Mike Bucher joined Stirling Properties in 2014 as Development Director and was promoted to Vice President of Development in 2016. He is responsible for leading new and ongoing development projects, including ground-up development, redevelopment and joint ventures as part of the company’s initiative to expand its services across the Gulf South. In addition, Mr. Bucher manages Stirling Properties’ New Orleans office at the Pan American Life Center, where he is responsible for new business development, specifically focused on the New Orleans market.
Prior to joining Stirling Properties, Mr. Bucher was a Development Associate at Federal Realty Investment Trust in Boston, MA, where he was primarily responsible for the project management and financial analysis for Assembly Row, the Trust’s 5-million-square-foot, mixed-use development in Somerville, MA. He managed the planning and underwriting of the project, including 325K square feet of nationally-branded retail, 100K square feet of Class-A office space, and a joint venture partnership that built 450 market-rate apartment units.
He is an active member of the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties (NAIOP), the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), for which he was a member of the Centerbuild “20 Under 40” inaugural class of 2013.
Mr. Bucher holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Villanova University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, with specializations in corporate finance and investment banking.