About Us


Z Villages is a new company on California’s beautiful Central Coast but it has been in the making for three generations. Founded in 2017, Z Villages is a fully integrated residential real estate management and development company. We handle all aspects of development and management from asset acquisition/disposition, to renovation, assemblage, entitlement/permitting, development, financing, and strategic analysis. Our Village includes experienced property owners, certified property managers, brokers, agents, and general contractors. Our communities, developments, and projects speak for themselves and are repeatedly praised for their quality.

Meet the Team


Michael Zappas

Michael Zappas

Michael has over 40 years of building and renovation experience including retail, motel, health clubs, and apartments. His management experience also spans 40 years. Michael has managed retail, apartments, and a 100,000 square foot shopping center. He currently oversees 6 properties and is developing two.

Max Zappas

Max Zappas

Max grew up in Atascadero and went to California Lutheran University graduating as an athletic and academic All-American in 2013 with a degree in Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Max has been working with Michael since 2012 and has handled over 20 acquisitions, 3 renovation projects, 1 new development, and has 5 years of property management experience.

Zoe Zappas

Zoe Zappas

Zoe grew up in Atascadero and went to Biola University where she was a scholarship athlete in soccer and track graduating with a Communications degree. She spent 5 years working with the Sports Warehouse Group where 3 years were spent as the apparel buyer for Art’s Cyclery. Zoe joined Michael and Max in the Z Villages LLC in 2017 doing commercial leasing, marketing, public relations, and property management.

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