Harridge Development Group is a real estate development company focused on developing land for residential and commercial development. We have extensive expertise in developing urban districts with single family, PUD, condominium, multifamily and mixed-use projects.

Meet the team

Our team is the key to our success!

David Schwartzman
President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Schwartzman has over 23 years of real estate experience beginning his development career in 1990 as a residential home builder. To date he has successfully developed over 3,000 homes including condominiums, PUDs, and single-family developments as well as mixed-use developments in Central and Southern California.
In 1999 Mr. Schwartzman expanded his organization to focus on the development of urban, in-fill locations primarily in Hollywood, the Westside of Los Angeles, Pasadena and the west San Fernando Valley. Through his development entity, DS Ventures, LLC, he successfully completed multiple joint venture projects throughout Southern and Central California.

In addition to his business enterprises, Mr. Schwartzman is a generous supporter of such organizations as The University of Judaism, Therapeutic Living Centers for the Blind, the American Cancer Society, the Los Angeles Zoo and Habitat for Humanity. In 2004, he was honored by the Hollywood/Los Angeles Beautification Team and received their Business Leader Recognition Award. Mr. Schwartzman is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business.

Brad Woomer
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Woomer has over 19 years of experience in real estate finance. In addition to handling theprocurement of debt and equity for HDG, Mr. Woomer handles the closing of all transactions and is responsible for the accounting and financial management. Mr. Woomer was previously a Senior Associate with the real estate investment banking firm Sonnenblick-Goldman Company. Mr. Woomer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Southern California and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from NewYork University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Marc Annotti
Chief Operating Officer – Head of Construction

Mr. Annotti has over 30 years of real estate construction experience having developed all property types. In addition to being a licensed General Engineer and General Contractor Mr. Annotti is an expert in land use and entitlement. His responsibilities include advanced planning, developmentprocessing, representing HDG with public officials & cityrepresentatives as well as working closely with engineers and architects on design &construction issues in order to maximize processing time and the ultimate value of projects. Mr. Annotti holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University ofCalifornia at Los Angeles.

James Hearn
General Counsel

Mr. Hearn has over 25 years of legal experience. Previously, Mr. Hearn was a partner at Corleto, Ackerman & Hearn, LLP focusing on tax, corporate, real estate, trust & estate planning and healthcare law – Mr. Hearn also served as outside counsel for DS Ventures for over 15 years. Mr. Hearn has been published in several legal publications, lectures on Bioethics and is an Adjunct Professor at California State University at Northridge. Mr. Hearn holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications/Business Administration from California State University – Fullerton, a J.D. from the University of Southern California and a Master of Law in Taxation from the University of San Diego.

Mitch Canada
Project Manager

Mr. Canada has over 25 years of real estate construction experience and has been responsible for the development of over 3,000 residential units in Southern California. Prior to joining the HDG team in 2003, Mr. Canada was a consultant with Simon & Sons Realty Group and was responsible for the disposition ofunderperforming Real Estate portfolios in Southern California. Additionally, Mr. Canada has been a contributing member of IBICOS (a joint venture between TheDepartment of Energy and The Building Industry) for the last seven years and has been instrumental in evaluating new building technologies presented by suchdiverse entities as MIT and G.E. Plastics.Mr. Canada holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Utah.

Yuri Gurevich
Director of Acquisitions

Mr. Gurevich has over 9 years of real estate experience. Prior to joining the HDG team in 2013, Mr. Gurevich was a commercial real estate appraiser with Cushman and Wakefield in the Downtown Los Angeles office for 8 years. Mr. Gurevich is a certified general appraiser that specialized in the valuation of multifamily properties, land, and condominium developments. He has also provided valuation and consulting services across a broad range of property types including multifamily, condominium projects, retail, office, vacant land, industrial and special purpose properties. In addition, he has provided highest and best use studies and market analysis pertaining to land investment and development. Mr. Gurevich holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from California State University Northridge.

Josie Manlutac
Controller

Ms. Manlutac has been with the HDG team since 1997 serving as its Controller. Previously, Ms. Manlutac worked at the International Bank of California as a staff accountant creating financial statements for the Board of Directors and preparing quarterly FDIC Call Reports. Ms. Manlutac holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines.