Director of Development
Zachary Guren manages GBX Group’s real estate development team, which oversees projects representing approximately one-third of the assets acquired annually. Representing GBX’s interests, Zach and his team work with development partners to ensure that they have all the information and GBX support necessary to complete each project and may participate in a variety of ways from periodic check-ins to full co-development.
Prior to joining GBX, Zach served as development manager for First Interstate Properties and gained valuable experience in the development process by participating in the management of several projects. Zach’s involvement with successful projects includes the opening of a 135-key Hyatt Place hotel along with its 200-space structured parking garage, and the 276-unit luxury apartment building, One University Circle – the first high-rise multifamily project in Cleveland in 40 years.
Locally, Zach serves as a director for the Hershey Foundation, a foundation dedicated to providing Northeast Ohio children from all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds with opportunities for personal growth and development. He also is a board member for the Western Reserve Land Conservancy which has preserved over 70,000 acres of natural areas, agricultural land, coastal land, and urban spaces in Northeast Ohio and the surrounding region.
Zach received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Economics at University of Michigan, and earned his graduate degrees, including Master of City Planning and Master of Environmental Studies, from University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, he has been a LEED accredited professional for over 12 years.