Our Story

Schwaber Holdings, LLC was established in 2010 to consolidate, expand and diversify the real estate interests of the estate of Milton Schwaber, the founder of the predecessor companies of Schwaber.

Milton Schwaber [pictured on the left] started the business developing a portfolio of Baltimore’s first gasoline stations. From the 1930s through the 1970s, Mr. Schwaber built and operated shopping centers, a chain of first run movie theaters, office buildings, and warehouses located in densely populated areas in the Baltimore metropolitan area.

Upon Mr. Schwaber’s death in 1981, the company’s real estate portfolio was organized into a series of Trusts. In 2004, third generation family members Mark and Rick Wagonheim, Dr. Jeffrey Gaber, and Jane Gaber Rose became engaged as Trustees, reorganizing the management of the company, and actively participating in the expansion and renovation of Yorkridge Shopping Center (2005) and Gittings Marketplace (2006).

In 2010, the Trust was dissolved and reorganized as Schwaber Holdings, LLC. In 2011, Mark Renbaum, an experienced real estate developer, was hired to serve as Chief Executive Officer, concentrating on formulating and executing the firm’s long-term real estate strategy, and overseeing all acquisition, development, and asset management functions.

Since the Company's founding more than 80 years ago, we have never lost the desire to move forward, the passion to innovate, or the vision to see the next opportunity in the industry. We have built a reputation for integrity and quality which is carried on today under the leadership of Schwaber Holdings’ management team and Mr. Schwaber’s grandchildren who serve on the Board of Directors.