Design building his first house at the age of 20, Michael is a proven leader in the built industry with over 15 years experience in residential architecture, construction management and real estate development. He has managed the construction of over 100 new and remodeled homes and over 250 new multifamily apartment units, contributing to over $75M in commercial development experience.
At age 25, he was recognized by the Milwaukee Business Journal as a 40 Under 40 recipient and by the Milwaukee Times Black Excellence Awards as a Corporate Trailblazer.
Michael obtained a B.B.A. in Finance & Real Estate from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, an A.S. in Architectural Technology from Milwaukee Area Technical College and was selected as Valedictorian of Marquette University's 2015 ACRE graduating class.
He has served on the board of directors at Pathfinders Milwaukee, Inc. and We Got This, Inc.. He is married and a father of four.
DEVON ELLIS, PHD, PE
Devon has three decades experience in the construction and development industry performing civil and structural engineering, building inspection and construction management services. He is a conscientious professional with an extremely high level of technical competence that has played a vital role in some of the most difficult construction projects in recent history, both locally and across the nation.
Devon has a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering and Management Science from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, a M.S. in Structural Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and a B.S. Civil Engineering from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad.
Devon is dedicated to the revitalization of Milwaukee’s central city and has partnered on several community focused projects throughout his career. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering. Devon is married and a father of two.
Proficient in architectural and structural engineering design as well as carpentry and other finish trade work, Brandon brings a diverse set of talents that fits perfectly within the Emem Group team. He is a bright young talent with a hunger for knowledge that places him in a perfect position for success.
Brandon obtained a B.S. in Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and an A.S. in Architectural Technology from Milwaukee Area Technical College.
Brandon is passionate about community revitalization and other mission driven work – so much so that he traveled abroad to volunteer to build homes in extreme poverty-stricken communities in Zambia. Brandon is married and a father of one.