Jim Zemezonak, CRE
Prior to starting Boulders Realty Advisors in 1999 in Scottsdale Arizona, Jim served as the Managing Director at Landauer & Associates, a national real estate firm owned by AEGON Insurance. Jim formed Boulders Realty Advisors when the Landauer offices were sold to Grubb and Ellis in the late 1990’s. Preceding his involvement in Landauer he co-founded the Financial Services Group of Frain, Camins and Swartchild (Chicago), a leading independent, brokerage group that is now CBRE. He served as a partner during his time at both FC&S and Kennedy Midwest, a pre-eminent real estate auction firm. In total, Jim has been involved in over $2 billion in transactions as a broker. He is a CRE (Counselor of Real Estate), graduated from UW-Madison (Real Estate) and sits on various boards.
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Brett is a native Phoenician and graduate of Pinnacle High School. After high school he attended Gonzaga University and University of Missouri, where he played baseball and studied business finance. He was drafted by the Texas Rangers and went on to play 8 seasons, including two with the Major League team. Brett also played for the San Diego Padres, Colorado Rockies, and Chicago White Sox organizations. During his time with the Rangers, Brett was an active member of the Texas Rangers Community Outreach Foundation where he participated in their program visits to facilities such as childrens hospitals and military bases and assisted with the inner-city Baseball Youth Academy and as Miracle League volunteer. After his playing career, Brett returned to the Valley where he received his EMT certification and his Real Estate License.
Kate began working in commercial real estate in 1997, executing marketing and research for Jim at Landauer and Associates in its Southwest office in Scottsdale. Following Landauer, Kate spent several years as a commercial loan analyst for Intervest Mortgage and later, Alison Mortgage. During this time, she continued to work for Jim at Boulders Realty Advisors on a project basis. In the Fall of 2019, Kate was asked to direct Commercial Services in a recent partnership between Boulders Realty Advisors and ReMax Fine Properties.