NYC real estate breakfast series was held last week, February 19th at Angelo, Gordon & Co.
Two spectacular alumni hosted this event, Andrew Schwartz- managing director of Angelo, Gordon & Co. and Richard Wagman- managing partner and founder of Madison Capital.
Adam R. Schwartz is the head of the U.S./Europe real estate group and a member of the executive committee for Angelo, Gordon & Co., a leading alternative investment money management firm with $25 billion of capital under management. Adam joined Angelo, Gordon in 2000 and has been directly responsible for, or overseen, in excess of $6 billion of real estate assets at the firm through a series of opportunistic and core plus real estate funds. Adam has significant experience in the acquisition and re-positioning of all property types. Prior to joining the firm, Adam worked in the acquisitions group at Vornado Realty Trust, a public real estate investment trust. His work focused on the acquisition of public and private real estate companies in addition to single asset acquisitions. Adam received a B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Adam is a member of the executive committee of the Zell-Lurie Real Estate Center at The Wharton School and a trustee of the Urban Land Institute.
Richard Wagman is a Managing Partner and Founder of Madison. He is responsible for overseeing all functions within Madison with a particular emphasis on the transaction sourcing, acquisitions and capital markets activities for all commercial properties in the U.S. He is also responsible for identifying and securing institutional joint venture partners for Madison. Richard has overseen the acquisition of $1.45 billion of retail, residential and office properties in New York City, and along the east coast of the United States. In 1994 he found Principal Property Group LLC, a New York real estate investment company (“Principal”) that acquired close to 1 million square feet of commercial and industrial properties in the U.S. and Canada and sold the majority of the assets to a publicly traded REIT. Prior to Principal, Richard was an acquisition associate with Lend Lease International involved in advising public and private pension funds in real estate investments in the US and Europe. Richard worked in the New York, London and Paris offices for Lend Lease. Richard is from Montreal, Canada and resides in Manhattan. He is actively involved in the Steering Committee for the Real Estate Division of UJA. Richard graduated from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce of the University of Pennsylvania with a dual concentration in Real Estate and Finance.