Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Originally from sunny Southern California, Mikael is a true consultant and coach known for his bright smile, keen business sense, and warmly engaging personality. An Honors Program student and Dean's Scholar at Clark Atlanta University, Mikael received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Supply Chain Management. Before relocating to New York City, Mikael lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he managed a $400 million dollar portfolio and earned the Merchandising Directorship Award as an Assistant Buyer at Target Corporation’s corporate headquarters. Mikael has a passion for fitness and nutrition, and is a certified personal trainer. When he is not playing basketball or cooking new recipes at home, Mikael enjoys traveling the world and volunteering with the Red Cross and FLETE (Co-Founder).
Mikael Pyles of Cooper & Cooper recently helped us find a great rental in Manhattan. We are from out of state and only had one weekend within which to find an apartment. Mikael was wonderful and highly professional from start to finish. He contacted us prior to our arrival and spent a lot of time asking us questions to ascertain our precise requirements and preferences. He told us exactly what to expect from the process and what documentation we needed so that we would be ready to make an offer as soon as we found the right apartment. Before we arrived, Mikael had scheduled multiple appointments in each of the neighborhoods that were of interest to us. Due to his organization and preparation ahead of time, we were able to see at least ten apartments in three different neighborhoods in one day. There was no wasted or down time between apartment viewings and our search was very efficient. We actually found an apartment we are thrilled with that first day. It would have been impossible to find an apartment on our own. We could not have done it without Mikael. He is very experienced, lovely and a pleasure to work with. We absolutely recommend him without reservation. He is the best at what he does. We are very grateful!
– Arlyn L.
I'm writing to express my thanks to Cooper & Cooper, and especially to Courtney and Mikael. Your firm was professional, savvy and dedicated to the success of the sale from the first meeting we had last July. I especially appreciated your consultative style – our 3-way 'strategy' conversation with me in Boston and Andre in California was classic! But most of all I wanted to tell you how much I benefited from the professionalism and generosity of Courtney and Mikael. They both went way beyond the call of duty in helping me to do things like sell the furniture, find a good attorney, and wait for the electrician when I couldn't be there! They are truly dedicated professionals as well as thoughtful and warm human beings.
– Joan D.
Mikael made the entire process simple, asking my two roommates and me for all of our preferences and scheduling multiple days worth of viewings for us. Mikael took us around the city touring the different apartments, always professional and helping us with any questions we had. During the tour we finally found our dream apartment, and Mikael made sure we were the first to apply... Mikael was also a lot of fun to be around and helped make the entire apartment search process much less stressful. I highly recommend Cooper & Cooper and especially Mikael for quick, informed and professional service performed with integrity.
– Dan S.
The apartment search went along seamlessly through Cooper & Cooper and Mikael. He worked diligently to find a place that matched the criteria we set, and he was truly a pleasure to work with. Once we found the perfect apartment, Mikael managed the entire process, including the taxing application process, and we secured the lease that same day. He answered all of our questions with honesty and gave us all the information needed to succeed, from our first conversation months prior to our search until the lease was signed. I would recommend Mikael to anyone looking for a great experience.
– Emil A.
My partner and I worked with Cooper & Cooper to find our first apartment in Manhattan after graduating from college. We were noobs looking for a safe and enjoyable dwelling on a modest budget; they were professional, they had experience, and above all else they actually valued us as people. We had such a great experience that when it was time to move 4 years later they were our first choice. I highly recommend Mikael Pyles. He was our broker during our second move and he reinforced our opinion of Cooper & Cooper as professionals who value their reputation and people. They understand good business is founded on valuing relationships more than cold money figures (great business ethos). Even though we had a limited budget (and these guys work with high profile clientele), we were provided with genuine, valuable service. Mikael helped us plan out our key dates and financial goals for the apartment search in advance, identify and prioritize our conditions for apartments, and gather the paper work needed to be attractive and organized applicants. Thank you for this experience! We look forward to working with Cooper & Cooper on our next move as renters or homeowners.
– Mark B.
We worked with Mikael Pyles when my son was looking for an apartment in Brooklyn as a college grad moving to NYC to start his career. He was exceptional and found several places that had everything on his wish list. It only took a few hours before he decided on his first choice and moved in a few weeks later. Mikael works tirelessly to ensure the process is completed professionally and accurately. Highly recommend him and Cooper & Cooper.
– Linda F.