• David Zucker

  • Susan Maxwell

  • Clark Atkinson

  • Justin Kolb

  • Kellea Jeffrey

  • Ted Featherstone

  • David Amedick

  • Chris Schillinger

  • Rhonda Reinholtz

  • Kathryn Gaylord

  • Madeline Grawey

  • Katie Gordon

  • Justin West

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David Zucker

LEED AP—Principal and Chief Executive Officer


David co-founded Zocalo spurred by a commitment to real estate development that balanced investment returns, community and environmental impact.
David focused on downtown redevelopment as soon as he arrived in Denver in 1990. David’s first project was the Lofts over the Wynkoop Brewery where he lived until 1995. Since the Wynkoop David established a vision for historic conversions such as the Downtown Denver and Downtown San Diego Courtyards by Marriott, both of which utilized the Historic Investment Tax Credit. In Denver, David was one of the first developers to work through, develop and sell deed-restricted, for-sale units, a program that codified in the Inclusionary Housing Ordinance. Of the four IHO projects in downtown Denver, David was responsible for developing three.
Since formation, Zocalo has quickly become among the best respected development companies in Colorado, recognized for thoughtful, innovative, well-timed and skillfully-executed projects. As such, Zocalo holds the record for two of the three highest price-per-unit and per-foot multi-family property sales in the state's history. As a LEED-Accredited Professional, David oversees all aspects of project development and management to ensure they meet project specifications, budgets and timelines. As recognition, David received the Denver Business Journal's Developer of the Year award for 2012.
David received his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He is board chair of the State of Colorado Housing Board and is past-chair of the board of directors of community jazz station KUVO and past-co-chair of the Downtown Denver Partnership's Housing Council. David co-founded the University of Denver's Affordable Housing Conference and co-chaired the Conference's first five years.
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Susan Maxwell

CAPS -- Principal and Chief Operating Officer

Susan brings more than 30 years of progressive executive management and leadership experience as Chief Operating Officer. Susan is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Company, implementing strategies for the Chief Executive Officer, directing internal operations, and plays an important role with investors.

Susan's strategic role in the development process is to ensure consideration for the operational perspective into design.  Susan leads interio design, common area uses, branding and marketing for new developments.  She also acts as managing partner for operations. She is integral in the acquisition and development planning for Zocalo's future developments, working directly with equity partners. 

Susan developed Zocalo’s property management foundation, standards of excellence and service culture through the implementation of the entrepreneurial spirit to her team.  She encompasses the communication of the organization’s brand and service mentality through community branding, strategic planning, sales and training, marketing and media relations, process improvement and implementation, online marketing and web reputation.  Employing a robust process for evaluating opportunity gaps to capitalize efficiencies, advance reputation and drive performance. 
Her balance of innovation, analytical skills, creativity and leadership have made Susan a pioneer in the operations role for the Metro Denver real estate market and gained her a place as a finalist in the prestigious Apartment Association of Metro Denver’s 2011 Tributes Awards as Most Outstanding Executive.
Susan has worked with Greystar Real Estate Partners, Riverstone Residential Group, and Lincoln Property Company overseeing new developments, identifying new management opportunities and cultivating relationships with future and existing clients.  Prior to joining Zocalo, Susan served as the Regional Vice President for Campus Advantage where she oversaw a portfolio of over 4,000 beds in a variety of markets in numerous states. 
Susan is past Secretary and Treasurer of the Apartment Association of Metro Denver.  She also holds a Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor (CAPS®) designation through the National Apartment Association. 
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Clark Atkinson

LEED AP - Chief Development Officer


Clark has been in the business of creating inspired places, for over 30 years, influenced by an apprenticeship with his father from a very young age, in the shop and construction field using his hands and mind.
He has led teams to win four national awards, having built over 17.5 million square feet of community, hospitality, multi-family, residential and institutional landmarks, and leading one of Colorado’s largest construction companies in numerous capacities including president, growing the company nine times in less than 15 years. As developer and real estate investor, Clark has started and successfully managed four real estate development and operating companies, with investments in office, multifamily and hospitality developments.
Clark was an early pioneer in the sustainability movement as co-editor of a book entitled A Primer on Sustainable Building, written in 1995, led project teams on Sundeck restaurant at the top of Aspen Mountain, elevation 11,200’, to win the very first LEED certification in Colorado in 2000, and master-planning/design-building a 24-acre master planned community which was selected by NREL for a 10 year study on efficient envelope design. Clark is considered to be an expert in cold climate construction and design.
Clark received his Masters of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of technology in Boston, and his Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from Kansas State University. He gives generously of his time and resources in the community, in volunteer and service roles, as past officer and board member of the Horizon Drive Business District, the Grand Junction Economic Partnership, the Western Colorado Council Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America, his church, national and international non-profits.
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Justin Kolb

VP of Finance & Accounting

Prior to joining Zocalo Community Development, Justin was a Vice President of Finance for Bankrate, Inc., a leading publicly-traded (NYSE) online publisher, aggregator and real-time distributor of personal finance content, including credit cards, mortgages, deposits and insurance. While at Bankrate, he oversaw the Insurance division's accounting, financial reporting, and SOX compliance. Before moving to Colorado and joining Bankrate, Justin spent 15 years in Las Vegas in casino development, primarily with Paragon Gaming, a company focused on regional hotel casinos in the Western U.S. and Canada. While at Paragon, Justin led their equity and debt capital market activities, oversaw accounting and financial reporting, and was the financial liaison to the construction and development teams. He has a B.S. in Finance, a Masters in Accounting and Financial Management, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
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Kellea Jeffrey

Director of Real Estate


Kellea Jeffrey joined Zocalo Community Development in November 2016 and currently serves as the Director of Real Estate for the company.  In this role she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of property operations for a Denver based portfolio.  Kellea comes to Zocalo Community Development with an extensive, 24- year background in the multifamily industry.  She has experience in managing portfolios from 1,100 – 7,800 units including conventional, LIHTC and fee managed properties.  Prior to joining Zocalo, Kellea served as Vice President of Operations for Invitation Homes in Atlanta.  Prior to this role, she was the Vice President of Operations for the east coast for Alliance Residential.  At Alliance, Kellea was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations for a portfolio of over 7,300 units consisting of class A and LIHTC units.  In addition, she was responsible for new business, acquisitions, new construction underwriting and P&L responsibility.  In addition to that she has worked with worked for other large companies including Colonial Properties Trust, Associated Estates, & AMLI.
Kellea was an active participant in the Atlanta Apartment Association and was received the Top Regional Manager Performance Award.  She also served on numerous committees and holds her CAM designation through the National Apartment Association.  She graduated from University of Georgia in Athens with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin.
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Ted Featherstone



Ted, a Denver native, joined Zocalo as a Developer after having helped develop high-rise, urban infill projects in Washington, D.C. as an Associate with the JBG Companies, and in New Orleans as Vice President of Development with Wisznia Architecture and Development. Ted brings experience working on complex multifamily, Class A office, and specialty retail projects – both new construction and historic renovation – utilizing tax credits, public incentives, and complex financing, joint venture, and ownership structures.

Ted received his B.A. in Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale University and his J.D./M.B.A. from Penn Law and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Palmer Scholar, graduating in the top 5% of his class. While at Penn Ted interned for the international law firm Gibson, Dunn, and Crutcher in their Los Angeles office and with Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Capital Advisors in New York City.   At Zocalo, Ted is responsible for shepherding a project through the entirety of its life cycle, from initial sourcing, underwriting, and acquisition, through design, development, construction, lease-up, asset management, and, ultimately, disposition.

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David Amedick

PMP, LEED AP -- Vice President of Construction


David is an experienced construction & development professional who has successfully managed over 5 million square feet of construction throughout the United States.  A licensed General Contractor, David is also a LEED AP and Project Management Professional (PMP) with extensive project experience encompassing new construction as well as renovations. His work spans categories ranging from museums and multifamily to commercial, institutional and public projects.
As Vice President of Construction, David heads up Zocalo’s construction affiliate, Zocalo Construction Services (ZCS), overseeing design, construction planning and project execution.  David oversees the construction of multiple projects & assists with establishing project goals, feasibility, timing, constructability, cost, product type, product mix, team & resources required.  David is responsible for budgeting, risk mitigation, contracts, scheduling and quality control as well as leading and developing Zocalo’s construction staff and resources.  
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Chris Schillinger

LEED AP BD+C -- Senior Project Manager


Chris was born and raised in Colorado and enjoys contributing his construction management skills to our growing community. He has been a LEED Accredited Professional since 2007 and is currently a LEED AP BD+C.  Chris has completed five large commercial/multi-family LEED certified projects, ranging from Gold to Platinum, in the past seven years.  With this experience Chris has developed an extensive knowledge and understanding of managing LEED certified construction projects.
Chris started his construction management career in San Diego, CA in 2007 after graduating from Colorado State University with a Bachelors of Applied Human Sciences in Construction Management.  After successfully completing a 5 story LEED Gold certified office building he moved to Las Vegas, NV to assist in completion of the City Center Las Vegas resort and Casino, which is to this day still known as the largest privately funded construction project in US history.  Soon after the completion of the City Center project Chris was relocated to the San Francisco bay area to build the Solyndra solar panel manufacturing facility and LEED Gold office building.
After spending time on the west coast, Chris decided he wanted to come back and put his stamp on the Colorado construction market.  Since his return to Colorado, Chris has completed a LEED Platinum project for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO along with his most recent project, Zocalo’s Cadence Union Station.  
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Rhonda Reinholtz

Senior Accountant

Rhonda Reinholtz supports operations and constructions services as the Senior Accountant for Zocalo. Rhonda has worked as a full charge Accountant on a freelance and permanent employment basis.
Rhonda has helped many small businesses set up their accounting systems using QuickBooks, Peachtree, Clients & Profits and many other accounting software applications. She has experience filing Sales & Use taxes, IRS audit preperation for various states and cities as well as payroll Federal and State taxes.  She brings knowledge in the construction, restaurant, non-profit, corporate, and small business industries. Rhonda earned her Associates Degree in Business Administration from the Metropolitan State University of Denver, and her Accounting Certificate from Mansfield Business School.  Rhonda is currently working to complete her bachelor’s degree in Accounting at Regis University.  
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Kathryn Gaylord

Executive Assistant

Kathryn brings to Zocalo over 20 years of business experience supporting CEO’s and C-Suite executives.  As Executive Assistant she directly supports David Zucker, Zocalo’s CEO, and Susan Maxwell, COO by assisting with the day-to-day operations, meetings, activities and follow-up. 
Before joining Zocalo, Kathryn worked for SunEdison as the Executive Assistant for the NA EPC Utility and Development group where she successfully helped managed a portfolio of over 15 utility projects.  Prior to SunEdison, Kathryn worked for companies such as the Albuquerque Museum Foundation, NAI Maestas & Ward, Eclipse Aerospace, Inc., CheckPoint Systems, Inc., and Zurich. Kathryn grew up in Chicago and spent 27 years in Minnesota. 
After spending time in Colorado during her son’s college days, she decided to make Colorado her home in 2014. Kathryn’s ingenuity, skill level and leadership make her an asset to the Zocalo team.
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Madeline Grawey

Business & Marketing Coordinator


Madeline started her career as a Leasing Professional four years ago in Chicago, IL. She was instrumental in the success of a historical urban redevelopment and was honored with Top Shop Awards for her performance.  Madeline moved to Denver in 2012 and joined the Zocalo family in May 2014.  
Since joining Zocalo, Madeline has shined, continuing to be a top performer at Zocalo's high profile communities, 2020 Lawrence and Cadence Union Station.  She was promoted to the position of Business and Marketing Coordinator where she works directly with Zocalo Principal, Susan Maxwell and the Director of Real Estate. As Business and Marketing Coordinator, Madeline influences new development branding, initial operating procedures, and on-going support of the on-site teams. Madeline graduated from College of Charleston in 2010 with a degree in Liberal Arts. 
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Katie Gordon

Management Coordinator


Katie entered the downtown Denver market as a Leasing Agent in 2007, and has since had many successes in both Leasing and Management roles with companies such as Windsor, Holland Partner Group, and ConAm. Katie’s property management experience ranges from established luxury mid-rises to distressed properties going through renovations, and credits her tenacity and genuine love for real estate for her career accomplishments. Katie also brings her prior Sales Management experience to her position as Management Coordinator, which adds to her ability to train team members and add valuable input regarding the leasing process.
As Management Coordinator, Katie works directly with the Director of Real Estate to support the onsite operations through team member training, implementing marketing strategies, and financial reporting to our clients.
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Justin West

Community Director


Justin joined the Zocalo team in fall 2015 as Assistant Community Director of Cadence Union Station. He assisted with the transition of management at Cadence and has now moved to, Premier Lofts located in Downtown Denver. Justin now is the Community Director for Premier Lofts. Justin implements leasing and marketing strategies while also overseeing the day to day operations. 
Prior to joining Zocalo, Justin lived in Dallas, Texas where he worked for one of the largest property management companies in the United States for 8 years, assisting in management of a diverse portfolio of assets throughout North Texas. He has experience in acquisitions of new assets, lease-up new developments, as well as dispositions. Justin has received multiple awards for Top Sales Associate and Assistant Business Manager of the Year. Having held multiple positions in this industry, Justin has a vast knowledge of property management and is a valuable asset to the Zocalo team.


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