Cordes & Company

Tel: 303-796-1130

Michael L. Staheli

Managing Director

Michael Staheli is a Managing Director with Cordes & Company where he oversees the firm’s insolvency and financial advisory activities in the Denver office.

With more than 30 years of business and finance experience, Michael assists clients as a financial advisor or court-appointed fiduciary responsible for operations, asset preservation and enhancement, liquidation, financial analysis, asset recovery and litigation resolution.

Since joining Cordes in 2009, Michael’s work has spanned a wide variety of industries, including senior healthcare, hospitality, construction, agriculture, oil & gas, retail, low-income housing, retail, and many more.  Whether as a creditor’s advisor or a court-appointed Receiver, Custodian, or Bankruptcy Trustee, Mike brings extensive experience in analyzing complex organizational and financial challenges and implementing strategic and tactical initiatives that achieve desired results. 

Mr. Staheli’s experience started in financial analysis with a private equity firm, leading to team management with Hines, an international real estate development company.   He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Brigham Young University.


Mike contributes more than 20 years of practical experience gained in-house at brand-name real estate companies like Hines, where he was first a development manager and then director of finance and new business for the resorts division, and Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, where he was a senior real estate project analyst.

Mike was also a principal with Brookside Development, LCC, a real estate asset management company that provided services to Lehman Brothers and other investment groups.

For these entities, Mike managed commercial, residential and resort developments, handled real estate transactions, and secured acquisition and development financing.  He was also vice president of VCDS, Inc., a private property management company, where he managed the portfolios of nine real estate companies.


Mike holds an MBA in real estate finance from the University of Southern California and a BA in economics and Asian studies.


Colorado Real Estate Brokers License

Professional Affiliation

Mike is an active member of the Turnaround Management Association, an international non-profit association dedicated to corporate renewal and turnaround management.  He is also a member of the American Senior Housing Association.

Forensic & Fraud Investigation


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