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HZ News Aaron Wessner Joins Hamilton Zanze as Managing Director

October 12, 2020

Aaron Wessner Joins Hamilton Zanze as Managing Director

San Francisco, CA – October 12, 2020 – Aaron Wessner has joined Hamilton Zanze Real Estate Investments (HZ) as a Managing Director.

“Aaron’s experience and background will be an asset to HZ as we expand our East Coast footprint,” said HZ Chief Investment Officer and President Kurt Houtkooper. “His skills and knowledge are a unique fit for our company and goals for growth, and we look forward to his leadership at HZ.”

As a senior member of the capital markets team, Wessner will be working with HZ’s various equity and debt partners. Based in New York City, he will lead HZ’s East Coast presence by coordinating acquisitions, dispositions, and client relationships in the eastern United States.

“I’m excited to join Mark, Tony, Kurt, and team in the continued growth and success of Hamilton Zanze,” Wessner said. “I look forward to working with our current and future investment partners in establishing the firm’s East Coast presence.”

Wessner’s background includes over 20 years of institutional commercial real estate experience. Prior to joining HZ, he was a Managing Director with New York-based Cantor Fitzgerald, where he focused on equity and debt capital markets, acquisitions of multifamily and other real estate assets, and structured finance. Prior to Cantor, he worked within Merrill Lynch’s Real Estate Capital Markets group as well within the Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) groups of Fitch Ratings and Ernst & Young.

He received his M.B A. from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Miami.


Hamilton Zanze (HZ) is a private, San Francisco-based real estate investment company that owns and operates apartment communities. Since its founding in 2001, Hamilton Zanze has acquired over $4.7 billion in multifamily assets primarily in the Western, Southwestern, and Eastern U.S. The company currently owns and operates 89 properties (21,380 units) across 15 states. For additional information, visit www.hamiltonzanze.com