Pedro Zevallos joined U3 Advisors in 2013 and provides project management and analytical support on several projects, focusing on real estate strategy, financial modeling and transaction support. Pedro is undertaking financial analysis for potential development projects on Cornell University’s off-campus property in Ithaca and on Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island Campus; evaluating and structuring real estate transactions for several higher education institutions in New York City; and performing financial analysis to evaluate development and leasing opportunities for a large non-profit in New York City.
Prior to joining the firm, Pedro was the Associate Director of Real Estate Development at the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, where he managed numerous transit-oriented development projects and property dispositions. He was responsible for financial analysis, pre-development planning and strategy, RFP administration, and overall project management. Pedro was the lead project manager for numerous projects, including transit-oriented developments at Metro-North’s Harrison Station, LIRR’s Wyandanch Station, and LIRR’s Ronkonkoma Station; a hotel development adjacent to LIRR’s Jamaica Station; a retail/office building in Manhattan; and over-builds at the Quill Bus Depot and Battery Parking Garage in Manhattan, among many others.
Prior to joining the MTA, Pedro was a senior project manager for a private real estate developer/owner based in Vermont, where he worked on every stage of development projects—from conceptualization to permitting and pre-development, through construction and lease-up. During his tenure in Vermont, Pedro was the lead project manager for several unique projects, including the complete rehabilitation of four historic buildings, the pre-development of two brownfield sites, and the pre-development of two conservation-oriented subdivisions, as well as numerous conventional development projects. Pedro was the firm’s first employee and a key person responsible for growing the firm’s real estate holdings into a diverse multi-million dollar portfolio, including apartment buildings, mixed-use buildings, subdivisions, and gravel extraction sites.
￼In 2011, as part of a team, Pedro was awarded the Alexander Bodini Foundation Prize in Columbia Business School’s Real Estate Investment & Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition. He was also an entrant in the Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition.
Pedro earned his BA in Economics and Biology (double major) from Middlebury College and his Masters in Real Estate Development from Columbia University. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute.