Michael Morris is executive vice president of Real Estate for Zions Bank and managing director of Real Estate Capital Markets for Zions Bancorporation.
As executive vice president of Real Estate, Morris is responsible for managing Zions’ overall real estate finance platform. He currently chairs the Real Estate Senior Loan Committee, serves on the Litigation and Credit Administration committees, and is also on the board of Zions Direct, the bank’s broker-dealer.
As Managing Director of Real Estate Capital Markets, he is responsible for firm-wide real estate initiatives, including real estate mezzanine debt and the 1031 intermediary exchange business.
Prior to joining Zions Bancorporation, he was with JP Morgan Real Estate, Bank One Corporation and First Interstate Bank of California in Los Angeles. Morris received a bachelorís degree from the University of Utah and attended Pepperdine University in the Grazadio School of Business and Management.
He is the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA), is a director of the Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah, is a board member of the University of Utah Ivory Boyer Real Estate Council and was the founding Treasurer of The Utah Sports Commission. His professional affiliations include NAREIT, NAIOP and the Fisher Center for Real Estate, Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley.