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 directs investor relations for Black Cedar Investments, where he has overseen the investment of millions of dollars into real estate deals. Brady focuses on building genuine relationships with prospective investors while ensuring a quality experience for current investors. His specialties include capital raising, investor relations, due diligence, and partner relationship management.

Passionate about helping others, Brady also runs a consulting firm and serves in the US Army National Guard. Prior to joining Black Cedar, Brady played a key role in the acquisition of 700 multifamily units and the disposition of 400 of those units, significantly exceeding their original projections.

Brady holds an A.S. Degree in Business Administration from Utah Valley University. He began his real estate career by assisting in the management and leasing of a portfolio of 300 units, including single-family homes and small apartment complexes.

Zach Rucker

Managing Partner

Zach is the Integrator and Operations Leader at Black Cedar. He oversees all business operations, ensuring seamless coordination across departments from acquisitions and asset management to investor relations. With a comprehensive role that includes portfolio oversight and financial reporting, Zach brings over six years of real estate investment experience to the team.

Previously, Zach served as an Acquisition Specialist at BlueSpruce Holdings, where he honed his expertise in property acquisitions. He also played a pivotal role in contract negotiations for MIMG, one of the nation’s largest multifamily operators, cutting expenses and significantly increasing property values.

While serving in his various roles, Zach has developed a proprietary underwriting template, extensively utilized by thousands of real estate investors nationwide. Additionally, he created a specialized Asset Management tool that is widely adopted by leading asset managers in the industry.

Beyond his responsibilities at Black Cedar, Zach co-hosts The Multifamily Mindset Podcast, coaches hundreds of new real estate investors, and trains other coaches. He holds a B.S. in Finance with 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 seven 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


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.


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.


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 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.

No Offer of Securities—Disclosure of Interests. Under no circumstances should any material at this site be used or considered as an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy an interest in any investment. Any such offer or solicitation will be made only by means of the Confidential Private Offering Memorandum relating to the particular investment. Access to information about the investments are limited to investors who either qualify as accredited investors within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or those investors who generally are sophisticated in financial matters, such that they are capable of evaluating the merits and risks of prospective investments.