William Bisanz, M.B.A
Chief Executive Officer
Bill is the current, and second-generation leader of Real Estate Equities. He and his family have owned and cared for apartments for three generations. Bill’s expertise spans a broad range of apartment related investment, development and operational projects.
Prior to joining Real Estate Equities, his professional experience included several years in New York City as a business strategy consultant for various global financial services companies. Prior to that he worked in Madrid, Spain for the United States Foreign Service.
Bill received his Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University in New York, where he graduated with the highest honors.
Pete Busse, CPA, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer of Real Estate Equities, Pete Busse is responsible for the leadership and oversight of property accounting, corporate accounting and asset management. Pete brings years of experience in real estate including accounting, finance, taxes, complex structures, asset management, cash flow and insurance. He also brings experience in the development process, construction, asset acquisition & disposition.
Pete has a bachelor’s degree in accounting, a Master of Business Administration and is an active Certified Public Accountant.
Angie French, CPM, CRM, COM-42
VP of Operations
Angie joined Real Estate Equities in 2019. Previous to this, she worked with other locally recognized and respected firms and worked in many different national markets throughout the country. She has a strong passion for the multi-housing industry and brings with her over 25+ years of experience in Property Management. That experience has cultivated a well-rounded management approach with the ability to coach team members to achieve their highest potential.
Ms. French is a dedicated and respected real estate professional with proven results in the multi-housing industry. She is an active member of the Minnesota Multi Housing Association and often serves on multiple committees such as Education, Legislative and Government Affairs. She was elected and served as Board Chair for the Minnesota Multi Housing Association (MHA) in 2012. She is also a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC).
Stefanie L.B. Sokup, CPPM
VP of Marketing & Lease-Up Project Manager
Stefanie joined Real Estate Equities in 2014. Working directly with investors and owners for ten plus years, her professional expertise is in the areas of leasing, acquisitions, renovations, floor plan design, marketing and lease-up, third party management and asset management.
Previous to Real Estate Equities, Stefanie worked for a national multi-family developer where she was an integral part of development/acquisitions, growing the regional portfolio by 150%. Stefanie helped to acquire 10 third party management contracts in the Twin Cities and Chicago and was involved in the ground up design and development of 9 new construction or historic rehab projects located in the Twin cities, Chicago, Ann Arbor, St. Louis and Pittsburgh. Stefanie has a BS in Economics and Business Administration, a Master of Science Degree in Hospitality and Tourism, and a CPPM-Project Management Certification.
Managing Development Partner
Patrick joined Real Estate Equities in 2016 and has extensive experience in real estate development. Prior to joining Real Estate Equities Patrick worked for a national affordable housing developer where he was the project manager for a number of housing developments throughout the country. He has experience with acquisition/rehabs, new construction and adaptive reuse development projects consisting of nearly 3,000 apartment units and over $700 Million in total development costs. As a Development Partner at Real Estate Equities Patrick is responsible for the project management and construction oversight of the development activities.
Alex R. Bisanz
Mr. Bisanz grew up in St. Paul, MN and has been involved in the real estate industry for more than 15 years. He attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where he received a BS in Business Management and graduated in 2004.
Prior to his employment with Real Estate Equities, he worked for three years with Interstate Partners, a regional commercial real estate development firm where he developed more than 500,000 SF of office and industrial real estate. At Real Estate Equities, Alex is responsible for Project Management, Structuring Debt & Equity Financing, Managing the Construction Process, Market Feasibility and Financial Analysis.
Eric has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where he majored in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics as well as Finance, Investment and Banking.
Terrence E. Troy
Chairman & Co-Founder
Mr. Troy grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota. He graduated from St. Thomas Military Academy and from Dartmouth College. In 1972 he formed Real Estate Equities with Robert Bisanz to offer real estate partnership investments and property management. Together they created and managed investments in over 10,000 units of apartment properties. He has been active in a variety of local charitable organizations including Young Life, The Johnson Institute and is currently Chairman of The Retreat in Wayzata, MN. Seeing through supposedly “unsolvable problems” is his passion.
“The solution already exists…so we just need to look deeper, and it will show up”.
Robert S. Bisanz
Board Member & Co-Founder
Mr. Bisanz grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota and graduated in 1961 from St. Thomas Military Academy. He attended Notre Dame University from 1961 to 1966, and took his BA degree in Business Administration at St. Thomas College in 1966. Mr. Bisanz entered the real estate industry in 1967, joining other members of his family in the Bisanz Brothers Development Company. Mr. Bisanz gained a wide range of real estate experience during the next five years: planning, financing, developing, and selling commercial, residential, and apartment properties. In 1972, Mr. Bisanz formed a partnership with Terrence E. Troy to enter the business of creating and managing investment real estate.