Our Story

The Black Phoenix Group is a boutique Brokerage that is committed to creating a uniquely crafted real estate experience; (custom-tailored) for each individual client. Passionate in our pursuit of perfection and driven to lead in this diverse industry. We innovate, implement, adapt, and overcome. 


A digital-centric brokerage crafted through years of sales and marketing experience. Our Brokerage is both technologically progressive while still being committed to a sustainable and environmentally conscious future. 

Our mission is to provide the best possible services alongside the smallest environmental impact. This means we have a small footprint and rely on digital tools when at all possible. We take pride in being lean with the ability to change and grow over time. 

The Phoenix

Black Phoenix Group is named after the mythical Phoenix rising from the ashes; covered in char, ash, and fire. The Phoenix is a symbol of renewal, rebirth, and the growth that comes from starting anew. For our company, it means a fresh start and a chance to build a brokerage that is fiercely committed to our clients, and environment and philanthropy.


Our Team

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Broker Owner

Zac Bales-Henry

A life long native of Des Moines with over 14 years of real estate experience. Ranked among the top tier of agents nationwide, and a 2016 Realtor Magazine’s 30 under 30 recipient. Committed to his community through various philanthropic endeavors, community roles, and volunteer efforts. An outdoorsman at heart and committed to the long-term sustainability of the environment.




Executive Assistant

Stephanie Adair

A life long native of Iowa with 4 years of real estate experience and a background in financing/ banking. Passionate about service, community, and family. She's a mother of two beautiful children. As a founding member of Black Pheonix, Stephanie provides all support services and client interaction.