The SMC Team

Standard Management Company is a privately held commercial real estate investment firm founded in 1961 by Samuel K. Freshman. Mr. Freshman serves as the Chairman of the Company and the Investment Committee. The Company and Investment Committee is composed of a strong team of seasoned professionals with backgrounds in real estate, finance, accounting, construction, and […]

Standard Management Company is a privately held commercial real estate investment firm founded in 1961 by Samuel K. Freshman. Mr. Freshman serves as the Chairman of the Company and the Investment Committee. The Company and Investment Committee is composed of a strong team of seasoned professionals with backgrounds in real estate, finance, accounting, construction, and asset management.

Samuel K. Freshman

Samuel K. Freshman

Chairman

Mr. Freshman founded and was the managing partner of the law firm Freshman, Marantz, Orlanski, Cooper & Klein, which is now the Los Angeles office of K&L Gates. Mr. Freshman is also an acknowledged expert on real estate investment and…

Damon Saltzburg

Damon Saltzburg

Corporate Counsel

Mr. Saltzburg is Corporate Counsel and responsible for the company’s legal affairs including acquisitions, financing, and leasing matters as well as ownership structures and entity formation. Prior to joining Standard Management, Mr. Saltzburg was in private practice with Saltzburg, Ray…

Sonia Carrillo

Sonia Carrillo

Vice President Administration

Ms. Carrillo is responsible for all administration functions including employment planning and new hire orientation, company benefits, payroll, vendor management, IT and systems coordinator, workers’ compensation insurance and COBRA administration. Before coming to Standard Management Company, she worked for CB…

Robert Fleischer

Robert Fleischer

Vice President Construction & Capital Projects

Mr. Fleischer is responsible for all major development and construction activities for the company’s multi-family, commercial and industrial properties. He also coordinates acquisition, due diligence and environmental compliance operations and manages a number of Standard Management Company’s properties. He has…

Elliot Askari

Elliot Askari

Director of Lending & Acquisitions

Mr. Askari is responsible for all acquisitions and lending activities from identification through close including underwriting, presenting to investment committee, making offers, due diligence, and creating the business plan for each acquired property. He earned his B.S. from UCLA in…

Kari Horii

Kari Horii

Senior Managing Director

Ms. Horii has worked in the multifamily industry for over 25 years and developed an extensive background in leasing, marketing, and tenant relations as well as operating expenses and asset positioning. Horii’s management qualities have led her to achieve Community…

Craig Walsh

Craig Walsh

Vice Chairman

Mr. Walsh has over 35 years of experience in a broad range of real estate activities including property management, rehabilitation, marketing and leasing of apartments, manufactured housing communities, motels, shopping centers/malls, office buildings, industrial facilities and mini-warehouse developments. Mr. Walsh…