WE HEART: Real Estate Titan, Michael Orbino

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29 | Bellevue, WA

Hometown: Bellevue, WA

Occupation: CEO, The Orbino Group

Why We Heart Them

Michael is the cream of the crop. From the Eastside, he is in the top of his field in real estate, runs marathons, teaches a class at a local high school, is into politics and is involved in many other aspects of the community.

This highly accomplished realtor has been an agent with John L Scott’s number one office located in downtown Bellevue for nearly a decade and currently serves as a Managing Broker. Michael’s ambissions eventually led him to establish his own division within the company, The Orbino Group, specializing in builder and developer consulting services. He was recently recognized from the Seattle King County Realtor Association as the “One to Watch” for 2011.

Michael also served 6 years in the United States Army Reserve as a finance soldier with a one year active duty tour for Operations’ Noble Eagle and Iraqi Freedom. His mission was to help service members and their families ensure financial stability through wartime deployments. He maintains the rank of Sergeant and is a proud Veteran of our nation’s armed forces. Michael completed his graduate certificate from University of Washington’s Executive Development Program in 2009 and is currently pursuing his Master’s in Business Administration with the hope of graduating in 2013.

As a third generation Bellevue resident, Michael continues his efforts to give back to the community that has given his family so much. He serves on the Eastside YMCA Board of Directors, teaching young people financial literacy as a Junior Achievement Instructor, and is a mentor for at-risk young men through the Groundbreakers program in the Bellevue School District.

Michael just completed his goal of four full marathons in less than 12 months with the Seattle Marathon in November. Now he is looking forward to training for the STP and earning his pilot’s license in 2011. With whatever free time he has left over he enjoys reading, spending time with friends, skiing, boating on Lake Washington, and staying in shape. Never scared to skip a night of sleep he still makes time to hit the nightlife around Seattle and Bellevue with the occasional jaunt to Vancouver, San Diego, Las Vegas, or Miami.

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