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The Firm

Plaza Advisors is a boutique real estate investment sales firm specializing in multi-tenant retail dispositions. Over the past seven years, the Company has completed over $1.5 billion in retail dispositions and has represented seven of the top twelve retail owners in the United States. The firm’s geographic area of focus is primarily within Florida. Our clients include pension fund advisors, public and private REITs, life insurance companies, developers, national banks and private investors.

The Plaza Advantage

Our focus on client relationships is second to none. More than three-quarters of our clients have chosen to do repeat business with Plaza Advisors. Here are some of the reasons our clients keep coming back.


Maintaining the highest level of service requires proper matching of resources to workflow. We keep this balance in check to ensure your asset receives due attention during each phase of the disposition. Our marketing efforts are more effective because we have time to do our homework and select the right buyer, the first time.


In-house leasing and debt services can draw attention away from the equity transaction. Our firm is exclusively focused on retail disposition services assuring that our goals are wholly aligned with those of the client.



Local knowledge is critical to developing a successful marketing campaign. With over 30 years of experience, a dedicated research team and an extensive network spanning the industry, Plaza Advisors is uniquely positioned to craft the winning story for your asset and deliver that message to qualified buyers across the globe.


Our team of professionals brings a wealth of industry related experience to its clients enabling us to provide creative and actionable strategies to close even the most complex of transactions.

The Team

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Jim Michalak | Founder & President

work: (813) 837-1300 x1
mobile: (813) 220-5342

Jim Michalak founded Plaza Advisors in 2006 following a nine year tenure at Cushman & Wakefield in Tampa where he assisted in building out their retail investment sales group for the State of Florida. Mr. Michalak has more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience and has specialized in the disposition of shopping centers for the past 26 years. He has directly been involved in more than $1.5 billion in retail dispositions throughout the southeastern United States.

Mr. Michalak earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Western Michigan University. He holds a Florida Real Estate Broker’s License and has been an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) since 1991. Additionally, Mr. Michalak is active on the Florida ICSC Political Action Committee and has served as Chairman of the ICSC West Florida Idea Exchange. Mr. Michalak lives in Tampa with his wife, daughter and three sons.

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Mike Cvetetic | Vice President

work: (813) 837-1300 x4
mobile: (561) 906-9200

Mike Cvetetic has eight years of real estate experience across several disciplines including land development, asset management and investment analysis. Prior to joining Plaza Advisors, Mike led underwriting for a top debt producer at Metlife Real Estate Investments and headed asset management for American Land Lease, a leading manufactured housing REIT.

Mr. Cvetetic received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Florida State University and a Master of Business Administration from Georgetown University.


Keith Nurre | Senior Financial Analyst

work: (813) 837-1300 x2
mobile: (513) 739-5078

Keith Nurre joined Plaza Advisors in 2015 bringing more than four years of experience in financial analysis. Keith worked as an underwriter with JPMorgan Chase prior to joining Plaza Advisors.

Mr. Nurre received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Cincinnati with a minor in Accounting.