In 1989, Michael A. Vlasic founded MAVD in connection with his family’s business, Vlasic Investments, LLC. Since the 1930s, the Vlasic family has been an active investor and operator of businesses in Southeast Michigan, most notably Vlasic Foods, which was sold to Campbell Soup Company in 1978.
MAVD’s real estate activities were initially concentrated in and around Ann Arbor, home to the University of Michigan, and consistently named among the best places to live, work, and play.
MAVD maintains its headquarters in Ann Arbor. In 2006, MAVD diversified and expanded its real estate portfolio by opening an office in Denver, Colorado. From this western base of operations, MAVD led the acquisition and development of real estate assets along the Colorado Front Range in the key growth markets of Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins – cities that share many of the university influences, attributes and accolades as Ann Arbor.
As MAVD’s geographic footprint grew, so did its capital and service diversification. Today, MAVD maintains its connection with Vlasic Investments, allowing it to expand its known resources with other private and institutional capital partners. In addition, MAVD has leveraged its resources, and nearly 30 years of experience, to deliver focused investment, development, and advisory services to a diverse clientele.
Be the best at what we do in the markets that we serve
We foster a culture of cooperation, respect, and honesty, and encourage creativity and innovation in our work.
We strive to participate in projects with first-class materials, timeless design, and excellence in outcome.
We pride ourselves on delivering responsive, personal service to our clients and tenants.
We are loyal stewards of the environment and aim to utilize design and operating standards that minimize impact to our earth.
Our success relies on support from local communities that we actively support, and we seek to improve our communities by the projects we undertake.