The Swig Company, LLC, is a privately owned real estate investor operator based in San Francisco with a venerable 80-year history of investment, development, partnership and management of commercial properties in major U.S. markets. 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 Company’s 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 1936 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 Company’s 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 company’s 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.
Connor Kidd – President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Connor Kidd is President and CEO of The Swig Company. Connor has over a decade of institutional commercial real estate experience in Investments and Asset Management. Connor joined The Swig Company in 2009 with the Investments Team and led the Asset Management team from January 2019 until September 2023. Over the course of his career, Connor has participated as a principal in transactions of over $5 billion dollars of value, and comprising over 6 million square feet and over 500 multifamily units. Prior to joining The Swig Company, Connor held real estate positions at Hunter Properties, AMB Properties (now Prologis) and North Star Realty Finance. Connor began his career as a consultant at Accenture. Connor has a Bachelor’s of Science and an MBA from Stanford University. He is an active member in the San Francisco NAIOP chapter and is a member of the Stanford Alumni Real Estate Counsel (SREC).
Stephanie Kwong Ting – Executive Vice President, Director of Investments
Stephanie Kwong Ting joined The Swig Company in 2021 as Executive Vice President, Director of Investments. Stephanie leads the Company’s investment and capital markets transaction activity. Prior to joining The Swig Company, Stephanie was an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley's real estate investing group and worked in the New York City, Hong Kong and San Francisco offices. She was also a member of the group’s U.S. sustainability committee and helped drive Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) efforts. At Morgan Stanley, Stephanie acquired and managed both core and opportunistic real estate investments worth in aggregate over $2 billion across all asset classes on the West Coast. Stephanie graduated magna cum laude in Economics from Harvard University and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. As a member of ULI, NAIOP and the Harvard alumni network, she is active in giving back to the community and mentoring the next generation of real estate professionals.
Jennie Liang – Senior Vice President, Director of Taxes
Jennie Liang joined The Swig Company in 2019 as Senior Vice President and Director of Taxes. She is responsible for the Company’s tax matters, which include extensive partnership, corporate and trust issues. Ms. Liang also contributes to the formation of the private Company’s tax strategy and participates in the evaluation of new investments. Prior to joining The Swig Company, Ms. Liang oversaw tax departments at several private equity firms, including GI Partners, Mainsail Partners, and Pantheon Ventures. She also held tax positions at PwC and Deloitte helping clients with tax consulting and compliance in the real estate, private equity and venture capital industries. Ms. Liang holds a MS degree in taxation, BS degrees in Finance and Accounting, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Kairee Tann – Senior Vice President, Director of Innovation and Community Impact
Kairee Tann is Senior Vice President/Director of Innovation and Community Impact overseeing the development and implementation of portfolio-wide policies and programs in Sustainability, Innovation and Community Impact. As part of the Asset Management Team, Kairee plays a key role in asset acquisitions due diligence, conceptualizing new and value-add projects and establishing Company procedures and best practices. With over 20 years of commercial construction management experience, Kairee excels at bringing key stakeholders together to optimize results on every project. Kairee joined the Swig Company in 2016 as Senior Project Manager of 300 Lakeside and oversaw the successful completion of its repositioning and sale.
Kairee has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Davis. She is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Sunita Bayley – Executive Vice President, Controller, Treasurer
Sunita Bayley is responsible for the management of The Swig Company’s accounting, financial management operations, and cash management, 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.
Cory Kristoff – Executive Vice President of Asset Management and Director of Leasing
Cory Kristoff is Executive Vice President of Asset Management and Director of Leasing. Cory oversees all functions of asset management for The Swig Company in Southern California including operations and construction as well as leasing for all company-owned properties throughout California totaling approximately 1.8M square feet.
Cory joined the company in 1997 and has over four decades of experience in asset and property management of institutional commercial office buildings in Southern California. She has extensive experience managing, leasing, repositioning and rebranding large commercial real estate assets such as The World Trade Center and ARCO Center in Long Beach. Her experience has been instrumental in driving asset value for our partners and company-owned office properties totaling over one million square feet of space throughout Southern California including 6300 Wilshire, a 400K square foot class A high rise in Los Angeles and The Arbors at Warner Center, a 250-unit apartment complex sold in 2012.
She holds BS degrees in Business Administration and Business Management, is active in several industry organizations and holds both the prestigious IREM/CPM and BOMA/RPA designations. Cory also holds a real estate brokers license in the State of California. She sits on the Advisory Board of Children Today, a Long Beach-based non-profit providing care for homeless children in Los Angeles County. Cory is based in the company’s Los Angeles office.
Roxanne Hernandez – Director of Human Resources
Roxanne Hernandez is the Director of Human Resources and is a Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR). She has been with The Swig Company since 2015 and brings over 15 years of extensive HR experience in areas such as HR policies development and legal compliance, benefits and compensation management, mediation, conflict resolution, records management, recruitment and retention, workman’s compensation and staff development. She reads, writes and speaks Spanish fluently, which has proven helpful at times in conducting investigations, translating documents and facilitating employee communication and meetings as necessary. Roxanne also has extensive experience with processing payroll and is responsible for managing the Company’s payroll and ensuring compliance with various state and federal laws.
Dennis Rosario – Vice President, Asset Management
Dennis Rosario is Vice President of Asset Management, responsible for The Swig Company due diligence activities for new acquisitions and asset management for various properties in the Swig portfolio. Dennis has over 25 years of experience in commercial real estate while specializing in asset management, financial analysis, property management, sustainable building practices and due diligence for buyers and sellers.
Prior to joining The Swig Company, Dennis served as Director of Asset Services for CBRE while working with a broad range of properties, institutional owners and investors. He was also a leader for CBRE in Northern California for sustainable building practices. Before joining CBRE, Dennis worked for Cushman and Wakefield in portfolio and financial management roles.
Dennis has a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Mary’s College and an MBA from Golden Gate University. He has earned industry designations as a BOMA RPA , CCIM and LEED Accredited Professional. Dennis is a member of the BOMA Careers Committee and is active mentoring young real estate professionals.
Stacia Keisner – Vice President, Asset Management
Stacia Keisner is Vice President of Asset Management, Northern California at The Swig Company, providing leadership and direction to the property management teams she oversees. With over 20 years of commercial real estate experience, she brings expertise in the development of strategic asset plans, lease negotiations and construction management. Stacia joined The Swig Company in 2016 as a General Manager of 300 Lakeside, a 1mm square foot urban campus in Oakland, to spearhead a transformative repositioning and subsequent sale. Prior to that, she oversaw properties for various institutional owners and investors, most notably, a 1.8mm square foot portfolio of Class A high-rise properties in San Francisco for Equity Office.
Stacia has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Davis, holds the RPAdesignation with BOMI and is a licensed California Real Estate Salesperson. She currently serves on the Board of TMASF Connects, a non-profit promoting commute alternatives to driving alone, and previously served as Chair of the BOMA San Francisco Emergency Preparedness Committee.
Elaine Dell'Aquila – Vice President, Asset Management
Elaine Dell'Aquila comes to the company with over 20 years of commercial real estate experience with various institutional owners and investors. Elaine's primary areas of expertise are leasing, construction management, and the property management of mixed-use commercial assets. Her dedication to providing quality customer service has proven successful with her ability to stay engaged with her clients and tenants. Prior to joining The Swig Company in 2017, Elaine held various real estate positions at Oracle, RREEF, Manulife Financial, CBRE and Harvest Properties. Elaine has a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, East Bay and has earned her RPA and FMA designations from BOMA-International. She is a licensed California Real Estate Salesperson and is active with BOMA-SF.
Mei Chou – Vice President, Asset Management
Mei Chou is Vice President, Asset Management and oversees the Southern California portfolio of properties at The Swig Company. With nearly 15 years of commercial real estate experience, she is exceptionally well versed in comprehensive property operations including construction management, leasing and property management. Mei joined the company in 2011 as Property Manager at 595 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena and throughout her tenure has managed all of the Southern California properties. In addition, she is responsible for the repositioning and rebranding of three of those assets in Los Angeles including 6300 Wilshire in the Miracle Mile. Prior to joining the company, Mei worked for Charles Dunn Company overseeing several mixed commercial assets including retail property.
Mei has a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business from the University of California, Irvine and is a licensed California Real Estate Salesperson. She is passionate about mentoring her staff and building the next generation of real estate professionals.
Ernesto Sioson – Property Controller
Ernesto Sioson supervises the day-to-day corporate and property accounting operations. Mr. Sioson also contributes in establishing and maintaining internal controls. Mr. Sioson has over 17 years of experience in property accounting. Prior to joining The Swig Company, he oversaw the financial reporting to institutional investors of One Montgomery Tower and Crocker Galleria for Cushman & Wakefield.