Head of Investment Sales
Jamie Zambrana is co-founder and managing partner of RARE CRE.
Jamie focuses on working with owners both private and institutional investors, as well as large servicers and financial institutions. Jamie has managed the acquisition and disposition of over 6,700 assets and over $1.5B in closed transactions, with an emphasis on capital markets, REO and note sales. A true owner champion, providing value through strategic thinking and implementation.
Prior to RARE CRE, Jamie was with a private equity firm named US Debt Ventures. His responsibilities included acquisitions, dispositions and portfolio management. Prior to US Debt Ventures, Mr. Zambrana was the Managing Director for Veriloquent Wealth Advisors, an ultra high net worth multi-family office.
He started his career as an investment banker offering services to emerging publicly-traded companies seeking equity capital and financial consulting services, then, a Nasdaq Market Maker, and later a Portfolio Manager, with Merrill Lynch, Wachovia Securities, and Oppenheimer & Co.
Head of Capital Services
Nelson Garcia is co-founder and managing partner of RARE CRE.
Nelson has over a decade of experience in commercial real estate, capital markets, private equity and telecom and is a licensed real estate broker.
Nelson previously co-founded G2 Wireless, a telecommunications company that acquired wireless rights and developed and monetized carrier-grade Wi-Fi networks in the Caribbean and Latin America. Prior, Nelson ran a consulting company that undertook diverse financing and strategic consulting assignments such as: advising on commercial real estate debt and equity financing transactions amounting to over $150M ; developing an online crowdfunding platform for a billion dollar enterprise; and consulting on operations and systems optimization for several institutional real estate investment companies.
Before venturing out on his own, Nelson worked in real estate private equity and investment banking, during which he was instrumental in the acquisition, development and/or financing of over 2 million sq. ft. of commercial, multifamily and hospitality projects.