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MZ Capital Partners is a well-capitalized entrepreneurial firm with the ability to act quickly and execute on transactions.


MZ Capital Partners, an INC 500 company, is a demographically driven real estate investment firm with a specialty niche in multifamily assets throughout the United States.

MZ Capital Partners is a well-capitalized entrepreneurial firm with the ability to act quickly and execute on transactions without cumbersome contingencies while maintaining institutional quality investment discipline.

Company principals have a combined total of over 47 years of real estate investment experience and have acted as principals in the acquisition, financing, and disposition of in excess of $800 million in transaction volume.


MZ Capital Partners’ current strategy seeks investments with the potential for enhanced yields and appreciation in value. The firm continuously analyzes demographic trends and monitors targeted sub markets, allowing for a well-researched approach to maximizing returns on real estate investments.


Real estate investment vehicles for MZ Capital Partners include, Prime Property Investors, Ltd. (PPI), an INC 500 Company, as well as direct asset acquisitions.


With an experienced hands-on approach to investment and asset management including direct oversight of leasing, operations and renovation programs, as well as the acquisition and disposition process MZ Capital Partners increases yield and executes a fully integrated strategy.

MZ Capital Partners is seeking to make acquisitions and increase its real estate holdings. We are specialized niche buyers and have the ability to act quickly and close transactions without cumbersome contingencies. Acquisition opportunities submitted for consideration will be treated confidentially and responded to rapidly. Sellers, or their brokers, deal direct with company principals. MZ Capital Partners prides itself on moving rapidly on evaluation of acquisition opportunities, entering uncomplicated contracts, and closing transactions on time and without surprises.

Michael H. Zaransky

Michael H. Zaransky is the founder and managing principal of MZ Capital Partners.

Michael H. Zaransky is the founder and managing principal of MZ Capital Partners and the co- chief executive officer of Prime Property Investors, Ltd. Michael has a wide range of real estate, banking, and financial experience and has been a licensed Illinois real estate broker since 1979. Michael is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO-Gold), the NationalApartment Association, the National Multifamily Housing Council, and the Urban Land Institute.

He is a James Scholar graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and earned his J.D. at Northwestern University School of Law. Michael has published numerous articles and lectured nationally on the subject of real estate investment. His real estate investment books “Profit by Investing in Student Housing” and “Purchase Rehab, and Reposition Commercial Investment Property”, real estate category best sellers, were published by Kaplan Publishing and are sold in major bookstores and online booksellers.

Active in numerous trade, civic, and professional associations, Michael is a board member of the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and serves on the Executive Committee, as the immediate past chairman of the board, of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago/Jewish United Fund, one of the largest philanthropic organizations in the nation.

Brad Zaransky

Brad Zaransky is a principal of MZ Capital Partners.

Brad Zaransky has a wide range of real estate investment and operational experience and has been a licensed real estate broker since 2005. He plays an integral role in day-to-day operations for MZ Capital Partners, which concentrates on institutional quality investment property acquisition and development with an emphasis on opportunistic value-add multifamily projects nationwide. Brad is involved in all aspects of acquisitions, dispositions, underwriting, valuation, operations, revenue enhancement and property repositioning.

A fourth-generation real estate entrepreneur, Brad is a graduate of the University of Iowa. He began his real estate career in college as an intern in the private client group of CBRE. Brad has been involved with a broad range of real estate activities including: leasing and management of over 5,000 apartment units; oversight of on-site property management teams; implementation and execution of large-scale, value-add programs; and as a portfolio asset manager for the national student housing and conventional multifamily portfolios of Prime Property Investors, Ltd. (an INC 500 company).

Brad is a member of the National Apartment Association and the National Multifamily Housing Council.