:: Michael Crane

Michael Crane is an entrepreneur, educator and investor with over 35 years business experience. Starting his first business at age 19, he has enjoyed a career of creating and operating numerous business endeavors and is passionate about assisting business owners in gaining necessary skills for success. He is known for his "student hands-on" teaching style and believes that the best learning experience is one which incorporates student creativity with real world applications.

Michael is the President of Certified Realty Services, Inc. (CRS), a real estate service firm offering brokerage, appraisal, investment and development of real estate assets. In 1993, CRS opened a telecommunication consulting division and has performed thousands of projects across the Southern United States for clients including AT&T Wireless, Sprint, Nextel, T-Mobile, Cingular, Cricket and others. CRS built and operated a portfolio of telecommunication towers in Texas and Louisiana, eventually selling the portfolio to a national tower concern.

Michael has taught college credit courses and seminars in the Business Services School at Austin Community College since 1993 and is a past member of the Real Estate Advisory Council. He is an instructor for the University Of Texas Professional Development Center in small business topics. He received his Bachelor's Degree from St. Edward's University and has taken advanced valuation courses at the Appraisal Institute with special emphasis in valuation of Small Business Interests. He is a member of the Texas Real Estate Teacher's Association (TRETA) and an approved MCE instructor for the Texas Real Estate Commission.

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