Pete Zak
Owner and Managing Partner

Peter D. Zak is an Owner and Managing Partner of Lyon Living. Prior to his current role, Peter was the President and COO of Lyon Development Company, where he formed partnerships with Rockwood Construction Group, Picay Capital, and created a new home building company with New Edge Living.

Throughout his career, Peter has held executive positions with Lyon and Newport Capital Advisors where he managed entitlement, development and acquisitions groups, in addition to providing key contributions in the areas of project capitalization.

Prior to joining Lyon, Peter was Director of Development with the Irvine Company, responsible for several projects for the Irvine Community Development Company. He was involved with masterplan design, entitlements, and builder land sales in land and infrastructure developments for some of The Irvine Ranch's most prestigious communities including Shady Canyon, Quail Hill, Pacific Ridge, and Woodbury.

During his career, Peter has overseen the design, entitlement, construction, and renovation of nearly 25,000 multifamily and single family residential units, over 500,000 sq. ft. of retail, various hotels, Shady Canyon’s 18-hole private golf course and club facilities, and special purpose projects such as an advanced petroleum field assessment and recovery in Long Beach, CA.

Peter began his career as an auditor for Ernst & Young Kenneth Levanthal, where he provided audit and financial services to a number of real estate companies including Irvine Apartment Communities, William Lyon Homes, Sunstone Hotels, and Institutional Housing Partners. Peter was previously Chairman of the Newport Beach Planning Commission where he served for four years. He is a graduate of Villanova University.

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