Meet Our Team

Kevin Ross

Kevin Ross

Project Accountant

Kevin Ross graduated from Cornish College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Arts degree. At KZ Companies, Kevin supports all aspects of construction management, planning, budgeting, accounting, property management and office administration at the San Diego office. Prior to working with KZ Companies, Kevin worked for a construction contractor.

Terry Blaire

Terry Blaire

Vice President - Operations

Terry worked for Miller Construction Management for 20 years prior to the merger that would become KZ Miller Construction. Since day one, Terry has been part of the KZM team and has used his expertise and experience to further the success of KZM and its clients. Terry has a background of 30 years in the commercial construction industry with his experience owning companies in California and Nevada.

Leah Petzen

Leah Petzen

Project Coordinator

Leah comes to KZ with nearly 10 years of experience in commercial and retail construction having previously worked for companies such as Eleven Western Builders, Inc. and Sunseri Construction, Inc. in positions such as Executive Assistant, Estimating Assistant and Project Administrator. At KZM, Leah assists project managers with project estimating, subcontracts, and project bidding.

Elizabeth McKinley

Elizabeth McKinley

Vice President of Development

Elizabeth McKinley is responsible for establishing new retail client relationships and partnering with valued clients’ real estate and construction teams to help strategize, source and build their new store locations. Elizabeth also works closely with our development and construction teams to research, analyze, purchase, and entitle build to suit projects.

Elizabeth has over 20 years of retail real estate experience. Prior to joining KZ, Elizabeth held asset management and real estate director roles with Realty Income Corporation, Petco, Toys “R” Us and Price Club (now Costco). She is an active member of ICSC. Elizabeth attended James Madison University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Julie Laszlo

Julie Laszlo

Controller

Julie’s primary responsibilities include handling all operational accounting transactions and financial coordination of the CVS Pharmacy account. She also manages the financial activities of the general partners & the property management accounts.

Amanda Zimmerman

Amanda Zimmerman

Development Associate

Amanda Zimmerman is an Associate of KZ Companies Acquisitions Team. Her primary responsibilities include multifamily acquisition and remodels, assisting in the financing and refinancing of core projects, as well as working with the acquisitions team sourcing ground-up retail development projects in the California and Hawaii areas. Before starting at KZ Companies, she worked for an Office redevelopment and asset management company in San Diego where she focused on loan administration. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys being actively involved with CREW and serves as a committee member on UCREW. Amanda graduated from the University of San Diego in 2018 with degrees in Finance and Real Estate.

Nikki Sequeira

Nikki Sequeira

Project Accountant

Nikki earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Cal State L.A. in 2014. Before beginning at KZ Miller, Nikki worked on multi-million dollar projects in the construction field at various construction companies as a project accountant. At KZM, Nikki handles accounts payable & receivable as well as assisting in other aspects of financial management.

Emma Villaroman

Emma Villaroman

Staff Accountant

Emma has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Cal State Long Beach. Prior to joining KZ Miller, Emma worked in project management and now uses her economic and management background at KZ Miller as a staff accountant. Emma assists in all aspects of daily financial operations.

Project Managers

Troy Geyer

Troy Geyer

Development Director - Project Manager
Ryan Foster

Ryan Foster

Assistant Project Manager

Ryan received his MA degree in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University. Before coming to KZ, Ryan opened, grew, and sold a small business over a span of seven years. Ryan currently works on project planning from infancy through completion, including scheduling, budget control, and interdepartmental communication on a daily basis to ensure projects run as smooth as possible.

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