Wall Street 50 – 2006

Michael P. Higgins/CIBC World Markets

Michael Higgins is Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Finance at CIBC World Markets. He is one of the most active and respected real estate finance executives in the U.S. He has experience in all aspects of the real estate industry and has been involved in the financing and advisory of over $50 billion of commercial real estate transactions.

CIBC is a leading financial institution and one of the largest in North America, with total assets exceeding $200 billion and offices around the world.

A native of County Mayo, Ireland, Higgins earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from National University of Ireland, Galway, where he serves on the foundation board. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Real Estate Finance from New York University. He is married and has four children.