Mike Long, CPMProperty Manager
Mike Long joined AREA’s Property Management Team in September 2022 with a focus on office building and retail property management. He previously was with Curry Real Estate Services where he headed their multifamily property division. There, he was involved with both company-owned and third party-managed assets including market rate apartments, LIHTC tax credit apartments, manufactured home communities, self-storage, duplexes, townhomes, and single-family homes. Mike was also the Court Appointed Receiver for a 55+ community in Leawood, KS where he oversaw the management, asset preservation, ongoing sales, and distribution of proceeds to the court settlement group. Mike got his start in real estate as a commercial appraiser with Bliss Associates before transitioning into the property management field in 1995.
Mike’s work and life philosophy is built on trying to follow “The Platinum Rule” which states: Treat others as THEY want to be treated. He uses this guiding principle to build and nurture long-term relationships with owners, industry peers, industry partners, contractors, tenants, and staff.
Mike is a Certified Property Manager (CPM®) through the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®), and he has been involved in IREM® on both the local and national level. Mike served on the local board from 2008-2015 and as Kansas City Chapter President in 2014. He has served on the national Membership and Credentialing Committee from 2019-2022 and as the vice chair of the committee in 2022. Mike also has served on the Board of Directors for Edison Credit Union in Kansas City, Missouri since 2010.
Mike lives in Lee’s Summit with his wife Kristina and their two cats while his two boys Aaron (Grand Canyon University-Phoenix, AZ) and Andrew (University of Arkansas) are away at school. Mike enjoys spending time with friends and family and he and his wife love to travel. He has grown a passion for refereeing soccer at the high school level in MSHSAA (Missouri State High School Activities Association) and at the local grassroots level for USSF (United States Soccer Federation) helping mentor younger referees for the Sporting Lee’s Summit soccer club.
University of Missouri-Kansas City – Bachelor of Business Administration with distinction
University of Texas at Arlington – Master of Science in Real Estate
State of Kansas Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
State of Missouri Licensed Real Estate Salesperson