Mr Ziman is the Founding Chairman of Rexford Industrial. Mr. Ziman also serves as Chairman of AVP Advisors, LLC, the exclusive advisor to American Value Partners, a real estate fund of funds deploying capital on behalf of pension funds, covering all sectors of real estate investment throughout the United States.
Previously, Mr. Ziman was the founding Chairman and CEO of Arden Realty, Inc. and served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Arden (as well as of Arden’s predecessor company, Arden Realty Group, Inc.) until the sale of Arden in early 2006 to General Electric Co. in a $5 billion transaction involving Arden’s portfolio of 20 million square feet in more than 200 office buildings. Arden was publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “ARI” and specialized in development, ownership, operation and management of office properties in Southern California. Prior to establishing Arden Realty, Mr. Ziman formed Pacific Financial Group in 1979, a diversified real estate investment and development firm, of which he was Managing General Partner.
Mr. Ziman received his Bachelor’s Degree and his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Southern California. He practiced law as a partner of the law firm Loeb & Loeb from 1971 to 1980, specializing in all transactional and financial aspects of real estate.