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42 Jewish News42 Beth Jo Zeitzer is the kind of mom who enjoys having her childrens friends congregate at the house. As the mother of three boys Benjamin 19 Reuben 18 and Aaron 16 she and husband Adam Nach have plenty of experience providing snacks and cooking breakfasts. I love being able to have everybody over and have a comfortable place for the kids she says. While her children were growing up Zeitzer also stayed close to their environment by volunteering with organizations that were meaningful to them including BBYO Camp Swift and Bnai Tzedek. The boys attended The King David School where Zeitzer led many parent activities and helped raise money for the school. Over the years Zeitzer who is president and owner of ROI Properties a full-service real estate brokerage that also provides property management and real state advisory services has had an active role in the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix serving on the Executive Womens Board and taking the reins as president of the now-defunct Jewish Business and Professional Women. She has volunteered with Jewish National Fund Arizona Jewish Historical Society Jewish Free Loan and Birthright Israel as well as many other Jewish and secular organizations. Zeitzer has also taken an active leadership role in professional organizations including Arizona Commercial Real Estate Women and Arizona Trustee Association. In by marilyn hawkes photo by ken brown photography Beth Jo 2013 AZ Business Magazine named her one of the 50 Most Inuential Women in Arizona Business. Today Zeitzer serves as chair of the Jewish Community Foundation an organization that resonates strongly with her. The Jewish Community Foundation provides continuity within the Jewish community whether its here in the immediate community regionally domestically or internationally she says. You can customize the way you want to be involved and the way you want to give. Its true ldor vdor taking care of the generations. Raised in Central Phoenix Zeitzer spent her undergraduate years at University of Arizona and received her law degree from University of San Diego School of Law. She met her husband at Hebrew High but they didnt start dating until college. Weve always been strong advocates of Hebrew High she adds. They were married after Zeitzers rst year of law school close to 29 years ago. After moving back to the Valley in 1990 Zeitzer practiced law in private practice for three years before becoming corporate counsel for Del Webb. She eventually became the companys director of commercial properties. In 2003 she started ROI Properties. Zeitzer says shes always been drawn to real estate. I love the challenge of guring out what makes a property tick she says. Its like a puzzle for me. Though no longer practicing law Zeitzer spends more time in court now than she did before. Many of the sales we work on need court approval she says. For me real estate has always been a driver yet the legal piece is embedded in everything we do. Working in the male-dominated world of commercial real estate Zeitzer says shes one of very few women of her generation who have chosen this career path but sees younger women closing the gap. I think women bring a unique perspective the ability to understand the relationships and how things come together she says. Were used to juggling so many balls that were really good at making things happen. Along the way Zeitzer has had several inuential mentors including her parents as well as many businesswomen. These are people who understand how business works and how to make things happen but they also understand the inner personal side. In turn Zeitzer serves as a mentor to many young businesswomen and the occasional businessman. I mentor maybe ve people at a time she says. I really enjoy guring out how to help that next generation achieve their goals. 4242 beth jo zeitzer.indd 42 12216 1107 AM