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11 North Washington Street, Suite 320. Rockville, MD 20850
P. 301-795-9281

Washington D.C. LEADERSHIP

Ben Lazarus
Managing Director
11 N Washington St, Maryland 20850

Ben Lazarus joined Wood Partners in 2019 as a Managing Director in the Washington, DC Office. In this role, he manages the sourcing, financing, and development of multifamily communities in Washington, DC and Northern Virginia.

Prior to joining Wood Partners, Ben had a successful tenure building a Washington, DC office for Carmel Partners, a San Francisco-based private equity fund. At Carmel, Ben managed the due diligence, investment committee approval, and acquisition of development sites totaling more than 1,800 residential units and approximately 50,000 square feet of retail space. Prior to Carmel, Ben was a Senior Director with MAC Realty Advisors, a boutique Washington, DC-based real estate capital markets advisor with a focus on urban-infill, transit-oriented multifamily transactions. At MAC Realty, Ben led the marketing of joint venture and financing assignments totaling more than 4,200 units and $1 billion in total capitalization as well as investment sales totaling more than 3,800 units.
Ben attended Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and graduated with Honors in Political Science. Ben received his MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.
Ben, a native Washingtonian, is an active member of the Urban Land Institute, the DCBIA, and the Washington, DC Real Estate Group. He has also been a speaker and panelist for events in the Washington, DC area including those sponsored by the DCBIA, Institutional Property Advisors, and the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Scott Zimmerly
Executive Managing Director
11 North Washington Street,
Suite 320, Maryland 20850

Scott Zimmerly is Regional Director of the Mid-Atlantic region, managing the development and financing for projects in Washington DC, Northern Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania. He has been involved in the sourcing, design, development and financing approximately 5,000 units and $1.3billion in transactional value.

Before joining Wood Partners in 2006, Zimmerly spent five years in the investment banking industry in New York and Maryland, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions across a multitude of industries. He also has experience working in the acquisitions department of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust, owner and operator of high-quality office, retail and multi-family assets in the Washington Metro area.

Zimmerly received his MBA with a concentration in real estate from the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School. He graduated from Washington and Lee University, with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

An active member of the Urban Land Institute and Real Estate Group (REG), Zimmerly is also a frequent speaker and panelist in the Washington, DC and Baltimore metro region including events sponsored by Bisnow and Marcus and Millichap..