Rexford Industrial

Rexford Industrial is a leading Southern California focused industrial real estate investment firm, focused on creating value by acquiring, managing and repositioning in-fill industrial property.

Real Estate Specialization
Investment Type
Acquisition/Fee Simple
Performing/Non-performing loans
Loan Assumptions
Investment Style
Acquisitions, Co-Founder and Senior Managing Partner

Howard Schwimmer

Mr. Schwimmer serves as Rexford Industrial's Co-Chief Executive Officer and on our Board of Directors since July 2013. Mr. Schwimmer has served as Co-Founder and Senior Managing Partner of our predecessor business and President of Rexford Industrial Realty & Management Inc. since December 2001. From May 1983 until November 2001, Mr. Schwimmer, a licensed California real estate broker, served at various times as manager, executive vice president and broker of record for DAUM Commercial Real Estate, one of California’s oldest industrial brokerage companies. Mr. Schwimmer’s thirty-year professional career has been dedicated entirely and exclusively to Southern California infill industrial real estate, including its acquisition, value-add improvement, management, sales, leasing and disposition. Mr. Schwimmer has experience forming real estate investment companies, managing real estate brokerage offices, serving as a real estate brokerage company board member and acquiring, repositioning, developing, leasing, selling and adding value to over thirty million square feet of industrial properties in Southern California. Mr. Schwimmer received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California in 1983 where he majored in business with an emphasis in real estate finance and development. Mr. Schwimmer serves on the USC Lusk Center Real Estate Leadership Council, is Board Chair of USC Hillel, and is the Allocation Committee Chair of the Los Angeles Jewish Federation, Real Estate Principals Organization.

Managing Partner

Michael Frankel

Mr. Frankel serves as Rexford Industrial’s Co-Chief Executive Officer and on the Board of Directors since July 2013. Mr. Frankel has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Rexford Industrial Realty & Management Inc. since May 2005 and as Managing Partner of Rexford Industrial LLC and Rexford Sponsor LLC since December 2007 and September 2010, respectively. Mr. Frankel’s twenty-eight year career includes nine years co-managing Rexford, focused on investing in infill Southern California industrial real estate. Mr. Frankel’s career spans real estate investment, private equity investments and senior management operating roles. Mr. Frankel was previously responsible for investments at the private equity firm “C3,” a subsidiary of the Comcast Corporation (NASD: CMCSA). Mr. Frankel also served with LEK Consulting, providing strategic advisory services to several of the world’s leading investment institutions. Mr. Frankel began his career as Vice President at Melchers & Co., an European-based firm, where he was responsible for Melchers’ U.S.-Asia operations, principally based in Beijing. Mr. Frankel has substantial experience working in China, Southeast Asia and France, and speaks Mandarin and French. Mr. Frankel is a licensed real estate broker in the state of California and a member of the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Frankel earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Economy from the University of California at Berkeley and his Masters of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.


Patrick Schlehuber

Key Focus Areas
Acquisitions Asset Management Property Management
Geographical Area
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