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John Baker

Chief Investment Officer


Responsible for all aspects of acquisition and development from deal sourcing to financing the capital stack.  Involved in post-acquisition asset management and long-term strategic initiatives.

Professional Experience

  • Chief Investment Officer, ZMG, as of January 2023

  • Director of Acquistion & Development, ZMG, 2021-2023

  • Director of Multifamily Investments, Cushman & Wakefield, 2016 – 2020


B.S. Real Estate and Finance, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University - Bloomington

Direct Reports

My Story

Faith and family are above all else for me. Real estate is a passion and rental housing a calling. Finding balance between it all is how I define success, and am constantly striving towards. I believe giving back is an obligation and am proud to be part of community improvement and engagement organizations and causes. I derive joy in connecting with others and building genuine relationships.

My Advice to Anyone Seeking a Career at ZMG

At Zidan, we don’t think of ourselves as a real estate company; our mission is providing quality housing for people- it is also our passion. So if you share in that passion, ZMG is a great place to contribute and be appreciated for what you bring to the table.

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