Michael H. Zaransky is the founder and managing principal of MZ Capital Partners.
Michael H. Zaransky is the founder and managing principal of MZ Capital Partners, a real estate private equity firm, and the co-chief executive officer of Prime Property Investors, Ltd. MZ Capital Partners concentrates on investment property acquisition and development with an emphasis on opportunistic value-add multifamily projects nationwide. Michael has a wide range of real estate, banking, and financial experience and has been a licensed Illinois real estate broker since 1979.
Michael is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO-Gold), the National Apartment Association, the National Multifamily Housing Council, and the Urban Land Institute.
He is a James Scholar graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and earned his J.D. at Northwestern University School of Law. Michael has published numerous articles and lectured nationally on the subject of real estate investment. His real estate investment books “Profit by Investing in Student Housing” and “Purchase Rehab, and Reposition Commercial Investment Property”, real estate category best sellers, were published by Kaplan Publishing and are sold in major bookstores and online booksellers.
Active in numerous trade, civic, and professional associations, he is a board member of the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and serves as the chairman of the board of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago/Jewish United Fund, one of the largest philanthropic organizations in the nation.