JOHN S. ZEILER
Founding & Managing Member
Mr. Zeiler is a Founding and Managing Member of Hudson Housing Capital. He is a member of the company’s Investment Committee, responsible for approving all tax credit investments made by the company and its affiliates.
Prior to the formation of Hudson Housing Capital, in 1991 Mr. Zeiler founded and was President of Z Real Estate Partners, which capitalized on acquisition opportunities in distressed real estate assets, and made select venture capital equity investments in real estate-related operating companies.
Before forming Z Real Estate, Mr. Zeiler was a Managing Director of Lehman Brothers, where he specialized in structuring real estate investments for the firm and its clients, with an emphasis on government subsidized housing. Over the course of 13 years at Lehman Brothers, Mr. Zeiler was responsible for financing more than $2.1 billion of real estate assets on behalf of the firm and its clients, including $1 billion of apartment properties financed under various FHA, HUD and tax credit programs. Mr. Zeiler also worked on the first retail syndication of low income housing tax credits in 1987. In addition, he engineered the acquisition of Hollywood, Inc., the master plan developer of the city of Hollywood, Florida by Lehman Brothers, in partnership with Nelson Peltz and The Swerdlow Companies.
Mr. Zeiler holds a BA in Urban Studies from Connecticut College, an MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business Administration, and an MPA (Masters of Public Administration) from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.
Mr. Zeiler is a director of the Police Athletic League of New York, and is a founding director of Our Place Theatre in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He is also a director of the KIPP AMP Academy Charter School in New York City.