About

Leadership

Experience in Commercial Real Estate makes a tremendous difference. We are proud of the people who work at Zalla Companies and we recognize the value of teamwork. Each of our associates is experienced and works hard to exceed the expectations of our current and prospective customers. When you team-up with Zalla Companies, you are choosing an enthusiastic and highly skilled team that does whatever it takes to make your project a success. Below are several of the individuals with whom you’ll come in contact when you select Zalla Companies as your Commercial Real Estate partner.

 

 

David Heidrich, CEO

David Heidrich serves as CEO of Zalla Companies and is responsible for the overall strategy for growing the portfolio of developed and owned assets. He has been solely responsible for the development of ten medical office facilities in the past fifteen years with Zalla Companies. Under his leadership, the Company has also developed the Chamber Office Park in Ft. Mitchell (consisting of fifteen buildings and 300,000 square feet) and developed, acquired, or repositioned more than fifteen other properties. He has been involved in real estate development and ownership throughout his professional career. Mr. Heidrich is also the founder and fund manager of the NKY Growth Fund, the region’s first tax credit qualified angel investing fund.

His community involvement runs deep. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, as well as a board member for Tri County Economic Development, Inc., and Uptech, Inc. His community activities include leadership roles with Covington Catholic School Board, Covington Latin School, United Way, the Northern Kentucky Arts Council, Lakeside Park City Council, Leadership Kentucky, Crossroads Church, Redwood School and numerous other charitable pursuits. He is a graduate of Xavier University (B.S.B.A.- Finance) and Chase College of Law. He is a licensed attorney and real estate broker in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He lives in Villa Hills, Kentucky. Learn more about David professionally and personally by clicking the hyperlink to his Linked-In profile.

Julie Rottman, COO

Julie Rottman serves as the COO of Zalla Companies and is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University. She has over fifteen years of experience as a licensed CPA in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and has developed strong business skills through her work experience. Her career in professional service companies has strengthened her knowledge of the business needs as a whole and not just the accounting functions. This allows Julie to optimize the service and value that Zalla Companies provides its customers. She has the unique ability to navigate complex transactions in a demanding environment while maintaining consistent service to Zalla Companies customers and partners. In addition to leading the accounting functions of Zalla Companies, Julie also manages the company’s IT solutions and human resources. Julie prides herself on her ability bring to clarity to any situation and data set. She is a problem-solver and looks at any situation from several perspectives to find the best possible solution. Julie has lived in the Northern Kentucky area for more than 25 years. She recently graduated from the Leadership Northern Kentucky program which strengthened her dedication and involvement within the Northern Kentucky region. Learn more about Julie professionally and personally by clicking the hyperlink to her LinkedIn profile.

Lara Gastright, Leasing & Marketing Director

Lara Gastright serves as the Leasing & Marketing Director for Zalla Companies and is primarily responsible for developing and nurturing relationships with our current and prospective tenants. Lara is the first touchpoint for individuals who are looking to connect with Zalla Companies in their search for commercial real estate. She is also responsible for coordinating our outward-facing efforts related to future acquisitions and newly developed assets. Lara develops the overall marketing and communication strategies for the broader organization. She is an ambassador for the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and maintains an active membership with both the NKAR and the KREC associations. Lara is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington. She lives in Villa Hills, Kentucky. Learn more about Lara professionally and personally by clicking the hyperlink to her Linked-In profile.