Shay Zach

Senior Associate Broker



Shay Zach was born and raised in Israel, where he served as a Tank Commander in the Israeli Defense Force. He came to the United States in 2003 to settle and pursue a career. Very quickly he began working in commercial real estate as an Acquisition Manager for a private firm in Queens, NY.


Mr. Zach joined EPIC (formerly named Itzhaki Properties) in December 2004 as the Managing Director in charge of all sales activities and daily management. From the very beginning he focused on conquering the boroughs, as he saw that most competitors were specializing in Manhattan only. He later became a Managing Partner and spearheaded the company’s investment sales in the Bronx. Mr. Zach has been involved in more than 100 transactions with an aggregate value of approximately $180,000,000. During 2006 Mr. Zach began building a sales team, which has been concentrating on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and the Boroughs of Queens and Bronx, resulting in the sale of the largest hotel deal to date in Long Island City (Queens). He is a past recipient of the Real Estate Weekly Rising Stars 2007 Award and the Real Estate Weekly Top Producers 2009 Award.


As a Partner and top producer for the company, Mr. Zach continues to demonstrate superior leadership abilities and exceptional teamwork skills. In fact, the majority of transactions he originated for EPIC were handled with the participation of at least one other agent, exemplifying a team oriented approach. Mr. Zach is currently working towards obtaining his “Real Estate Finance and Investment Certificate” at NYU.


Shay is also heavily involved in the affordable housing niche market. He has brokered over 10 such transactions in the last 3 years, and helped many organizations acquire their first development in NYC.


Mr. Zach currently resides in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with his wife.




Landmark deals:


311 East 80th and 339 East 81st St.


176-182 West 82nd Street – Multifamily apartment building


245 & 251 West 76th Street & 15 West 96th Street – 3 multifamily apartment buildings


2405-19 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City – 180,000 SF Hotel development site


878-886 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, NY – Affordable housing development site


1070 Anderson Avenue, Bronx, NY - Affordable housing development site


51-53 East 128th Street, New York, NY – Development Site East Harlem


770-780 Garden Avenue Bronx, NY – 111 Units Multifamily buildings


2542-46-50 Creston Avenue, Bronx, NY – Multifamily buildings


156-17 73rd Avenue, Queens, NY – NN Lease Washington Mutual Bank.