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Michael M. Lafayette Honored by Marquis Who's Who for Exceptional Executive Leadership

Michael M. Lafayette is an innovative entrepreneur and trusted strategic business partner

An ability to clearly articulate objectives and assemble strong teams has proven foundational to Mr. Lafayette's success.

    MARBLEHEAD, MA, February 07, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Michael M. Lafayette has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Lafayette is the chief executive officer of Pleasant Street LLC a real estate development company that in 2023 delivered Marblehead, MA's first and only senior living community called the Mariner. The Mariner offers independent, assisted and memory care options along with its host of amenities including a café, several dining options, a pub, salon, library, exercise room, lounges, activities, transportation, and resident care. The community has also earned a reputation of becoming on of Boston's best north shore senior communities.

Mr. Lafayette's success creating the real estate development company is the result of applying broad expertise in quantifying market opportunities, authoring the strategic business plan, assembling strong implementation teams and raising capital. His past go-to-market initiatives also include financial products and internet-based solutions. Mr. Lafayette manages the entire product life cycle, including pricing, promotion, and positioning for launch.

Varied professional experience has shaped Mr. Lafayette's presence in the field and includes dedicated work in sales and marketing with Fortune & Forbes 500 firms operating in the financial district of Boston. He also accumulated expertise as a former owner, operator, and employee of various small business startup firms before being named the vice president of North American Products with Monster Worldwide. Notably, he also excelled as the founder, president, and chief executive officer of Orca Lounge Outfitters before assuming his current leadership appointment in 2014.

A commitment to higher education has proven critical to Mr. Lafayette's profile. He holds a master's degree in marketing and finance from Bentley University, which he completed in 1992, and driven by a passion for lifelong learning and professional development, Mr. Lafayette has also completed coursework across diverse platforms including project management, leadership, and public speaking through prestigious programs at George Washington University and Dale Carnegie.

Mr. Lafayette is active in environmental activities including recreational and technical scuba diving, through which he has produced underwater videography for media outlets such as PBS's youth programming and for other institutions seeking specific content. He is proud to be one of only 500 individuals who have achieved the feat of diving the Andrea Doria, a luxury transatlantic ocean liner located south of Nantucket Island in waters reaching a depth of 250 feet, and Mr. Lafayette has actively volunteered with the New England Aquarium's Giant Ocean Tak dive team practicing animal husbandry for 17 years. He is also an instrument rated pilot of a high-performance aircraft where he spots great white sharks along the outer banks of Cape Cod.

Mr. Lafayette counts his contributions to the establishment of the Mariner Assisted Living Community, a senior community, as a noteworthy accomplishment. The $45 million project, which required sustained fundraising and construction effort over the course of a 10-year development period, was brought to market by the concerted effort of just three individuals. Its success in surpassing lease-up forecasts and the efficiency with which the property elevated occupancy reflect Mr. Lafayette's adeptness in identifying key metrics.

An ability to clearly articulate objectives and assemble strong teams has proven foundational to Mr. Lafayette's success. Additionally, he prioritizes productive collaboration that inspires the entire team to pursue success. Looking toward the future, Mr. Lafayette aims to concentrate on securing the financial viability of the Mariner Assisted Living Community so that residents enjoy the best possible experience.

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