Michael Kolar is a founding partner, executive vice president, and director of operations & development for Patriot Equities. In this role, he oversees the asset development and operations, from due diligence, development and construction to asset operations including property management, leasing and strategic direction of each asset. He is also an executive member of the investment committee for the firm.
Prior to founding Patroit Equities, Kolar founded and served as president of Preferred Asset Management LLC, the asset management division for Preferred Real Estate Investments. The division was responsible for the asset operation of over eight million square feet of office properties and the business home of over 400 tenants. During his tenure, Kolar built and led a team of 60 employees through the start-up of the division and its ongoing success. Before joining Preferred, Kolar spent 16 years with NASDAQ-listed Dixie Group, a leading manufacturer and marketer of carpet and rugs to higher-end residential and commercial customers. He began his career at Dixie in sales and finished in executive sales, marketing and operations management for Dixie's Bretlin, Inc. subsidiary.
Kolar earned a BA degree with honors in Public Administration from York College, where he was captain of the College's basketball team.