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Amelia Patt Zamir
Co-Founder, Principal of Acquisitions/Development

Ms. Patt Zamir is a Founding Principal of Method Development with over 10 years of institutional experience in real estate investment and development.  A metro-Detroit native, Amelia is passionate about taking part in the city’s revival.

Amelia began her career at Jones Lang LaSalle in the New York City-based Capital Markets Group, where her team originated nearly $1 billion in commercial real estate debt and equity financing.

She then joined the Acquisitions team at Clarion Partners, where she managed the underwriting, due diligence,closing and financing of nearly $500 million in transaction volume across 2.0 million sq. ft. of residential, retail and office properties.

Prior to founding Method, Amelia oversaw the acquisition, pre-development and permitting of a 400,000-sq. ft. hotel and residential transit-oriented, public-private development in Boston, MA on behalf of The Peebles Corporation’s NYC headquarters.

Amelia holds a Masters in Real Estate Development from Columbia University, as well as, a Bachelor of Arts with distinction from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  In her spare time, Amelia serves as adjunct faculty at GSAPP in the Masters of Real Estate graduate program.

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Rocky Lala
Co-Founder, Principal of Development/Asset Management

Mr. Lala is a founding principal of Method Development with over 10 years of real estate development, acquisitions, and asset management experience. A metro-Detroit native, Rocky has been a pioneer in Detroit’s urban renewal.

Rocky began his career at Rock Financial, Dan Gilbert's Real Estate lending group. He later joined the finance team at Westside Development, assisting in the acquisition of several multi-family buildings in the Midwest and developing a 200,000-sq. ft. mixed-used center in Las Vegas.

Prior to founding Method, Rocky worked at Atlas Real Estate Partners, a New York based owner-operator where he acquired and oversaw multifamily value-add redevelopment projects.  He successfully led the workout and managed the construction of a 174-unit fractured creditor controlled condominium conversion in New York City.  

Rocky holds a Masters in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.  He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business from the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University. In his spare time, he volunteers at the Boys & Girls Club of America in the Be Great:Graduate dropout prevention program.