Robert J. Pliska Inducted Into the Midwest Real Estate News Hall of Fame

Real estate leader is honored for his in-depth knowledge of the industry, trust and substantial community service.

BIRMINGHAM, MI – January 22, 2014 – Robert J. Pliska, CRE, Managing Director,  SPERRY Van Ness / Property Investment Associates, LLC was selected as an inductee into the Midwest Real Estate News Hall of Fame.  The publication recognizes individuals who are “the biggest names in the commercial real estate” industry.  Mr. Pliska’s profile in the December 2013/January 2014 issue of the Midwest Real Estate News attributes this honor to his in depth knowledge of the commercial and investment real estate industry, his work ethic, his level of trust he earns from his clients and his expansive community, industry and nonprofit service work.

Mr. Pliska specializes in the sale, financing, leasing, managing, consulting, auctioning and accelerated marketing of office, retail, multi-family, industrial, hotel and other investment and commercial properties.  With over 35 years of commercial and investment real estate experience, Pliska has secured over $1.5 billion in real estate transactions.  Pliska served as president and/officer of serveral commercial real estate firms.  As a certified public accountant (CPA), he advised real estate and financial institution clients.

Pliska is a local and national speaker, author, radio guest, panelist and social media expert for many local and national organizations as the Counselors of Real Estate of the National Association of Realtors, the Commercial Board of Realtors, the state association of realtors, the state association of CPA’s, the Chamber of Commerce, CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member), the Real Estate Answer Forum and many others on investment and commercial real estate.  He is quoted in numerous publications as Globe Street, CCIM, the Counselors of Real Estate, local news publications, Midwest Real Estate News and others.  He is followed by thousands in social media on LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/in/rpliska), Twitter (http://twitter.com/rpliska) and Facebook.  He sits on local, national and international Board’s of CEO’s and other organizations.  He has been honored as Humanitarian of the Year by several organizations.

Pliska’s professional activity includes former president of the Commercial Board of Realtors, chairman of the Detroit Board of Realtors for the Detroit Metro Commercial Investment Division, member of the Michigan Association of Realtors and recipient of the “Realtor of the Year” award and member of the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) and recipient of the CRE designation.   Pliska’s community involvement includes officer and/or board member of numerous community and nonprofit organizations.

Pliska received his masters of business administration (MBA) from Michigan State University.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Detroit.

“I am humbled at my selection to the Midwest Real Estate News’ Hall of Fame.  Such an honor can be largely credited to the exceptionally talented individuals and organizations that I have had the pleasure to work with over my career” quoted Robert Pliska.

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About SPERRY Van Ness International Corporation and SPERRY Van Ness / Property Investment Associates, LLC

SPERRY Van Ness International Corporation (www.svn.com), a commercial real estate franchisor, is one of the commercial real estate’s most recognizable brands, based on the annual Lipsey Survey.  The SPERRY Van Ness organization includes more than 180 locations in 36 markets.  With headquarters in Irvine, CA, SPERRY Van Ness commercial real estate associates provide brokerage, tenant representation, consultation, asset management, property management, leasing accelerated marketing and auctions services. SPERRY Van Ness associates represent clients in office, multifamily, retail, industrial self-storage, hospitality, marina and land transactions.  All SPERRY Van Ness offices are independently owned and operated.  SPERRY Van Ness / Property Investment Associates, LLC (www.propinvadv.com) is an independently owned and operated office of SPERRY Van Ness International Corporation.