Gregory F. Schem is president and chief executive officer of Harbor Real Estate Group, specializing in marina and waterfront real estate investments, including a marina, fuel dock, and boat yard in Marina del Rey, in addition to other California assets. Schem has had a successful career in the national real estate market as an investor, developer and manager, including the re-development of loft residential units and hotels in Los Angeles, marinas, office buildings, shopping centers and industrial facilities.
Schem has acquired real estate assets on behalf of private and public pension funds, banking institutions, and private investment groups. He has negotiated complex ground leases, achieved entitlements, and secured regulatory approvals from the California State Lands Commission, County of Los Angles, City of Los Angeles, California Coastal Commission, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Catalina Island Conservancy and Island Company.
An avid yachtsman and sports fisherman, Schem has fished, cruised, and scuba dived extensively throughout the United States and Mexico. He has served on the Marina del Rey Design Guidelines Task Force in Los Angeles, and has chaired the pro bono development of a new pier on Catalina Island for the Boy Scouts of America. He is an assistant scoutmaster, major sponsor of the Pacific Palisades “Movies in the Park” (not for profit), and an Ambassador member of the Executive Board for the West Los Angeles County Council-Boy Scouts of America.
Schem earned his bachelor's of science in chemistry from the State University of New York and his master's in business administration from Cornell University. As an undergraduate student, Schem was an intern at the New York Ocean Science Laboratory at Montauk, where he co-published his work in analytical chemistry.