John Zemet

John serves as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Investment Officer for APG in Raleigh, North Carolina.  John’s responsibilities include: portfolio, investor and revenue development, organizational development and acting as a lead company ambassador.

Following his graduation from the US Military Academy at West Point, John’s professional career began with service to our country as an Army Infantry officer in the 82nd Airborne Division. His leadership experience ranges from US Army combat operations to teams of professionals assembled to work on real estate projects across the United States.

John has hands-on experience in all of the disciplines of commercial real estate. His leadership responsibilities have included the entire real estate asset/portfolio development and management processes from site selection, budgeting, and design through acquisitions, engineering, entitlements, leasing and marketing, construction, finance, management, and disposition.

He has had leadership roles in real estate projects ranging to over one million square feet in venues including office buildings, malls and shopping centers in mixed-use, suburban and urban projects across 22 states. He has led over $830 million of financing and asset development; raised tens of millions in private and institutional investment equity and crafted over $150M in creative debt re-structure transactions.

In addition, John has led the workouts and turnarounds of companies across North America and trained corporate leaders in the implementation of sound leadership and best practices for business as an international management consultant.

John’s passion is working with people to discover they can achieve things they don’t think are within their capabilities.

Community Involvement

Birgo Capital – Advisor to a private, multi-family and mixed-use real estate investment and management company.
Blackbird Health – Board member of a disruptive adolescent psychiatry enterprise.
Church Elder
Coach & board member of various boys youth athletic organizations.
Team Appalachia – Co-founded and led volunteer families on residential construction trips in remote locations in Appalachia.

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