As a seasoned real estate entrepreneur, Zach has over fifteen years of experience investing in, operating, and developing commercial property in the Western United States.Prior to forming CVP, Zach was a Principal at Evergreen Development Company focused on land acquisitions, project management, and raising private equity. Retail clients included Walgreens, J.P. Morgan Chase and Kroger. He structured multiple joint venture partnerships and sourced deals throughout Arizona and California.
As an active member of the firm’s capital team, Zach expanded Evergreen’s reach to private equity and strategic relationships in Latin America. A passionate advocate for sustainable practices and a LEED Green Associate, Zach launched the firm’s green practice.
Prior to Evergreen, Zach worked in retail brokerage, overseeing the leasing of a one million square foot portfolio of retail, office and multifamily assets in Tucson, Arizona.
Zach received The Stephen Chamberlin Graduate Student Fellowship from the Urban Land Institute and is a member of ICSC. He holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.
Zach currently teaches a graduate level course called Real Estate Strategy & Entrepreneurship at Willamette University’s MBA for Professionals program.
Zach lives with his wife Kelley and daughters Emilia and Isabella in Portland, Oregon.