The SMC Team

Standard Management Company, (“SMC”), based in Los Angeles, CA, is a privately held Commercial Real Estate Investment Company founded in 1961 by Samuel K. Freshman who serves as the Chairman of the Company and the Investment Committee. The Company and Investment Committee comprise a strong team of seasoned real estate professionals with backgrounds in real […]

Standard Management Company, (“SMC”), based in Los Angeles, CA, is a privately held Commercial Real Estate Investment Company founded in 1961 by Samuel K. Freshman who serves as the Chairman of the Company and the Investment Committee. The Company and Investment Committee comprise a strong team of seasoned real estate 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…

Steven M. Cohen

Steven M. Cohen

President

Mr. Cohen is responsible for the stewardship of assets under management and the strategic growth of the investment portfolio. He has over 20 years’ experience in real estate investment, management, entitlement and development and across asset classes including multi family,…

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…

Tina Derderian

Tina Derderian

Senior Director of Acquisitions & Lending

Ms. Derderian is responsible for acquisitions and joint venture investments of value-add retail, office and mixed-use properties throughout the Western United States, directs the Company’s national lending platform and raises syndicated capital for investments. Ms. Derderian has 20 years of…

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…

Tony Kuper

Tony Kuper

Director Residential Operations

Mr. Kuper started in the multi-family industry 24 years ago working for publicly traded REITS Industry, Equity Residential and Avalonbay Communities. Mr. Kuper has held positions as a Leasing Consultant, Community Manager, Financial Services Manager, Regional Manager and Portfolio Operations…

Olivia Draper

Olivia Draper

Residential Operations

Ms. Draper joined Standard Management in October 2015 and responsible for the coordination of all residential operations, which includes assisting in overseeing the six assets in Nevada that are owned and managed by Standard Management. Ms. Draper has over five…

Craig Walsh

Craig Walsh

Vice Chairman

Mr. Walsh is responsible for property operations and asset management, including renovation, repositioning, upgrading, and leasing of projects after their acquisition. He has over 35 years of experience in a broad range of real estate activities including property management, rehabilitation,…