Jeffrey Zell founded JM Zell Partners, Ltd in 1989, with a unique vision for providing client-centered real estate consulting. Developed over his 30-year career, Jeff’s innovative approach to delivering practical solutions while fostering meaningful client relationships forms the core of JM Zell’s value-added process.

Jeff believes that only by partnering with clients and truly understanding their business as well as their real estate needs can JM Zell provide long range, comprehensive, unbiased advice. By evaluating factors including a client’s long-term needs, financial objectives, and corporate culture, JM Zell is able to provide customized, proactive and fiscally responsible solutions for major corporations, institutional investors, professional firms, unions, governmental institutions and not-for-profit organizations.

To fully realize his vision, Jeff attracted a diverse, multi-disciplinary staff of seasoned professionals who share in his philosophy (and in the profits of the company, based on client satisfaction and results). This collective approach ensures that everyone at JM Zell works for the common good, and that our client’s best interests are never compromised.

Jeff has provided strategic planning, investment, lease negotiation, development consulting and project management services for award-winning projects for over 25 years. Jeff’s greatest strengths are his creative strategic thinking, business acumen, transactional ability, marketing savvy and financial expertise.  A member of the distinguished Counselors of Real Estate, available only to the most respected real estate specialists who are known for innovation and creative problem solving, Jeff is a licensed real estate broker in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.  He is a graduate of Syracuse University and active in many charitable causes.

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Philanthropy & Charitable Causes

United States Holocaust Memorial
Union Sportsman's Alliances
National Gallery of Art
The Phillips Collection
Syracuse University
Shakespeare Theatre Company


Professional Associations

The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE)