Mr. Schwarz is the founder and CEO of Audubon Communities. He oversees the firm’s acquisition and asset management activities and is responsible for directing senior personnel.
Prior to founding Audubon Communities, Mr. Schwarz was Senior Vice President and Director of Acquisitions and Asset Management for Emmes & Company – a private real estate investment firm with over $1.5 billion in assets. At Emmes, Mr. Schwarz oversaw the acquisition and strategic management of approximately one hundred domestic real estate assets. He also managed the firm’s Asian investment platform, including the acquisition and renovation of office properties in greater Tokyo. Domestically, Mr. Schwarz was directly responsible for managing the firm’s 11,000-unit, $500 million multi-family portfolio. Prior to joining Emmes, he directed the leasing and marketing efforts for over 2 million square feet of office space on behalf of institutional clients in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Mr. Schwarz received his MBA from Columbia Business School in 1996.