Steven M. Schwartz


1989 - Present

Steven M. Schwartz, Inc, President.

A consulting firm providing services to nonprofit organizations in real estate acquisition, disposition, financing and development. Clients include Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Harlem Restoration Project, Harlem Commonwealth Council, Community Access, Community Mediation Services, Brooklyn Legal Services, Queens County Overall Economic Development Corporation, Long Island City Business Development Corporation, Off Center Theater, Valley Restoration Local Development Corporation, Artists Space, Audrey Cohen College and ICIS/The Door.

1986 - 1989

International Center for Integrative Studies, The Door - A Center of Alternatives, Manager, Building Development.

Created New York City's first nonprofit sponsored and developed condominium office building. Responsible for financing, design, construction and space marketing at 121 Sixth Avenue. Building is now home to The Door, The Fund for the City of New York, Consumer-Farmers Foundation and other nonprofit organizations.

1978 - 1986

Trust for Public Land, Project Manager, New York City Land Project and the Eastern Region, New York, NY.

Responsible for the provision of technical assistance in real estate negotiations, land use planning, acquisition financing, and policy planning. Negotiated City's first nonprofit condominium at 666 Broadway.


June 1983 Hunter College, City University of New York, New York, NY. Master of Arts Degree in Psychology.

1975 - 1983 Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, NY. Ph.D Candidate in Environmental Psychology.

1973 - 1975 Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts. Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

1971 - 1973 Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin.


New York City Trout Unlimited - Board of Directors, Conservation Committee

New York State Council of Trout Unlimited - Region 2 Vice President

Mirramar Yacht Club


"Land Ethics for the City," with Peter Stein American Land Forum, Winter 1985

"City Land Sales: Neighborhood Development Aided Through Disposition Mechanisms," with others, The Neighborhood Works, April 1983.

"The Environmental Social Sciences: A New Paradigm?" with Bernd Fahle. In Centerpoint, the Journal of the Graduate School of the City University of New York, Winter 1979.

"User Participation in Environmental Change." In Priorities for Environmental Design Research, Washington, DC, Environmental Design Research Association, 1978.

"A Critical Framework for Participatory Approaches to Environmental Change" with L. Cashdan, B. Fahle, M. Francis, and P. Stein, Center for Human Environments, New York, 1978.


NIMH Research and Training Fellowship, 1975-1977.

German Marshall Fund, Short-term Travelling Fellowships, 1978 and 1980.