Trina Zais

Senior Associate

Trina Zais, AICP, MPA is truly blessed to be happily married with nine children and seven grandchildren. She has a B.A. in Urban and Regional Planning from Eastern Washington University, is a certified Planner (AICP), and a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of North Texas. Trina has over 25 years of experience in the planning and development industry on both the private and public sides of the equation. Her public experience includes serving the cities of Keller, San Antonio, Lewisville, Denton, Decatur and Weatherford, where she has held positions ranging from Urban Planner Public Services and Economic Development Director overseeing public works, economic development, planning, zoning, building and code enforcement. Her private experience includes serving as a builder/developer working with tax credit multi-family projects of varying complexity; serving as Executive Director for a private, non-profit development corporation responsible for the master plan of West 7th Street in Fort Worth; and serving others in a consulting capacity for all size projects, including Ft. Bliss Army Base.

Trina has pulled together deals of all sizes, from finding space for a small 300 square foot tenant to accomplishing the “it will never happen”  40-acre mixed-use development from the proforma through entitlements and construction. Her strengths include connecting people, paving the way for success through mutually beneficial arrangements, and helping clients understand and navigate municipal approval processes.

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