Richard Ziman

Chairman, Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc.

Richard Ziman is Co-Founder and Chairman of Rexford Industrial Realty, one of Southern California’s leading owners and operators of infill industrial real estate and he was also Founder Chairman and CEO of New York Stock Exchange Arden Realty, Inc. which was the largest owner of office space in Southern California until its $5 billion merger with General Electric (GE), the largest single real estate transaction in the history of Southern California.

 

Over the years Richard has also held many leadership positions in the educational, cultural and social service life of Southern California. He served six years as Chairman of the Board of City of Hope National Medical Center and its Beckman Research Institute, is a member of the Board of Governors of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Richard is also the CEO and Co-Trustee of The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, a major charitable organization.

 

Among his major contributions, Richard has established and endowed the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate (which combines academics, research, governmental and entrepreneurial resources), the Ziman Family Oncology Outpatient Center at City of Hope, the 96-bed Alzheimer hospice at the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging and graduate fellowships, scholarships and other programs at, among others, UCLA Anderson, City of Hope, Hebrew University and American Jewish University.

 

Richard has received numerous awards and honors for both his business and philanthropic endeavors and he is the recipient of 3 Honorary Doctorates and the UCLA Gold Medal (the University’s highest award). Richard received his BA and JD degrees from the University of Southern California and is married to May.