Pollack Shores Executive Team
Steven L. Shores
President & CEO
Since co-founding Pollack Shores in 2006, Steven Shores has played a key role in building the leading regional multifamily company after assembling a team with a deep understanding of acquisitions, developments, investments and property management. Under his leadership, Pollack Shores has invested in, acquired and developed over 14,500 units representing in excess of $2 billion of total capitalization in Sun Belt cities. Steven has led several landmark projects, including the development of Home at the Battery at SunTrust Park; the turnaround of Audubon Village, a waterfront project in Tampa; and Steelworks, the walkable, luxury residences at Atlantic Station. In 2016, the Atlanta-based firm opened an office in Dallas to expand its reach across the Southwest.
As CEO of Pollack Shores, Steven oversees the firm’s day-to-day business activities while focusing on developing strategy, executing the business plan, securing new business, negotiating partnerships and capitalizing projects. He places a strong emphasis on team development, company culture and process to ensure the firm meets the goals of its investors, clients, partners and employees. In 2015, the National Association of Home Builders awarded Pollack Shores the prestigious title of Development Firm of the Year.
Steven holds a MBA in Finance and Real Estate from Columbia University Business School and a Bachelor’s degree from Davidson College. He is a member of the Multifamily Bronze Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC). Steven lives in Atlanta with his three children and enjoys golf, skiing and cycling.
Marc S. Pollack
As the Chairman of Pollack Shores, Marc Pollack ensures the firm’s operations remain true to its process-oriented approach grounded in disciplined teamwork, seasoned experience and innovative services. Since the firm’s founding in 2006, Marc has helped grow Pollack Shores into a multi-faceted organization that specializes in acquisitions, development and property management across 11 southeastern and mid-Atlantic states.
Over the past 12 years, Marc has led Pollack Shores to be a part in the development of several award-winning mixed-use projects and high-profile luxury apartment communities. In 2015, Marc’s leadership helped secure a groundbreaking deal with the Atlanta Braves baseball franchise, as Pollack Shores was chosen to build the residential component of the team’s dynamic new mixed-use community known as “The Battery Atlanta” next to SunTrust Park. Pollack Shores developed three luxury apartment communities totaling 531 multifamily units in partnership with the Braves, creating a new model of collaboration between professional sports team and multifamily developer.
In his role, Marc focuses on strategic initiatives and deal generation. As an expert in the commercial real estate industry, Marc has spoken at various conferences and events, including Interface Multifamily Southeast, Bisnow and other industry sponsors. Marc has more than 35 years of experience in the multifamily real estate business, and has been responsible for the development, acquisition, disposition and management of more than 30,000 housing units valued at more than $3 billion.
Marc holds a Master’s degree from Georgia State University and a Bachelor’s degree from Emory University. A leader in the real estate industry, he serves on numerous associations and committees including the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the National Association of Realtors, the Atlanta Board of Realtors and the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC). He also serves on the advisory board of Mary Hall Freedom House, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for women, the advisory board of the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, and is Chairman of the Board of the Partners for Home, the administrative arm of the Atlanta Continuum of Care for Homelessness. Marc was a real estate instructor in the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University for many years. An Atlantan for more than four decades, Marc enjoys spending time with his family in New Orleans, and with his “better half” – wife Robin. His other passions are cooking, travel and music.
Chief Operating Officer
Michael Blair joined the Pollack Shores team when the company was founded in 2006. Michael served as Managing Director of Development before transitioning to his current position as Chief Operating Officer in 2017. Michael’s focus is centered on the organization, communication, operational performance and efficiency of the firm, as well as improving processes for planning and execution among all divisions of the company. Since his arrival at Pollack Shores, Michael has helped to successfully grow the development team into a highly proficient unit of 20 development and construction professionals. Under his leadership, the development team executed 28 new projects totaling 9,000 residential units and counting.
Michael’s extensive leadership and project management experience have proven to be valuable assets for Pollack Shores. He forged strong and productive relationships across the company through his previous role, and his prolific background in construction and design helps him oversee and offer valuable insight into the successful planning, execution and completion of each project the firm develops.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Science degree in Construction Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). A native Atlantan, Michael supports all of the local sports teams, especially the Braves and Falcons, and also coaches numerous youth sports. Michael enjoys playing tennis and spending time and traveling with his wife, Krissie, and children Ben, Will and Jane Brooks.
Bruce Sanders, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Bruce is Chief Financial Officer at Pollack Shores Real Estate Group. Since his arrival in 2011, Bruce has been responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the company, which include oversight of accounting, tax, risk management, HR and IT activities. Bruce is also actively involved in the company’s capital markets activities including debt and equity sourcing and investor relations.
As a member of the Senior Management Committee, he oversees the corporate financial planning functions, portfolio management and reporting to owners and investors. Since joining Pollack Shores, Bruce has played an integral role in the development and acquisition of over 60 projects representing more than 18,000 units and almost $3 billion in real estate value.
With more than 20 years in the accounting, real estate, and construction industries, Bruce brings a wealth of senior financial management experience to Pollack Shores. He began his career in public accounting achieving his CPA designation before pursuing a career in commercial real estate. His experience initially focused on accounting, reporting, finance and asset management for a large mixed-use redevelopment. Bruce later joined a diversified real investment firm as Director of Finance where he helped create and oversee the accounting and finance department from inception to stabilization. Prior to joining Pollack Shores, Bruce served as Chief Financial Officer of a local family-owned diversified real estate company.
Bruce graduated with a Bachelor’s of Accounting Science from the University of South Africa and is a Certified Public Accountant. He has also been active in many professional and real estate organizations including AICPA, ULI, NAIOP, REIAC and NMHC.
Bruce was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and now lives in Atlanta with his wife, Kim, and two kids, Emersyn and Rex. He has been an Atlanta resident since 1997.