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The Michael Collard Properties (MCP) team is a collective of highly talented individuals working closely together to achieve the highest standards in commercial real estate development.



Michael Collard

Michael Collard is the leader and founder of MCP. Michael started his career in commercial real estate development upon his arrival in 1981 to the U.S. from England, and has been actively involved in real estate development since then. In 1992, Michael left his position as Regional Director of the real estate subsidiary of a Fortune 100 company, where he was responsible for development projects valued in excess of $250,000,000 to start his own commercial real estate development firm and he has never looked back.

In 1994, Michael founded Michael Collard Properties (MCP), where he serves as President.  Michael started developing projects for Publix supermarkets and other necessity-based retail, and then broadened his portfolio with exciting experiential development in mixed-use settings. 


Michael is a real estate expert and visionary who has a unique skill of finding ways to make difficult and/or problematic deals work by coming up with creative solutions when others cannot or have given up. Over Michael's long career, he has experienced almost all project development types including mixed-use, retail, office, industrial, multi family sale and rental, senior housing, hospitality and resort golf course development.


Michael is a Florida licensed Real Estate Broker, and an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

Michael's email address is



Ruth Zwieg has a unique and diverse background of 25+ years in executive leadership roles including managing strategic direction, sales teams, and marketing functions in multiple industries with Fortune 500, Fortune 100, and small and start-up companies, as well as prior entrepreneurial pursuits in construction and interior design.

At MCP, Ruth combines her strong business acumen and senior leadership background with her interior design, and artistic and creativity skills to provide the vision and creative direction in MCP's mixed-use development projects. This includes concept and design creation of land and property acquisitions, and aesthetic selection for build outs of the acquired properties.  Additional responsibilities include driving new service offerings, business development and sales, process improvement, working with architects and General Contractors, the coordination of leasing agents, and guiding the marketing/branding strategies of MCP.

Current main projects include developing the The Food Factory Foodie Collective, and The Factory Bar, and BarN Beer Garden Pavilion, of which Ruth is also co-owner.  City Place Live+Work+Play luxury townhomes are also being designed and developed by Ruth and team for the work at home upscale lifestyle.

Ruth is a member of the Oviedo/Winter Springs Chamber of Commerce, and Women in Networking (WIN!).

Ruth's email address is


Paulette Czarney

Paulette has been with MCP for over 14 years and manages all of the vital administrative and office management functions including insurance, financials along with payroll, and all back office functions such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, Human Resources, etc. 


Paulette also manages MCP's smaller property management needs. 


Paulett's email address is


Legal Counsel:

Paul "JJ"Johnson, Jr. Esquire


JJ has worked with MCP for over 15 years as MCP's attorney and handles commercial transactions from property acquisition, commercial leasing, purchase and sales, real estate financing, construction, and disposition.

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