Management Team

Scott Zimmerman
Founding Principal & President

Scott Zimmerman is the Founding Principal and President of Capital City. He is responsible for overseeing project development and project funding. He also specializes in project selection and design. He has over 10 years experience in urban infill development in the Washington DC area. Mr Zimmerman is a native of the DC area and returned to DC in 2003. Prior to founding Capital City, Mr Zimmerman served in the US Navy as a Naval Aviator for 9 years, which included several oversea deployments. He graduated from the US Naval Academy at Annapolis with a BS in Engineering.

Brian Papke
Principal / Design Lead

Brian Papke is a Principal and Design Lead for Capital City. He has over 20 years experience in the design, development and construction fields. His focus is the conceptualization of new projects and the implementation of quality design for all Capital City developments. Mr Papke has a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Michigan. Prior to Capital City, he worked for over 10 years as a lead architect on a wide array of projects across the country to include ultra high-end homes in Greenwich , CT and surrounding areas and commercial buildings in New York City.

Brent Zimmerman
Principal / Operations

Brent Zimmerman is a Principal at Capital City. His responsibilities include overseeing company processes and operations while focusing on construction and purchasing systems and processes. Prior to Capital City, Mr. Zimmerman worked at a multi-billion dollar international company as a team lead in the design of network infrastructures. Mr. Zimmerman has an Engineering Degree from the University of Michigan graduating Magna Cum Laude and is a member of their Engineering Honor Society.

Jim Wurzel
Director of Construction

Jim Wurzel is the Director of Construction and Warranty Services for Capital City. His responsibilities include oversight of all construction activities from product development to delivery. Mr Wurzel leads a very experienced construction team to ensure Capital City projects are constructed safely and to our high quality standards. Mr Wurzel is also very involved with the due diligence and acquisition process of each project. Mr Wurzel has over 30 years experience in construction, development, site analysis, product delivery and customer service with most of that being in the DC area. Mr Wurzel graduated with a BS from the University of Texas and served in the US Navy as a Combat Systems and Operations Officer for 6 years.

Jerry Zayets
Director of Acquisitions & Development

Jerry Zayets is Director of Acquisitions & Development for Capital City. He is responsible for identifying potential development and redevelopment sites, deal structuring, and managing the entire development process. Prior to joining Capital City, Mr. Zayets managed a series of multifamily development projects for Jubilee Housing and Urban Investment Partners, ranging in size from 20 to 300 units, with total value over $40 million. Mr. Zayets graduated with a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, and a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development from the Calvin Institute of Real Estate Development at the University of Maryland. Mr. Zayets has been a featured speaker on green building practices at several Ecobuild conferences. Mr. Zayets lives with his wife and children in Ward One in Washington, DC.

Vicki Johnston
Director of Sales

Vicki believes there is a better way. A better way to design urban living environments that meet basic and individual needs. Understanding buyers, from first timers to those wanting to age-in-place and spending the time to thoughtfully design spaces around them is what she loves using her 25-year background in sales, marketing and research to do. When people can spend less time commuting, have room for the things they need, get a little outdoor space and share their homes with friends and family in ways that work for them, their lives are better. The Cap City team is committed to improving the urban living experience every day, in everything built, for all buyers and she’s proud to be a part of that.

Jason Young

Jason has always had a great appreciation for real estate. He finds improving the urban environment very rewarding and recognizes the importance of his position in the intricate development process. Jason is responsible for the oversight of all accounting and finance activities for Capital City Real Estate. He has over 18 years of accounting and finance experience. Prior to joining the Capital City team Jason was the Controller for a top 10 national public builder. He has over 13 years of real estate and construction experience. Jason holds a bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting from Howard University. He lives in Columbia, Maryland with his wife and two children.

Sheryl Cautero
Senior Project Coordinator

Sheryl Cautero is Senior Project Coordinator for Capital City. Her responsibilities include oversight of a variety of activities for each Capital City project to include administrative, legal, insurance and liaison to government agencies. Ms Cautero has over 20 years experience in project management in both residential and commercial real estate. Prior to coming to Capital City, Ms Cautero worked as a Sr Project Manager at a Worldwide Advertising Agency and as a Portfolio Manager of a large multifamily portfolio throughout the southeast. Ms Cautero also has experience owning and operating her own successful businesses.