Mike Stickney grew up in Bexley, Ohio, attended Bexley High School. He attended Vanderbilt University and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering. Upon his return to the Columbus area, Mike became very interested in the real estate industry and at the age of 23; purchased his first real estate investment property in Victorian Village. He later founded NorthSteppe Realty. NorthSteppe Realty is a full service commercial real estate firm specializing in providing Ohio State University housing, property management, brokerage, tenant representation and consulting services. It represents several thousand apartment units near the Ohio State campus. Mike’s interests and hobbies include swimming, health studies, golf, trout fishing and collecting classic cars. He is passionate about mentoring students and has demonstrated that passion by offering scholarships through The Columbus Foundation to students interested in the real estate profession. Mike and his wife, Linda, reside in Upper Arlington, Ohio and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.