Meet Our Team
With over 80 years of combined experience, our executive team is highly qualified in finding, developing, and completing lucrative real estate opportunities.
Zenith Development Principals
Mr. Smock is an experienced and successful fund manager, real estate developer, banker, and short-term lender, who has participated in the finance and development of over $2.0 billion in projects in the western US and Europe. Mr. Smock has worked for RBH-NCP, Zenith Swiss Partners, Nation West Capital, National City Bank, CFC, Franklin Bank, Mount Royal Partners and National Bank of Canada.
Mr. Akerlow is an experienced and successful real estate developer and has been responsible for the ownership, operations, management and the development and leasing of more than 1.5 million square feet of office, industrial and commercial space, in excess of 1,400 hotel rooms, and over 350 condominium units. He has owned, managed, and developed numerous residential land development projects.
Zenith Colleagues & Associates
Mr. McQuarrie is a seasoned veteran of the real estate development industry in the Intermountain West with over 30 years in commercial, residential, multifamily, and land development. He has planned, built and sold over 3,500 residential lots, 250 condominium units, 200,000SF of government preleased buildings, 300,000SF of commercial space, and is the current majority owner of Canyon Park Technology Center in Orem, Utah. Mr. McQuarrie is currently involved developing a Home2Suites hotel, a Courtyard Marriott hotel, and the Jive Telecommunications Headquarters. Mr. McQuarrie is a member of the Sandy, Provo, and Orem Chambers of Commerce. Mr. McQuarrie earned his BS degree in finance from Brigham Young University.
Mr. Sapers is Zenith Development's project coordinator. He received his BS degree in finance and marketing from Northeastern University in Boston and completed a corporate strategy program at the London School of Economics. Before getting involved in real estate development, Mr. Sapers worked in private equity where he led sourcing and evaluation of investments with $10-$100m in revenue and $3+ million in EBITDA. He also has experience working in the technology sector as a sales and marketing associate for SaaS and data storage companies. When not in the office, Mr. Sapers can be found deep in the Wasatch backcountry climbing a mountain or enjoying the famous Utah champagne powder.
Director of Capital Markers
Mr. Smith has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry with expertise in 1031 Exchange replacement property and capital raising for public and private real estate programs. He has been a panelist and speaker at conferences and workshops nationwide. In addition to his family, Mr. Smith is passionate about volunteer and humanitarian work.
Mr. Neff has operated his own infrastructure construction company for more than 40 years in Utah. He works exclusively in constructing subdivision infrastructure projects include wet and dry utilities; building roads, bridges, streets, curb, gutter and sidewalks; constructing water systems including water tanks and pump stations and building sewage treatment package plants as well as connecting into municipal sewage disposal systems. His broad reach in the infrastructure development business enables him to deliver projects on time and below budget.
A practitioner of the law for more than 35 years, Mr. Jorgensen practiced law in Pocatello, Idaho. He is experienced in real estate and transaction law. He was the former United States Magistrate for South Eastern Idaho for several years.
Mr. Labertew concentrates his practice in securities law and serves Zenith in all of its LLC creations and investor relations. His office is in Park City, Utah.
Mr. Christensen prepares and publishes monthly income and expense statements for each Zenith LLC as well as Balance Sheets for each. He has more than 40 years in real estate accounting. He advises management on the proper structuring of the Balance Sheets and the Income and Expense statements.