Michael Spies


Managing Partner, Fuse Strategies LLC

Michael is an investor and strategic adviser in real estate related technologies via Fuse Strategies LLC and as a Venture Partner at Navitas Capital. He spent 30 years as a senior executive with Tishman Speyer, establishing many of its international businesses, spearheading global innovation, and chairing its Investment Committee.   Prior to joining Tishman Speyer, he was a senior official with the City of New York’s lead economic development agency.

Michael is on the Advisory Board of the Taubman Center in State and Local Government at the Harvard Kennedy School, while also serving on the boards of several early-stage enterprises.  He is a former Global Governing Trustee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), serving as chair of the jury for awarding its highest honor, the ULI Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development. He graduated cum laude from Princeton University and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government with a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning.