John’s expertise is in real estate and real estate finance. His experience includes owning multiple mortgage companies and working at Merrill Lynch as a financial advisor. John’s career in finance began in 1998 when he started Unified Mortgage, a company focused primarily in originating residential loans. John shifted into mortgage banking in 2001 which gave him the ability to access a $125 million line of credit and the capacity to underwrite and fund his own loans. John joined Merrill Lynch in 2004 and broadened his understanding of the financial markets. This allowed him to enhance his understanding of banking and financial strategies.
As a long-time Colorado resident, John and his family are heavily invested in the Denver Community. John’s uncle, Sam Zakhem, was the former American Ambassador to Bahrain, the home base for the US Navy’s 5th fleet and a strategic base for US Middle East Operations. John and his family have been invested in Colorado real estate for over 35 years. They own many residential and commercial properties, including their offices on 825 N Logan St. Denver, CO 80203.
John’s educational background is diversified and accredited. He has his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado in Biology and Communication. In addition, John served in the US Army and is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm in 1991. His military training is in medicine and he worked in the operating room during his 9 years of military service. John also has his Series 7, 66, and his life/health and property and casualty certifications (all inactive).
John currently serves as the co-owner/partner of Zakhem Real Estate Group with his brother Mike Zakhem. They are a commercial/residential real estate company with 8 active real estate brokers. The company has successfully closed over a 1,000 real estate transactions since inception.
Mike is the founder and Co-Owner of Zakhem Real Estate Group, a vertically integrated family-owned business focusing on Development, Brokerage, and Property Management. Since 2006, Mike has developed over $75 Million of real estate in the Metro Denver Area. He specializes in mixed-use, urban infill apartment projects in highly desirable locations throughout the city. These areas include RiNo, LoHi, Sloans Lake, Berkeley, and Washington Park. Mike enjoys experimentation with architectural design while working to maintain functionality to deliver a thoughtful and well-lived home to future owners and tenants alike.
His philanthropic and social responsibility efforts are focused on housing and environmental concerns both locally and abroad. He was recently named to the Board of Directors for NIVAS, who’s mission is to develop strong partnerships with under-resourced communities to construct safe, healthy housing for those with extreme need. https://www.nivas-built.org
Mike was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and his business and personal roots are deeply seeded in the community. He carries a BS in Finance from the University of Colorado and a Certificate of Real Estate and Construction Management from The University of Denver. His passions include snowboarding, scuba diving, sailing, juggling and spending time in the beautiful Colorado Mountains.
Linda is our Managing Broker. With 15 years of experience, Linda Andrus has a reputation for tenaciously protecting her clients interest. Savvy negotiations and creative marketing strategies join uncompromising integrity as the hallmark’s of Linda’s service. Just recently Linda’s listing was the highest priced Sold home in the popular Washington Park. http://www.businessden.com/2016/10/25/former-alibaba-exec-buys-3m-washington-park-home/
A Colorado resident since 1992, Linda is an enthusiastic member of the community and enjoys traveling, golf, hiking, skiing, yoga and showing clients the best that our vibrant city, Denver has to offer.
Residential property sales & listings including multi-million dollar fine homes, condominiums, townhomes, and income properties.
Exceptional attention to skilled negotiations, knowledgeable analysis of property values and market trends.
Expertise and credibility in resolving difficult transactions and successfully dealing with multiple offer situations.
B.A. Economics / University of Colorado at Boulder
Licensed Real Estate Broker Associate – Employing, State of Colorado
Property Manager/Broker Associate
Senior Property Manager/Broker Associate