Our team is dedicated to providing our clients and investors with the best possible service and results.
Todd C. Zapolski
Principal | Email |
As managing member of Zapolski Real Estate, LLC Todd C. Zapolski has over 39 years’ experience in real estate investment and development. In addition he is Principal of Zapolski Holding, LLC.
In 1998 he co-founded Zapolski + Rudd, LLC. Todd served as Managing Member until the company was split among the principals in 2008. Under Z+R he built a bi coastal operation with offices in North Carolina and California with interests in a diverse portfolio of retail, office, and multi use real estate with a value in excess of a half a billion dollars.
From 1991 through 1998 Todd served as Executive Vice President of Durham, NC based Mark Properties, Inc. In that capacity he directed the acquisition effort for three equity funds that were successfully invested in undervalued commercial properties located in seven states. In addition, he headed the team that controlled a twenty five shopping center portfolio located in ten states.
1982 – 1991 Todd was the owner of Consolidated Ventures Corporation that was located in Chapel Hill, NC. As President/CEO he managed the daily operation of the real estate development, brokerage, and investment company. The company completed development projects in office, residential, industrial, and retail product types.
Among other interests Todd was a partner in the Girard Winery, Napa, CA and has served in leadership capacities in many non-profit community and industry organizations. Currently he is Chair of Board of the Napa based Ole Health Foundation, Chair of the Board of national Don’t Ever Give Up support organization to the V Foundation for Cancer Research, and a board member of V Foundation Wine Celebration. He is a past two term Chair of the Board of the Durham based Genesis Home family shelter. Todd is a 1980 graduate of Duke University.
Director | Email |
Andrew Mazotti serves as the Director for Zapolski Real Estate. He is responsible for managing ZRE’s investment activity and oversees acquisitions, dispositions, asset management, joint-venture structuring, and debt and equity financing for the company. Since joining Zapolski Real Estate, Andrew has managed the acquisition of over $100mm in deal size and currently manages over $175mm in value-add projects.
Prior to joining ZRE, Andrew was a Senior Associate for McKinley Capital Partners where he helped lead acquisitions as part of a $200mm opportunity fund with Goldman Sachs and Tricon Capital Group. Prior to McKinley CP, Andrew worked for Davies Public Affairs, a firm specializing in high stakes real estate campaigns. Andrew brings a unique background to ZRE, having been involved in real estate projects at all stages from inception to completion. Andrew joined Zapolski Real Estate in 2013 and has over 10 years of real estate experience.
Andrew holds a Master of Science degree in Real Estate Development and Finance from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Davis. He currently serves as a Planning Commissioner for the County of Napa.
Richard (Dick) Byers
Contract Associate, Financial and Business Advisory Services | Email |
Dick rejoined Zapolski Real Estate in August 2015 as Chief Financial Officer and currently provides financial and business advisory services for ZRE. He previously consulted with ZRE as their CFO/Controller from 2009 to 2013 and also served as the Controller for Zapolski + Rudd’s East Coast operations from 2003 until 2008. Dick has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1979.
In addition to his ZRE background, Dick served as the Controller of Capital Square Holdings, LLC from 2013 to 2015. He was heavily involved with the sponsorship and management of nineteen offerings totaling $325,000,000 using the Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) structure for Section 1031 investors.
Dick was the Controller for Mark Properties in Durham, NC from 1996 – 1997 and with F. G. Pruitt, Inc. in Richmond, VA from 1997 – 1999. For much of his earlier career, he was an executive with RF&P Corporation in Richmond, VA, a $700 million real estate company that also owned RF&P Railroad Company. He played a significant role in converting RF&P from a C-corporation to a REIT in 1994.
Dick is a graduate of the University of Virginia and is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s.
Michelle C. Gay
Manager of Legal Matters | email |
Michelle joined Zapolski Real Estate in 2016 as Manager of Legal Matters. She has broad experience in the areas of commercial real estate and secured lending, including representation of institutional lenders and borrowers in loan transactions secured by real estate, purchasers and sellers in real estate acquisitions and divestitures and 1031 exchanges, and landlords and tenants in commercial lease negotiations and controversies.
Michelle served as an Associate with Jones Day Reavis & Pogue (Atlanta) from 1995 to 2001, a Partner with Tatum Levine & Powell, LLP, from 2001 to 2009, and a Partner with Tatum Hillman Hickerson & Powell, LLP, from 2009 to 2015. Michelle also served as the CFO of LightSpeed Technology Group, a computer consulting and development company, from 1994 to 2013.
Michelle holds a JD degree from Emory University and a BA (chemistry) from Colgate University. She is also a triathlete and endurance runner.
Asset Manager, West Coast | Email |
Kelly Moore rejoined ZRE in August 2011 as West Coast Asset Manager and handles various property management, construction management and due diligence matters, as well as tenant relations. From 2002 to 2008, Kelly worked with us previously as Property Manager and also served as the Bookkeeper for Zapolski + Rudd, LLC.
Kelly attended the College of the Desert located in Palm Springs, CA and earned a Certificate from Barclay Business College in Legal Studies. Kelly has over twenty five years of accounting and management experience and previously worked in the banking, mortgage and hospitality industries.
Kelly currently serves on the Downtown Napa PBID Board and is a member of ICSC. Kelly is a Northern California native and has lived in Napa since 2001.
Bruce G. Lynch
Asset Manager, East Coast | email |
Bruce, a real estate veteran with 30+ years of experience, joined Zapolski Real Estate in 2020 as Director
of Property Management and Leasing – East Coast Portfolio. He is responsible for the oversight of
the company’s east coast portfolio of retail, office and mixed-use properties. In addition, because of his
extensive market knowledge, he assists with identifying additional assets for purchase.
Prior to joining ZRE, he was a member of an investment sales team at the national brokerage firm of
Marcus & Millichap. Before the investment sales work, he founded Rosamund Property
Consultants. Over 25 years, the third-party management and leasing firm grew to handle properties
throughout the Carolinas and Virginia. Bruce has broad experience covering all aspects of commercial
Bruce graduated from George Washington University with a Master of Business Administration in
Finance and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
East Coast Property Manager | email |
Dawn joined ZRE in October 2020 as East Coast Property Manager. She is responsible for numerous
aspects of the east coast portfolio including property management, capital improvements, and tenant
relations and retentions. Dawn returned to the Triangle area from California after working as a
commercial property manager over the past 17 years in North Carolina, Texas, Arizona, and California.
She has experience managing various property types including industrial, flex, retail, office, and medical
Dawn is a veteran who enlisted in the military in 1994 and trained at various military schools, including
the Defense Language Institute at the Presidio of Monterey, California where she earned her diploma
for Spanish. She has held a Salesperson License in both North Carolina and Arizona.
Property Manager, First Street Napa | email |
Lindsey Forbes joined Zapolski Real Estate in November 2019 as Property Manager for the First Street Napa project. She brings 20 years of commercial property management experience, including day-to-day operations, construction management and financial reporting. She began her career in San Francisco before transitioning to assets in Marin and Sonoma Counties. Prior to joining Zapolski Real Estate, Lindsey managed a large and diverse portfolio in Sonoma County that underwent three ownership changes during her 12-year management. Her extensive knowledge of the properties and accounting made her valuable to retain. Lindsey has a solid background in quality service quality to tenants, vendors and client relations. She is a team player and is always in search of creative ways to stream line processes for efficiency for her managed properties.
Lindsey holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Simmon’s College in Boston, a RPA designation from BOMA and California Real Estate License. She is a Northern California native and has lived in Napa since 2002.
Accountant & Human Resource Manager | Email |
Stacy joined Zapolski Real Estate in 2015 as Accountant and Human Resource Manager where she is responsible for daily accounting, financial reporting and employee relations. She has over 12 years of accounting experience in real estate/property management, hospitality and legal industries.
Previously, Stacy held the position of Senior Accountant at Newmeyer & Dillion LLP, a construction litigation law firm. She was responsible for general ledger reconciliations, budgets and overseeing payroll. Prior to Newmeyer & Dillion, she excelled in various hospitality accounting positions at Marriott International, Trump International, and other boutique hotels in California and Hawaii.
Stacy holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Illinois State University. Originally from Illinois, she currently resides in Durham. A strong advocate, Stacy spends time working with the homeless and foster children.
Contract Associate, Construction Management | email
Andy joined Zapolski Real Estate in 2012 as a contract associate on construction and project management. His experience spans all disciplines related to the development of commercial and mixed-use projects throughout the west coast. With more than 30 years of experience in development and construction management, Mr. Fisher is recognized as an industry leader in his field.
Before becoming an independent consultant, Andy served as the US Senior Vice President of Development for Madison Marquette for 17 years. Prior to his time at Madison Marquette, Andy served as the Project/ Construction Manager at Burton Property Trust, where he managed and coordinated all activities related to the construction management of commercial projects.
Andy began his career in construction management as the owner and president of Dudley Construction Inc. of California where he was responsible for business operations for commercial and local government projects.
Andy received his degree from Berlin Stadt Frei Universitat in Germany.