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Alex Thomas

Alex Thomas

Research Analyst

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1262
athomas@realestateconsulting.com


Alex analyzes economic and housing data at the national and metro level for the production of our monthly research reports.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Alex worked on the research team at the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. Before that, Alex served as a research assistant for the Center for Opportunity Urbanism.

Alex holds a B.A. in Political Science from Chapman University, with a minor in Environmental Studies.

In his free time, he enjoys going to concerts, swimming, and playing Nintendo games.


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Angela Messiha

Angela Messiha

Client Services Coordinator

Boca Raton, FL

(561) 409-2986
amessiha@realestateconsulting.com


Angela is responsible for coordinating client services, implementing business development efforts, and working on special projects. She also assists with the daily operations of the Boca Raton office.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2019, she worked for LBU Lighting as an administrative assistant to the CEO.  Before that she gathered years of experience in marketing analytics, consumer behavior, facilitating marketing collateral and promotional items, and managed relationships with vendors as a marketing analyst at Office Depot and Pernod Ricard.

Angela holds a B.A. in Marketing from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and works in our Boca Raton office.

In her free time, Angela enjoys going to the beach, fishing, cooking, arts & crafts, and spending time with her family.


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Anja Seng

Anja Seng

Research Analyst

Irvine, CA


aseng@realestateconsulting.com


Anja is responsible for supporting the company’s research on consumer and design trends. She also supports our Consumer Survey initiatives.  She works in the Irvine office.

She started with the company as a college intern.  Prior to joining the company, Anja worked as an E-commerce Analyst at a furniture manufacturing company.

Anja holds a B.S. in Business with a Finance Emphasis and a B.A. in Strategic and Corporate Communication from Chapman University.

In her free time, Anja enjoying anything outdoors including biking and slack lining.  She is also artistic and enjoying painting, clay sculpting and graphic designing.


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Annie Radecki

Annie Radecki

Vice President, Consulting

Portland, OR

(971)279-7379
aradecki@realestateconsulting.com


Annie produces insightful research on a variety of topics and provides our clients with deep knowledge of markets and their drivers across the United States.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2015, Annie was the Director of Market Intelligence for PulteGroup where she developed local segmentation, acquisition, and operational strategies for the Texas, Pacific Northwest, and Southeast markets.

Annie holds a B.A. in Architecture and Urban Studies from Yale University and a dual MBA/Masters’ of Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is based in our Pacific Northwest office.

Annie was formerly a collegiate rower and an elite cyclist but today is happy to bike and run more casually while finally again living in a place that has fall and spring.


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Asia Inn-Souphomphakdy

Asia Inn-Souphomphakdy

Marketing Coordinator

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1260
ainns@realestateconsulting.com


Asia assists with all branding and creative projects as part of our marketing team. She supports all UI/UX initiatives within the company.

Asia most recently worked with Spectrum Inc. General Contracting where she worked as a Marketing Assistant.  She designed an award-winning submission for the NAIOP Awards of Excellence.  She was responsible for client relations and in-house projects.  She also completed an internship with BCWH Architects.

She holds a BA in Mass Communications from the Virginia Commonwealth University. Asia works in the Irvine, CA office.

In her free time, Asia enjoys photography, visiting museums, or can be found trying new things.


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Chad Hensley

Chad Hensley

Senior Consultant

Houston, TX

(214) 502-3617
chensley@realestateconsulting.com


Chad is responsible for conducting research, analysis, and preparation of a variety of consulting assignments ranging from valuations to market ranking studies.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, he worked as an Acquisitions Analyst at Zillow Offers, responsible for providing single family residential asset valuations directly to homeowners and as an Associate at Hudson Advisors, a global private equity firm, responsible for tracking performance data and recommending various capital strategies to senior management

Chad holds a BBA in Finance from Texas Tech University and an MS in Finance with emphasis in Commercial Real Estate from Texas A&M University.

In his free time, he enjoys fixing and building things. He’s got remodeling experience, has built a few pieces of furniture, and has even started welding!


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Chris Dorociak

Chris Dorociak

Senior Manager, Consulting

San Diego, CA

(858) 281-7218
cdorociak@realestateconsulting.com


Chris has more than ten years of experience in real estate consulting, with a specialty in project feasibility and market analysis.  Chris also has a background in evaluating fiscal and economic impacts of new development, and has served as an expert witness.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Chris was a Principal at Peterson Economics.  He traveled extensively and covered a broad range of property types from high-end boutique hotels to large master-planned residential communities.

Chris holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Florida, where he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society.  He earned a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from Cornell University.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys sailing, surfing, and playing guitar.


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Chris Porter

Chris Porter

Senior Vice President, Chief Demographer

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1218
cporter@realestateconsulting.com


Chris Porter is our Chief Demographer. He helps our clients understand the role demographics plays in shaping the demand for housing in the short and long term. He co-authored Big Shifts Ahead: Demographic Clarity for Businesses, which is now available for purchase. Chris was instrumental in developing our Housing Demand by Price Point and LifeStage model.  The research he leads informs many of our firm’s forecasts.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2005, Chris worked for Reed Business Information’s HousingZone.com web site, and was also Director of Electronic Media for Reed’s Building and Construction Group. Before that he was an analyst at Rogerscasey, an investment consulting firm.

Chris has a B.A. in Economics from Princeton University and a M.S. from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and works in our Irvine office.

Chris was involved with Toastmasters International for more than seven years, working to enhance his public speaking skills and helping others do the same.


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Christen Fayette

Christen Fayette

Research Analyst

Sacramento, CA

(949) 870-1242
cfayette@realestateconsulting.com


Christen handles data collection and report review needs in our Sacramento office.

Prior to joining the team, Christen was an Administrative Assistant at Go Capital and a Legal Assistant for the Law Offices of Steven J. Malberg, Inc.

She graduated from Bella Vista High School and is currently pursuing a B.S. in Biomedical Science.

Christen enjoys playing the piano and the flute/piccolo, going on hikes, and baking when not at work.


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Colby Fitschen

Colby Fitschen

Client Relations Specialist

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1233
cfitschen@realestateconsulting.com


Colby provides client and business development support and is involved in many new business and client services initiatives.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Colby was a Paraplanner and Licensed Office Professional for Thrivent Financial, and a Business Development Associate for C.W. Driver before that. She has a BA in Political Science from Chapman University.

Colby is a licensed scuba diver, and she has performed at the Sydney Opera House in Australia. Outside of the office you can find her at a concert, enjoying the beach, or hiking with her dogs.


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Crystal Sagastume

Crystal Sagastume

Research Analyst

Sacramento, CA

(949) 870-1241
csagastume@realestateconsulting.com


Crystal is responsible for quickly and accurately collecting information, supporting the production of our monthly research reports, and assisting in the daily operations of the Sacramento office.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting Crystal served as the Global Outreach Coordinator and Registrar at Bayside Church and as Admissions Manager at Global Expeditions. She studied Communications at Sacramento City College and Business at the Honor Academy.

In her spare time Crystal enjoys traveling and photography. She hopes to one day travel to all 50 states, and she is currently more than halfway there.


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Dana Kuhn

Dana Kuhn

Director of Quality Control and Training

San Diego, CA

(858) 281-7208
dkuhn@realstateconsulting.com


Dana has more than 35 years of experience in the real estate industry. He has managed, analyzed and valued a wide variety of residential and commercial real estate projects.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Dana managed mothballed subdivisions acquired during the downturn on behalf of a private equity group. Before that, he headed the Property Valuation department at The Corky McMillin Companies. Over his career, he has become an expert in market research, due diligence, entitlements, financing, construction management, and marketing. As a former commercial real estate appraiser, Dana recognizes that valuation is at the heart of nearly every real estate decision. He shares his experience with students at San Diego State University where he teaches real estate finance and development.

Dana holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.A. in education from San Diego State University.

Much of Dana’s free time goes to San Diego State where he volunteers for extra-curricular real-estate related activities and lives for next season when the Aztec teams will be really good.


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Danielle Nguyen

Danielle Nguyen

Manager, Research

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1247
dnguyen@realestateconsulting.com


Danielle analyzes various housing and economic metrics at the metro, regional, and national level, with a focus on publicly traded homebuilders and single-family rental REITs. She provides in-depth knowledge of the California and Southwest housing markets by evaluating various metrics and emerging trends.

Before graduating and joining the team full time, Danielle began her career with John Burns Real Estate Consulting as an intern for the Demographics department.

Danielle holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego.

She enjoys spending time with family and trying out new/exciting food.


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David Jarvis

David Jarvis

Senior Vice President, Consulting

Houston, TX

(713) 906-3829
djarvis@realestateconsulting.com


David has more than 25 years of real estate and home building experience in a variety of concentrations including land acquisition and development, land planning, home building, commercial real estate and residential sales.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, David Jarvis worked as Executive Vice President of McAlister Investment Real Estate, a real estate investment firm focused principally on undeveloped land parcels in the metropolitan markets of Texas and the Sun Belt states. David managed McAlister Investment Real Estate acquisitions, coordinates deal structure, and conducted market research. David served as Houston Director for an information technology company where he directed their Houston Advisory service and Consulting Services for the state of Texas.  Additionally, he is a Licensed Broker in the State of Texas.

David holds both the CCIM and MIRM education designations. David received his Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from the DePaul University.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time on his boat.


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Dean Wehrli

Dean Wehrli

Principal

Sacramento, CA

(916) 647-3263
dwehrli@realestateconsulting.com


Dean manages residential and commercial real estate consulting assignments across the country and has deep knowledge of California’s Bay Area, Sacramento, and Central Valley markets as well as Northern Nevada.  He specializes in aggregating housing market trends and conducting primary research, including consumer research, to recommend the product segmentation that will maximize price and absorption for specific target buyer profiles.

Dean is the host of the New Home Insights Podcast, the premiere podcast for insights on the US housing market.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2010, he managed market research consulting assignments for 11 years at several national housing market research firms.

Dean has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles and a B.A. in Political Science from Cal State Fullerton, and works in our Sacramento office.

Dean plays basketball when not injured, writes novels and screenplays, and almost always wins at Trivial Pursuit. Almost.


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Devyn Bachman

Devyn Bachman

Senior Manager, Research

303-956-9881
dbachman@realestateconsulting.com


Devyn monitors housing markets nationwide, specifically in her work on our monthly builder survey.  She also provides in-depth knowledge of the Southeast, Florida, and Denver housing markets to our reports.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2015, Devyn was a Market Intelligence Analyst at Pulte Group, conducting land feasibility analyses and market research for this residential builder/developer.

She holds a B.S. in Business Administration with and emphasis in Marketing and a minor in Real Estate from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Aside from spending time with her family, she enjoys watching hockey and perfecting her yoga practice.


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Don Walker

Don Walker

Managing Principal and CFO

San Diego, CA

(858) 281-7212
dwalker@realestateconsulting.com


An expert in home-building financials, land development, and commercial construction, Don leads portfolio and valuation assignments, and acts as the final reviewer on most of our consulting reports.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2008, Don worked as General Manager responsible for the operations of all five divisions within the Corky McMillin Companies – a 2,000-unit per-year home builder. During his 12 years there, Don honed his skills in strategic planning, acquisitions, and financial forecasting. Prior to that, Don worked in consulting at KPMG Peat Marwick, where he learned the art and science of evaluating real estate projects and markets.

Don holds a B.S. in Finance and Real Estate from San Diego State University, was a founding member of San Diego State’s Real Estate Advisory Board, and works in our San Diego office.

Don stays active in his free time, enjoying mountain biking, surfing, and fly fishing. He also competes in sprint and long-distance triathlons, completing two Ironman races.


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Destin Olaso

Destin Olaso

Research Analyst

Sacramento, CA

(949) 870-1256
dolaso@realestateconsulting.com


Destin assists with the production of monthly reports, along with assisting with data collection and quality reviews.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Destin worked in the Escrow Department for D.R. Horton. Prior to that, he worked in sales at PayScale, a SaaS company located in Seattle, WA.

Destin holds a B.S. in Economics with minors in Business Administration and Music from the University of Oregon.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball, golf, and traveling. You can also find him proudly rooting for his Ducks throughout the year.


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Dustin Moudy

Dustin Moudy

Senior Manager, Consulting

Houston, TX

(713) 825-9810
dmoudy@realestateconsulting.com


Dustin is a Consulting Manager specializing in residential real estate market research, analysis and custom consulting.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Dustin supported land acquisition, development and investment activities for Houston-based developer, Senterra Real Estate Group. Dustin has managed studies relative to absorption, pricing, positioning, cash flow and profitability to support investment recommendations in several housing markets across the country.

Dustin holds a B.B.A. in Finance from Northeastern State University and is based in our Houston office.

In his free time, Dustin enjoys spending time with family, traveling and watching college football.


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Elizabeth LaJeunesse

Elizabeth LaJeunesse

Manager, Building Products Research

(513) 708-2655
elajeunesse@realestateconsulting.com


As Manager of Building Products Research, Elizabeth oversees and assists with building products consulting assignments and research.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Elizabeth worked as a Senior Research Analyst at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. While there she developed and executed original research, contributed to annual reports, delivered routine presentations, and authored multiple papers/articles (cited in WSJ, NY Times, etc.). She has also worked for the St. Louis Federal Reserve.

She holds a B.S. in Economics and a B.A. in Spanish from The Ohio State University. Elizabeth also has a Master of Liberal Arts in Management from Harvard University Extension School and a Master of Theological Studies from Boston College.

Elizabeth plays multiple instruments (piano, sax, accordion, clarinet) and she loves to paint, dance and sing.


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Eric Freeman

Eric Freeman

Lead Business Intelligence Architect

Sacramento, CA

(949) 870-1245
efreeman@realestateconsulting.com


Eric supports and manages database design, development, architecture, modernization and implementation of our SQL database.

He has 15 years of experience working on Microsoft SQL Server and holds a MCTS in Business Intelligence with a strong emphasis on Performance Tuning, ETL and Data Warehousing. Eric is  a former President of the Sacramento SQL Server User Group, and actively speaks at SQL Server events.

In his free time, Eric enjoys camping, BBQ’s, volleyball, bowling and the great outdoors.


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Erik Franks

Erik Franks

Senior Vice President, Research

Sacramento, CA

(949) 870-1228
efranks@realestateconsulting.com


Erik manages the integrity of our data for our retainer and custom consulting clients. His dedication to delivering accurate and timely data through customized reports helps our clients understand the current state of the housing industry and the economy, both nationally, and in their specific markets.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2006, Erik served as a partner in a Northern California branch of a mortgage lender and as a branch manager for a residential home improvement company.

Erik holds a B.A. in Business and Communications from the University of California, Davis, and is based in our Sacramento office.

He enjoys traveling, photography, and competes in various distance triathlons, including the 2011 Ironman Switzerland.


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Grant Wielde

Grant Wielde

Senior Research Analyst

Sacramento, CA

(949) 870-1269
gwielde@realestateconsulting.com


Grant will be analyzing housing market conditions across the nation. He helps design and build Excel models from the large array of economic data used in our national, regional, and metro-level reports. He also helps ensure data accuracy in our research and reviews historic data to develop forecasts.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, he worked as a Consultant at Carlisle and Company. Most recently he worked at Kelley Blue Book as a Senior Analyst for Residual Values and Industry Forecasting

Grant holds a Bachelor’s in Economics and Political Science from Chapman University

In his free time, Grant likes to BBQ, work out and his hobby is woodworking.


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Heather McCoy

Heather McCoy

Manager, Research & Surveys

Sacramento, CA

(949) 870-1230
hmccoy@realestateconsulting.com


Heather is responsible for managing the production of our reoccurring research reports and develops and manages the backend of our internal and external surveys. Her focus is on the quality and accuracy of each output, but she also helps coordinate the development and adoption of new processes and tools.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Heather was a Middle Office Operations Specialist at State Street.  In this role, she performed the necessary due diligence to ensure all pricing sources are reviewed, analyzed and compared/contrasted for accuracy before relevant information is released to the Fund Accounting unit and the clients.

She holds a B.S. in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis and works in our Sacramento office.

Heather enjoys trying new things, travelling, and being outdoors camping, fishing, and boating.


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Jacob Belk

Jacob Belk

Director of Forecasting and Data Science

Sacramento, CA

(949) 870-1220
jbelk@realestateconsulting.com


As the director of forecasting and analytics for John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Jacob oversees forecasts for 220+ metros along with providing building product consulting clients custom data driven insights into their segments and businesses.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2014, Jacob was a research analyst for a demographic and economic analysis unit of state government.

He holds a dual B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Brigham Young University, and is based in our Sacramento office.

He enjoys spending time with his kids, weightlifting, and home renovation projects.


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James Penner

James Penner

Consultant

San Diego, CA

(858) 535-2838
jpenner@realestateconsulting.com


James is responsible for conducting research, analysis, and preparation of a variety of consulting assignments ranging from valuations to market ranking studies.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, James worked for Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, a leading alternative investment firm across energy, real estate, credit, and specialty growth capital, as well as Venture West Funding, a full-service mortgage brokerage firm.

James holds a B.B.A. in Finance from Loyola Marymount University’s Honors Program.

When not at work, James enjoys staying active by surfing, working out, and playing soccer.


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Jeff Brazel

Jeff Brazel

Vice President, Consulting

San Diego, CA

(858) 281-7217
jbrazel@realestateconsulting.com


As Vice President, Consulting, Jeff is responsible for conducting and managing feasibility studies and other consulting projects and generating consulting opportunities.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2018, he was a Principal of JVB Real Estate Advisors and Senior Vice President, Acquisition and Planning, of The Corky McMillin Companies prior to that. Jeff is based in our San Diego office.

Jeff is a big sports fan and loves the outdoors.


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Jeff Kottmeier

Jeff Kottmeier

Vice President, Consulting

Washington, DC

(202) 815-3080
jkottmeier@realestateconsulting.com


Jeffrey manages many of the company’s consulting valuation assignments. Jeffrey is an expert in business strategy, market forecasting, competitive analysis, and product for residential and commercial real estate. He has authored numerous articles and white papers and received press coverage of his work in Inc., The Washington Post (Capital Business), and Washington Business Journal.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Jeffrey worked at global services firm CBRE as Director of Research & Analysis. Prior to that, he was Director of Research at Cassidy Turley (now Cushman & Wakefield) and was at Centex Homes, where he was regional director of strategy responsible for market analysis, strategic planning, and competitive intelligence.

Jeffrey holds an M.B.A. in International Management from Thunderbird, School of Global Management and a B.A. in Business and German from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. He is based in our Washington, DC office.

In his free time, he loves international travel, cycling (watching the Tour de France and riding off-road), watching his son play soccer, and reading.


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Jenni Lantz

Jenni Lantz

Senior Manager, DesignLens

Denver, CO

(720) 328-1530
jlantz@realestateconsulting.com


Jenni manages the DesignLens membership including curating and writing the monthly editions, as well as supporting clients with their design and trend inquiries.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2014, Jenni gathered years of experience in housing market research, marketing, and design support at Bassenian Lagoni Architects.

Jenni holds a B.A. in Theater from California State University, Fullerton. She is based in our Denver office.

While Jenni does not perform anymore, she still loves to go to plays in her free time.


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Jody Kahn

Jody Kahn

Senior Vice President, Research

(603) 235-5760
jkahn@realestateconsulting.com


Jody monitors housing markets nationwide, spearheading our builder and land broker surveys, and market ratings.  She specializes in analyzing markets and home building companies with an eye toward strategic planning and raising capital.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2010, Jody served as Vice President for MPKA, a boutique investment banking firm where she participated in 85 builder mergers and acquisitions.  She was also a Loan Analyst for a pension fund advisor, and Director of Information Services for a Houston-based publisher of real estate reports. Jody holds a B. S. in Economics from the University of Houston.

Jody enjoys upcycling trash into art, as well as teaching art at her synagogue’s school. She is also a veteran volunteer for Family Promise, a national faith-based organization that helps transitionally homeless families.


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John Burns

John Burns

Chief Executive Officer

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1210
jburns@realestateconsulting.com


John founded the company to help business executives make informed housing industry investment decisions. The company’s research subscribers receive the most accurate analysis possible to inform their macro investment decisions, and the company’s consulting clients receive specific property and portfolio investment advice designed to maximize profits. The team takes great pride in enabling the profitable development of the best places to live in the world.

John co-authored Big Shifts Ahead: Demographic Clarity for Businesses, a book written to help make demographic trends easier to understand, quantify, and anticipate. 750,000+ people follow John’s LinkedIn Influencer column, 30,000+ subscribe to his emails, and the media cited the firm 230+ times in 2019.

Before founding John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2001, John worked at a national consulting firm for 4 years and for 10 years at KPMG Peat Marwick—2 as a CPA and 8 in their Real Estate Consulting practice.

John has a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA, and works in our Irvine, California office.  He has attended home games for all 30 major league baseball teams, and regularly runs the hills in Southern California.


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Kathy Ayuyao

Kathy Ayuyao

Director

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1219
kayuyao@realestateconsulting.com


Kathy in in charge of the People Operations, where she strives to continually strengthen our team. She also coordinates our internal and client events.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2011, Kathy gathered years of experience in employee relations, recruiting, and employee training at Kaiser Permanente and Family Restaurants, Inc.

Kathy studied Public Administration at the University of Southern California.

In her free time, Kathy enjoys reading and cooking.


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Kellie Sanchez

Kellie Sanchez

Senior Business Intelligence Developer

Sacramento, CA

(949) 870-1229
ksanchez@realestateconsulting.com


Kellie is an expert database programmer responsible for the design, management, and maintenance of the company’s extensive data warehouse. Her expertise in developing and managing databases, as well as report writing, allows us to deliver timely, accurate, and concise data and analysis to our executive clients.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2005, Kellie was a database/programmer consultant responsible for analyzing data capturing and reporting methods, as well as introducing more efficient methods of streamlining processes for clients such as The Money Store and Campbell’s Soup.

Kellie holds certifications from Oracle and Microsoft as a Database Administrator, and is based in our Sacramento office.

Artistic pursuits occupy Kellie’s spare time. She enjoys working in a variety of mediums, including acrylic painting, ceramics, and fused glass.


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Ken Perlman

Ken Perlman

Managing Principal

San Diego, CA

(858) 281-7214
kperlman@realestateconsulting.com


Ken has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. He has directed analyses of residential and commercial projects throughout the US, including master-planned communities, active adult housing, high-rise development, urban projects, and commercial and retail developments.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2010, Ken was Vice President with a San Diego market research team and a Senior Analyst with a national housing market analysis firm. He began his career as a residential land broker with Grubb & Ellis.

Ken holds a B.A. in Urban Studies and Planning from the University of California, San Diego and an M.B.A. from the University of San Diego, and is based in our San Diego office.

In his off-hours, Ken enjoys coaching his boys in youth sports.


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Kristin Matthews

Kristin Matthews

Senior Manager, Consulting

Salt Lake City, UT

(801) 523-5929
kmatthews@realestateconsulting.com


Kristin provides market research and analysis for custom consulting assignments, with a particular expertise in statistical analytics and competitive analysis.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate consulting in 2013, Kristin was a Market Insights Regional Manager at The Ryness Company and was a Manager of Consumer Research at Kelley Blue Book.

Kristin holds an M.A. in Economics from San Diego State University and a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Utah, and is based in Salt Lake City.


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Lesley Deutch

Lesley Deutch

Managing Principal

(561) 998-5814
ldeutch@realestateconsulting.com


Lesley Deutch leads all custom consulting projects in the Southeast. She has more than 25 years of experience consulting with executives in the finance and real estate industries throughout North America. She works across a wide spectrum of industries including apartments, for-sale housing, high-rise development, urban projects, single-family rental, building products and commercial developments.

Previously, she spent eight years on Wall Street working in public finance for Lehman Brothers and as a Vice President in the Global Real Estate division of Bankers Trust and Deutsche Bank, where she authored reports on real estate and economic conditions in the major US metropolitan areas and conducted due diligence for the investment bank, the CMBS team, and the Deutsche Bank Mezzanine Fund. She then moved to the research team at RREEF (owned by Deutsche Bank), writing quarterly updates on RREEF’s existing properties and due diligence reports for acquisitions on the East Coast.

Lesley holds a B.S. from the Wharton School and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

In her free time, Lesley enjoys running, cooking and spending time with her family.


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Liz Rhee

Liz Rhee

Marketing Associate

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1266
lrhee@realestateconsulting.com


Liz assists in implementing and coordinating marketing efforts for the company. She leads graphics and print production, and is based in the Irvine office.

Prior to joining the team at John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2015, she gathered experience as a public relations assistant with a public affairs firm in Sacramento, and as a multimedia coordinator within the marketing division of the UC Davis Athletics Department.

She holds a B.A. in Communication with a minor in Psychology from the University of California, Davis.

When not at work you can find her cheering on her favorite NBA team, discovering hidden coffee shops, or hula dancing at her Hawaiian studio.


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Matt Billingsley

Matt Billingsley

Associate, Consulting

Portland, OR

(503) 302-6773
mbillingsley@realestateconsulting.com


Matt is responsible for conducting research, analysis, and preparation of a variety of consulting assignments ranging from valuations to market ranking studies.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, he was a corporate Development Analyst at Bookbyte.  In addition he worked in investor relations at Electronic Arts.

Matt holds a B.A.  in Economics as well as a MBA  from Willamette University.

Matt played college basketball while attending college.  He likes to cook, travel and stay active in his spare time.


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Matt Klinger

Matt Klinger

Senior Research Analyst

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1267
mklinger@realestateconsulting.com


As a Senior Research Analyst, Matt collects information to support analysis and compiles and analyzes data for monthly research reports on building products.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, he worked as as an engineer at Karagozian & Case and as a structural engineer at Stantec.

Matt holds a B.S. in Civil Engeering from the University of Texas at Austin, a M.S. in Structural Engineering form Stanford University, and a MBA from the University of California, Irvine. He is based in our Irvine, CA office.

Outside of the office, Matt is a PADI open water certified scuba diver and enjoys traveling and discovering new dive sites. His favorite thus far was in Phuket, Thailand.


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Melissa Oh

Melissa Oh

Research Analyst

Sacramento, CA

(949) 870-1249
moh@realestateconsulting.com


As a Research Analyst, Melissa assists with collecting, compiling, and analyzing data to support analysis for our monthly research reports.

She holds a B.A. in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis and works in our Sacramento office.

In her free time, Melissa enjoys thrift shopping, going to concerts, and trying out new recipes with friends.


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Mikaela Sharp

Mikaela Sharp

Manager, Trends and Innovation

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1203
msharp@realestateconsulting.com


Mikaela collects and analyzes data for compelling and timely demographic research. As the team’s resident Trend Watcher, she also tracks and forecasts consumer and design trends.

Before graduating and joining the team full time, Mikaela began her career with John Burns Real Estate Consulting as an intern for both the Demographics and Marketing departments.

Mikaela holds a B.A. in Business Economics from the University of California, Irvine.

Aside from spending time with family, she enjoys baking and decorating cakes.


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Nicole Mouser

Nicole Mouser

Administrative Assistant

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1240
nmouser@realestateconsulting.com


Nicole provides support to our Irvine team, including travel, client events and special projects.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Nicole worked for Marriott in customer service at two different properties.

In her free time, Nicole likes to read, play the guitar do yoga, cook and play golf.  She is an aid film buff and had been in extra in numerous films.


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Oliver Radvin

Oliver Radvin

Manager, Consulting

(239) 287-7240
oradvin@realestateconsulting.com


Oliver has over six years of experience in commercial and residential real estate in the Southeast with a focus on location analytics, demographic research, market analysis, and computer cartography. Oliver works on a variety of custom consulting assignments which involve real estate market research and strategic planning. Currently, Oliver serves as a member of the ULI Florida Urban Development/Mixed-Use Product Council.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Oliver worked for a commercial real estate firm which specialized in trade area analysis and market penetration strategy, representing several national and regional tenants in major markets throughout the Southeast. Oliver received a bachelor’s degree in Geography and a post-graduate GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Certification from Florida State University. He is based in our Boca Raton, Florida office.

Oliver has played ice hockey his entire life—throughout high school, college, and currently with adult leagues.


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Rachel Bresemann

Rachel Bresemann

Data & Development Analyst

Boca Raton, FL

(425) 829-9855
rbresemann@realestateconsulting.com


Rachel has expertise in data mining, data manipulation, and data visualization. She is responsible for developing data layouts, implementing data viewing tools, and improving the reporting processes for our East Coast Consulting team.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, she worked as a Marketing Production Assistant with Senders Wines and as a Vendor Specialist at Chewy.

Rachel attended the University of California Davis, where she earned a BS in Managerial Economics (with an emphasis in Business Economics), a BA in Cinema and Digital Media, and a minor in Global and International Studies.

In her free time, Rachel likes to visit the beach, go to movies, and travel. She visited all 50 states before starting college and is striving to someday visit all 7 continents. She also likes adventure sports like skiing, bungee jumping, and river rafting.


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Richard Mones

Richard Mones

Director of Marketing

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1222
rmones@realestateconsulting.com


Richard manages, implements, and integrates all marketing efforts for the company. He focuses on enhancing business growth through brand equity and awareness.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2013, Richard was a part of marketing teams for UC Irvine Extension and Campus Recreation.

Richard holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Irvine, and works in our Irvine office.

Richard is an avid Lakers fan, enjoys photography, and was once on a competitive hip hop dance team in college.


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Rick Palacios Jr

Rick Palacios Jr

Principal, Director of Research

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1244
rpalacios@realestateconsulting.com


Rick oversees our subscription research conclusions, producing timely, accurate and thorough analyses.  He is particularly well-known for quantifying the impact on housing of unique industry events, such as surging student loans or falling oil prices.

Rick originally joined John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2006, and then re-joined the company in 2014 after working as a home builder Equity Research Associate at Morgan Stanley in New York. He has also worked as an Analyst at the Milken Institute, and as a Senior Investment Banking Analyst.

Rick holds a B.A. from the University of California, Irvine, and an M.S. in Real Estate Economics and Finance from the London School of Economics, and works in our Irvine office.

In his free time, Rick loves to travel.


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Rob Flint

Rob Flint

Manager, Business Intelligence Development

Sacramento, CA

(949) 870-1258
rflint@realestateconsulting.com


Rob is responsible for designing, developing, managing, and providing best practices guidance for our business analytics capabilities using Tableau and other reporting software.

Prior to joining the team, he worked at Blue Shield of California for nine and a half years where he helped build and develop their Tableau Server as an enterprise solution for Reporting and Analytics. Rob is Tableau Desktop Certified and has been developing in Tableau for seven years.

He holds an A.A. in Journalism and Media from Darlington College in Darlington, England.

In his free time Rob likes to golf, play soccer, and take his kids to the movies.


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Rose Saludo

Rose Saludo

Client Relations Specialist

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1261
rsaludo@realestateconsulting.com


Rose provides client and business development support and is involved in many new business and client services initiatives.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, she worked as a front desk receptionist at a mental health clinic; prior to that, she was a project coordinator at SAS Safety Corp.

She earned a B.A. in Comparative Literature from UC Irvine with a minor in Art History.

In her free time, Rose enjoys reading, music, crafting, and hiking.


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Rudy Zavaleta

Rudy Zavaleta

Manager, IT Support

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1255
rzavaleta@realestateconsulting.com


Rudy manages our company’s IT needs and provides desktop and network support.

He has experience working in different client environments including insurance, medical, and financial. Rudy also has experience working in website development and design.

Rudy holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of California Irvine and is based in our Irvine office.

He enjoys spending time with family, watching movies, listening to all types of music, and cross-fit training to stay healthy.


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Sangeetha Ramamurthy

Sangeetha Ramamurthy

Quantitative Analyst

Sacramento, CA

(949) 870-1216
sramamurthy@realestateconsulting.com


Sangeetha assists with collecting and analyzing large data sets, forecasting developing trends, and creating tools to better monitor the macro economy.

Before joining the team, she was a Peer Advisor for the Statistics Department at UC Davis, and a Cloud Release Analyst Intern at Oracle before that.

Sangeetha holds a B.A.S. in Economics and Statistics from the University of California, Davis.

She enjoys reading, hiking, and baking in her free time.


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Sara Newton-Mahony

Sara Newton-Mahony

Director of Client Relations

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1252
snewton@realestateconsulting.com


Sara oversees client and business development and is involved in many new business and client service initiatives.

Sara worked at the Girl Scouts of Orange County for 3 ½ years as a Recruitment Specialist, analyzing demographic trends and anecdotal data to develop and implement strategies and tactics for achieving objectives in girl and adult membership. She has also taught English in Ansan, South Korea to students ranging from Kindergarten to 8th grade.

Sara has a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Irvine.

In her free time, she enjoys running half marathons. She completed five half marathons last year alone.


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Scott Wild

Scott Wild

Vice President, Consulting

San Diego, CA

(858) 281-7223
swild@realestateconsulting.com


Scott has more than a decade of experience working in many aspects of the real estate and development industry. He began his career with K. Hovnanian Homes and served as the Inland Empire market analyst before managing new home communities in North LA and Bakersfield. Prior to joining JBREC, Scott was vice president of a consulting and development firm where he managed project analysis and onsite operations throughout the southwestern US for over five years.

Scott holds a B.A in Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from California State University, Fullerton and is based in our San Diego office.

When not confined to the office, Scott is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys exploring the California Coast, hiking and camping in the mountains and deserts, and deep sea fishing. Scott grew up in the Midwest and is a lifelong Chicago Bears fan.


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Shelly Chen

Shelly Chen

Senior Associate, Consulting

Sacramento, CA

(949) 870-1226
schen@realestateconsulting.com


Shelly is responsible for conducting research, analysis, and preparation of a variety of consulting assignments ranging from valuations to market ranking studies.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, she worked at KPMG in their real estate valuation practice.  She also worked for Cushman & Wakefield working in their appraisal practice.

Shelly holds a BS in Real Estate from San Diego State University.

In her free time she enjoys doing pottery.


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Stephannie Zarate

Stephannie Zarate

Associate, Consulting

San Diego, CA

(949) 357-4048
szarate@realestateconsulting.com


As a Consulting Associate, Stephannie is responsible for conducting research and analysis and preparing a variety of consulting assignments ranging from valuations to market ranking studies.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Stephannie was an Associate for Mona Shah and Associates in New York where she created business plans for foreign investors looking to invest in US real estate and franchising. Most recently she worked as a Tax Analyst for Robert Baird, MD.

Stephannie holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and works in our San Diego office.

When not at work Stephannie enjoys baking desserts and experimenting with new recipes. She also loves exploring old used book stores to find an interesting read.


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Steve Basten

Steve Basten

Senior Manager

(920) 819-9938
sbasten@realestateconsulting.com


Steve manages our building products consulting assignments and research, including our in-depth forecasts of building products spending in new construction and remodeling.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Steve worked for Kohler Co. on their Corporate Development team as an M&A analyst where he was responsible for valuation analysis, deal-flow management, and competitive benchmarking for all of Kohler’s business units.

Steve has a B.S. in Finance from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.

In his free time, Steve enjoys fishing, snowboarding, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers.


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Steve Dutra

Steve Dutra

Chief Information Officer

Sacramento, CA

(949) 870-1227
sdutra@realestateconsulting.com


Steve manages data collection and integrity for the 350-plus housing markets in the country and is well known for his fierce, unyielding drive toward data integrity. He applies more than 20 years’ experience in information management and data collection in the housing industry to the task.

Before John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2005, Steve was a Director for a national housing market research firm, where he specialized in custom research and analysis. He is also well-versed in product development, GIS analysis, property evaluation, and training.

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Ted Beam

Ted Beam

Senior Manager, Editorial

Sacramento, CA

(949) 870-1251
tbeam@realestateconsulting.com


Ted manages the editorial production of our research publications. He has more than 14 years of professional experience as a writer and editor. His responsibilities include editing, assembling, and proofreading exhibits from our data team and copy from our analysts.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2012, Ted was a Production Manager at Global Experience Specialists, where he was responsible for concept development, client proposals, script writing, and writing copy for promotional videos and literature. He also previously worked as a Writer/Editor for Cogent Systems, where he wrote user documentation and edited marketing copy for product brochures and customer communications.

Ted holds a B.A. in English from the University of Houston Honors College and is based in our Sacramento office.

When not thumbing through his well-used copy of The Chicago Manual of Style, Ted enjoys writing songs and making music.


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Todd Tomalak

Todd Tomalak

Principal

Green Bay, WI

(920) 373-6727
ttomalak@realestateconsulting.com


Todd oversees JBREC building products consulting and research, including JBREC’s in-depth forecasts of building products spending in new construction and remodeling. Todd’s research on home improvement has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and Bloomberg.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Todd served as Manager of Economic & Industry Analytics at Kohler Co, responsible for all North American market modeling and quantitative market research measurement. Todd is the six-time winner of Most Accurate Category Forecaster from Chicago Federal Reserve, a peer group that includes Wells Fargo, Caterpillar, Ford, GM, Macroeconomic Advisors, and more. He has his B.A. Mathematics from St Norbert College and an M.B.A. from George Mason University.

In his free time, Todd enjoys live music, good food, and is an avid chess player.


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Tracey Peyton

Tracey Peyton

Chief Culture and Career Officer

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1263
tpeyton@realestateconsulting.com


We at JBREC recognize the key to success is a strong and cohesive team that works through shared values to achieve our purpose. Tracey specializes in driving company culture that assures a client focused, high performing, and engaged team that operates in accordance with our P.A.L.S. values.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Tracey was the Director of Training and Development for Kareo and Head of Human Resources for Security First Corp. In these roles, she focused on organizational health, training and development, talent acquisition, performance management, and employee engagement.

Tracey holds a BA in Political Science and an MPA (Master’s in Public Administration) with an emphasis in Human Resource Management and Organizational Development from California State University, Fullerton. She is based in our Irvine office.

Tracey was formerly a competitive gymnast and soccer player, but today she is happy in the stands or on the sidelines cheering for one of her four boys.


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Trevor Tetzlaff

Trevor Tetzlaff

Manager, Research

Sacramento, CA

(949) 870-1248
ttetzlaff@realestateconsulting.com


Trevor works to produce meaningful research that is both reflective and forward-looking, for the purpose of informing real estate industry leaders about market trends and potential opportunities. Trevor manages proprietary indexes, which can include loading and auditing new data on a monthly basis and/or improving methodologies. He also performs ad hoc analysis and report building for clients and internal leaders. To stay abreast of the real estate space, Trevor researches new and existing data to gain insight or improve current reporting and understanding.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2018, Trevor worked in the Research Department for Comcast doing various levels of analytics, both local and national.

He earned his B.A. in Mathematics from San Francisco State University.

Outside of work, Trevor enjoys traveling with his family and watching football when it’s in-season.


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Will Frank

Will Frank

Senior Vice President, Consulting

San Diego, CA

(858) 281-7219
wfrank@realestateconsulting.com


Will manages many of the company’s consulting valuation assignments. With more than a decade of experience, Will is an expert in real estate financial modeling and evaluating corporate financial information. His experience includes managing all financial aspects of due diligence and acquisitions for home building neighborhoods and master-planned communities.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2012, Will served as Vice President of Finance for The Corky McMillin Companies, managing all financial aspects of due diligence and acquisitions, included business plan modeling, investor structures, and financial modeling for land development and residential home building projects.

Will holds a B.S. in Business Administration, Management from San Diego State University, and is based in our San Diego office.

When not pouring over financial models, Will enjoys hiking, surfing and gardening.


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Zak Nyberg

Zak Nyberg

Senior Consultant

(772) 501-0616
znyberg@realestateconsulting.com


Zak is responsible for preparing consulting assignments and research projects, including compilation and analysis of market data, conducting fieldwork, and putting together market reports.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, he was an accounting associate at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in Tallahassee.

Zak holds a BS in Finance and Management from Florida State University.

In his spare time, Zachary enjoys the outdoors, working out, cooking, traveling, and investing.


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