Pollack Shores Executive Team
Steven L. Shores
President & CEO
Since co-founding Pollack Shores in 2006, Steven Shores and his team have built the leading Sunbelt multifamily company and have a deep understanding of acquisitions, developments, investments and property management. Under his leadership, Pollack Shores has invested in, acquired and developed over 21,000 units representing in excess of $3.5 billion of total capitalization in Sun Belt cities.
Steven oversees all of the firm’s business activities while focusing on strategy, execution and securing new business. 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.
Prior to co-founding the firm, Steven worked for Hines Interests as the Manager of the Denver development office and head of Acquisitions for the Southwestern US. While at Hines, he completed more than $700 million developments and acquisitions.
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 Executive Committee of the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC). Steven lives in Atlanta with his three children and enjoys fly fishing, golf, skiing and cycling.
Marc S. Pollack
As the co-founder of Pollack Shores, Marc Pollack and his team created a full-service multifamily real estate firm focused on a process-oriented approach, disciplined teamwork, seasoned experience and innovation. 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 the Sunbelt of the United States.
As Chairman, Marc advises the company on strategy, execution and serves on the investment committee. Marc has more than 35 years of experience in the multifamily real estate business and has been responsible for the development, acquisition and disposition of more than 30,000 housing units valued at more than $4 billion. As an expert in the industry, Marc speaks at various conferences and events nationally representing the company.
Over the past 13 years, Marc led Pollack Shores in the development of several award-winning mixed-use projects and high-profile luxury apartment communities. In 2015, Pollack Shores built the residential component of the Atlanta Braves 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.
Marc holds a Master’s degree from Georgia State University and a Bachelor’s degree from Emory University. 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.