From humble beginnings Joe was born and raised in Southeast Michigan, the son of an Italian immigrant and contractor. His family business has developed and built some of Michigan’s premier residential communities and commercial projects. At the young age of 18 he left the family business and started a foundation contracting company. Within eight years he grew that company to become one of the largest contractors in Michigan.
The work ethics, traditions and quality craftsmanship are carried on in his second generation family business. Joe studied civil engineering at Lawrence Tech and a licensed builder for over 20 years. Growing up in the business, he learned all his lessons the hard way…by doing the work. Like his Father he was driven to grow the business and leverage his knowledge and his company’s reputation. He developed a real talent for looking at a project, breaking down the various components and being able to provide a clear picture of the time, materials and cost to build or develop any project or business venture.
Joe is the co-founder and the Principal of Koucar Management, LLC, an asset management company engaged in acquiring, originating, investing in, financing and managing a diversified portfolio of real estate investments and business assets. His primary focus is construction and property management.
Joe’s management draws upon his vast experience and comprehensive expertise in identifying and capitalizing on investment opportunities in his target asset classes. In addition, he has access to a pipeline of potential investment opportunities, including those created by the dislocation in the credit markets.
His investment strategy is dynamic; being the Principal of a privately held company enables him to adapt quickly to shifts in economic, real estate and capital market conditions and to exploit inefficiencies around the world. Consistent with this strategy, his investment decisions will depend on prevailing market conditions and may change over time in response to opportunities available in different economic and capital market conditions.
Having completed or participated in over a half of billion dollars of transactions, he is customer-focused and draws from nearly a half of a century of family experience in construction and business operations. Having a wide range of skills and experience, Joe is the obvious choice for all of your business needs.