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David R. Schwartz

CEO, Chairman and Co-Founder

Mr. Schwartz co-founded Waterton with Peter Vilim in 1995 and serves as CEO and Chairman.  Mr. Schwartz is responsible for strategic decisions and leadership of the firm’s business activities and operations, and participates on the Management and Investment Committees.

Prior to co-founding Waterton in 1995, Mr. Schwartz was a vice president of acquisitions for Equity Residential Properties Trust (EQR-NYSE) and, from 1985 through 1989, was with AMLI Realty Co.

Mr. Schwartz holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a member of the executive committee, a senior officer and immediate past chair of the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC).  He is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and is previous chair of the ULI Multifamily Blue Council and a member of the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) and a member of the Advisory Council for the Pritzker School of Medicine and the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Chicago, and serves on the Strategic Advancement Committee for the U.S. Holocaust Museum and Memorial in Washington D.C.

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