John Strzalka, COO
Ibis Development Group
John Strzalka is the Chief Operating Officer of Ibis Development Group, where he is responsible for product sourcing, research, financial modeling, and asset management. Prior to joining Ibis in 2014, he served in property acquisition and management roles for prominent South Florida-based firms such as Global Fund Investments and Equity One.
Mr. Strzalka has been active in the commercial real estate investment industry for ten years and has been involved in approximately $550mm of property acquisitions, typically focusing on distressed or opportunistic assets via fee-simple and mortgage purchases, with a specific emphasis on shopping centers in the southeast. He has extensive contacts in and knowledge of the Florida submarkets, and has acquired assets from special servicers, REITs, banks, and private investors.
A Philadelphia native, Mr. Strzalka holds Bachelor Degrees in Finance and International Business and a Master of Science in Finance from Villanova University. He is a licensed Real Estate Sale Associate in the state of Florida, holds a certification in Argus underwriting software, and is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). He serves as co-president of Villanova’s South Florida Alumni Association. Mr. Strzalka resides in Fort Lauderdale, FL.