Michelle L. Buckley
Michelle brought to her Clients 16 years of experience working for national, regional and boutique brokerage firms, prior to forming Buckley Commercial Real Estate in 2013. She claims the best experience she has had and who has made her who she is today, are her Clients she has worked for along the way.
She specializes in Tenant Representation throughout the Carolinas and has been instrumental in store placement and market strategies for national, regional and local retailers throughout her career. She also assists Buyers in land acquisition for Single Tenant, Specialty Strip and Big Box and Lifestyle Center Developments.
The American University, Washington DC
Bachelor of Arts Degree – Business
Lasell College, Newton Massachusetts
Associates Degree – Business Management
- Real Estate License in North and South Carolina
- Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers – Member since 2001
- Member of the Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors
- Mecklenburg County Board of Equalization and Review – Board Member – 2014-2017
- University of Shopping Centers – Wharton School – March 2013 Real Estate Program
- Member of the Program Planning Committee for the ICSC – Charlotte Idea Exchange – 2 years
- Board Member of the Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors, Social Committee and New Branding Committee
Michelle was born in Boston, raised in Atlanta and has lived in Charlotte over 25 years. She prides herself on understanding the needs of retailers and restaurants, not only from her years of working for national and local businesses, but from personal life experience stemming back to childhood. It was hardwired in her DNA to work in retail commercial real estate. Starting at age 5, Michelle took on her first retail role, selling Christmas trees from her family’s Christmas tree lot. As a teenager she worked for Toys R’s Us as a sales associate, Mrs. Winner’s Chicken and Biscuits as a cashier and a family owned Italian Restaurant as a server. Both of her parents worked in retail, her Dad as an executive with a National Apparel retailer with over 1,000 locations and her Mom as a buyer for a family owned Children’s clothing store. Her Great Grandparents had an authentic Italian Restaurant that served not only as the heartbeat of their family, but the town where they lived. In addition, her Grandparents home, which was a small farm, was purchased and turned into a restaurant, so she understands the emotional stance of when a personal residence can be turned into commercial property.