Richard Schechter

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Managing Principal

Mr. Schechter developed his first mixed-use office and retail project in 1976 and his first mid-rise apartment project in 1978. Since starting Bainbridge in 1997, Mr. Schechter has been involved in the supervision, acquisition, development and management of $8 billion in multifamily rental housing, including over 40,000 multifamily units. He formerly served as Chief Operating Officer of R.M.S Partners, a developer, owner and manager of office buildings and apartment rental communities in Florida and Washington D.C., and as President of Bainbridge Financial Corporation, an investment, asset and property management advisory group based in Washington D.C. In addition to his expertise in commercial and multifamily ownership, acquisition, management and development, Mr. Schechter has extensive experience structuring large scale real estate financing, including REIT programs and other publicly JVed vehicles. Mr. Schechter holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Clarkson University and a Juris Doctorate from the Syracuse University College of Law.