Longtime real estate redeveloper and philanthropist Michael Pollack is celebrating 50 years of redeveloping some of the Valley’s most landmark properties.
Pollack has either developed or redeveloped more than 11 million square feet of real estate projects to date in Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Louisiana and California. While based in Mesa, the real estate entrepreneur has helped to create thousands of jobs by bringing renovation projects to the cities of Phoenix, Chandler, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Glendale, and Peoria.
In honor of this milestone former Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a commendation and four Arizona mayors including Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke, Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers, and Tempe Mayor Corey Woods have all signed proclamations congratulating Pollack on his 50 years of contributions to Valley cities and their surrounding communities.
“Michael Pollack has made a tremendous impact not just in the beautiful City of Phoenix but throughout the Valley of the Sun,” Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego shared in a press release. “There are dozens and dozens of shopping centers where he has rebuilt the center and restored the pride back in our communities.”
Gallego, along with other state and city dignitaries, will be on hand to present the proclamations to Pollack at a private celebration that will include more than 500 guests on Saturday, Sept. 23.
In addition to the proclamations, earlier this summer Pollack was also awarded the Mayor’s Cup Award from the city of Chandler for more than 30 years of investing and redeveloping commercial properties in Chandler.
Pollack bought one of his first Arizona shopping centers in the early 1990s at 610 N. Alma School Road in Chandler and he still owns it today.
In total Pollack has either redeveloped or developed 32 commercial properties representing more than 1 million square feet just in the city of Chandler.
“I couldn’t be prouder to celebrate this incredible milestone, along with my family and friends,” Pollack stated. “I am honored by the recognition I have received for this professional achievement and look forward to the future with excitement and anticipation of what’s to come.”