Michael Tavani

Co-Founder | michael@m18pr.com

Michael Tavani has been responsible for the successful development and execution of worldwide public relations campaigns for many of the most widely recognized hospitality and real estate developments of the last decade.  At M18, Michael serves as the agency’s chief strategist, overseeing a diverse group of industry-leading projects and companies, while serving as an advisor to their founders and CEOs.  Prior to forming M18, Michael managed the Hospitality & Real Estate division of a notable PR firm in New York, where he directed the public relations efforts for André Balazs Properties, including the launch of The Standard, New York, among other high-profile real estate projects. 


Meghan McGinnis 

Co-Founder  | meg@m18pr.com

Meghan McGinnis brings a diversified communications background to M18, including experience in the fields of marketing, publishing, luxury goods, hospitality and special events.  At M18, Meghan manages the daily operations of the company, spearheading various development initiatives while ensuring that strategic objectives and performance measures are met.  She is also responsible for the oversight of various clients in the hospitality and design sectors, leading the conceptualization and execution of successful public relations campaigns with M18’s experienced team of publicists.  


Anna LaPorte 

Executive Vice President anna@m18pr.com

With more than 15 years of experience in real estate public relations, Anna LaPorte is the Executive Vice President at M18, specializing in high profile mixed-use and residential properties. Prior to joining M18, Anna was a Senior Vice President at Rubenstein Associates, where she directed and carried out successful public relations campaigns for many of the top projects in the industry, including such signature buildings such as One57 developed by Extell, 56 Leonard designed by Pritzer Prize winning architects Herzog de Meuron, and One Brooklyn Bridge Park, the borough's largest residential conversion. 


Director | molly@m18pr.com

Molly Olive brings a strong background in the field of hospitality public relations to her role as Director at M18. Prior to joining the company, Molly worked at Nancy J. Friedman PR where she oversaw the public relations efforts for a variety of hospitality accounts and contributed to many successful opening campaigns, including Sean MacPherson's Marlton hotel and Ludlow hotel, among other high-profile hotel launches. At M18, she is responsible for developing opening strategies and executing press campaigns for clients, assisting with new business development, and managing M18's overall hospitality portfolio.  


Joey Arak

Senior Vice President  | joey@m18pr.com

Joey Arak brings years of journalism and new media experience to M18 in the role of Senior Vice President, where his areas of expertise include overseeing online press outreach and developing digital media strategies for real estate clients. Prior to joining M18, Joey was the Editor of Curbed NY, the pioneering New York City real estate blog, where he wrote extensively about real estate development and market trends in New York and helped expand the Curbed Network of blogs to additional major metropolitan areas.  He has been quoted as an expert on real estate in The New York TimesNew York PostNew York Magazine and New York Observer.


Associate Director  | nicola@m18pr.com

Nicola Amos brings a decade of diverse international public relations experience to M18 in the role of Associate Director. She has worked previously in consumer public relations and events across several categories, including hospitality, fashion, and lifestyle in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Past experience includes work with Nadine Johnson & Associates, Inc. and André Balazs Properties. At M18 she is responsible for the management of several hospitality and restaurant clients.