Robert J. Apodaca
Co-founder of California Community Builders (CCB), Founder of ZeZeN Alliance
Robert J. Apodaca is the co-founder of California Community Builders (CCB) and serves on The 200’s Leadership Council. He is an active volunteer lobbyist on behalf of CCB, promoting homeownership and production of housing at all income levels.
Robert, Founder of ZeZeN Alliance, has a 45-year professional and civic career that spans both private and public sectors and several industries. ZeZeN is a boutique financial services firm that connects institutional capital with developers and real estate owners. Previously, he was a partner of Kennedy Associates, an institutional investor for pension funds. Bentall Kennedy is the successor firm of Kennedy Associates. Additionally, he represented Kennedy Companies on Barings Private Equity’s “Mexico Fund” board of directors.
Robert later joined McLarand Vasquez Emsiek & Partners, a leading international architectural and planning firm, as Senior Vice President of Business Development. Robert currently serves on numerous boards of directors including Jobs and Housing Coalition, Greenlining Institute, and Casita Coalition.