About Orange Properties

Our History & Mission

Mission StatementOrange Properties is dedicated to improving the overall quality of housing of the communities we do business in through innovation, social responsibility, business management, and development.

Orange Properties is a privately held real estate investment and development firm that was founded in 2006 and is currently headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois. While having completed projects in in Greater Chicago Area, Champaign/Urbana, Rockford, and Southeastern  Wisconsin, Orange Properties seeks for opportunities anywhere in the mid-western region of United States.

Orange Properties focuses on value-add niche of real estate investing. The firm leverages its vast expertise to identify under-performing properties, while improving the value of these assets through changes in the property’s performance and quality with design. We develop and invest in residential, mixed-use, office, and retail properties.

Orange Properties typically concentrates on destabilized properties that may have a history of high vacancy rates, some physical obsolescence, or other management issues. With our hands-on approach, we acquire and stabilize numerous projects per year.

Our Team

On a daily basis, our entire Orange Properties team strives to stay accountable and loyal to our clients, business associates, neighbors, and friends, while maximizing the profits for our investors.

Gene Bernshteyn
Gene is a principal of Orange Properties and is responsible for new acquisitions, overall company finance, and real estate construction & stabilization related activities. Gene has received a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Information Systems from DePaul University.

Gene has been in real estate industry for 10 years. Gene’s expertise in the real estate industry ranges from property sales, property acquisitions, structuring deals, and construction management. Gene is responsible for sourcing, analyzing, and executing acquisitions, as well as analyzing potential development projects. Gene has sourced deals in excess of $25M for Orange Properties and is continuing to acquire multiple projects per year. Gene is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Illinois, a member of the National Association of Realtors, and a member of the Champaign County Apartment Association.

Mark Bernshteyn
Mark is a principal of Orange Properties and is responsible for the company’s development and the overall investment strategy activities. Mark has received a master’s degree in Business Administration and Architecture from the University of Kiev.

Mark has 25 years experience in the real estate industry. He specializes in property development and project strategic management. He has had extensive experience in all aspects of real estate development, management, and construction. One of Mark’s roles is to establish value enhancement strategies, operational efficiencies, risk mitigation, and rent control compliance for each asset Orange Properties acquires.

Stan Bernshteyn
Stan is a principal of Orange Properties and is responsible for asset & property management of the entire Orange Properties portfolio. Additionally, Stan underwrites and evaluates new acquisitions and is involved in the strategic development of the company. Stan received a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Decision Sciences & Business Management from the University of Illinois.

Stan began his real estate career 10 years ago managing a portfolio of 350 student housing units in Champaign/Urbana for a private investment firm. Several years after starting his real estate career, Stan co-founded a Property Management company that currently manages 200+ units. Stan’s area of property management expertise includes tenant relations, maintenance and repairs, advertising, leasing, and owner consultation. Stan has served on various committees over the years. He is a Licensed Agent with the State of Illinois, a member of the National Association of Property Management, and Champaign Association of Realtors.

Alexander Narod
Alexander is the CPA and tax advisor of Orange Properties. Alexander has been working in the accounting and tax related fields for over 30 years. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from University of Illinois, and passed the Certified Public Accountant exam, scoring in the top 95% of the country on Individual & Business Income Taxes.

Having worked in various sectors, including not-for-profit and private industry, he now concentrates on the Public Accounting sector and has been doing so for over 25 years.

Natasha Strudz
Natasha is responsible for day to day activities and operations of Orange Properties. Natasha is an integral part of our organization. Natasha is mainly involved in our acquisitions department sourcing new acquisitions and evaluating the overall pro-forma of each project.

Natasha has been working in the Real Estate industry for the past 15 years. She began her career working for multiple general contractors. She quickly learned how the industry worked and began venturing out into acquisitions.