Craig Zgabay, MAI
Mr. Zgabay earned his bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics and his master’s degree in Land Economics and Real Estate from Texas A&M University. He has over 24 years of experience in real estate development, consulting, privatization and public-private partnerships. Currently, he serves on the Energy Council of the Association of Defense Communities (ADC), and co-authored “Installation-Community Partnerships: A New Paradigm for Collaborating in the 21st Century”, published in the Journal of Defense Communities. Mr. Zgabay’s primary responsibility is project development in the State and Local, and Federal Civilian markets for Infinity Development Partners (IDP), as well as serves as a policy advisor, as IDP interfaces with Department of Defense, community organizations, and elected officials. Prior to joining IDP, Mr. Zgabay worked for national consultancies, including Booz Allen Hamilton, KPMG and Arthur Andersen, where he was a senior advisor for the Army’s Energy Initiatives Task Force , the Army Corps of Engineer’s Enhanced Use Lease program and Air Force’s Enhnaced Use Leasing program. Under his leadership and direct involvement, several marquee projects were completed including energy developments at Fort Detrick Maryland and Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) California; utility system transactions at Fort Sam Houston, Brooks AFB and Kelly AFB Texas; and utility system valuations at Fort Campbell Kentucky and Hunter Army Airfield Georgia. Mr. Zgabay is an active volunteer in education, where he has served in various leadership roles. Most recently, he led the founding of a new private school, and served as Board President from 2008 to 2012. Mr. Zgabay holds the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute, and has been a speaker at ADC and GovEnergy conferences. He currently serves as the co-chair for ADC’s Installation Innovation conference.