A former U.S. Marine sergeant with a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Houston and certification from UH’s Stanford Alexander Center for Real Estate Excellence, he earned his Bachelor’s degree from Rice University in Sociology and minor in Urban Economics. He is primarily responsible for new business development and client relations. As a former project manager for both residential and civil construction, Mr. Zapata assists in coordinating development and construction activities for build to suit and design/build projects as well. Mr. Zapata is a native Houstonian.