Thanos Polizos

Thanos Polizos is a founder and President of ODUrent, a real estate investment firm providing off campus housing to students of Old Dominion University. He patiently bootstrapped and renovated over 100 perimeter properties, housing 900+ students. He also acquired and renovated 5 apartment complexes with 250 units, 5 small condo conversion projects and a 295 self-storage facility.

Prior, he spent the 1990’s as a Mechanical Engineer at NASA/Lockheed, Dresser/Ingersoll, Flowserve, Cooper Automotive and finally at Energy Recovery. At startup Energy Recovery, he designed 3 manufacturing facilities, implemented ISO9000 quality standards and applied for 3 design patents, thus teeing up the company for a successful IPO on the Nasdaq as ERII.

Specialties: Real estate financing, property valuation/ROI and property management/software. He is now a recovering engineer and vaguely remembers mechanical design, manufacturing, quality control, hydraulic pumps and desalination.