Zach Davis has been engaged in sports facility development and renovation projects with JMI Sports since 2008, managing a broad spectrum of services and activities in each project phase, including pre-development, design and construction. In his role Davis oversees a wide variety of areas including programming efforts, design evolution, project budgets and revenue models, construction progress and schedule review and contract negotiations. He also provides construction management services, including payment application review and processing, RFI and submittal coordination, involvement in all key project meetings, issuance of regular reports to the clients and review and negotiation of change orders and additional services requests.
Davis recently completed a 3 year commitment as the Owner’s Representative for San Diego State University’s new $310 million dollar Snapdragon Stadium, acting as the key point of contact for SDSU Athletics and as a liaison between the Project Management and Sales/Sponsorship teams with an emphasis on revenue maximization and fan enhancement. He previously served as the on-site project manager for the SDSU basketball practice facility, the Jeff Jacobs JAM Center and played a key role as a project manager on the development of Matthew Knight Arena and an underground parking structure for the University of Oregon. Davis has been involved in preconstruction services connected to a wide variety of projects including Fowler Park at University of San Diego, TDECU stadium at University of Houston, Rupp Arena at University of Kentucky and Jordan-Hare Stadium at Auburn University.
Davis brings to JMI Sports considerable real estate development experience in a variety of capacities within project management, marketing, financial analysis, accounting and acquisitions. During the development of Petco Park, Davis worked closely with Erik Judson as an owner’s representative for the San Diego Padres. He was responsible for interfacing with the design and construction teams on numerous activities related to landscape, signage, seating and special projects. Davis later joined Bourn Partners as a financial manager, formulating capitalization strategies and overseeing over $100 million in construction financing. He then transitioned to an affiliate firm, The Kiernan Companies, acting as a development manager for the construction of FedEx Freight facilities throughout the Southwest and overseeing predevelopment and capitalization activities for a brand of luxury boutique hotels.
In 2023 Davis began offering consulting and project management services for mixed use projects under his own flag. His longstanding relationship with Erik Judson, tremendous work product and ethic, and nearly 15 years of direct employment with JMI Sports created the opportunity for him to continue to participate on the Development team – continuing to provide financial analytics and project management services to clients of JMI Sports.
A graduate of Harvard University, with a Bachelor of Arts in English, Davis earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Arizona.