Craig Friedman is the founder and Chairman of Arch Street Capital Advisors, which he established in 2003. As the founder of Arch, Mr. Friedman placed early emphasis on delivering the highest level of service when executing real estate investments in the U.S. on behalf of the firm’s capital partners. That emphasis on service continues to be the foundation of the company as the firm has expanded over the years. In addition to his involvement in the origination and execution of real estate investments, Mr. Friedman has provided strategic guidance at the corporate level to Arch’s institutional capital partners.
Mr. Friedman has over 25 years of real estate investment advisory and capital markets experience. Prior to founding Arch, he was a senior originator with Deutsche Bank’s real estate investment banking group, having started and being responsible for the firm’s global real estate joint venture advisory business. Mr. Friedman has been a frequent speaker at conferences and events focusing on real estate investments and finance, including the World Islamic Banking Conference, among others. He has also been a repeat guest lecturer for New York University’s Master’s Degree program in Real Estate. Mr. Friedman began his professional career as a real estate and corporate/securities attorney at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett in New York.
Mr. Friedman holds a B.S. degree from Binghamton University and a J.D. degree from Fordham University School of Law.