As the founder and CEO of Capstone Advisors, a diverse real estate investment and development company based in Carlsbad, CA, Alex Zikakis oversees the firm’s investments in commercial properties and residential land acquisitions, land entitlement, commercial property development and operations, asset management and institutional investment strategies. Under Zikakis’ direction, Capstone Advisors has been an equity investor in more than $3 billion of home building and residential development ventures, it has purchased and operated five million square feet of commercial properties, and it has overseen third-party asset management services for millions of square feet of retail, industrial and office properties.
While everyone was working from home during the pandemic, Zikakis took the opportunity to remodel the company’s corporate offices to create more open spaces where the team could gather once it was safe to return. As the pandemic eased, Zikakis embraced new ideas by obtaining employee feedback for an ideal hybrid schedule and allowed each department to determine its own hybrid schedule. Zikakis’ management style is rooted in his confidence of his team. Leading by example and remaining relatively hands-off, Zikakis aims to let his employees flourish in their own arena with his support, guidance and expertise always within reach. “Alex is a forward-thinker, always seeking to provide tools that allow his team to be both effective and efficient in their work,” says one employee. “He has continuously adapted to change in the real estate market, while remaining true to his character and the values with which he founded Capstone Advisors.” Read full feature.