What We Do

Ziff Properties is an entrepreneurial real estate firm with a focus on the southeastern United States. We are engaged in the acquisition, ownership and operation of shopping centers and other select multi-tenant commercial real estate opportunities. For further investment criteria, please see Acquisitions.

Ziff Properties-related entities are the majority investors in all properties along with select outside partners. The properties are strategically located in markets in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. We maintain excellent relationships with brokers, owners, tenants and vendors by closing transactions quickly and at market terms, by paying commissions promptly, and by paying close attention to quality management of the properties.

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to create and optimize value for our owners through acquiring, managing, and when appropriate, selling commercial properties in the Southeastern United States.

Core Values

  • To earn a superior risk adjusted return for our investors
  • To make decisions in an honest, ethical, moral and legal manner
  • To pursue excellence in everything we do
  • To stretch beyond our perceived abilities to attain success

Corporate Culture

  • To make investment decisions in a clear, disciplined and transparent fashion that encourages replicable consistent results
  • To improve, motivate and fairly compensate our staff by providing development and training while encouraging the pursuit of excellence
  • To be an equal opportunity employer with a diverse work force
  • To challenge all staff members to think and act like an owner
  • To pursue a firm commitment to a "green” policy
  • To provide quality rental space at reasonable costs to our tenants
  • To work within the communities where our properties are located in order to make them better places
Our business is driven by this approach. It is interwoven in the way we do business. It sets the standard for the business model that we execute.

Corporate Giving and Community Investing

Ziff Properties invests in communities through its Historic Restoration Tax Credit Investment Program partnering with for profit, non-profit, faith-based and government organizations.

Ziff Properties and its partners proudly support the following non-profit/501(c)(3) organizations.

In 2014, Ziff Properties implemented a charitable contributions matching plan for its entire staff.

Our Team:

Tim Walter

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Curt Schade

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Christian Chamblee, CCIM

Chief Operating Officer

Stephen Ziff


Michael Pigg, CCIM

Chief Financial Officer

Mike Mansson, CCIM

Director of Development

Gustavo Daza

Director of Self-Storage Operations

Nielle Lott

Assistant Director of Leasing & Property Management

Alec Boyle

Acquisitions Associate

Alyssa Modisette

Expense Accountant

Andrew McDonald

Leasing Associate

Anna Lema

Visual Property Inspection Manager

Ben Hallett

Construction Manager

Brad Sheppard


Bryce Shipman

Senior Property Manager

Charlotte Lutton

Accounting AR

Devin Wilson

Property Manager

Haley Woods

Marketing Administrative Associate

Isaac Hutchinson

Maintenance Manager

James Bristol

Building Manager Savannah

Josh Owens

Senior Leasing Associate

Liz Luke

Operations Coordinator

Luke Westbrooks

Self-Storage Operations Manager

Mary Elizabeth Austin

Assistant Controller

Nikki Judy

Leasing & Operations Associate

Parks McLeod

Acquisitions Associate

Patricia Clark

Development Associate

Sarah Brantley

Corporate Finance Associate

Terri McMillian

Accounting AP