Richard Ziman is Co-Founder and Chairman of Rexford Industrial Realty (NYSE Symbol: REXR), 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.
Chairman of the Board
Robert L. Antin
Mr. Antin has served on our Board of Directors since our initial public offering in July 2013. Mr. Antin was a founder of VCA Antech, Inc. (“VCA”), a publicly traded national animal healthcare company (NASDAQ: WOOF) that provides veterinary services, diagnostic testing and various medical technology products and related services to the veterinary market. Mr. Antin has served as a Director, Chief Executive Officer and President at VCA since its inception in 1986. From September 1983 to 1985, Mr. Antin was President, Chief Executive Officer, a Director and co-founder of AlternaCare Corp., a publicly held company that owned, operated and developed freestanding out-patient surgical centers. From July 1978 until September 1983, Mr. Antin was an officer of American Medical International, Inc., an owner and operator of health care facilities. Mr. Antin received his Bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Cortland and his MBA with a certification in hospital and health administration from Cornell University. Mr. Antin brings to the Board extensive experience as an executive at a public company which enables him to make significant contributions to the deliberations of the Board, especially in relation to operations, financings and strategic planning.
Mr. Frankel serves as our Co-Chief Executive Officer and on our Board of Directors since July 2013. Mr. Frankel has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Rexford Industrial Realty & Management Inc. since May 2005 and as Managing Partner of Rexford Industrial LLC and Rexford Sponsor LLC since December 2007 and September 2010, respectively. Mr. Frankel’s twenty-eight year career includes nine years co-managing our predecessor business, which exclusively focused on investing in infill Southern California industrial real estate. Mr. Frankel has focused on real estate investment, private equity investments and senior management operating roles throughout his career. Mr. Frankel was previously responsible for investments at the private equity firm “C3,” a subsidiary of the Comcast Corporation (NASD: CMCSA). Mr. Frankel also served with LEK Consulting, providing strategic advisory services to several of the world’s leading investment institutions. Mr. Frankel began his career as Vice President at Melchers & Co., an European-based firm, where he was responsible for Melchers’ U.S.-Asia operations, principally based in Beijing. Mr. Frankel brings significant private equity, finance and management experience to our company. Mr. Frankel has substantial experience working in China, Southeast Asia and France, and speaks Mandarin and French. Mr. Frankel is a licensed real estate broker in the state of California and a member of the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Frankel earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political economy from the University of California at Berkeley and his Masters of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Frankel brings to the Board extensive executive management and operational experience and an extensive knowledge of our company and our operations.
Diana J. Ingram
Diana Ingram has served as a Board member since April 17, 2018 and serves as the Chairperson of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Ms. Ingram is a senior business development, sales, and marketing leader with an extensive background in information technology in the U.S., Latin American and other global markets. Ms. Ingram has served as Consulting Director at Oracle Consulting since 2015, where she is focused on helping corporate clients accelerate their transition to cloud computing and enhance their IT security posture. From 2013 to 2015, Ms. Ingram ran Ingram & Associates, an independent consulting firm based in Los Angeles. Prior to that, she was Executive Vice President and Head of Operations for the U.S. start-up of networking software company IBT /Realtime from 2012 to 2013, prior to which she held several key positions at IBM from 2004 to 2012, including Director of Security and Privacy Services, U.S.; Vice President of Global Sales for Wireless E-Business Solutions; Vice President of Telecommunications - Media Sector, Latin America and Director of Enterprise Content Management Software Sales, Americas. Prior to IBM, she was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Operations, West Region at Kinko's Inc., now part of FedEx from 2002-2003, where she oversaw 600 retail stores and 20 commercial print production centers, generating more than $1 billion in revenue annually. Active in the Southern California community, Ms. Ingram serves on the boards of directors of Goodwill of Southern California, ECMC Group, Inc. and the International Women's Forum, Southern California affiliate. Her previous board service includes Big Brothers Big Sisters, Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Urban League and the Coalition for Clean Air. Ms. Ingram received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University and her Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. She is an associate member of the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC).
Ms. Kleiman has served on our Board of Directors since December 2021. Ms. Kleiman currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Essex Property Trust (NYSE: ESS) (“Essex”), a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) and an S&P 500 company. Essex acquires, develops, redevelops and manages multifamily residential properties in select West Coast markets. Ms. Kleiman previously served as the Essex Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2021 to 2023, as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2015 to 2020 and managed the Essex Private Equity platform from 2009 to 2015. Prior to joining Essex, Ms. Kleiman held roles in institutional investment management and investment banking including Senior Equity Analyst and Vice President of Investor Relations at Security Capital and Vice President within J.P. Morgan's Real Estate & Lodging Investment Banking Group. Ms. Kleiman began her career in real estate development management in 1991. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. She is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and the National Multifamily Housing Council.
Ms. Morris has served on our Board of Directors since December 2020. Ms. Morris is currently Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Apria Healthcare, a leading provider of integrated home healthcare equipment and related services in the United States, a role in which she has served since March 2013. Prior to joining Apria, Ms. Morris served as Chief Financial Officer—Americas for SITEL Worldwide Corporation, a global leader in business processing outsourcing, from 2010 to 2013. Prior to that she served with Tatum LLC, a national executive services firm, from 2004 to 2010 where she held roles as Partner and Director during her tenure. From 1999 to 2002 she was Chief Financial Officer of Caliber Collision Centers. Ms. Morris spent the earlier part of her career in various roles with CB Richard Ellis, including as Executive Vice President—Global Marketing and Integration and Executive Vice President—Global Chief Accounting Officer. She currently serves on the board and chairs the Audit Committee of ALC Schools, a provider of alternative student transportation for school districts nationwide.
Mr. Rose has served on our Board of Directors since February 2015. Mr. Rose has 27 years of experience in the real estate investment industry. He is currently the President of Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE: KRC). Mr. Rose served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Kilroy Realty Corporation from 2009 to 2020 after serving as Senior Vice President and Treasurer since 1997. Prior to his tenure at Kilroy Realty Corporation, Mr. Rose was Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance of Irvine Apartment Communities, Inc. from 1995 to 1997, and was appointed Treasurer in 1996. Prior to that, Mr. Rose was Vice President, Corporate Finance of the Irvine Company from 1994 to 1995. From 1986 to 1994, Mr. Rose was employed at J.P. Morgan & Co., serving in its Real Estate Corporate Finance Group until 1992 and as Vice President of its Australia Mergers and Acquisitions Group from 1992 to 1994. Mr. Rose also served for two years as a financial analyst for General Electric Company. Mr. Rose currently serves on the Policy Advisory Board for the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Mr. Schwimmer serves as our Co-Chief Executive Officer and on our Board of Directors since July 2013. Mr. Schwimmer has served as Co-Founder and Senior Managing Partner of our predecessor business and President of Rexford Industrial Realty & Management Inc. since December 2001. From May 1983 until November 2001, Mr. Schwimmer, a licensed California real estate broker, served at various times as manager, executive vice president and broker of record for DAUM Commercial Real Estate, one of California’s oldest industrial brokerage companies. Mr. Schwimmer’s thirty-year professional career has been dedicated entirely and exclusively to Southern California infill industrial real estate, including its acquisition, value-add improvement, management, sales, leasing and disposition. Mr. Schwimmer has extensive experience forming real estate investment companies, managing real estate brokerage offices, serving as a real estate brokerage company board member and acquiring, repositioning, developing, leasing, selling and adding value to over thirty million square feet of industrial properties in Southern California. Mr. Schwimmer received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California in 1983 where he majored in business with an emphasis in real estate finance and development. Mr. Schwimmer serves on the USC Lusk Center Real Estate Leadership Council, is Board Chair of USC Hillel, and is the Allocation Committee Chair of the Los Angeles Jewish Federation, Real Estate Principals Organization. Mr. Schwimmer brings to the Board executive management experience in the real estate industry and extensive knowledge of our company and our operations.