Vice President / Founding Partner
Michael earned his Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1971, and was originally associated with Mastin Associates Architects from 1973-1977. At Mastin, his responsibilities included design and contract administration. Major projects included the Atlanta Center Ltd., The Terrace Garden Inn and the relocation of Trust Company Bank’s 100,000 square foot computer operations.
As in-house Architect and Construction Manager with Property Management Systems, from 1977-1979, he was responsible for managing 2,000,000 square feet of tenant construction and space planning and served as Development Consultant to Prudential Insurance Company for real estate investments. Over 700,000 square feet of office and business park space was developed under his team.
An architect, registered in ten states, he established began Michael Loia and Associates, in 1979, specializing in Architecture, Interior Design and Project Management and continues as President and CEO of Loia Budde & Associates. Loia Budde & Associates employs thirteen architects and designers with annual billings of $1,500,000.
In 1982, he established Neal & Loia Construction Company, Inc., in partnership with Thomas F. Neal, and served as senior vice-president. Neal & Loia Construction Company specialized in commercial and interior tenant construction, with annual billings in excess of $40,000,000. Mr. Loia closed NLCC in 2004.
Michael is an active developer of commercial real estate. His portfolio includes office parks, industrial, apartments, condominiums and hotels. Mr. Loia was nominated and became finalist for Small Business Person of the Year in 1986, for the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Loia is registered with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.