The Schwarz Promise

Schwarz Properties, founded by Jeff Schwarz, is one of the largest providers of industrial and commercial real estate in the Southeast. We manage and lease our own properties, specializing in industrial space with a portfolio that also includes residential, retail, and office space. We are experts at helping local businesses find the right property for their needs and when companies outgrow their space or need to downsize, our flexible lease options allow an easy transition to a more suitable location.

There is no substitute for local knowledge. There are no broker’s fees. We are committed to helping our tenants become successful business owners by building positive relationships, offering flexible lease options, online payment systems, respectful communication, and prompt, reliable service. We are available 24/7 to address tenant concerns, requests, and questions.

Meet the Schwarz Team

President
Todd Schwarz

Todd started his career as a CPA with Ernst & Young in Charlotte and has 30 plus years of experience owning, developing and managing real estate. He holds a B.A. in Accounting from N.C. State University and a MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. Immediately prior to returning to the family business, Todd was President of Piedmont Aviation, a division of a NYSE listed company.
todd@schwarzproperties.net

VP Commercial Property
Frank Edmondson

Frank has been with Schwarz Properties since 2004 and served directly under the company’s founder, Jeff Schwarz. He has been a vital contributor to the company’s growth through the years and has a BS in Finance from Wingate University. fedmondson@schwarzproperties.net

VP Residential Property
Zach Schwarz

Zach represents the third generation in the company and has owned real estate since the age of 18 with an emphasis on multi-family properties. He has a degree from UNCW in Political Science and spent time working in Washington DC with Senator Elizabeth Dole’s office. zschwarz@schwarzproperties.net

Director of Maintenance
Jerry York

Jerry is a licensed HVAC contractor and electrician with 17+ years of experience in Industrial Systems Technology. He was previously employed by one of the largest healthcare companies in the US as their Eastern Division Maintenance Director. jyork@schwarzproperties.net

Director of Finance
Jo Briggs

Jo is a CPA with over 30 years experience in financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting and management. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BS degree in Business Administration. Jo has extensive experience in financial software implementation and conversions. jbriggs@schwarzproperties.net