De Rito Partners, comprised of five entities including one of Arizona’s largest retail brokerage firms, announced today that Christine Zeihen has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer & President of De Rito Opportunity Investors, LLC. For over 30 years, Ms. Zeihen has provided outstanding leadership and guidance for several of Arizona’s largest and most successful real estate development, brokerage and management companies. From 1995-2013, she was the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for W.M.Grace Development Company, reporting to the President in the formulation and implementation of corporate strategy including finance, development, acquisition and disposition of property throughout the Southwest. From 1983-1995 she served in various positions for Gosnell Development Corporation including Financial Assistant, Assistant Controller, and Controller and was instrumental in the development of master planned communities including the Pointe at Tapatio Cliffs and the Pointe at South Mountain.
Christine earned her Bachelor of Science in Finance with an emphasis in accounting from Arizona State University and has been a licensed broker with the Arizona Department of Real Estate since 2003. She is a member of the Real Estate Investment Advisory Council (REAC), serving as President from 2008-2009 and member of the Board of Directors from 2009-2013. Ms. Zeihen is also a member of Urban Land Institute/Women Leader Initiative (ULI) and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
“We welcome Christine to our executive team. We look forward to her leadership and organizational skills as well as the commercial real estate expertise she will bring to the company,” said Marty De Rito.