« Bios »The principals of Bleznak Real Estate Investment Group have developed a team approach to creating value. Furthermore, they all embrace the same professional standard of honesty, integrity, respect, and accountability; ethics that can be relied upon. The results are clear; Bleznak Real Estate Investment Group is comprised of a team of high-caliber real estate professionals who know how to win.

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Mitchell Bleznak

Mitchell Bleznak is a co-founder of Bleznak Real Estate Investment Group. During the past 20 years he has been Chief Executive Officer and majority shareholder of Woodbury Management, Inc., a diversified real estate asset management organization. Mitchell has also served as the senior managing partner of numerous ventures involving real estate assets with an aggregate value exceeding $300,000,000.

Founded in 1968, Woodbury Management's corporate staff and field staff approaching 100 consists of a team of professionals specializing in management, marketing, leasing, maintenance accounting and financing. They have served as the catalysts for creating and implementing strategies that have consistently added value to a diversified real estate portfolio. Read More...

Over the course of the last thirty years, the company served as the managing agent for a diversified real estate portfolio which delivered superior financial results for its owners. Property operations included various styles of apartment communities, neighborhood shopping centers, mixed use office and congregate living communities for seniors. Principally, all assets under management have produced a combination of a current cash-on-cash return with substantial long-term appreciation.

Mitchell has formed over 30 separate entities, which have served to provide over $85,000,000 of private equity capital for property acquisitions. His success is attributable to a thorough understanding of real estate valuation and finance coupled with negotiating expertise. Employing disciplined acquisition and management strategies with appropriate levels of debt and equity capital have been his formula for capital appreciation and return on investment.

In addition to serving as managing partner for related entities, Mitchell has been retained as a consultant by banking institutions, legal firms, accounting firms and private owners. Mitchell has served on the Advisory Board for Huntington Banks of Michigan. His services included appraising property valuations, rendering testimony as an expert witness in the Michigan Tax Tribunal, and management and leasing assignments for troubled properties.

Mitchell has served on boards and committees of the following philanthropic organizations:
-Jewish Vocational Services
-Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
-Cranbrook Kingswood Schools
-Congregation Shaarey Zedek Endowment
-Clover Hill Cemetery Boar of Trustees
-American Cancer Society
-University of Michigan Cancer Center

Mitchell is a member of the following:
-Apartment Association of Michigan
-Apartment Association of Colorado
-Apartment Association of Missouri
-NMHC – National Multi Housing Council
-ASHA – American Seniors Housing Association
-Builders Association of Michigan
-NIC – National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry

Mitchell's professional credentials include the following:
-Michigan Builders License
-Michigan Real Estate Brokers License

Mitchell is a resident of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and maintains a business address at 255 East Brown Street, Suite 101 Birmingham, Michigan 48009. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in construction engineering from Michigan State University.

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Jonathan L. Podolsky

Jonathan Podolsky is President of Woodbury Management, Inc. and has been with the company since 1990. He is also a principal of Bleznak Real Estate Investment Group.

Upon joining Woodbury Management, Inc., Jon became involved with the daily operation and strategic planning of the internal operations, growth and infrastructure of the management company. He has overseen changes in methodology of accounting, information systems, operational documentation and leases, procedures and implemented plans to allow for growth to the portfolio. He assumed the day-to-day responsibilities of Richard Bleznak upon his retirement in 1992. He became a shareholder in 1998. Read More...

•Licensed CPA, Real Property Administrator designation
•Licensed real estate salesperson
•Licensed builder
•Member of the American Institute of Certified Public accountants
•International Council of Shopping Centers
•Apartment Association of Southeastern Michigan
•Building Owners and Managers International
•National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry
•The Society of real Property Administrators

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Stephen Pyett

Stephen Pyett joined Bleznak Real Estate Investment Group in early 2009. Steve has been responsible for reviewing and executing acquisition opportunities for the group, as well as involvement in financing and property management activities.

Previously, Steve was a principal in Proctor and Associates, Michigan's largest commercial mortgage banking company, with a loan servicing portfolio that exceeded $1 billion. Proctor and Associates exclusively represented major life insurance companies, such as CIGNA, Nationwide Life and Canada Life, for loan originations in Michigan. Steve was responsible for new loan production and also served as Proctor's chief financial officer. While at Proctor and Associates, Steve originated over $500,000,000 of mortgage financings. Steve's specialty area is multifamily and senior housing, having financed over 14,000 apartment units with life company, bank, securitized/CMBS and governmental (FNMA and FHA) sources. Proctor and Associates was sold to Washington Mortgage Financial Corporation, a public company, in 1997. Steve remained as an officer of Washington Mortgage until 2001. Read More...

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Adam Bleznak

Education
-University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
-College of Literature Science and Arts
– Class of 2010 -History Major
- 3.3/4.0 Grade Point Average -Member of the Michigan Mock Trial Team
- Ranked third in National competition
- Graduated from the University of Michigan on May 1, 2010 and began working for the Bleznak Real Estate Investment Group on May 3, 2010 Read More...



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