Phoenix – Industry leader Christine Zeihen, President/Commercial Mortgage Broker at OPM Capital in Phoenix, has been elected to the board of directors of the Arizona Private Lender Association (APLA).
APLA serves the needs of Arizona private money lenders who provide loans secured by real estate with funds from private sources. Its mission is to represent, promote, and foster the business of bringing private capital to Arizona for real estate projects.
“It’s an honor to be on the board of such a well-positioned organization, and APLA provides me the opportunity to expand my capital database to meet client needs here in Arizona,” said Zeihen, also Principal and Designated Broker at Biltmore Realty Advisors.
Zeihen possesses more than 30 years of experience in operations and transactions in all areas of commercial real estate including entitlements, due diligence, acquisitions, development, financial, brokerage, management, and disposition of master-planned resort communities, retail shopping centers, and single tenant net developments.
Zeihen is involved with numerous industry groups including the Arizona Commercial Mortgage Lenders Association (ACMLA), Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors (SAAR), Real Estate Investment Advisory Council (REIAC), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and ULI Arizona.
A native of Kenosha, Wisconsin, Zeihen earned a Bachelor of Science in finance at Arizona State University. She holds a Real Estate license from the Arizona School of Real Estate & Business.
Zeihen gives back to community by volunteering at Teen Lifeline, a Valley group that provides a safe, confidential, and crucial crisis service where teens help teens make healthy decisions together.
APLA also works to provide standards of conduct and education for Arizona private money lenders. It coordinates with state and federal agencies on behalf of its members.