We have a nimble, multi-functional team made up of best-in-class talent. We work closely together to coordinate, collaborate, and quickly capitalize on investment opportunities.
JOHN BOGDASARIAN, CCIM
Founder | President & Chief Executive Officer
John Bogdasarian sets the strategic direction for Promanas’ investment portfolio. He structures the financial terms of all real estate acquisitions, is available to all Promanas investors, and oversees all major decisions. He prides himself on operating the company as a close-knit, boutique firm that creates substantial value for its investors.
Investing in a broad real estate portfolio has taught Bogdasarian the skills needed to achieve his goal of creating value for tenants and investors. Promanas’ extensive network of over 500 accredited investors has primarily expanded through referrals and word-of-mouth endorsements. Together, John’s collective experience in real estate development, acquisitions, and dispositions spans over 4 million square feet, encompassing a diverse range of asset classes, and surpasses a substantial value threshold, exceeding $1.5 billion.
A graduate of the University of Arizona, Bogdasarian started his real estate career in 1996, working in residential sales. He quickly became a top-selling agent in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He soon shifted his focus to commercial transactions and obtained his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in 1999. CCIM designees are recognized as leading experts in commercial investment real estate and only 5–10 percent of commercial investment professionals have achieved the CCIM designation. John became a member of the Forbes Real Estate Council in 2018.
John is the author of Amazon #1 best-selling book – Do the Work Once, Get Paid Forever: How Smart People Invest in Real Estate.
John lives in Ann Arbor, with his wife Lindsay and four young children. John and Lindsay are very involved in the Ann Arbor community, sponsoring and chairing various area charities.
BRAD MCFARLANE, CCIM
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Brad McFarlane manages all Promanas investment fund operations. As EVP | COO and a CCIM, he has a guiding hand in every aspect of the firm: from acquisitions, vetting and underwriting, to asset management and disposition activities.
McFarlane brings a wealth of real estate experience to the Promanas team having played a major role in the over $1 billion worth of commercial real estate that Promanas has purchased or developed through its private equity funds. As one of the original team members at Promanas, he has enjoyed seeing the investor base and portfolio grow over the years and is proud of the reputation and track record the company has earned of creating quality real estate investment vehicles for accredited investors.
Brad is a graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Today, he enjoys spending time with his wife and young children vacationing on the water in Northern Michigan.
Chief Financial Officer
Eric McClelland runs analysis to evaluate Promanas’ potential acquisitions, and projects the performance of current holdings. As a CPA, he oversees all financial aspects of the operation. He maintains Promanas’ accounting records and produces financial reports for investors and lenders. In addition, McClelland manages all aspects of the firm’s tax reporting.
McClelland enjoys the trust he builds with investors, who like the track record Promanas has shown over the past 10 years. He believes that real estate is a great way to diversify one’s financial portfolio.
Prior to joining Promanas, Eric was a senior accountant at BKD, where he specialized in tax compliance with a focus on financial institutions. Eric graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a master’s degree in accounting. Today he enjoys getting outside with his family — running, biking and hiking along the Potawatomi Trail.
Director of Facilities & Executive Support | Real Estate Agent
Rachel Mills coordinates closings, serves as the firm’s investor liaison, and supports Promanas’ daily operations. Mills has been a member of the firm since 2007, when it closed its first deal for Eastwood Terrace. In addition to being a licensed Realtor, Mills is the go-to person for investor and customer inquiries.
Amy Merrick provides support in a variety of ways, including investor relations, project research, and sales development. Amy is a result oriented professional, whose drive and sense of urgency are disciplined by a strong concern for the accuracy and quality of the details. Her ability to multi-task, develop long-term relationships, and work in a team atmosphere gives her the ability to transition on our project closeouts to achieve maximum profits, satisfaction, and overall success.
Merrick graduated from the University of Michigan, where she was a four-year letter winner, captain, and Big Ten Champion in varsity field hockey.
Originally from Marblehead, MA, Amy met her husband, Andrew while attending the University of Michigan. They live in Saline with their three active boys, spending a lot of time in the hockey rink.
Evan McClelland works closely with the accounting and finance team. As a licensed CPA, he handles account reconciliations, financial statements and tax returns, as well as assisting with all things accounting and finance related.
Prior to joining Promanas, McClelland worked with a predominant national CPA and advisory firm as an audit associate gaining experience auditing and preparing financial statements and tax preparation. He worked in a variety of industries, with a focus in manufacturing/distributing and financial services.
Evan is from Decatur, Illinois and is a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He holds a master’s degree in accounting. Evan recently relocated to Ann Arbor, Michigan. In his spare time, he enjoys, playing the guitar, exercising, and spending time outdoors.
Cheryl Mullins manages Promanas’ accounting processes, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, tenant rent rolls, property management invoices, investor distributions, and property tax and insurance forms. Mullins takes care of many of the important details, such as tenant correspondence and viewing leases to ensure accuracy. She enjoys Promanas as a trustworthy firm that is accountable for its actions. She prides herself in being precise and conscientious of her customers’ dollars.
Mullins ability to juggle a variety of tasks helped her in previous jobs, including working for an accounting firm, and managing a multimillion-dollar restaurant and its 60 employees.
Cheryl earned a dual degree from Lake Superior State University with a bachelor’s in accounting and business administration. She is a voracious reader, enjoys working out and you’ll catch her tailgating at Michigan football games.
Mitch graduated with a BBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and joined the Promanas team as an associate in April 2023. He is responsible for vetting and sourcing acquisition and development opportunities, investor relations, and our marketing platform. Mitch is a serial entrepreneur, having started multiple businesses since the age of 13. Most notably, he co-founded and built M22 Detailing, a leading auto & marine detailing business in Northern Michigan.
In 2022 Mitch worked as an intern at REDICO, a Detroit based developer with $3.5B+ of assets under management. With REDICO, Mitch was responsible for underwriting a $500M+ pipeline, developing a proprietary data platform for their $2B+ senior housing portfolio and presenting deals to the investment committee.
During his final year at the University of Michigan, Mitch was an analyst with Oxford Companies, a vertically integrated operator with over $400M of office assets. With Oxford Mitch handled daily underwriting activities and market and asset specific research.
Mitch resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan and enjoys flying planes, reading, photography, and spending time in Northern Michigan with his family. He is a passionate learner and loves to meet new people. Feel free to contact him at email@example.com.
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