The Swig Company, LLC, headquartered in San Francisco, is a private investment company with a 70-year history of development, ownership and management of commercial real estate properties in major markets throughout the United States. The Company's diversified portfolio includes 9+ million square feet of office buildings in markets such as New York, San Francisco, and Southern California. The Swig Company also owns and controls approximately 650,000 square feet of industrial space, and an assortment of other credit-leased properties and land for development. The Swig Company's business plan calls for moderate growth into the future. Its primary investment mission is to add value to its investment portfolio through proactive asset management, acquisitions, dispositions, selective development and redevelopment, and professional property management.
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The Swig Companys mission is to add value to its investment portfolio through proactive asset-management, property management, acquisitions, redevelopment projects and selective development projects. The Swig Company, which also fills the roll of an operating partner, identifies and invests in assets in which it can maximize value through its real estate asset management and capital markets expertise as well as its extensive experience in structuring complex financial transactions.
Founded in 1946 by Benjamin Swig, The Swig Company has established a successful legacy as a developer, investor and owner in the commercial real estate market. From its base in San Francisco, The Swig Company has built a presence in several major markets across the US through ownership of prominent office and hotel properties.
The Swig Company achieved early renown as the force behind the famed Fairmont Hotel brand. The Company acquired the San Francisco Fairmont Hotel in the immediate post-World War II period and went on to flag and/or develop hotels in Chicago, New Orleans, Dallas, Denver, San Jose, California, New York and Boston. The flagship Fairmont Hotel on Nob Hill in San Francisco has starred in numerous films and TV shows.
While the hotels were the most visible of the The Swig Companys holdings, management by the family steadily built a major presence as a developer, owner and operator of prominent office buildings and other commercial properties across the country. In the late 1990s, with hotel values at or near historic peaks, the current management of The Swig Company made a strategic decision to sell the majority of its primary hotel holdings and re-focus the portfolio on office properties, new acquisitions and potential development opportunities. The Company retained its interests in the San Jose and Chicago Fairmont hotels.
Today, the companys office holdings comprise over seven million square feet and include some of the most prominent and historic office buildings in markets such as New York, Houston, Dallas, and San Francisco and southern California.
For most of its history, The Swig Company operated as a family-owned and managed business, but in 1997 family shareholders unanimously decided to retain professional outside management to run the firm and hired Jeanne Myerson, an experienced real estate executive, as chief executive officer.
Over the years, The Swig Company, its executive management and principal shareholders have enjoyed close relationships with a wide variety of globally recognized investors. This approach has proven highly successful in helping the company enter new markets, leverage the expertise of its own executive team, and achieve higher returns. As it seeks new investment opportunities, the company welcomes discussions with third parties on ways to cooperate through investment, joint-ventures and structured partnerships.
The Swig Company is managed by a seasoned team of real estate professionals with depth in all aspects of property investment, development, acquisition, disposition, asset management and property management. Management team members hold leadership positions in key industry organizations and boast past experience with some of the leading real estate and investment firms. The company is overseen by a board of directors comprised of both Swig family members and independent directors.
Jeanne Myerson President and Chief Executive Officer
Before joining The Swig Company in 1997, Ms. Myerson was president and chief executive officer of Bailard Biehl & Kaiser Real Estate Investment Trust, a private REIT with a diversified, national investment portfolio. During her tenure, she grew the BB&K REIT from $60 million to $250 million in assets. Prior to joining BB&K, Ms. Myerson was worldwide director of facilities and real estate for NeXT Computer, Inc., of Redwood City, California. Ms. Myerson joined NeXT from Metropolitan Life Real Estate Investments where she held senior management positions is Boston, New York, and Northern California.
Ms. Myerson has been recognized as one of the most influential women in the San Francisco business community by the San Francisco Business Times, is a member of the Executive Committee of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, and member of the board of directors of BRE Properties, Inc., a NYSE-listed developer and operator of multi-family properties.
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Ken Perry Vice President-Asset Management
Ken Perry directs overall management of The Swig Companys portfolio of commercial buildings. Prior to joining The Swig Company, Mr. Perry served as Director of Asset Services for Cushman & Wakefield of California, Inc., where he was responsible for the management, administrative and business development functions of an 8.5 million square foot portfolio valued in excess of $1 billion. Prior to joining Cushman and Wakefield, Mr. Perry held senior management positions with developer-owners Bedford Properties and Norland Properties. He served as Chairman of the San Francisco Chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) until 2003.
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Mark Edwards Vice President-Tax
Mark Edwards oversees the Companys tax matters, which include extensive corporate, entity and trust issues. Mr. Edwards also contributes to the formation of the private Companys tax strategy and participates in the evaluation of new investments. Mark has been with The Swig Company since 1994 and was previously with Equitec and Consolidated Capital Companies. He received his CPA designation in 1977, his MBA-Taxation in 1983 and is a member of the California Society of CPAs. \
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Sunita Bayley Controller
Sunita Bayley is responsible for day-to-day management of The Swig Companys accounting and financial management operation, as well as Human Resources. Prior to joining The Swig Company, Ms. Bayley was an audit manager with KPMG in San Francisco where she conducted audits of companies in the financial services, construction, higher education and leasing industries, among others. She is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the California Society of CPAs and AICPA.
Ernesto B. Sioson Assistant Controller
Ernesto Sioson assists Ms. Bayley in day-to-day management of The Swig Companys accounting and financial management operations. Before joining The Swig Company, Mr. Sioson was the Senior Financial Accountant for Cushman and Wakefield of California in their asset services division.