Our Team

Our people make the difference

When we say we’re a people-first company, we’re not just talking about our dedication to the clients and communities we serve; we’re talking about our own people, too. At Habitat, everyone has a voice. Each employee brings a unique perspective and incredible talent to the team, and we take advantage of that by working across departments – instead of within them – to deliver outstanding results.

  • Zack Zalar

Zack Zalar

Vice President of Acquisitions and Investments

As Vice President of Acquisitions and Investments at The Habitat Company, Zack Zalar is responsible for sourcing, investigating, underwriting, and closing investment opportunities that meet company criteria.

Zack most recently served as a Principal of Synergistic Equity in Chicago, where he was responsible for sourcing on and off-market investment opportunities nationwide in multifamily, hospitality, and retail asset classes. Prior to that, he served as Director of Acquisitions for Core Spaces, where he sourced student housing opportunities in 20 markets nationwide.

Prior to joining The Habitat Company, Zack was the Director of Investments at Inland National Development Company responsible for the identification of new investment opportunities along with day-to-day oversight of ground-up development projects.  During his tenure at Inland National Development, Zack procured over $500 million in multi-family, retail, and hospitality developments across the United States.

Zack has 20 years of combined experience acting in the following capacities: investment manager, landlord, broker, project manager, property manager, and developer. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute.