For over 40 years, Judy has been active in the Miami community. She has chaired fundraising events and activities for every school her children attended, as well as The Junior League, Beaux Arts, the American Red Cross, Villagers, Kristi House, the Detroit branch of Women of Tomorrow, Doctors Hospital, Baptist Health System, United Way of Miami-Dade, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, and The Underline. She has served as an officer or on the board of directors of many of these organizations, and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Baptist Health of South Florida Foundation, the Doctors Hospital Foundation Council, and The Underline, and sits on the Community Advisory Board of Care Elementary School.
Judy was named a “2023 Most Influential Business Woman” by the South Florida Business Journal. That same year, she was the recipient of the Miami-Palm Beach Power Broker Awards’ “Philanthropic Impact Award” by The Hollywood Reporter for her continued community involvement.
Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Judy graduated from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana in 1975. Shortly after moving to Miami in 1978, she met her future husband, Jon Zeder, marrying him in 1979. They are the proud parents of three children: Nathan, Evan and Kara, and also have six grandchildren.
In 2019, The Jills Zeder Group, affiliated with Coldwell Banker Realty, was formed. The Group is comprised of three families, all of which are major players in the luxury residential real estate business. These families include sisters Jill Eber and Felise Eber; Jill Hertzberg and her children Danny Hertzberg and Hillary Hertzberg Benson; and Judy Zeder and her children Nathan Zeder and Kara Zeder Rosen. Prior to The Jills Zeder Group’s formation in 2019, the families closed a combined total of more than $5 billion in real estate sales, including collaborating on multiple luxury sales in the Coral Gables market. With offices in Miami Beach and Coral Gables, The Jills Zeder Group specializes in high-end, multi-million-dollar luxury properties in South Florida’s most elite enclaves, representing celebrities, Fortune 500 executives, and a diverse international clientele. They offer incomparable knowledge and services to luxury real estate clients.
The Jills Zeder Group’s professionals offer their clients the best possible sales, marketing, and buying services. Each team member delivers a specific skill set that enhances overall client service and results. With a network of domestic and international clients and relationships, they provide worldwide access when buying or selling residential properties. The Group specializes in luxury residential and waterfront properties in the Miami area, with Judy's particular focus being on the communities of Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Ponce Davis, South Miami, Pinecrest and Palmetto Bay.
In 2021, The Jills Zeder Group took sales to a new level by breaking its own records with an incredible $2.25 billion in transactions. This marks the best year ever in sales volume for The Jills Zeder Group. In addition, in 2022, the powerhouse team earned the No. 1 large team spot in the entire United States, as announced in the REAL Trends "The Thousand" List published in The Wall Street Journal. It achieved the most sales volume than any other small, medium or large team from any brokerage or company nationwide.