Greg MacDiarmid

Greg leads Schnitzer West's capitalization efforts and directly manages all investment and finance activities. He co-leads business strategy and operations and oversees accounting and risk management. Greg spearheads the firm’s implementation of strategic and capital plans, real property acquisitions, allocation of investment capital, sourcing, negotiating and closing loans and equity joint ventures, as well as investor and lender relations. 


Greg joined Schnitzer West in 2000 and has served as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Investment Officer.  Prior to that, he was CFO for Birtcher Real Estate Group in Southern California, where he directed the procurement of debt and equity capital both for real property acquisitions and general working capital. He also served as vice president/asset manager at First Interstate Bank in Los Angeles.  During his time in real estate, Greg has sourced more than $5.7 billion of debt and equity, sold $2.9 billion of real estate and restructured more than $1.9 billion of debt and equity. 


Greg earned his M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from UCLA in Communication Studies.