About Us

With various skill sets and operational experience, we are prepared to guide each investment successfully and deliver a quality experience to our investors.

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Our Focus

Black Cedar Investments is a privately held real estate syndication company that focuses on acquiring, repositioning, and managing value-add multifamily real estate properties. Our mission is to provide superior returns to our investors by strategically repositioning assets in markets experiencing urbanization and high growth. Our ambitious, yet disciplined investment model fixates on improving operations through thoughtful capital improvements and operational efficiencies, creating significant value for our investors.

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Our Team

Brady Barker

Managing Partner

Brady manages all deal operations from contract to close, being involved in both acquisitions and asset management. Over the last three years, Brady has played an integral role in the acquisition of 1000+ multifamily units and the disposition of another 700+ units. His specialties include contract negotiations, due diligence, and business plan development.

Previous to Black Cedar, Brady helped manage a portfolio of 300 units, both single family homes and small multifamily apartment complexes. Brady has an A.S. Degree in Business Administration from Utah Valley University, serves in the US Army National Guard, and is fluent in Spanish.

Zach Rucker

Managing Partner

Zach leads all aspects of financial analysis from acquisitions through asset management for Black Cedar. Zach has five plus years of real estate investment experience. In 2021 alone, he underwrote over $100 million worth of multifamily properties. Prior to this, Zach served as an acquisition specialist for BlueSpruce Holdings where he specialized in acquisitions. Zach also played a critical role in contract negotiations for one of the largest multifamily operators in the country, Monarch Investment and Management Group, helping them save millions in the value of their properties.

While serving in his various capacities, Zach developed a proprietary underwriting template that has been tried, tested, and is actively used by thousands of real estate investors across the country. Along with his role in Black Cedar, he coaches hundreds of new real estate investors and trains out other coaches. Zach received a B.S. in Finance and a minor in Real Estate from Utah State University.

Hunter Gascay

Managing Partner

Hunter oversees all aspects of the deal acquisition process including deal sourcing, underwriting and due diligence. Hunter has over five years of real estate experience, including roles in real estate development, asset management, private equity investing and property management. Prior to co-founding Black Cedar, Hunter served as the Controller for Somerset Pacific, a property management company overseeing the financial performance of assets, preparing budgets and maximizing the bottom line of over 1,800 units.

Before that, he worked for Community Development Inc., where he helped with the operations and management of a $160MM portfolio of multifamily tax credit projects. His main focus was providing key research and financial analysis required to support the development, operation and disposition of assets. Hunter holds a Bachelor’s in Finance and Accounting with a minor in entrepreneurship from The University of Tennessee.

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Our Values

Authenticity

Being authentic is the idea that we celebrate all of the differences that make each individual on our team. It is the constant choice to instill every action with integrity, passion and respect to any person we come in contact with. It inspires us to stay true to our own beliefs, regardless of the pressure we are under. We embrace our uniqueness and want to provide value to all.

Empowerment

We believe in empowering everyone to be the best version of themselves. This starts by constantly pushing ourselves to be our best, focusing on solutions and arriving every day inspired to make an impact through our passion and hard work.

Purpose

As an organization, we believe in the power of making a difference and to providing nothing but the best. For the courtesy of our investors, tenants, partners and anyone else impacted by our decisions, we seek to improve anything we are involved in to ensure it’s better off when were done than how we found it.

Family

Family is everything to us. We created Black Cedar Investments to provide our families and other families the opportunity for a better life and generational wealth. We believe that through our tireless efforts we can provide more freedom to our investors and partners.

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