Founder and President of M.A. Angeliades, Merkourios Angeliades, known as Mike, was born on November 20, 1941 in Symi, Greece. He came to the United States in 1960 to pursue a better life for himself and his family back home. After working at different factory and construction jobs, he founded his first company, ANT Construction. ANT did mostly home improvements and restaurant renovations. In 1969 Mike founded Magnetic Construction Corp., which was responsible for building more than 200 restaurants, as well as doing both city and state projects. Over the following two decades, Mike founded several other construction companies, including Hudson Meridien and Algonquin.
His namesake organization, M.A. Angeliades, was founded in 1991, providing construction management and building design for projects in both the public and private sectors. Over the last two decades, M.A. Angeliades has become synonymous with best practices in construction and building design management.
His business genius also spearheaded the founding or acquisition of other businesses, such as Washington Square Realty, LLC, the Dairy Barn store group (in 38 locations), Kyma Restaurant and two property holdings for future development, one in Stamford, CT and the other in Beacon, NY.
Most recently, Mike has expanded into real estate development nationally and internationally, and has re-focused his energy on private sector projects that also contribute to the communities that surround them, support local economies, and represent his strong personal interest and passion for these specific projects.
Two of its most significant development projects are:
The Chase Tower in South Bend, Indiana through his Washington Square Development LLC; and
Afandou North Golf on the Island of Rhodes, Greece with M.A. Angeliades.