Marc Swerdlow

Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel

Marc brings more than 30 years of experience in the real estate industry and is an attorney. As Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Marc is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Forum specifically focusing on execution of the company’s business plan and key strategies including investment management, human resources, and the firm’s back-office operations.


Prior to joining Forum, Marc served as Principal and Chief Operating Officer at Chicago-based Magellan Investment Partners where he oversaw investor relations, asset management, reporting, outsourcing and all back-office functions. Before that, Marc was Partner, President and General Counsel at Waterton Associates; Senior Risk Manager at GE Capital Real Estate; and, Senior Vice President of Closings and Due Diligence at Heitman Financial.


Marc holds a J.D. from DePaul University School of Law and a B.A. in Business Administration with a major in Finance from the University of Iowa. A Chicago native, Marc is a “Chicago Deep Dish Pizza” aficionado, perfecting his own recipe for more than 30 years. He’s an avid runner and bowler and a passionate mentor. Marc has two sons and currently resides in Denver with his wife, Eileen.