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 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 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 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.
Ken Perry – President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Ken Perry directs overall management of The Swig Company’s 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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Deborah Boyer – Executive Vice President, Director of Asset Management
Deborah Boyer is Executive Vice President and Director of Asset Management, responsible for the company’s portfolio assets nationally. Deborah joined The Swig Company in 2005 with over 20 years’ experience with major real estate owners and investors, providing her with a broad background in mixed-use commercial real estate. Her strategic management and positioning of Swig portfolio assets have been instrumental in placing the company at the forefront of emerging trends in the industry.
Tomas Schoenberg – Executive Vice President, Investments
Tomas Schoenberg joined The Swig Company in 2005 and was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2014. With over three decades of institutional commercial real estate experience, he spearheads the Company’s new investment and capital sourcing efforts. Over the course of his career, Mr. Schoenberg has participated as a principal in transactions approaching $2 billion dollars of value, and comprising over 12 million square feet and over 3,000 multifamily units. Prior to joining The Swig Company, Mr. Schoenberg was Director of Real Estate for a Berkeley-based, private family real estate company, and Director of Investments for Peninsula-based developer, SARES-REGIS. He also previously held senior real estate officer positions with Kemper Real Estate Management, Integrated Resources and Metropolitan Life. Mr. Schoenberg is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. He sits on the Board of ULI’s San Francisco District Council and is very active in mentoring younger real estate professionals through ULI and the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of California.
Mark Edwards – Senior Vice President, Taxation
Mark Edwards oversees the Company’s tax matters, which include extensive corporate, entity and trust issues. Mr. Edwards also contributes to the formation of the private Company’s 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, Treasurer
Sunita Bayley is responsible for day-to-day management of The Swig Company’s 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 Company’s 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.