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Sam-Zell-2021

Sam Zell

Senior Vice President

License: Licensed: PA

Sam Zell Senior Vice President
Licensed: PA
Philadelphia Suburban 555 E. Lancaster Avenue
Suite #120
Radnor, PA 19087

Professional Experience


In July of 2019, Sam joined CBRE to serve as a Senior Vice on the highly-esteemed Institutional Multifamily team, covering the Greater Philadelphia region.  Prior to Sam’s new role at CBRE, he spent over 16 years as a buyer, principal owner and asset manager of institutional, value-add apartment properties, commercial real estate and distressed real estate debt.  Over Sam’s tenured career on the buy-side, he managed transaction volume totaling over $3 billion, with a majority of those deals being multifamily. 

Prior to joining CBRE, Sam was with Buligo Capital Partners, an Israeli-based syndicator focused on the acquisition and asset management of value-add, multifamily properties across various U.S. markets.  Sam led the effort to open a domestic office in Philadelphia while building out a multifamily portfolio along the East Coast.  Acquiring nearly $300 million of high-quality assets in a short period of time, all properties are currently earning outsized returns on investment.  Prior to Buligo, Sam spent over a decade with Resource Real Estate, Inc., a private fund manager, where he was a senior member of the acquisitions and dispositions team.  As a tenured employee at Resource, Sam led the charge and successfully managed over 150 separate transactions.  Prior to Resource, Sam started his a career as a Project Manager for NVR, Inc, where he was responsible for the development of over 300 hundred single-family homes among various subdivisions in Southern New Jersey.  Sam’s experience as a career-long buyer offers a uniquely insightful perspective for the Team’s business efforts, with the ultimate goal of ensuring and enhancing client success.

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
  • Member, Jewish Federation of Real Estate (JFRE), Greater Philadelphia Chapter

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania, BA
  • New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate, MS
  • New York University Stern School of Business, MBA
Sam Zell Senior Vice President
Licensed: PA
Philadelphia Suburban 555 E. Lancaster Avenue
Suite #120
Radnor, PA 19087