Since joining EMM Group as a partner in 2008, following the success of its first venue Tenjune, Michael Hirtenstein has been instrumental in the company’s rapid expansion. Alongside Mark Birnbaum and Eugene Remm, Hirtenstein utilizes his business expertise and extensive network in the real estate community to identify prime locations for EMM’s continued growth, both in New York and beyond.
Hirtenstein originally founded and built WestCom Corporation into a $270 million international empire before its sale to OEP in early 2005. Hirtenstein continued with the company as Vice Chairman until its 2007 sale to IPC Systems Inc., a leading provider of communications solutions to financial services firms.
Prior to his success with WestCom Corporation, Hirtenstein founded, and later sold, two other companies including Westover Group Insurance in 1992 and Westover Communications, which specialized in long distance service plans, in 1994.
Since the transition of WestCom Corporation to IPC Systems, Inc, Hirtenstein reinvented himself in the real estate community as a savvy investor with holdings all across the US. During the recent sale of one of his luxury apartments, he raised the bar for the historically highest recorded price per-square-foot ever.
In 2004, Hirtenstein created and funded the Hirtenstein Family Foundation, a charitable foundation that donates $150,000 plus a year to needy causes. Hirtenstein is also a board member to the Happy Hearts Fund. Happy Hearts Fund is a charity committed to improving children’s lives through educational and sustainable programs in disaster areas.
Hirtenstein has also served on the Board of Directors of Tour GCX Partners since 2005. Tour GCX is a growing company that applies the concepts of fractional ownership and shared access to some of the countries most exclusive golf clubs.