WHO WE ARE
Simha Lainer, the
patriarch of the firm, was actively involved in developing real estate since
the early 1950's. His hard work and strong intuition and business sense built
the business from almost nothing.† He passed
away in August, 2006, at the age of 102, much loved, respected and missed.
graduated from Harvard
in 1963, after receiving a degree in accounting at U.C.L.A. He was a Law Clerk
in the Appellate Department of the Superior Court of Los Angeles and then a
Deputy Attorney General for the State of California
until early 1968 when he joined his father in the real estate business.
a Certified Public Accountant, joined the business in 1967, having worked with
the accounting firm of Kenneth Leventhal & Co.
from 1963 until that time. He received a Bachelor's Degree in 1963 and a Master
of Business Administration in 1964, both from U.C.L.A.
received an A.B. degree from Columbia in 1965
and his LL.B.from
School in 1968. He also
received a Master of Law degree from New
York University Law School.
Prior to joining the business in 1974, he was a member of a law firm in Century City.
Jeff Lainer, (Email: email@example.com)
Mark's son, joined the business in 1993. Prior to that he worked for a regional
bank doing financial/credit analysis. Jeff received his Bachelor's Degree in
1989 and a Master of Business Administration in 1990, both from the University of Texas.
Nahumís daughter, received an AB from Harvard University in 1997, and a dual
Masters degree in Urban Planning and in Real Estate Development from USC in
2005.† Prior to joining the business, Nancy worked as a project manager for a private commercial
real estate developer in New York,