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Robert J. Pliska Named SVN International’s Humanitarian of the Year and Receives an SVN Difference Award


BIRMINGHAM, MI – February 11, 2017 – Robert J. Pliska, CRE, CPA, Owner and Managing Director, SVN Property Investment Advisors, LLC was selected as SVN International’s Humanitarian of the Year at the firm’s 2017 30th anniversary annual meeting held at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay in Tampa, Florida.   Over 400 were in attendance from 40 states and eight different countries were represented.  The award recognizes individuals who give back to their community outside their role as a commercial and investment real estate broker/advisor.  Mr. Pliska’s profile attributes this honor to his many activities in his community in support of areas such as disadvantaged and abused children, current and former cancer patients, adult family services, clergy assistance, chamber of commerce community work, business ethical and religious support and many other related humanitarian/community activities.    At the event, Mr. Pliska also received an SVN Difference Award for his professionalism.

“I am humbled at my selection as SVN International’s Humanitarian of the Year.  Such an honor can be largely credited to the exceptional international organization that I work with and the ethical standards that my parents, family, teachers, friends and associates instilled in me starting at a very early age” quoted Robert Pliska.

Mr. Pliska specializes in the sale, financing, leasing, managing, consulting, auctioning and accelerated marketing of office, retail, multi-family, industrial, hotel and other investment and commercial properties.  With over 40 years of commercial and investment real estate experience, Pliska has secured over $1.5 billion in real estate transactions.  Pliska served as president and/officer of several commercial real estate firms.  As a certified public accountant (CPA) with PricewaterhouseCoopers, he advised real estate and financial institution clients.

Mr. Pliska is followed by thousands in social media on LinkedIn (, Twitter ( and Facebook (   He sits on local, national and international Board’s of CEO’s and other organizations.  He has been honored as Humanitarian of the Year by several organizations.

Pliska’s professional activity includes former president of the Commercial Board of Realtors, chairman of the Detroit Board of Realtors for the Detroit Metro Commercial Investment Division, member of the Michigan Association of Realtors and recipient of the “Realtor of the Year” award and board member of the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) and recipient of the CRE designation.   Pliska’s community involvement includes officer and/or board member of numerous community and nonprofit organizations.

Pliska received his masters of business administration (MBA) from Michigan State University.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Detroit.

About Sperry Van Ness International Corporation and SVN Property Investment Advisors, LLC
Sperry Van Ness International Corp., a full-service commercial real estate franchisor of the SVN brand, is one of the industry’s most recognized names based on the annual Lipsey Top Brand Survey. With over 200 locations serving over 500 markets, SVN provides sales, leasing, consulting, financing and property management services to more than 5,500 clients worldwide. SVN Advisors also represent clients in office, retail, industrial, multifamily, hospitality, land, medical, golf & resort, auctions services, charter schools, distressed real estate and single tenant investments. All SVN offices are independently owned and operated. For more information, visit and

Robert J. Pliska, CRE, CPA
SVN (Sperry Van Ness) Property Investment Advisors, LLC


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