Senior Managing Director • United States
As senior managing director and head of living sectors for Cushman & Wakefield, Zach supports a team of nearly 125 professionals located throughout the U.S. His primary focus is driving growth initiatives for CWK’s living real estate sector through the advancement of client care, data analytics, product development and talent recruitment. Property types covered include apartments, affordable, co-living, manufactured housing, self-storage, student housing and senior living.
With nearly twenty years of industry experience, Zach has completed over $75 billion in third-party valuation assignments throughout the U.S. Services provided include third-party market valuations, underwriting due-diligence, Net Asset Valuations (NAV) for non-traded REITs, market studies, and feasibility analyses of single assets to large portfolio transactions.
Zach began his professional career in commercial real estate banking with First National Bank. In 2004, he began specializing exclusively in the appraisal of seniors housing real estate with HealthTrust, LLC. Zach joined CBRE in 2012 to launch a seniors housing & healthcare specialty practice and most recently was at JLL where he established their alternative real estate sectors for valuation advisory.
Zach is a regular panel contributor at major industry events such as ASHA, NCREIF, ULI and NIC. He served as Vice-Chair of ULI’s Seniors Housing Council, is on the Advisory Committee for the American Seniors Housing Association. He also serves on the fall conference planning committee for the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC). Zach has authored numerous research reports and white papers on the senior living sector that have been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Real Estate Alert, Bloomberg, and other industry recognized publications.
University of Florida, B.A.
- Major: Business Administration/ Finance Focus
- Minor: Food & Resource Economics
Boston University, Master of Hospitality Management (2023)
- Hospitality Real Estate Development & Finance
- Senior Living Operations
- Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI)
- Multiple Advanced Level Courses
- Acting Officer of the Board of Directors