Thomas E. Zacharias Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who’s Who


    NEW YORK, NY, September 15, 2017 — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Thomas E. Zacharias a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Thomas Zacharias celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

With nearly 40 years of experience, Mr. Zacharias recently retired after 12 year as the chief operating officer of W.P. Carey Inc., a publicly traded NYSE real estate investment trust with an enterprise value of over $11 billion. He entered real estate as the project director for the New York State Urban Development Corporation. After two years in that role he became an investment officer with Corporate Property Investors, a private regional mall REIT sponsored by Lazard Freres that was merged into Simon Property Group in 1998. Before joining W. P. Carey in 2002 as a managing director, he was at senior vice president at a Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds data center company called MetroNexus and a Principal at LendLease Development US. At the completion of his career at W. P. Carey he was COO of the listed company, and COO of four private REIT’s with combined assets exceeding $23 billion, up from assets of $5 billion when he joined in 2002. Since April of 2017, he has served as president of Zacharias and Co. LLC, a real estate investment and advisory firm.

Mr. Zacharias received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University magna cum laude and an MBA from Yale School of Management. He has been active in the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, International Council of Shopping Centers, and Urban Land Institute. He has been a board member of various real estate companies and currently serves on several non-profit boards and several corporate boards.

Beyond his status as a long-standing and esteemed figure in his industry, he has been recognized many times throughout his career for his excellence in the field. Since the late-1980s, Mr. Zacharias has been named to numerous volumes of Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in America.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who’s Who community, Thomas Zacharias has been featured on the Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievers website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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