Michelle Vaakil


Michelle Vaakil - Speaker at the 2025 PM Systems Conference

Michelle is at the helm of EGL Properties, Inc. as its Chief Executive Officer, guiding the company’s operations as a leading full-service residential property management firm based in the vibrant hub of West Los Angeles. With an extensive portfolio encompassing over 2,000 units scattered throughout the picturesque landscapes of Southern California, EGL Properties has emerged as a cornerstone in the region’s real estate sector. From quaint single-family homes to sprawling apartment complexes, EGL adeptly manages a diverse array of residential properties, catering to the unique needs of each client.

Michelle’s journey to leadership at EGL Properties is marked by a rich tapestry of experiences in the real estate realm. Prior to her tenure with EGL, she honed her skills in the commercial real estate arena, contributing her expertise to esteemed firms such as Douglas Emmett (1998-2000) and Jones Lang LaSalle (1995-1998, NYC). It was during these formative years that Michelle cultivated a deep understanding of the intricate dynamics shaping the industry, laying the groundwork for her future endeavors.

Armed with an MBA from the prestigious University of Southern California and a distinguished academic background from Smith College, Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to her role as CEO. As the Broker of Record for EGL Properties, she oversees the company’s operations with a keen eye for detail and a steadfast commitment to excellence. Michelle’s passion for international real estate led her to obtain certification as a Certified International Property Specialist, further enhancing her ability to navigate the complexities of the global market landscape.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Michelle is deeply invested in giving back to the community and supporting industry initiatives. She currently serves as the Treasurer for the NARPM Long Beach Chapter, leveraging her expertise to drive positive change within the real estate management sphere. Additionally, Michelle is an active board member of Provisors Women’s Affinity Group, where she collaborates with like-minded professionals to foster meaningful connections and facilitate professional growth opportunities for women in the industry.

In essence, Michelle’s unwavering dedication, coupled with her extensive experience and profound commitment to excellence, positions her as a trailblazer in the realm of residential property management. Under her visionary leadership, EGL Properties continues to redefine industry standards, setting new benchmarks for success and innovation in the dynamic landscape of Southern California’s real estate market.

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