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Next Generation Honoree: NKF’s Zachary LeBeouf Successfully Transitioned to Brokerage

Joining NKF as a market researcher, Zachary LeBeouf has tallied up a string of accomplishments since making the transition to brokerage in 2015. Among these is volume of sales: he has been involved in closing more than $900 million worth of real estate across 10 different states and more than 80 sales transactions.

In the past 18 months alone, LeBeouf closed more than $400 million worth of deals across six states, including California, Illinois, Utah, Colorado, Washington and Nevada. He was named NKF’s National Rookie of the Year for 2016 and has been named to the NorCal Top Performers Club for three consecutive years.

These are just a few of the reasons we chose LeBeouf to be one of the National 2019 Next Generation Award winners. Connect Media’s third annual Next Generation Awards recognize young leaders in the commercial real estate industry who are likely to be influential for years to come.

A key element of amassing this dollar volume has been LeBeouf’s facility for discovering opportunities. Early on, he realized that yields in his primary market were quickly shrinking. This led him to learn and prospect tertiary markets, where he found off-market opportunities with higher yields and more upside potential.

Furthermore, LeBeouf and his partner developed a program to help sellers reinvest their capital. They devised a unique 1031 exchange service, providing a means of turning one deal into two.


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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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