Mr. Slovacek grew up in San Antonio Texas and graduated from Brigham Young University in 1977 with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and Economics. He then studied at and received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.
Upon graduation from Harvard in 1979, Mr. Slovacek joined Boise Cascade Corporation and spent the next several years in the planning department handling strategic analysis, capital budgeting and economic forecasting. In 1982, Mr. Slovacek joined Marcus & Millichap, the nation’s leading investment real estate brokerage firm. For the next 10 years, he was involved in the management and development of brokerage offices for several different firms in California, Texas and Florida. Transactional volume of these offices under the direction of Mr. Slovacek surpassed $750,000,000.
In 1995, Mr. Slovacek joined Westfalia Real Estate in Clearwater, Florida where he handled the United States real estate portfolio, valued in excess of $100 million, for a German investment group. Over the next 6 years, Mr. Slovacek acquired Westfalia from the German group along with substantial real estate holdings. In the ensuing years, Mr. Slovacek built the firm into a full service real estate company handling, construction, development, property management, leasing and brokerage. Projects included the development and construction of more than 1,000,000 square feet of office space, 4 hotels, as well as light industrial and service center space.
In 2007, Mr. Slovacek and his wife served a voluntary, three year mission for their church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints) overseeing the missionary efforts and church operations in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
In addition to his broad business activities, Mr. Slovacek has taken a special interest in teaching and helping others to succeed. He has taught a variety of business and finance classes at the University level. He looks to continue this effort through by helping business owners, as well as future business owners to achieve their business related goals.