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real estate broker , Construction executive

Michael R. VanButsel, American real estate broker, construction executive. Licensed real estate broker Florida.


VanButsel, Michael R. was born on December 7, 1952 in Alma, Nebraska, United States. Son of Julius and Margaret (McCorkle) VanB.


Bachelor of Architecture, University Nebraska, 1975.


Assistant to vice president construction central administration, U. Nebraska, Lincoln, 1975-1976;architect, Consolidated Architects Engineers, Omaha, 1976-1977;architectural project manager, Dana, Larson, Roubal Architects, Phoenix, 1977-1979;marketing director, Dick, Fritsche Architects, Phoenix, 1979-1981;marketing manager, Lendrum Design Group, Phoenix, San Diego, 1982-1985;owner, Developers Management Group, Phoenix, 1985-1986;contracts manager, Turner Construction, Phoenix, 1986-1987;vice president development, The Bay Plaza Company, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1987-1996;chief operating officer, executive vice president, International Care, St. Petersburg, 1996-1998;president, North Star Development, St. Petersburg, since 1998;real estate manager, vice president, Mida Group, Corporation Real Estate Superior vena cava syndrome. Board directors Center Arizona Health Systems Agency. Director American Invitational Championship Amateur Kickboxing.


  • Licensed real estate broker, Florida.


Housing commissioner City of Phoenix. Member Paradise Valley Planning Committee. Board directors Community Water Leadership Program.

Chairman facilities and strategic planning committee University South Florida, St. Petersburg, 1999—2002, chairman academy planning committee. Board directors Pinellas Economic Development Council. Vice-chair environmental advisory committee Southwest Florida Water Management District, since 2002.

Pinellas advisory board American Red Cross. Allocations committee United Way, 1998—2000. Member Real Estate Investment Council, St. Petersburg United States of America and Russia Birthday Commemoration, 2002—2003, Pinellas County Transportation Task Force, Pinellas Redevelopment Task Force.

Member Chief Executive Officer search committee University South Florida, St. Petersburg. Chair legislation affairs committee development council All Children's Hospital. President Mariners for Sen.

John McCain, Arizona. Surrogate speaker for Congressman Eldon Rudd. Member Senate roundtable Sen.

Connie Mack, Florida. Westside campaign chair Rick Baker for Mayor, 2001. Member Ivory Club Pinellas County Republican Party, 2001—2005, Pinellas County Assembly, 2002.

Board directors Gran Prix St. Petersburg 2003 Foundation. Member Florida Gulfcoast Commercial Association Realtors, Pinellas Leadership (member selection committee 2003), Leadership Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce (chair environmental committee, chair transportation committee), Valley Leadership (Phoenix), Precinct Committee, Martin County, Florida, 2007, Martin Crossings (president since 2007), Hoa, Stuart, Florida.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gourmet cooking, geo-political books, Tai Chi, Kung Fu Karate.


Married Jené Hendley. Children: Vanessa, Stephanie, Jamie.

Julius VanB.

Margaret (McCorkle) VanB.

Jené Hendley

Vanessa VanButsel

Stephanie VanButsel

Jamie VanButsel