Michael W. Freret, Chief Executive Officer

Mike re-joined Orsett in 2008 as Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for the day-to-day oversight and success of all of Orsett’s various projects and businesses. Prior to Orsett, Mike worked for Duke Realty Corporation as Senior Vice President of its new Arizona Operations, spearheading its westward expansion. During his two years at Duke, Mike focused primarily on warehouse/distribution projects, developing properties with a cumulative value of over $125 million, including 1.8 million square feet of leases with Amazon.com. In 2004, Mike joined Opus West Corporation as Director of Development, where he directed was responsible for over 2 million square feet of new projects, including high-rise office, retail, and industrial developments, as well as office and industrial projects on Native American ground leases. Mike began his career as a real estate lawyer in Arizona at Snell & Wilmer, the state’s largest law firm. He left Snell to join a boutique real estate firm in 1996 of which Orsett was a client. Originally joining Orsett as a Development Associate and Counsel in 1998, Mike has assisted in the development and management of over 2 million square feet of office, light industrial and retail projects. Mike earned his Bachelor’s degree at Colby College in 1991 and his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center in 1995.