Eric A. "Tony" Traub - Principal
Swisher Garfield Traub Development principal Tony Traub has over 30 years of real estate development leadership experience, from deal structuring and capitalization through design, construction and operations. He is also an attorney and a certified accountant.
Mr. Traub's responsibilities focus primarily on leadership of design-builder relationships and the design and construction process, including design, programming and value engineering input and oversight, as well as negotiation of project documents and agreements.
Prior to the formation of Swisher Garfield Traub, Mr. Traub served as President and CEO of American Nevada Corporation, Nevada's largest developer. In some of the fastest-growing communities in the country, Traub led the development of hotels and recreational facilities, office buildings, medical facilities, retail centers and thousands of residential lots.
Mr. Traub also served as President of Perini Corporation's development companies in California, where among other signature projects he developed the Resort at Squaw Creek, a premier ski and golf conference resort, and Rincon Centre, a one million SF mixed-use office/retail condominium project in downtown San Francisco.
As President of the Resorts and Commercial Divisions ofGeneral Development Corporation, then Florida's largest developer, Traub's divisions developed countless commercial properties including conference resorts, country clubs, marinas and other recreational facilities. Mr. Traub also worked for various companies owned or controlled by the Pritzker family (of Chicago), which owned and operated Hyatt Hotels and various real estate development companies. In that capacity, he was extensively involved in transactions throughout the United States.
Mr. Traub is a Magna cum Laude graduate of the School of Business at the University of Michigan and the School of Law at the University of California at Los Angeles where he received his Juris Doctorate. He is a member of several professional organizations including the Urban Land Institute and has been a board member of several companies. He has also been an active speaker at several organizations throughout the country. Five years ago, Mr. Traub formed Gotham Real Estate Corporation, a hotel Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). Concurrently with his responsibilities with Garfield Traub, Mr. Traub has served as President and CEO of Gotham, which has investments in hotels throughout the United States.