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Mike Finkelstein
Director of Project Management

I spent a decade working in DC’s famous food scene managing bars and restaurants. Talk about real time drama! The stars truly need to align for a night to unfold perfectly in the hospitality world. At Nest, the drama is as rich as some menu items. We’ve seen it all. Again and again. Since 2014, in my project director role, I track complicated projects from beginning to end, ensuring our properties weather even the most complicated “storms” and the residents experience little to no disruption along the way. Think roof replacements, renovation and restoration after a flood or other “bump in the night” issues that can impact a home and its inhabitants. I’m the guy you want on your side to ensure a return to normal as quickly as possible. Calm during the storm is my thing. I oversee our after hours/on-call efforts and keep our vendors busy and happy to ensure our call is the first one they respond to when our number pops up. When I’m not fire fighting, you will find me giggling with my two kiddos, preferably in the ocean, a pool or lake on a sunny day!


Starling DC fills a gap in the DC real estate landscape. When home repairs need to be managed, it’s almost impossible to find a reputable, reliable and accessible vendor. We’re just that! We’ve spent 9 years cultivating a cadre of highly skilled and heavily committed team members who have been overseeing repair and improvement of a diverse portfolio. We’ve tended to property of all kinds, from studio apartments to historic farmhouses in Petworth. We work to the highest possible standards, recognizing our homes should be best in class. Our services should be the same. We offer hourly maintenance technicians, project management and we specialize in getting spaces move-in ready for happy residents.

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