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"Thank you for visiting our website. Here you will find a wealth of information about the history of our company, our property portfolio, spaces currently available for lease and our acquisition goals for the future. Whether you are looking to lease space in one of our properties or are just curious about our company, I hope you find this information insightful and helpful. I take pride in the fact that I am still deeply involved in the daily operations of our company. If you would like to lease space in one of our buildings or if you have any other questions you are welcome to contact me at 480-888-0888 or please fill out the contact form below and I will get back to you ASAP."

Michael A. Pollack 
CEO / President

Real Estate Developer Becomes a Local Legend in the Valley

Michael Pollack speaks to Councilmember Jeremy McClymonds on Chandler In Focus. 

Michael A. Pollack is the President and Founder of Pollack Investments, one of the largest independently owned and operated real estate companies in Arizona. Pollack Investments specializes in all aspects of retail, commercial, multi-family and single family real estate developments including the ownership, management, construction, and the leasing of various types of real estate projects in California, Arizona and Nevada.  

The 31,000 square foot corporate headquarters is located at 1136 W.   Baseline Rd., Mesa, Arizona and is home to the highly specialized equipment used on a daily basis to stay on top of the real estate market and the properties that comprise the Pollack Real Estate portfolio. 

Michael began his real estate entrepreneurial career in San Jose, California over 43 years ago starting in single-family homes but quickly moved into the multi-family residential housing business where he was personally involved in either the development or redevelopment of more than 10,000 units. 

 

While attending high school he also worked hands on learning most of the construction trades such as electrical, plumbing, mechanical, carpentry, sheetrock, concrete, 

painting, floor covering, insulation and landscaping. Michael built his first house at the age of eighteen. Michael’s real estate career has included projects in the states of California, Texas, Louisiana, Nevada and Arizona.

In 1980 Michael reinvented himself into what he is primarily known for today, “The Renovation King of distressed properties.”  Along with his vast knowledge of both construction and redevelopment Michael has a general contractor’s license in the states of California and Arizona.  Even today, Michael continues to personally oversee each and every project in the Pollack Investments portfolio including renovation, expansion of existing buildings and all new construction.

A man who likes to wear a lot of hats, Michael is involved in all aspects of his business including negotiations, acquisitions, sales, contracts, finance, leasing and MAP International Management Inc. his asset management company. Michael has been able to closely and successfully work with some of the top lending companies including: American Express, Ameriprise, Riversource, Sonoma National Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of America, Bank of the West, California Business Bank, Thrivent Financial, John Hancock Life Insurance Company, Northmarq Capital, Key Bank, Plaza Bank 

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Pollack Donates 
$50,000 

Michael Pollack donates $50,000 in his late son's name for local playground explaining that “I believe by giving to charities that he [Daniel] would have wanted to support, if he was here, I am keeping his memory alive." READ MORE >>>
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of Commerce and Comerica Bank. Michael is proud of the fact that he has paid lenders on time and according to the agreement of loan documents.

With over 40 years in the real estate business Michael A. Pollack has survived and outlasted many challenging times in the cyclical real estate market. He relies on his experience and personal involvement in more than 10,000,000 square feet of real estate projects to guide him through turbulent markets.  In 2007 Michael began to prepare for a ride through the down turn in the economy by strategically selling off unproductive land and selected properties.  He is never one to miss an opportunity therefore in 2009 he returned to his roots acquiring single family homes in Arizona and Nevada to both diversify his holdings and add to his vast real estate portfolio. 

Michael has been on the Economic Development Board for the city of Chandler, Arizona as well as the Mayor’s 4 Corner Economic Board. He is always aware of the current market conditions when not at his office or on a job site Michael constantly tours properties looking for his next potential acquisition. His persistence to excellence and the pride he has for turning out beautiful properties is only possible through his hard work which is evident in his seven day work week.

AZ BIG Media
CEO Series

For the May/June 2012 issue of AZ Business Magazine, Managing Editor Michael Gossie sat down with Michael A. Pollack, President and Founder of Real Estate Investments.  READ MORE >>>
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Michael Pollack with Senators John McCain and John Kyl.

Being a news headliner is nothing new to a man who has much to say about past, current, and future real estate markets.  Michael has been featured in numerous newspapers, magazines, and television shows including: the Wall Street Journal, Commercial Leasing Update, Arizona Republic, Arizona Tribune, San Jose Mercury News, Las Vegas Sun, The New Orleans Time Picayune, Orange County Register, San Francisco Chronicle, Personal Real Estate Investor, Today’s Arizona Women, National Real Estate Investor, Peoria Times, Shopping Center Today, Tucson Business, Shopping Center Business, Globe Street, Los Angeles 

Times, Houston Chronicle, Houston Post, Houston Monthly Magazine, Phoenix Business Journal, Shopping Center World, USA Today, Fox, NBC, CBS, ABC, A&E Network, and numerous cable shows.  In 1977 Michael also had his own T.V. show called, “Topics and Answers” and in 1982 Michael Co-hosted Houston Nightlife.  In 1999 Michael hosted a business radio show in Phoenix, Arizona that was awarded most outstanding talk program.  With his deep voice, recognizable to many, Michael has been featured in more than 100 radio, TV and newspaper ads.

As an advocate for giving back to the communities, he works and lives in, Michael gives both personally and professionally to various charities and non-profit organizations.  The list is too extensive to catalog but includes some of the following charities:  Goodwill Industries, Banner Health Foundation, Save the Family, City of Hope, Boys and Girls Club, Boy Scouts of America, Haitian Disaster Relief, Chandler Regional Hospital, Assistance League of the East Valley, Special Olympics, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, American Cancer Society, Chandler Jaycees, Cystic Fibrosis, Chandler Center for the Arts, Tempe Center for the Arts, The International Commission, Mesa Center for the Arts, Friends for Live Animal Sanctuary, Muscular Dystrophy, Burn Foundation, Rotary International, YMCA, Child Crisis Center, Desert Cancer Foundation, St. Mary’s Food Bank, Chandler Education Foundation, Gilbert Education Foundation and the Pollack Chabad of the East Valley.

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Michael Pollack with his beautful wife Cheryl.

Cheryl Pollack contacts the Guinness Book of world records to officiate her husband's massive 3-D Advertising Museum located is Mesa, Arizona.

"Every single year we would buy the record book for our kids and one day it just dawned on us that this collection should be included... [sic] it took more than a year and a lot of paper work" said Mrs. Pollack. As the event unveiled during the first and only official attempt. 

CEO of the Month

Most sucessfull executives have a passion for business and Michael A. Pollack is no different but what sets him apart from other sucessfull bussinessmen is that he also finds time to pursue his other passions like cinema and music.

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Career Challenges

“For me this was the biggest architectural challenge of my career,” said Pollack.  “We took something that was out of date and ugly, and refigured it to look like an old Hollywood western town... I’m confident this new refreshed center at Ray and Gilbert will keep the community happy for years to come.”

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AROUND PHOENIX: Unique Mesa collection featured on A&E 

TV Show
Barry'd Treasure

Phoenix developer Michael Pollack to appear on A&E's 'Storage Wars' spinoff 'Barry’d Treasure'  READ MORE >>>

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Michael A. Pollack does not just give financial help, but he is also an accomplished auctioneer and Master of Ceremonies, who has given his time and talent throughout the years to numerous charities in order to help make a positive difference in the lives of others. Combining his life-long love of music with his ability to play drums, Michael displayed yet another facet of himself starting in 2003 when he founded and performed in the band “Corporate Affair”.  The band has played various charity events around the valley of the sun at some of the following venues:  Arizona Biltmore, Phoenician Resort, The Buttes Resort, Sheraton Wild Horse Pass, Arizona Grand, Desert Ridge Marriott, Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa, Mesa Hilton, Scottsdale Waterfront, and The Celebrity Theater at no cost to the various charities.  Never slowing down Michael designed and built an award winning parade float which has been featured in several parades including APS Light Parade, Fiesta Bowl, Chandler Parade, Gilbert Parade, Scottsdale Parade and the Tempe Light Parade showcasing his talent and love for entertaining the hundreds of thousands of people along the parade routes.

Giving back to the community has always been an important part of Michael’s personality and life; he implanted that strong desire to give within each of his children.  With the 2011 tragic loss of his eldest son, Michael led with his heart to establish the Daniel Heath Pollack Memorial foundation in his son’s name, to continue giving to charities that Daniel supported, in his memory.  Michael has received numerous commendations, resolutions and proclamations from senators, congressional representatives, governors, mayors, city councils, county supervisors and commercial industry leaders for his achievements in renovation and community revitalization.
Marketing/public-relations director and designated broker, Patrick Cassidy

Patrick Cassidy, a broker, marketing and public relations director for Michael Pollack, has traveled the world on mission trips for Arizona Community Church. Cassidy is pictured here on one such trip visiting children in the Dominican Republic.

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Michael Pollack with the 43rd President of the United States of America, George W. Bush.


Among his notable accolades is a special recognition from President George W. Bush,a certificate of special recognition from Arizona Governors Jane Dee Hull, Fife Symington and Jan Brewer and letters of congratulations from Vice President Al Gore, U.S. Congressmen J.D. Hayworth, Jim Kolbe and real estate legend Donald Trump.  In addition, recognition’s have been received from former Congressman and Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta; former state Senator John Huppenthal; letter of congratulations from United States Senator John McCain; Glendale, Arizona Mayor Elaine Scruggs; Mesa, Arizona Mayor Keno Hawker; Chandler, Arizona Mayor Jay Tibshraeny; Tempe, Arizona Mayor Neil Giuliano; Tucson, Arizona Mayor Robert Walkup; Tempe, Arizona Mayor Hugh Hallman;  Chandler, Arizona Mayor Boyd Dunn;  Mesa, Arizona Mayor Scott Smith; San Jose, California Mayor Thomas McEnery; Santa Clara, California Mayor William A. Gissler; Oakdale, California Mayor Elmo Garcia; Houston, Texas Mayor Kathryn J. Whitmire; and many other political and business leaders.

In a proclamation from the City of Chandler Michael was recognized for redeveloping and revitalizing more than 400,000 square feet of shopping space in Chandler, as well as for his work with scores of community organizations.

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