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Michael Nicholson


212-952-5000 (Work)
914-406-0665 (Mobile)
120 Wall St, Floor 30
New York, NY 10005

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Michael Nicholson joined the J.S. Held team in January of 2016. Prior to his time at J.S. Held, Michael was a building consultant with Wakelee Associates, where he was involved in projects including loss estimating, project monitoring, contractor procurement, project scheduling and owner’s representation. During his tenure at Wakelee, Michael was tasked with oversight of the firm’s project monitoring division.

Michael’s areas of experience in both insurance, and non-insurance assignments include hotels, retail, offices space, manufacturing facilities, educational facilities, high-end residential and historical structures. Insurance assignments have included collapse, fire, flood, explosion, water infiltration and vehicle impact. Non-insurance assignments have included apartment conversion, addition, redevelopment and capital improvement. Michael has worked on appraisals ranging from $150,000.00 to over $95 million.

Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Bucknell University. Additionally, Michael holds IICRC certification in water remediation (WRT) and applied structural drying (ASD), and is a Haag Certified Inspector.