Who We are

ZRE Development LLC has been a family owned and operated real estate developer since 2003.  Father-son team, Al and Scott Zink, founded the company on renovating small 2- and 3-family homes.  Their vision soon evolved – shifting the focus of ZRE Development to designing and constructing large multi-unit properties in the greater Boston area.

ZRE Development LLC has earned a reputation of consistency – in both producing above-market caliber properties and providing above-expectation customer service.  Rooted firmly in commitment to community and high-standards of excellence, ZRE Development takes great pride in developing quality properties that complement their existing neighborhoods.

Our Team

Scott Zink

President

Scott Zink’s love of real estate and construction runs deep.  Since initiating his first development project in 2003, his fascination with and passion for all areas of the development process – from asset acquisition to project underwriting and building design – has only grown stronger.  In leading ZRE Development LLC, Scott’s primary focus is sourcing exceptional development sites in order to construct high performance, sustainable buildings with beautiful design aesthetics.  Scott lives in Wakefield, MA with his wife and daughters.  Although he rarely takes a day off, when he has free time he enjoys playing golf, snowboarding and is a die-hard Boston sports fan.

“Starting and running my own business has been a wild ride filled with
endless challenges and obstacles, but it has also been an incredibly fulfilling adventure. When we first started the business, we were demolishing and renovating houses ourselves and that continued for a few years until we transitioned into larger projects. Paying our dues has ultimately been rewarding and I would not have wanted to learn the business any other way. Looking forward, we are excited to continue to build cutting-edge development projects in premier Greater Boston locations.”

Al Zink

Founding Partner

Al Zink joined his son, Scott Zink, in the real estate development business in 2003.  His diverse corporate background includes a lengthy tenure as Vice President of HR and Administration at Parker Brothers game company and a period as CEO of executive search firm, Human Resource Consulting Group.  Al’s vast business experience as well as his entrepreneurial spirit has been integral to the success and growth of ZRE Development LLC.  In his free time, Al enjoys working on his boat, finish carpentry and watching “This Old House.”

“Scott and I gladly departed the corporate world in 2003.  We prepared an initial business plan while sitting at home that served us well, but within the first six months we found ourselves hauling bags of demolition material to dumpsters in ninety degree heat.  The initial plan did not cover that!  For the last eighteen-plus years, I have looked forward to the next day and to the next project.  Collaborating with the ZRE Development LLC team, our subcontractors, our legal, accounting and architectural teams has cultivated our success.  Working with Scott to develop our company culture and values has been one of my greatest pleasures and my pride in life.”

Andrew Collins

Director of Development

 

Andrew Collins is a licensed professional engineer who began his career at a structural engineering firm. His passion for building, however, led him away from the office and onto the job site. Prior to joining ZRE Development, he led the East Coast construction division of a start-up company which specialized in green prefabricated homes.

He is proud to be a PHIUS Certified Passive House Builder as Passive House is the highest, most stringent standard for building from an energy perspective. Andrew’s sustainable building emphasis, combined with his office and hands-on experience, keeps him engaged in all aspects of ZRE Development LLC’s beautiful and exciting projects.

“Building green is building best. We should build in such a way that our grandchildren look at our work with pride knowing we did it the right and responsible way. We owe this to future generations.”

Suzy DiCorcia

Office Manager

Suzy DiCorcia has been an office manager and bookkeeper for real estate developers like ZRE Development LLC for approximately five years.  Prior to teaming up with ZRE Development LLC, Suzy worked in both the residential mortgage industry and early childhood education.  As ZRE Development LLC’s administrative factotum, Suzy’s daily task-list runs the gamut from recording expenses and archiving documents to photo-editing and website design.  She takes pride in maintaining a detail-oriented and organized back office so ZRE Development LLC’s projects can keep moving forward!  While skilled in the administrative realm, Suzy is not exactly expert with a hammer and nails.  She is amazed at how ZRE Development LLC transforms the abstract vision of a blueprint into a stunning structure that someone will call “home”!

“Keep the receipt for that.”