Michelle S. Schurgin
Michelle Schurgin has worked with The Festival Companies for 15 years. As Executive Vice President, Michelle leads The Festival Companies’ portfolio’s performance, oversees financing, asset management and real estate transactions. She has been a key player in the company’s growth and is responsible for the execution of corporate strategy.
Prior to joining Festival, Michelle was a practicing real estate attorney in New York at Schulte Roth & Zabel, LLP, where she practiced commercial real estate law. During her tenure, Michelle covered a broad range of major commercial real estate transactions representing major real estate owners and lenders. She specialized in commercial mortgage financings, acquisitions and dispositions of retail and office properties, leasing and joint venture transactions. Prior to that, Michelle was an associate at Brown, Raysman, Millstein, Felder & Steiner LLP, where she practiced commercial real estate law, focusing on construction, securitized debt and bond financings.
Michelle obtained a B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1998 and a J.D. from Cardozo law School in 2001. She is admitted to both the New York and New Jersey Bar associations and is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.