President, Cinnaire Lending

Zina is based in our Chicago office. As President, Cinnaire Lending, she plays a key role in leading the strategic direction of Cinnaire’s lending business, including underwriting, closing, portfolio management and loan servicing. As a full-service CDFI, Cinnaire Lending works with socially conscious investors and mission-focused organizations to create out-of-the-box lending options to support housing and community development work.

Zina is focused on working with her colleagues and Cinnaire partners to make a difference in the quality of life for people in need. She is passionate about creating opportunities that make communities a better place to live, work and play.

She brings more than 25 years of financial expertise to Cinnaire. Zina’s experience in multifamily lending includes all aspects of due diligence, underwriting, bank, and institutional permanent loan products on a national basis for multi-national and local lenders. Early in her career, she gained valuable experience underwriting construction and development loans, and servicing and monitoring commercial real estate portfolios that included retail, office and industrial property types.

Zina earned her B.S. from Miami University and her J.D./M.B.A from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Cleveland State University.