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Karl Zeni | Colliers | Ottawa

Karl Zeni


Associate Vice President, Sales Representative

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Professional Summary

Karl Zeni is an Associate Vice President at Colliers' Ottawa office, specialising in infill, greenfield, and brownfield land development and the sale of income-producing industrial, retail, office, and multifamily assets. A commercial real estate broker since 2011, Karl has a strong background in market and data analysis, lead prospecting, relationship building, business development, and project management. He has been a market leader in diverse markets; before joining Colliers in Canada's capital city, Karl was a leading market actor in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Karl is an expert at prospecting and closing off-market deals, crafting opportunities for his clients with discretion and confidentiality. For this reason, some of the largest developers of Western Canada and many of Latin America’s most prominent companies have entrusted him with complex investment, development, and redevelopment projects.

A firm believer in giving back to his community, Karl is a committed volunteer, board member, and fundraiser for many deserving organisations, including Restoring Hope Ministries and the Ottawa chapter of the Urban Land Institute. 


PBACC, Theological Studies. Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. Toronto, Ontario.

BA, Political Science. The University of Winnipeg. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

BSocSc, Political Science and History. Universidade Federal do Paraná; Fundação Getulio Vargas. Curitiba; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Certificate, Real Estate Transactions. Regional Council of Real Estate Brokers of the State of Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Memberships & Involvements

Urban Land Institute, Ottawa Chapter, Board Member (Programming Committee).

Restoring Hope Ministries, Board Member.

Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Member and former Ambassador.

Ottawa Real Estate Board, Member.

Ontario Real Estate Association, Member.

Canadian Real Estate Association, Member.


Some of the organisations Karl Zeni has represented or worked with include:

  • 3G Capital
  • AB InBev
  • Banco Opportunity
  • brMalls
  • BR Properties
  • Carrefour
  • Division Scolaire Franco-Manitobaine
  • GPA (Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição)
  • Hopewell Development
  • Ironclad Developments
  • Itaú Unibanco
  • Kothari Group
  • Kroton Educacional
  • Multiplan
  • São Carlos
  • Tishman Speyer
  • Volkswagen



Area Development, Land Sales, Mixed-Use Properties, Residential Development Sales, Transit Oriented Development, Investment Properties

Service Lines


Property Type

Land, Multifamily-Apartment

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