Rick Swartz

Vice Chair • United States

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Rick Swartz

Vice Chair • United States


Richard Swartz is a Vice Chairman in the Boston office and heads a fourteen-person team of Capital Markets specialists dedicated to the Senior Housing Sector. Mr. Swartz joined the Company in 2003 and is responsible for originating, structuring and executing senior housing investment sales, equity investments, debt financings, and note sales. In 2007 he opened the firm’s Boston office and in 2011 initiated the firm’s Senior Housing Capital Markets Group.

Prior to Cushman & Wakefield, from 1998 to 2003, Mr. Swartz was a Managing Director at APC Realty Advisors where he 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 at Lazard Freres and subsequently Capital Trust. Previously to these activities, he spent seventeen years as a pension fund advisor, including eight 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 United Land Institute and the American Senior Housing Association. Mr. Swartz holds Series 7 and Series 63 licenses with FINRA.

  • MBA, University of Pennsylvania
  • BA, Cornell University

  • Member, Urban Land Institute
  • Member, American Senior Housing Association