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Trademark Properties of Michigan, LLC (“Trademark”) has been created to develop and implement strategies for the acquisition and disposition of distressed real estate assets benefiting financial institutions and investors seeking to maximize and diversify the value of their real estate holdings and portfolios.

During this period of economic volatility, many individual investors lack the staff and experience to effectively acquire and mange a portfolio of highly performing real estate assets and investment interests. Trademark provides a bridge of expertise and opportunity between passive real estate owners, investors, lenders and alike, with highly performing turn-key properties.

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Based in Oakland County, Trademark Properties of Michigan, LLC is a premier real estate investment firm in the state of Michigan.

We take pride in our distinguished track record of developing high quality real estate holdings for investors. With over three hundred successful residential and commercial property acquisitions valued at over $25 million, Trademark Properties of Michigan, LLC has repurposed, rehabilitated, and developed a wide variety of distressed real estate properties from single family residential homes to medium-sized commercial projects.

About the Partners

Providing a seasoned executive team of real estate professionals with cumulative tactical experience exceeding 30 years, the partners have successfully navigated through a highly difficult market, while maintaining above normal returns for many investors.

Brad Stefanko – Managing Member/Broker

Brad Stefanko is a co-founder and managing member of Trademark Properties of Michigan, LLC. Brad graduated from Michigan State University in 1998. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in finance, he pursued a career in real estate lending, first as a new loan officer and then later as a sales and lending office manager at Allied Home Mortgage Capital Corporation. In 2002, Brad became a Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist (CMPS®) and opened his own mortgage office franchise where he was consistently ranked, top producing originator, in addition to the manager of a highly motivated and dedicated team.

In February 2006 Brad co-created a radio talk show entitled “The Mortgage Marshals,” which aired on WDTW-1310 AM in Detroit until 2007. The show covered a wide range of topics concerning financing, real estate, investments, and other interests. A few of Brad’s guests included national bestselling author of “The Millionaire Real Estate Investor” Dave Jenks, tax expert Bill Bork, and the star of A&E’s hit TV show “Flip This House”, real estate investment expert Richard Davis. The topics and investment strategies introduced by the show shaped Brad’s interest in developing an efficient and highly profitable model for the acquisition of real estate in Michigan.

Brad founded Trademark Properties of Michigan, LLC in 2006 by assembling a skilled team of attorneys, realtors, contractors, and title professionals, utilizing a unique formula for matching investors with the most lucrative real estate opportunities. Brad grew up in Commerce Township and now resides in Northville. Brad is an avid scuba divers and travels extensively in pursuit of new adventures.

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Chris Felton – Member/Investor Relations

Chris Felton is a member and the Director of Investor Relations at Trademark Properties of Michigan, LLC. After graduating from Eastern Michigan University in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in public law and government, Chris law clerked in Ann Arbor, Michigan and had a brief career in law enforcement. From 1995 to 2004, he served first as manager and then as vice president of sales and marketing at A.S.K. Services, Inc., a Michigan-based public record research company, which served lenders, attorneys and title companies across the nation. Chris has lectured on public records research at the University of Michigan and has held industry leadership positions, including serving as a board member and treasurer of the National Public Record Research Association and as a board member and treasurer of the Michigan Council of Professional Investigators.

After a decade establishing an excellent reputation and network of contacts in lending and real estate, Chris began consulting directly for his title insurance clients in 2005, and ultimately accepted a position at a new agency formed by his former clients at First American Title. Today Chris serves as Vice President of New Business Development at Vanguard Title, and manages it’s key account relationships and strategic growth.

Chris met Brad Stefanko, a mortgage loan officer client of Vanguard Title in 2005, and began personally investing with Trademark Properties of Michigan, LLC in 2006. Chris became a member of the company in 2008 and handles all aspects of the relationship with its investors.

Chris is a longtime real estate investor and landlord who owns properties throughout Wayne and Oakland Counties. He grew up in Plymouth and now resides in Westland with his wife Christine and twin boys John and Greyson. Chris is a commercially rated airplane and glider pilot, and an officer in the Civil Air Patrol/USAF Auxiliary, who flies out of his home base at Plymouth Mettetal Airport (1D2).

Bud Stefanko – Member/President

Allen “Bud” Stefanko is a co-founder and member of Trademark Properties of Michigan, LLC. After graduating from The University of Detroit in 1963 with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, Bud was employed at Detroit-based Press Automation Systems, where he worked designing parts stamping equipment for the automotive industry. Bud later worked at Hoover Design Engineering for several years before becoming a contracted independent engineer and serving a number of different General Motors Corporation subcontractors for the balance of his career.

In addition to excelling in his primary profession, Bud has engaged in a variety of successful business opportunities and investments over the years. Bud co-founded Suburban Sports Center, a retail sporting goods company in 1970. After 20 years, Bud sold his share of the Southfield, Michigan-based company to his partner.

Bud retired in 2004 from his work in engineering, but he has remained an active real estate investor and business consultant, and he was instrumental in the start of Trademark Properties of Michigan, LLC in 2006. Bud grew up in Southfield, Michigan and now divides his time each year between residences in Phoenix, Arizona and Northville, Michigan.

About Our Team

We surround ourselves with people who share our passion for service and success. We are proud of our team.

James Gregory – Field Inspector

A veteran of the USMC with nearly 30 years of service as an Oakland County Sheriff, James has the integrity we need at the point of property acquisition.

Wendy Maly – Office Manager

There is no substitute for the experience that Wendy offers our team. Before joining Trademark she was a 20-year business owner and now heads up accounting for Trademark with a can do attitude and straightforward problem solving.

Audrey Moosekian – Marketing Assistant

Audrey supports our day to day marketing and customer service needs. As a licensed Realtor with a passion for helping people she is an important part of our team.

Community Partnership

Talon Acquisitions, LLC

Talon Acquisitions, LLC (Talon) is a wholly owned subsidy of Trademark Properties of Michigan, LLC. Started in 2007, Talon’s main focus is the acquisition and disposition of a variety of speculative real estate assets and nonperforming debt.

Lake Street Investments, LLC

Created in 2008 Lake Street Investments, LLC was developed by Trademark Properties of Michigan to help revive the downtown community of South Lyon, Michigan by bringing fresh capital to a emerging area. Today Lake Street Investment is still actively searching for real estate opportunities in this small but developing area.

The Lyon Theater

In 2008 Trademark Properties of Michigan, LLC purchased the South Lyon Theater from First State Bank in Howell who received the property following a foreclosure. At that time, the theater was in great distress as the property had laid vacant and unattended. It was desperately in need of renovation and new equipment. Together with the expert help of Holly & Tjader Gerdom, the newly named “The Lyon” became a quick and high profile success for the community. The historic theater was reborn with a completely remodeled and comfortable new lobby, restrooms, concessions and new digital projection equipment and state of the art sound. Visit www.thelyon.com for more information..