Andrew Zeck

Co-founder & COO

Andrew Zeck is Partner, Co-founder, and Chief Operating Officer at ARES Group. As COO, he manages all consulting team activities, client relations, portfolio analyses, research and data systems.



Andrew is a retail real estate veteran with over 25 years of experience. He analyzes and manages real estate portfolios with rare insight gained from diverse assignments and 12 years of strategic and tactical consulting experience.


Andrew leverages 14 years of “in-house” experience with Taco Bell Corporation, Starbucks Coffee Company, TGI Friday’s Restaurant Group, Winn-Dixie Stores and ZuZu Inc. in Director and Vice President roles, where he led nationwide traditional and non-traditional development, strategic analysis and planning. His development experience includes 7 years as a successful developer and owner of shopping centers. Andrew began his career with Commerzbank AG working in corporate debt and currency exchange.


Andrew graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Multinational Business and received his MBA from Emory University. Andrew is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Turnaround Management Association.

Tenant Experience

Taco Bell / Pepsi Co

  • National Strategic Development & Analysis


  • Regional Real Estate Manager

ZuZu Restaurants

  • V.P. of Development & Construction

TGI Fridays

  • National Director of Development, Chef Driven Concepts

Winn-Dixie Grocery Stores

  • New Store Development

Landlord / Development Experience

Matthew Development & Century Retail

  • Vice President, Development, Strip & Grocery Anchored Shopping Centers

Banking Experience


  • Corporate Banking & Forex

Language Proficiency: German

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