Michael S. Sharpe, J.D.
Principal | Minneapolis, Minnesota
Michael brings a variety of valuable skills and knowledge to the Davis team with his successful background and experience in the health care industry. After starting his career at the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, Michael moved to the Allina Health System where he spent 16 years. As a lawyer with both MHA and MBA degrees, Michael brings a tremendous foundation to Davis.
Michael spent the first half of his career at Allina as Director of Business Development acquiring physician practices, structuring joint ventures and negotiating third party contracts. He then created the Allina Real Estate Department—crafting its charter, writing the corporate policies, hiring the staff and implementing the corporate real estate procedures. In his role as Corporate Vice President, Real Estate, Michael was accountable for Allina’s 2.5 million square foot lease portfolio (50 lease transactions per year), 300 construction/design projects annually (budget of $300M) and all of Allina’s development initiatives.
Among his noteworthy accomplishments was Allina Commons at Midtown Exchange—according to the Business Journal “the most complicated real estate deal in Minnesota’s history.” He also successfully implemented a 10-year strategic real estate plan for the Allina Medical Clinic. Michael was also responsible for the development of a replacement hospital as well as campus master planning and infrastructure assessment initiatives.
Michael works with both health systems and physician practices to develop and execute focused real estate plans. Having spent the majority of his career on the provider side, he well appreciates the needs and constraints of his health care clients.
Companies & Organizations I've Worked With
- North Memorial
- St. Luke’s
- Minnesota Gastroenterology
- Northwest Eye Clinic
- Essentia Health
- Midwest Ear, Nose and Throat
- Dermatology Consultants
- St. Paul Eye