Mike Ayala has owned and operated mobile home parks since 2007, and has been active in construction and management since he was 15 years old. He graduated from the Associated Builders and Contractors 4-year project management program at age 22 and then became a licensed instructor.
Shortly thereafter, his first project was the management and oversight of a multi-million-dollar casino remodel. By age 24, Mike founded his first construction company and has been involved with over 2,000 projects totaling over $1 billion, including hospitals, courthouses, federal buildings, casinos, mills, gold-processing facilities, civil projects, multi-family homes, and shopping centers.
Of the companies he started, most notable is the construction company that scaled quickly to more than 100 employees and sold at a $12 million valuation, making it onto the Inc. 2009 “2500 Fastest Growing Companies in America” list. Mike currently owns 160 Mobile Home lots, has renovated over 500 units, and manages over $1M a year in rents under management.
Formerly a Talent Agent at William Morris for 16 years, he represented some of the world’s biggest celebrities, including Tim Allen, Sheryl Crow, Barry Manilow, and Peter Frampton. In 2009, Andrew began investing in single-family residences and acquired over 100 properties in less than 4 years.
During this time-frame, he discovered the massive demand for affordable housing in America and chose to leave the agency and focus full-time on real estate investing. After a few initial investments in manufactured housing and Mobile Home Parks, Andrew realized the opportunity for a powerful and positive disruption in the market by providing the dignity of a free-standing home with the affordability of manufactured housing—and hence the creation of Park Place Communities.
In less than 6 years, Andrew and team have closed on 35 manufactured housing communities in 12 states, with close to 2,500 lots, quickly making Park Place Communities a Top 100 Owner / Operator in the U.S. With his sights set firmly on becoming a national Top 10 owner and operator, Andrew will continue to lead the vision and focus on the growth of PPC through strategic partnerships, scaling the companies, and investor relations.