Michael Schwartzman
Vice President, Development

Senior real estate executive with 26-years of diversified real estate experience, including 15-years of commercial development oversight of approximately $1 billion of residential, office, retail and mixed-use product totaling 3.8 MSF with 2,700 residential units. Mr. Schwartzman joined CIM Group in October 2011 as Vice President, Development to oversee large scale, mixed-use projects.  Prior to CIM, Mr. Schwartzman represented commercial office tenants as a Vice President with Grubb & Ellis Company.  From 2004 to 2010, he was Vice President and Director of Development at ROSS Development & Investment, where he was responsible for all aspects of new development projects, condominium conversions and substantial rehabilitations.  From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Schwartzman was Director of Development at Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (WRIT), where he lead all ground-up construction and major renovation projects from conception and zoning entitlement through completion.  Prior to WRIT, he was a Development Manager for the Kaempfer Company (now part of Vornado/Charles E. Smith) and a REIT Analyst for the investment bank FBR & Co., Inc.  Mr. Schwartzman also ran his own design/build company, HMS Designs, for five years where he specialized in residential design and construction management services for high end, luxury home owners. 

Mr. Schwartzman is a licensed architect in the State of Maryland and an Advisory Board Member of the Edward St. John Program in Real Estate of Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School.  He holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master of Architecture from Tulane University and a Master of Science in Real Estate Finance from Johns Hopkins University.  Mr. Schwartzman has guest lectured on development and real estate finance topics for the Urban Land Institute and the DC/Maryland Chapter of NAIOP, as well as been a judge for industry award programs.  He currently mentors real estate students enrolled in the Anderson School of Business at UCLA.