Co-Chairman & President
Mr. Schlank founded Savanna in 1992, and is Co-Chairman and President. At Savanna, Mr. Schlank sits on the Investment Committee and is responsible for overseeing sourcing, acquisitions, asset management, sales, marketing and construction/redevelopment. Mr. Schlank has overseen the acquisition and redevelopment of more than 70 real estate assets, comprising over 20 million square feet of space and nearly $3.8 billion of total invested capital, including apartments, office buildings, industrial to residential conversions, retail, warehouse/distribution properties, and raw land development sites. Prior to founding Savanna, Mr. Schlank was a project manager for the Westside Federation for Senior Housing, a New York-based developer of low-income housing. Mr. Schlank received an MS in Real Estate Development from the Columbia School of Architecture and a BA in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Schlank has also served as an Assistant Adjunct Professor at Columbia University where he has taught a seminar in Real Estate Finance to graduate students in the Columbia Architecture School’s Real Estate Master’s Degree Program and Columbia Business School.