• David Zucker

  • Chris Achenbach

  • Susan Maxwell

  • Lisa Sutton

  • Kyle Henderson

  • David Amedick

  • Jesse Rivera

  • Ivan Anaya

  • Renee Booms

  • Sam Benson

  • Louise Fonda

  • Chris Schillinger

  • Rhonda Reinholtz

  • Tamera Greene

  • Kathy Bynum Russell

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David Zucker

LEED AP—Principal


David co-founded Zocalo spurred by a commitment to development that balanced investment returns, community impact and environmental respect.

David focused on downtown development as soon as he arrived in Denver in 1990.  David’s first project was the Lofts over the Wynkoop Brewery. Since the Wynkoop, David established the vision for historic conversions such as the Downtown Denver and Downtown San Diego Courtyards by Marriott, 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 at Silver State Lofts, a program that codified in the Inclusionary Housing Ordinance. 

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 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 interim board chair of the State Housing Board and was chairman of the board of directors of community jazz station KUVO and 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.

David has an appointment to Mayor Hancock's Task Force on Affordable Housing.  He received the Affordable Housing Leader of the Year Award for 2006 from the Denver chapter of the Enterprise Foundation.  

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Chris Achenbach

RA -- Principal

Chris is a licensed Architect, General Contractor, and co-founding Principal of Zocalo Community Development, Inc. As Director of Construction, Chris manages the design and construction of urban, LEED certified mixed-use projects for Zocalo, serving as General Contractor or Construction Manager, depending on project requirements. This architect-led, design-build approach maximizes value, streamlines decisions, and is fundamental to the delivery of high quality sustainable projects.

Recent projects include Cadence Apartments, 219 units in the Central Platte Valley Apartments (LEED Gold registered); Solera Apartments, a 120 unit LEED Gold building completed in 2010; Riverclay Condominiums, a 62 unit mixed-use project and the first condominium building in the Rocky Mountain region to be certified LEED Silver; Zocalo Condominiums, a 42 unit mixed use project; and 2020 Lawrence, a 231 unit LEED Gold apartment building.

Chris received a Psychology degree from the University of Vermont and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Colorado. He has served as Chair of the Colorado Urban Land Institute (ULI), member on the ULI Colorado Executive Committee, and is Co-Founder of the ULI Sustainable Communities Committee. He has served as Vice Chair of ULI Colorado, on the Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver Sustainable Building Task Force, and the Denver Mayor’s Development Advisory Committee.

Committed to sharing green-building knowledge, Chris has been an instructor for the ULI Real Estate Diversity Initiative (REDI Program), and a mentor for the ULI Partnership Forum program. He is a frequent presenter at conferences including the Urban Land Institute Speaker Events Series, The Colorado Urban Green Conference, The Multi-Family World Conference, and The National Association of Homebuilders. He has served as a guest instructor at regional universities including the University of Colorado, the University of Denver, Colorado State University, and Naropa University of Boulder.

Awards and commendations received included: Denver Business Journal 2012 Powerbook Award - Residential Developer of the Year;  Apartment Association of Denver 2011 Tribute Award - Best Use of Technology at Solera Apartments;  University of Denver Burns School of Real Estate – 2010 Project of the Year Award for Solera Apartments; Environmental Defense Fund – Top Real Estate Innovation of 2009 for the Riverclay Solar Mortgage Program ; University of Denver Burns School of Real Estate – 2008 Project of the year Award for Riverclay Condominiums; Denver Micro Business Development Corp - 2007 Business Leader of the Year; University of Colorado Research Competition – 1st place for the design of An Affordable Alternative Materials House; and the Rocky Mountain Masonry Institute Steve Dach Memorial Award – Honorable Mention for the Design of An Affordable Masonry home.

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Susan Maxwell

CAPS -- Principal


Susan Maxwell is a Principal at Zocalo and brings more than 25 years of progressive executive management and leadership experience as the Director of Real Estate.  Having served the multi-family industry for some of the largest, most respected brands she implements an exquisite knowledge of operations and property management that allowed her to create Zocalo’s property management division.  Susan is integral in the acquisition and development planning for Zocalo’s future projects, working directly with equity partners.

Susan leads all community operations for Zocalo Community Development including budgeting, financial reporting, and cost containment procedures from project conception through execution.  She 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. These skills are implemented as Susan oversees Zocalo’s latest urban apartment developments 2020 Lawrence and Cadence Union Station. 

Leveraging traditional and online channels to promote communities and their LEED certification lent its hand to Zocalo’s receipt of the exceptional 2012 PowerBook Award from the Denver Business Journal in Residential Real Estate for Solera.   The revenue management and outstanding leasing accomplishments also contributed to Solera being sold at the highest per unit price in Colorado history.

Her inimitable 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 across multiple channels 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.  She enhanced relationships with equity partners to increase business development across portfolios.  Prior to joining Zocalo, Susan served as the Regional Vice President for Campus Advantage where she oversaw a fluid portfolio of over 4000 beds in a variety of markets ranging over numerous states. 

Susan lends her expertise to the Metro Denver market by her involvement in the Apartment Association of Metro Denver serving on the Executive Board as Secretary. She is also a designated Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor through the National Apartment Association.

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Lisa Sutton

CAPS -- Director of Real Estate


Lisa Sutton began her career in the multi-family housing industry in 2000 in the emerging Denver Tech Center. Over the subsequent years, Lisa accumulated a vast and diverse array of multi-family experience to include site, regional and executive level property management. Asset types include conventional class A and B, stabilized, lease up and rehab communities. 

Lisa has extensive experience with diverse product type as well as new construction, multi-million dollar renovations and mixed-use properties. She has proven expertise in business plan development, asset positioning, team leadership and marketing. 

In addition to an impressive professional track record, Lisa represents Zocalo Community Development both internally and externally through community participation and chairmanships on industry related groups and committees.   

Lisa currently holds the NAA designations of CAM and CAPS and is a Colorado licensed Real Estate Broker. She lives in Centennial with her husband, two children and their two dogs.

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Kyle Henderson

Director of Development

As Director of Development, Kyle is responsible for identifying, sourcing, underwriting and entitling new development projects for Zocalo.  In his role, Kyle is responsible for investigating the viability of a proposed project and conducting due diligence.  Kyle is both a manager of opportunity and risk, weighing the costs and benefits of each deal. 

Prior to joining Zocalo, Kyle operated his own development company in which he co-developed multifamily projects along the Front Range of Colorado; the Traditions at Englewood, a 180-unit senior affordable 4% LIHTC project, is the redevelopment of the old Masonic Temple in downtown Englewood, Colorado, and; Affinity at Fort Collins, a 155-unit market rate senior project adjacent to Front Range Village along the Harmony Corridor of Fort Collins.  Previous roles include the Director of Real Estate for The Neenan Company and Owner/Managing Broker of Wheeler Commercial. While at Neenan, Kyle lead the development of a 60,000 square foot build-to-suit for OnCore Manufacturing in Longmont, Colorado.    

Kyle received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Colorado State University and his MBA from Cleveland State University.  Kyle is a former licensed real estate broker in Colorado and achieved his CCIM designation in 2007.  He is a graduate of Leadership Fort Collins and previously served on the Board of Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity.  He currently resides in Littleton, CO and serves as a Board Commissioner for South Metro Housing Options (Littleton Housing Authority).   

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David Amedick

PMP, LEED AP -- Senior Project Manager


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 and remodels. Projects types have included: Arts & Entertainment, Aviation, Commercial, Education, Healthcare, Historical, Industrial, Interiors, Mixed-use, Multi-family, Municipal, Office, Retail, Site Development, Solar & Transportation.

As Senior Project Manager, 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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Jesse Rivera

Director of Accounting


As a CPA with over eight years of experience Jesse is multifaceted, handling accounting for property management, development and construction accounting. His background includes extensive third-party property management in addition to owner managed.  Jesse has had the opportunity to work on accounting for asset acquisitions and dispositions as well as owner development projects.  His experience includes full cycle accounting including financial reporting, cash analysis and management, lender reporting, budgeting, and tax compliance.

Jesse earned his Bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Texas Austin in 2005 and his CPA license in 2011.  He is currently a member of the Texas Society of CPA’s.
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Ivan Anaya

Development Manager


Ivan joined Zocalo in 2014 as a Development Manager, under the direction of David Zucker. In this position, Ivan manages the development process and guides the development team to ensure that each project’s goals are met, driving its financial and sustainable success. Ivan plays an integral role in conducting due diligence, community outreach, executing financial plans, and determining project sustainability goals. 

Ivan’s professional background includes Portfolio Risk Analysis, Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Finance, and Project Management. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Northern Colorado in 2007.  


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Renee Booms

Business & Marketing Coordinator


Renée joined the Zocalo team in October 2013 as Business and Marketing Coordinator under the direction of Susan Maxwell, Principal and Director of Real Estate.  In this position, Renée supports Zocalo’s industry-leading marketing and branding initiatives and oversees operational processes related to new property set up.  Renée plays an integral support role for new communities as the first point of contact for prospective residents, and she is actively involved in outreach campaigns for all current and future projects. 

Ms. Booms has worked in the multifamily housing industry since 2007, primarily in on-site property management.  Renée has a strong background in customer service across multiple industries, and believes in a personalized approach to property management.  Renee shares the Zocalo vision to make a positive impact on and enrich the communities in which we live and work, and to challenge ourselves to continue to set the bar higher as we grow and change as an organization.  




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Sam Benson

LEED GA -- General Superintendent

Sam is a highly talented builder that holds the distinguished IBC Class A License and Class A Certification.  As General Superintendent for Zocalo Community Development, Sam oversees multiple construction projects.  With over 35 years’ experience his focus is on continually delivering exceptional results with the Zocalo team.


Sam worked his way through college and graduated from Arapahoe Community College with a degree in Construction Management.  Sam has broad-based expertise in construction management, subcontractor management, commercial construction, regulatory compliance and training and development.  Sam has built some of Denver’s best and more notable multi-million dollar hi-rise developments in the Downtown Denver area.  Sam also has extensive experience in hospital and government construction.


Sam’s accolades include: The Silver Hard Hat Award, The Bronze Hard Hat Award, Hanover National Company Safety Award for 2007, and Outstanding Performance Award for Broadway Plaza Lofts, Outstanding Service Award for Blake Street Apartments and Employee of the Year for occupied remodel of Platte Valley Hospital.


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Louise Fonda

LEED AP ID+C – Project Coordinator


Louise joined Zocalo in 2014 with over sixteen years combined experience in hospitality, retail and residential development coordination, project management and interior design.  

Louise received her Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Architecture from Kansas State University and began her career in hotel development with Disney Development Company in Orlando, FL.  She later shifted her focus to retail development as Project Manager and Manager of Store Fixture Development with The Disney Stores, Inc.  Wanting to pursue opportunities in her home state of Colorado, she left the Walt Disney Company to start a successful residential interior design firm working primarily on upscale luxury homes in and around Beaver Creek, CO.  In 2006, her husband’s career led Louise and her family to Massachusetts where she took some time off to stay home with her young daughter.  Upon returning to Colorado, Louise decided to pursue her LEED AP accreditation and a career in building sustainable communities.

As Project Coordinator, Louise leads the effort in creating and maintaining crucial and timely communication between the design consultants and Zocalo’s project management and operations teams with dual-reporting to the Director of Real Estate and the Director of Construction.  She tracks and manages the contracts and budgetary requirements for the Signage, FF&E and Procurement vendors as well as oversees the LEED administrative process acting as point person for the consultant and sub-contractor submittals to USGBC.

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Chris Schillinger

LEED AP BD+C -- 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 carrier 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

Accounts Payable, Administrative Associate


Rhonda Reinholtz supports operations and constructions services as part of the accounting team, responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable and construction administration.  Rhonda has worked as a full charge Accountant on a freelance and permanent employment basis. She gained the vast experience she possesses in the Accounting Industry while working for Robert Half, an accounting job recruitment agency.

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 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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Tamera Greene

Community Director


As a property management professional for some of Denver’s largest properties, Tamera brings over 15 years of property management experience to the multifamily industry. In December 2014, she joined the Zocalo team as the Community Director for Cadence Union Station, where she is responsible for managing the daily operations.

Tamera’s strategic management skills have led her to successfully improve and turn around a number of diverse property portfolios, including distressed properties and properties involving significant renovation.  In the area of leasing, she is proud of her track record of increasing occupancy in down markets.  She has streamlined operating budgets, improved financial reporting systems, and developed and implemented new leasing practices which have resulted in improvements in net operating income. She has also lead major property renovation efforts that have resulted in significant gains in customer and owner satisfaction.

As Community Director, Tamera works collaboratively with the Director of Real Estate, implementing exceptional customer service practices, team training and development, brand awareness, marketing and media relations and asset preservation efforts. Tamera leads the property business operations, authoring the annual budget, completing revenue and expense projections and monthly financial reporting to our client.

Tamera has been an active member of the community and has served on the Tributes and Education Council committees for the Apartment Association of Metro Denver.  She has also been “Manager of the year” Tributes finalist for the Apartment Association of Metro Denver for 2002, 2005 and 2008.

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Kathy Bynum Russell

ARM -- Community Director


A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kathy moved to Denver in January 2015 to join Zocalo as Community Director at 2020 Lawrence, where she manages daily operations for Zocalo’s premier Ballpark Community development. Kathy brings over 30 years of property management experience which includes multi-family, office, and retail projects. 

Specializing in high-rise and adaptive reuse properties, Kathy has a great affinity for downtown revitalizations, walkable communities, sustainable building practices, and historic neighborhoods. Previously active in numerous downtown Tulsa renewal projects and grass root improvement groups, Kathy hopes to bring that same enthusiasm to her new Denver backyard.

As Community Director, Kathy works collaboratively with the Director of Real Estate, implementing exceptional customer service practices, team training and development, brand awareness, marketing and media relations and asset preservation efforts. Kathy leads the property business operations, authoring the annual budget, completing revenue and expense projections and monthly financial reporting to our client.

Ms. Russell is an Accredited Resident Manager with the Institute of Real Estate Management, and is currently a Candidate for the Institute’s Certified Property Manager designation. Previously a “Volunteer of the Year” award winner and board member of the Tulsa Apartment Association, Kathy plans to serve her new community in a similar capacity.



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