Mike Drandell was born and raised in Los Angeles and is a product of the Los Angeles Unified School District and received his Bachelors of Science in Accounting at the California State University Northridge. While pursuing his CPA certificate, Mike worked at the Beverly Hills accounting firm of NSBN LLP (currently CliftonLarsonAllen LLP) starting as a staff accountant and becoming the then youngest manager in the firm’s history. During his 9 years at NSBN Mike specialized in both real estate audit and taxation.
In 1995 Mike left public accounting and began his career with GK as the Controller for GK Management Co., Inc. Since that time, he has held the positions of Vice President/Controller, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and as of January 2019 his current position of Chief Executive Officer. Mike holds the title of CEO for all GK related companies including GK Management Co., Inc., Prestige Homes, Inc., Royale Management Co., LLC, Overland Casualty Co, Inc. and Active Mortgage Corp.
Mike is currently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, as well as a past board member of the Los Angeles Business Council, past board member and past president of both the Affordable Housing Management Association and AHMA Foundation. Mike lives in Santa Monica with his wife Julie and their two daughters.