Michael Heller is the owner of Heller Pacific Inc., a real estate development company specializing in office, retail and mixed-use development in the Sacramento area. The son of an old-school contractor who loved modern design, he grew up surrounded by architecture and spent his teenage summers working as a construction laborer. Michael received an MBA from the University of Southern California, studied engineering and business in undergrad, and spent his early career developing office buildings with his father. Heller Pacific embraces innovation and the advancement of green technology as a core value. Marrying the pursuit of architectural advancement, the fundamental need for quality construction, and the reality of risk management without compromising profit goals is an art form in which Heller Pacific has distinguishing expertise.