Mr. 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 also is an executive member of the investment committee for the firm.
Prior to founding Patriot Equities, Mr. Kolar founded and was the 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 8.0 million square feet of office properties and the business home of over 400 tenants. During his tenure, Mr. Kolar built and led a team of 60 employees through the start-up of the division and its ongoing success.
Before joining Preferred, Mr. Kolar spent 16 years with NASDAQ listed Dixie Group, a leading marketer and manufacturer of carpet and rugs to higher-end residential and commercial customers. He began his career in sales and finished his Dixie career in executive sales, marketing, and operations management for Dixie's Bretlin Inc. subsidiary.
Mr. Kolar holds a B.A Degree with honors in Public Administration and Management from York College of Pennsylvania and was captain of the school's basketball team. Mr. Kolar lives with is wife and three children in Chester Springs, PA.
We founded Patriot to help businesses extract capital from their real estate holdings and reduce transaction and operating costs by consolidating relationships with our team.
Erik E. Kolar, President & CEO