Meet Our Team
We are entrepreneurs, operators, managers, and builders.
Zamir Kazi started his career in real estate in 2013 after attending Florida State University buying and flipping duplexes. He formed Berkshire Property Holdings in 2014 (later rebranded to ZMR Capital) to acquire and redevelop multifamily real estate. In the past 9 years as CEO of ZMR Capital Zamir has acquired over $1.5B of multifamily assets. He has been the recipient of Globe Street’s 50 under 40 and is an active investor and board member of multiple early-stage companies. Zamir also contributes significant time and resources to several charities.
Crystal brings significant fund, real estate, and technology experience to the team with a mix of public and private accounting. She has deep experience with valuation techniques, financial analysis, modeling, process improvement, deal structuring, fund accounting, compliance and investor relations.
Crystal was formerly a part of the InvestRes team in the multi-family real estate space where she served as the Controller over a portfolio of 1.5b in AUM consisting of traditional Funds and joint venture deals. She was responsible for fund and deal reporting, performance tracking, budgeting, updating of models, compliance, investor relations, capital accounts and monthly close processes.
Prior to that, she was an Assurance Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in their Asset Management practice where she focused on private equity, hedge, real estate and mutual fund clients located in Japan, Ireland, Cayman Islands, Bahamas and the US. She was selected for PwC’s national engagement quality review program where she reviewed global engagements for compliance with regulatory bodies.
She also was heavily involved in PwC’s innovation program- training and instructing nationwide engagement teams on how to implement technology to create efficiencies and precision.
She began her career at USAA as an investment advisor where she held her Series 7, Series 66 and Life, and Health & Annuity licenses.
Crystal obtained her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of South Florida and is a registered Certified Public Accountant with the State of Florida. Crystal is also an avid volunteer in the community.
Prior to ZMR Capital, Matthew was Senior Director for InvestRes (fka Avesta) overseeing the investment portfolio of 15,000 multifamily units & $1.5B assets under management, serving on the Investment Committee, and leading the Portfolio Management, Debt, & Investor Relations teams for the firm.
Matthew holds a BSBA in Finance from the University of Florida and a MBA in Finance from the University of Tampa.
Prior to joining ZMR Capital, Spencer served on the Investment Management team at InvestRes where he was responsible for the repositioning and asset management of a 3,500 unit portfolio across Florida and Texas. Spencer also spent time in operations with InvestRes, overseeing their South Florida portfolio for both owned and third party assets. During his time with InvestRes, Spencer managed the disposition of over 5,000 units. Spencer holds a BA in Economics from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Akshay Kapoor currently serves as the Investment Associate for ZMR Capital. Prior to ZMR Capital, Akshay Kapoor served as the Senior Finance Analyst for InvestRes / ResProp Management working for their capital markets, portfolio management and investor relations teams. He primarily focused on all financing efforts for acquisitions as well as refinances while also serving the executive leadership on portfolio surveillance and managing the corporate budgeting and captive insurance processes. Prior to InvestRes, he was a Business Analyst for Citibank, working on its cross border payments platform serving financial institutions and public corporations located in more than 195 countries. Akshay received an MSF from The University of Tampa and did his B.S. degree in Economics and Finance from India.
Walter has over 10 years of experience in multifamily, student housing and value add renovation projects throughout Florida.Prior to joining ZMR, Walter worked as a Regional Manager overseeing a large portfolio in the greater Tampa Bay Area. Walter is a true jack of all trades and loves to share his knowledge and skills with those looking to grow in our industry.Walter holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Florida A&M University and also serves as a board member and co-chair for the Bay Area Apartment Association.