ZACH LOWE - Senior Consultant
Zach Lowe is a housing market veteran with over 15 years of experience providing market analysis and development planning services to a wide variety of public and private sector clients.
Zach's work has led him to client engagements in dozens of markets spanning 23 states. His guidance has been a critical part of development planning for more than 100,000 housing units, and his insights have helped municipalities shape their futures and create sensible, community-enhancing land use plans and economic development strategies based on market realities and potentials.
Zach's expertise spans nearly every housing product form in both the for-sale and rental sectors. He has worked extensively on urban infill, transit-oriented, and redevelopment projects and with housing for specialized populations such as low income, senior, and military households. In addition, Zach has helped clients to understand and address the growing housing needs of the Millennial generation.
A Chicago resident, Zach has worked throughout the City of Chicago and the wider metropolitan area. In addition to city and suburban consulting assignments, Zach conducts a quarterly New Home Market Survey for the entire Suburban Chicago region. This survey tracks essential metrics on more than 150 new home developments across the region and serves as a critical resource for conducting market analysis and for forecasting future supply and demand conditions.
In 2011, Zach founded Residential Planning Partners, a Chicago-based real estate market research and planning consultancy. Prior to that, he served as Director of Client Services for Tracy Cross & Associates, a housing market research firm based in Schaumburg.
Zach has written and spoken on a wide variety of residential real estate topics. He is a member of the Ely Chapter of Lambda Alpha International, the honorary society for the advancement of land economics. In 2007, he was awarded the MIRM (Member of the Institute of Residential Marketing) designation, representing the highest attainable level of expertise in residential real estate marketing, from the National Association of Home Builders.