Zeisler Morgan has recognized that quality of personnel is of critical importance toward ultimately delivering results. Zeisler Morgan has assembled a highly qualified staff of personnel dedicated to property management . Under the direction of Shannon P. Blackwell, the ZM Management team consists of the following personnel, all located at its Cleveland, Ohio headquarters:

Kenneth A. Zeisler

Managing Partner

Born August 27, 1936, married, three children, graduate of Ohio State University and Ohio State University Law School; admitted to the practice of law before the Supreme Court of the State of Ohio in 1961.

Mr. Zeisler practiced law from 1961 until 1968, at which time he became a Partner and General Counsel of a major real estate development firm. In 1970, Mr. Zeisler became Chief Operating Officer of that same firm, which in 1973 was the third largest commercial development company in the country. As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Zeisler led the development of approximately 8,000,000 square feet of commercial space across the United States. In June of 1976, Mr. Zeisler, along with Patrick J. Morgan, formed the real estate development firm of Zeisler Morgan Properties, Ltd.

Shannon P. Blackwell

President & Chief Operating Officer

216-464-5256 (Direct) • 216-789-5249 (Mobile)

Mr. Blackwell has been President and Chief Operating Officer since 2004. Mr. Blackwell joined Zeisler Morgan in 2000 as Vice President of Finance where he was responsible for overall financial operations. Mr. Blackwell spent nine years prior to Zeisler Morgan as a senior manager with the international management consulting firm of Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). At Andersen, Mr. Blackwell specialized in e-commerce and other general management consulting within the banking and capital markets industries. Mr. Blackwell’s education includes a BBA (Finance) from The University of Wisconsin and MBA from The Weatherhead School of Management - Case Western Reserve University.




Michele Knapp Boal

General Counsel

216-455-1242 (Direct) • 216-978-9148 (Mobile)

Michele Knapp Boal joined Zeisler Morgan as General Counsel in 2018. Michele has extensive experience with a variety of real estate transactions including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and financings, and her experience covers a broad range of transaction type from vacant land deals to multi-asset portfolios. Prior to joining Zeisler Morgan, Michele was most recently Assistant General Counsel at Beachwood, Ohio based DDR Corp., where she primarily supported the transactions, finance and development business units, and before that, Michele began her career as an Associate at Jones Day in Cleveland. Michele received her J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Akron School of Law and her B.A. summa cum laude from Baldwin Wallace University.




Lisa E. Dove

Vice President – Leasing

216-464-2396 (Direct) • 216-403-6489 (Mobile)

Mrs. Dove is responsible for overall leasing and lease administration. Mrs. Dove started with Zeisler Morgan in 1987 and has worked in this capacity with Zeisler Morgan since 2006. She received her real estate salesman's license in 1994. Prior to her current position, Mrs. Dove worked for Zeisler Morgan in various administrative capacities.




Thomas E. Dowling

Director of Construction & Operations

216-464-0561 (Direct) • 216-496-4228 (Mobile)

Thomas Dowling joined Zeisler Morgan as Director of Construction and Operations in 2018. Thomas has extensive experience in both commercial development and construction by having the opportunity to work on large scale mixed-use real estate developments throughout the country; most notably in Atlanta, Southern California, Denver and the New York metropolitan area. Prior to joining Zeisler Morgan, he was a Sr. Project Manager at CBRE, where he managed multiple redevelopment projects. Thomas received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Kent State University in 1999.




Susan L. Sommers


216-464-5258 (Direct) • 216-577-5694 (Mobile)

Susan Sommers is responsible for all financial management operations which include property accounting, property receivables and payables, cash management, and financial reporting. Susan joined Zeisler Morgan in September 2009 after working 11 years as a property accountant in the residential real estate industry. Susan is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College with a BBA (Management).




Stacy L. Perkins

Property Manager

216-464-5257 (Direct) • 216-318-6070 (Mobile)

As a Property Manager, Stacy Perkins is an interdepartmental liaison responsible for expediting lease deals from negotiations through tenant openings as well as ensuring a high standard of physical and financial property operation. Stacy joined Zeisler Morgan in 2006 and is a graduate of Cleveland State University.




Emily Anderson

Accounting Clerk

216-455-1240 (Direct)





DeAnna Dunn

Administrative Assistant

216-455-1241 (Direct)





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  1. 30000 Chagrin Boulevard, Suite 100
  2. Cleveland, OH 44124
  1. Phone: 216-464-5255
  2. Fax: 216-464-8052


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