Michael DiMella


Michael DiMella
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Michael DiMella
 is a nationally recognized leader in the real estate industry.  For his innovative real estate sales & marketing skills and strategic thinking, he was chosen to receive the prestigious 30 Under 30  Realtors in America award from Realtor Magazine.  He is also frequently cited in local and national news publications, like The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, Boston Magazine, and Banker & Tradesman for his insight and perspective on the Boston real estate market.

Michael has a strong educational background in Economics/Econometrics, in which he earned a Master’s Degree from Boston University (where he was also a member of the nationally ranked BU Terrier ice hockey team).  Honed through education and years of empirical research, his ability to use sound statistical analysis to spot trends in the housing market and make investment recommendations is especially prized by clients.  See our Boston real estate blog for examples of his market research.

Michael is a leader in the real estate industry and is currently serving as President of the Greater Boston Association of Realtors. He has served on the Board of Directors at the Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB), the Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR), and the National Association of Realtors (NAR).  At NAR, he also Co-Chaired the 2011 National Association of Realtors Conference & Expo.

Besides the “30 Under 30″ recognition, Michael has won awards for both leadership and for marketing.  He was selected as a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Future Leader and has won the Massachusetts Association of Realtors Website Design Contest for best company website.

Michael is also a Principal of IGNITION Residential, an interdisciplinary multifamily development advisory and marketing firm; and Charlesgate Property Management, a full service apartment and condo association property management firm.  He lives in Boston’s South End, enjoys outdoor sports like sailing, skiing, and scuba diving in his spare time and definitely has a few strong opinions about cooking and eating great food…just ask him!

Select Professional Affiliations & Leadership

Greater Boston Association of Realtors

  • President, 2014
  • Board of Directors

Massachusetts Association of Realtors

  • Board of Directors
  • Leadership Academy, Class of 2006

National Association of Realtors

  • Board of Directors
  • Leadership Academy Advisory Board, 2014 Vice Chair
  • NAR Annual Conference, 2011 Co-Chair

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

  • Future Leaders of Boston, Class of 2006

Boys and Girls Club of Boston

  • Friends Council Co-Chair 2014-15
  • Friends Council Founding Member

Select Awards and Recognition

Greater Boston Association of Realtors “Realtor of the Year” (2014)

Realtor Magazine National Top “30 Under 30” Realtors (2008)

Greater Boston Association of Realtors President’s Citation (2008)

Massachusetts Association Of Realtors Website Design Contest Winner (2007)

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Future Leader (2006)


“Michael did a fantastic job as he represented me during a real esate transaction.  As an industry expert he ensured the process went very smoothly.  His knowledge was critical in ensuring the finances around the deal were in my best interest.  What’s best –  once the deal was done, he remains in touch and is willing to help with his valuable and free, advice.”

– Matt Gill

“Michael has been a great resource in the Boston real estate market.  His knowledge and network combine for a great “point man” in real estate.”

– Ryan Nestor

“Michael is an outstanding professional!   Selected as one of the coveted “30 Under 30 REALTORS” by the National Association of REALTORS, his professionalism and skill are recognized at all levels of our organization.   His positive attitude, active participation in solution-building, and professional insight are hallmarks of his success.”

– Rob Authier

“In regards to any of my questions on purchasing real estate, understanding market trends in real estate, understanding mortgages, and the impact that the recent credit crisis has had on obtaining new mortgages or refinancing existing mortgages, Michael DiMella has consistently provided sound and easy to understand advice or responses.  More impressive is the time Michael spends to help one understand those things that are most important to them.  I appreciate all that Michael has done in supporting my real estate transactions and I would highly recommend his services.”

– Matthew Spencer

“When I first met Michael and worked with Charlesgate Realty Group, I was very impressed with their team-oriented approach.  It’s not common to find that model of business within the real estate industry.  And, it really works for them.  I was also very impressed with Mike and his attention to the market-place.  He keeps Charlesgate ahead of the “technological ” curve with his use of Charlesgate’s blog and website.  I’m constantly visiting his blog to find out what new real estate developments he’s posting about.  It’s not just a job to Mike, it’s a passion.”

– Patrick Dywer

“Michael DiMella and his entire team of realty colleagues at Charlesgate Realty have treated me with the utmost respect and courtesy each time I’ve worked with their clients when they were buyer-agents for them. Mike and Charlesgate Realty agents are always courteous and professional and most importantly, allow me to provide complete professional service to our clients, without interference, which is what those clients expect and deserve.”

– Rob Amaral