCIM National Certified Commercial Investment Member Class for real estate practitioners at a time when risk mitigation, pricing, and cycle assurance have become critical to investors. Introduces the CCIM Cash Flow Model, a tool for ensuring your investment decisions is based on wise finance fundamentals. Learn how to use key financial concepts such as Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Net Present Value (NPV), Cap Rate, Capital Accumulation, and the Annual Growth Rate of Capital to compare different types of commercial real estate investments.

CCIM Florida Certified Commercial Investment Member The mission of the Florida CCIM Chapter is to provide the highest quality marketing and networking opportunities, services, and education that will enhance our members' ability to conduct business successfully.

CCIM Feasibility Analysis for Commercial Real Estate A real estate development feasibility study is typically conducted as part of the project's initial due diligence. It teaches a roadmap for a potential project by assessing all site investigation, research, and preliminary due diligence items against potential problems and their financial implications.

CCIM Medical Office Building Development As more health care systems aim to improve the patient experience and lower operating costs, the demand for newly constructed, high-quality medical office space will only increase. But medical office development projects come with unique considerations that can make the difference between success and failure. In this three-hour online, instructor-led course, learn the key components of medical versus general office development and how these translate into new strategies, analyses, and valuations for effective decision-making throughout the development process.

InfoSec Compliance Certified (OCEG) GRC Professionals are charged with looking before we leap, carefully thinking through issues, finding and fixing problems and generally being the source of Stability in the organizations.

Michael Atkins Achievements
  • Top Commercial Realtor Washington DC Metro (REMAX)
  • Top Commercial Realtor Virginia (UNITED)
  • CEO Amax Planet Global Real Estate Buy Sell Opportunities
  • CEO Amax Teams Global Real Estate Boards, Executives, and Investors
  • CEO 1-Cybersecurity Digital Forensics
  • CEO BoardGRC OCEG InfoSec Compliance
  • CEO Commwealth Financial Corporation Capitalization
  • CEO CCSI IBM Computer Master Reseller
  • CEO Incident Logic Cybersecurity Department of Defense Intelligence
  • EVP NuComm Global Call Centers
  • Director NEXGEN SWIFT
  • Director of DOD VIABLE EDS
  • Director of Application Software Boeing Computer Solutions
  • Series 7 Kidder Peabody Investment Banking
  • Top Secret Clearances Department of Justice and Department of Defense
  • Top 1% Sales, Sales Management and Instructor Xerox

  • Member of National Association of REALTORS (Commercial & Residential)
  • Member of the State of Florida Realtors® Association
  • Member of Realtors® Association of the Palm Beaches & Saint Lucie (RAPB) & (GFLR) Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors® Association
  • Member of Realtors® Commercial Alliance of the Realtors® Association of RAPB &GFLR
  • NAR Global Business
  • Member (AREAA) Asian Real Estate Association of America
  • Member (ICSC) Innovating Commerce Serving Communities
  • Member (CREA)The Canadian Real Estate Association
  • Member (ICSC) Shopping Centers The member organization for industry advancement, ICSC promotes and elevates the marketplaces and spaces where people shop, dine, work, play, and gather as foundational and vital ingredients of communities and economies.
  • Member (OCEG) GRC Professionals are charged with looking before we leap, carefully thinking through issues, finding and fixing problems and generally being the source of Stability in our organizations.
  • Commercial Member with LoopNet/CoStar, Inc Group.

MBA Loyola University Finance
BA BCU Finance
Married, have two adult children, and enjoy golf, boating and travel.

The Honorable Ronald R. Spoehel – Amaxven Advisory Partner. Partners to Ukraine

The Honorable Ronald R. Spoehel The Honorable Ronald R. Spoehel served in the leadership of NASA as the U.S. Presidentially appointed Senate-confirmed Chief Financial Officer. He has over 40 years of board, executive management, private investment, and investment banking experience, from Fortune 500 to innovative technology start-ups.

Mr. Spoehel is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Aegis Cybersecurity Systems Inc. and serves as Managing Partner of Windrock Capital LLC, a private firm with a concentration on technology start-ups and innovation. He also presently serves on select U.S. and international companies, investment funds, and advisory Boards and has served in financial and general management and on Boards with globally operating public and private companies in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, and Europe. Among various companies with worldwide operations, he has served with Harris Corporation, Hughes Aircraft Company, ManTech International, ICF Kaiser International, Optinel Systems, ICx Technologies, Acer Group, Profire Energy, and Indrocorp Technologies. His global experience also includes ten years with Bank of America and Lehman Brothers across the energy, technology, and industrial sectors.

He is a member of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., and has served on the United States Chief Financial Officers Council, the U.S. Air Force Audit Committee, the Board of Directors of the Professional Services Council, and the Advisory Council for the Wharton and Engineering Schools at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Spoehel is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in economics and MBA from the Wharton School, and his Master of Science degree in engineering from the Moore School of Electrical Engineering.

Mark Kehaya Amaxven Advisory Partner to Ukraine

Mark Kehaya Mark Kehaya Mark has more than 30 years of investment and operating experience, with numerous operational restarts, turnarounds, and growth investments. Co-founded Private Equity firm Meriturn Partners, specializing in overlooked and underperforming middle-market situations. Investments were made in basic industries including manufacturing, distribution, and services.

Co-Founder and Partner in Ukraine Border Logistics, a Private Equity fund focused on partnering with Ukrainian industry and entrepreneurs with the goal of investing in the reconstruction of the country and helping revitalize companies in key sectors of the economy. Chairman of the Board of AMV Holdings, the largest operator of specialty brick and mortar vape stores in the USA, operating 100+ retail locations. Past Chairman and CEO of Alliance One International, a $2 billion revenue agricultural company with extensive operations in Eastern Europe, South America, Asia, & Africa. Past Chairman of the Board of Dunn Paper, a manufacturer and supplier of high performance, advanced paper, and tissue for use in food, medical, and specialty markets. Past CEO of Standard Commercial's Cut Roll Expanded Stem Operations in Russia, building manufacturing plant and operations from 1 employee to 140 employees. Past Director of Wayne Farms, a leading integrated agriculture company specializing in poultry.

Patrick Storer Associate Broker


A real estate sales agent is a licensed professional who helps clients buy, sell, and rent properties. The job description of a real estate sales agent typically includes the following duties and responsibilities:
  1. Prospecting for clients: Real estate sales agents must actively seek out potential clients through various means, such as cold calling, door knocking, and networking.
  2. Listing properties: Real estate sales agents work with sellers to list their properties for sale or rent. This involves taking photos, creating marketing materials, and setting a price for the property.
  3. Showing properties: Real estate sales agents show properties to potential buyers or renters, highlighting the features and benefits of each property.
  4. Negotiating contracts: Real estate sales agents negotiate contracts between buyers and sellers, ensuring that all parties are satisfied with the terms of the agreement.
  5. Facilitating transactions: Real estate sales agents work with lenders, attorneys, and other professionals to facilitate the transaction process, ensuring that all necessary paperwork is completed, and deadlines are met.
  6. Providing market analysis: Real estate sales agents provide clients with market analysis and advice on pricing, marketing, and other aspects of the real estate transaction process.
  7. Maintaining relationships: Real estate sales agents maintain relationships with clients, providing ongoing support and assistance even after the transaction is complete.

Real estate sales agents must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as a deep understanding of the local real estate market and the transaction process. They must also be licensed by their state and adhere to ethical and legal standards in their work.