Stewart Beal - president
Stewart Beal is a serial entrepreneur who brings extensive management, marketing, and leadership abilities to any project. Stewart has been actively involved in real estate, construction, acquisition, development, and management since 1997. When he was nineteen years old, Stewart founded Beal Properties, LLC and has since founded twenty other companies in the real estate and construction industries since.
Beal Properties has purchased more than 100 properties in the past 17 years in Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, Toledo, and downtown Detroit and currently manages over 3,000 apartment units, office spaces, and single family homes. Beal Properties currently employs more than 60 team members in Michigan and Ohio.
Stewart is a founding member of Watermark Partners, a set of real estate funds that have raised and deployed more than $100M in equity, closed more than 150 real estate transactions, and acquired more than 6,000 apartments in the past 5 years.
Stewart has a degree in Business Management from Eastern Michigan University and has served on the board of both Ypsilanti’s Chamber of Commerce and Ypsilanti’s Downtown Development Authority. He is a licensed real estate Broker in the State of Michigan.
Under Stewart’s leadership, Beal Properties and Beal Incorporated have won myriad of awards at local, state, and national levels including Inc. Magazine naming Beal Incorporated the 191st fastest growing privately owned business in America in 2010. In 2007, Crain’s Detroit Business included Stewart in their “20 in their 20’s” feature, an annual article about rising entrepreneurs in Southeastern Michigan. In 2010 the United States Small Business Administration named him their “Michigan Young Entrepreneur of the Year” and their “Midwest Young Entrepreneur of the Year.” Also in 2010 the Ypsilanti Jaycees named Stewart their “2010 Michigan Rising Star.” Finally, both Beal Inc. and Beal Properties were honored with Washtenaw County Fast Track awards, with Stewart Beal being the first entrepreneur in the awards history to be President of two companies on the same list.