Richard Swartz is an Executive Vice President and Principal of Cushman & Wakefield Sonnenblick-Goldman, Co-Heads CWSG’s Senior Housing Practice and heads the firm’s Boston office. Mr. Swartz joined the Company in 2003 as a Managing Director and Principal responsible for originating, structuring and placing debt and equity investments nationally. In 2007 he opened the firm’s Boston office where he continues to serve the firm’s clients nationally as well as focusing on Boston area real estate operating companies and institutional investors.
Prior to CWSG, from 1998 to 2003, Mr. Swartz was a Managing Director at APC Realty Advisors where he had headed up all equity and debt placement activities nationally and was directly involved in over $3 billion in debt and equity transactions. Prior to APC, Mr. Swartz was involved in the structuring and underwriting of mezzanine investments first at Lazard Freres and subsequently at Capital Trust. Previous to these activities, he spent seventeen years as a pension fund advisor, including eight years at TCW Realty Advisors, where he executed various equity, joint venture and debt investment vehicles.
Mr. Swartz has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Cornell University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the International Council of Shopping Centers.