An entrepreneur at heart, CEO Mike Kalis leads the team at MarketplaceHomes.com, a Detroit-based brokerage that specializes in new construction sales and property management. Marketplace has sold more than $1.5 billion in new construction homes, gained a controlling interest in more than 2,000 single-family properties, and offers new-construction homebuyers a guaranteed lease on their previous property for up to six years. Mike has also been a four-time Inc. 5000 list awardee, and in addition to his managing partner role at Marketplace, he is a venture capitalist and investor in ZipTours. The startup helps homebuyers and renters see a home with an agent streaming live to their smartphone; it has conducted tens of thousands of tours since March 2015. When he’s not busy creating new real estate solutions, Mike loves wakeboarding, playing guitar, and spending time with his family.