Vice President of Network Development, Americas
A recognized leader in the real estate industry, Michael Berretta has close to three decades of sales and corporate development experience. Since joining IWG in 2000, Michael has developed the growth strategy for the company and helped to expand IWG’s North American footprint to include more than 1,100 centers in excess of 23 million square feet of flexible office space. IWG’s companies include Regus, Spaces, No18, Open Office, and Signature – each catering to professionals in need of flexible workspaces around the world.
As Vice President of Network Development for the Americas, Michael spearheads strategic development and new center growth for Canada and the United States. On average, Michael is in charge of 150-plus new centers every year in North America – averaging 3.5 million square feet of growth annually. He also leads the Business Development; Real Estate; Design and Construction; Lease Administration and Development Finance departments.
Prior to his current position, Michael held senior roles within IWG, including Regional Vice President, Sales and Corporate Development Director and National Brokerage Manager. Previously, Michael served as Vice President, Corporate Development for eHome, an Internet-based residential real estate sales organization. He was also Vice President, Development at HQ Global Workplaces where he was responsible for the new center development program and for developing a prototypical workplace model.
Michael has proven time and again his keen understanding of how marketing, business and technology interact and the ability to drive profitability through that interaction. Since starting his corporate development career with OmniOffices in 1989, Michael has fostered long-standing industry relationships to drive growth at each of his business development positions. He is widely considered an expert in the category and is a frequent speaker in the real estate industry. He has been cited in numerous publications, including Business.com, Bloomberg BNA, The Commercial Observer, and Commercial Property Executive discussing trends in the coworking industry.
Michael earned a B.A. from The University of Georgia. He is married and has two children.
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