Alumni Career Week: Zach Kayce

Caitlin Magidson

Caitlin works with students and alumni in Washington DC as a transformational Career Coach. She provides guidance around self-exploration, job search strategy, and networking through individualized coaching and professional development courses.

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Zach Kayce is a graduate of Carey’s full-time M.S. in Real Estate program, Class of 2013. Prior to enrolling in Johns Hopkins MSRE program, Zach spent two years with The Bozzuto Group. He worked in the property management group in both leasing and managerial roles. Zach has worked in various multifamily submarkets in Washington DC’s MSA. After graduating from Johns Hopkins MSRE program, Zach joined Clarion Partners, an institutional real estate investment management company, as an Analyst on their multifamily team. Zach is now an Associate with Clarion Partners, working in asset management on multifamily and mixed-use assets. He holds responsibilities that range from working on new acquisitions, dispositions, financing, and operations for a portfolio of assets along the East Coast. Zach holds a B.S. in Marketing with a minor in International Business from The Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware, an M.S. in Real Estate from the Johns Hopkins University, and is a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Green Associate.

What advice would you give new graduates?
Weigh each opportunity you are presented by how it will help you reach your career goals. Don’t accept a position solely because it is the highest compensation out of school. Choose an opportunity that will challenge you and allow you to take on various responsibilities to grow. I’m a huge believer in finding the career you’re passionate about and happiness, compensation, success will follow.

What is one thing students should do while in school to prepare for a job?
Don’t go through the motions. You are in a program at one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Each week take a step back and ask yourself what you did outside the classroom to better your future. Remember to always study hard, improve your communication skills, and network with Hopkins alumni and other professionals in your field. Network, network, network…

What is your favorite thing about your current job?
Real Estate is exciting because you can see, touch, and experience what you work on every day. No day is the same.

What is the most influential experience you had at Carey?
The professors and fellow alumni greatly influenced my experiences at Carey. Also, The International Real Estate Competition (IREC) was an amazing experience that allowed me to work with students of different cultures across the globe.

What three words would you use to define your time at Carey?
Insightful, Challenging, Exhilarating

If you’re a Carey alum, take full advantage of Alumni Career Week by visiting, signing up for a coaching appointment, and registering for the HireMaryland Alumni-Only Career Fair (6/10).

HireMaryland Alumni-Only Career Fair
June 10, 2015 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Notre Dame of Maryland University—MBK Gymnasium
4701 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210

Click here for a full list of employers
and registration information.

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