Menash Zadik

Menash Zadik - Mr. Zadik has 20 years of experience in real estate brokerage, investments, management, operations, and dispositions. Prior to joining Elmdale Partners Mr. Zadik was in charge of building from the ground for up the Midwest operation for Invitation Homes, a Blackstone portfolio company, where he acted as Regional President. Between late 2012 and early 2015, Mr. Zadik and his team were responsible for purchasing, rehabbing, leasing, and managing over 4,000 properties, with a portfolio value of more than $1Billion.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Zadik founded and operated a full-service real estate firm for 15 years with offices in Chicago, South Florida, and San Diego. During the financial crisis, Mr. Zadik successfully reoriented the firm from being investment minded, and turned it into the largest REO firm in Illinois, managing disposition of thousands of properties, working for dozens of the nation’s largest lenders and asset management companies. The firm also served a host of international investment firms as REO specialists, consultants, and investment advisers.

Tom Bretz Aug 2012

Thomas M. Bretz

Thomas Bretz has been a real estate professional since 1999. In 2010, he co-founded Elmdale Partners, an investment company focused on value-add real estate assets and opportunistic real estate service company platforms. Elmdale currently purchases, develops and oversees both commercial and residential assets in the Chicagoland area through one of the 4 funds it manages.

As CEO of Elmdale, Tom led a roll up strategy of residential brokerage firms centered around the Century 21 brand and acquired over 70 different offices and companies to create the largest Century 21 franchise in the world with over 2,700 sales associates in 5 states.

Elmdale’s holdings also include one of the largest title insurance companies in the Midwest, a residential mortgage company and Elmdale started the first real estate based technology accelerator in the country - Elmspring- which invests in start-up technology companies specializing in real estate disruption.

Elmdale has garnered several prestigious awards over its six-year history: Top 30 Residential Real Estate Firms in the US, Chicago Real Estate Housing Innovation Award and Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For Award.

Tom received a JD and an MS in Real Estate from the University of Wisconsin in 2003 and 2004 respectively and lives and works in the Chicagoland area with his wife Jennifer and their two children.



Adam Freeman

Adam Freeman is a founding Principal of Elmdale Partners and Century 21 Affiliated. Since its inception in 2010, Elmdale has built a multi-discipline full service real estate services and investment company, consisting of a national real estate brokerage company with over 2,000 realtors, title insurance, property insurance, the elmspring accelerator, and a robust property acquisition platform. Prior to forming Elmdale, Adam was a private equity and investment professional with over 19 years of experience in investment banking, private equity, real estate investment, and building businesses. Mr. Freeman has completed in excess of $1 billion of total transactions, including over $150 million of real estate acquisitions and investments.


James Sayegh

James Sayegh is a Principal at Elmdale Partners and brings a wealth of knowledge on maximizing property value both through physical improvement and efficient asset management practices. Mr. Sayegh has extensive investment experience and his portfolio of properties under management has included a rent roll of national tenants such as Bank of America, Waterworks, Spex, Walter E Smithe Furniture and Coldwell Banker.