Commercial Real Estate Lending and Deals with Sam Freshman

Commercial Distressed Real Estate Lending and Deals

Samuel K. Freshman Chairman, President and Director of Standard Management Company, Los Angeles, CA

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We interviewed Mr. Freshman at the 2011 GreenPearl Distressed Real Estate Event held in Los Angeles. For more event information go to

Standard Management Company

Standard Management employs over 60 real estate professionals at its headquarters in Los Angeles and satellite offices at its properties.

Standard Management Company is a private real estate investment firm founded in 1961. At the time of Standard's founding, Samuel K. Freshman was managing partner at the Beverly Hills law firm of Freshman, Marantz, Orlanski, Cooper & Klein, which was subsequently acquired by Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP.

Standard was originally involved in the management and leasing of approximately one million square feet of office properties in the Los Angeles area. In the 1970s and 1980s, Standard acquired in excess of 6,000 multifamily units, operating large projects in Burbank, Santa Maria, Ontario and Sacramento, California; New Orleans, Louisiana; Nashville, Tennessee; Atlanta, Georgia; Columbus, Ohio; Houston and Dallas, Texas; and Lawton, Oklahoma.

For the past ten years, Standard has acquired multifamily properties, shopping centers, and land development projects. Standard is actively seeking acquisition opportunities in California and Nevada in the multifamily and shopping center areas, as well as land investments in California. Third party management has included all major asset classes, including recent assignments in the office and industrial areas. 

Standard Management Company
6151 West Century Boulevard, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90045-5314
Phone: (310) 410-2300 ext. 306
Fax: (310) 410-2919

Samuel K. Freshman - Chairman, President, and Director

Mr. Freshman founded Standard in 1961. Since Standard's formation, Mr. Freshman's responsibilities have included Standard's investment strategy, business development and negotiations.

Mr. Freshman is a principal of all entities established by Standard and is responsible for their oversight. 

During his career, Mr. Freshman has been responsible for the acquisition, development and management of approximately $500 million of real property in 11 states and more than 25 cities. 

Prior to his decision in 1983 to devote the majority of his time to Standard, Mr. Freshman founded and was the managing partner of the law firm of Freshman, Marantz, Orlanski, Cooper & Klein, which recently merged with Kirkpatrick and Lockhart.

As a lawyer, Mr. Freshman specialized in real estate matters and real estate syndication. Prior to forming Freshman, Marantz, Orlanski, Cooper & Klein, Mr. Freshman was General Counsel of Jacob Sterns & Sons, a real estate investment company.

Mr. Freshman is an acknowledged expert on real estate investment and has served as Adjunct Professor of Real Estate at the University of Southern California Graduate School of Business, and as an expert witness in over 50 cases.

Mr. Freshman has also been the author of many articles on real estate syndication. Mr. Freshman received his Bachelor of Arts in pre-legal curriculum and his law degree from Stanford University.

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