Richard Wagman is the Managing Partner and Founder of Madison Capital. Richard is responsible for overseeing all functions within Madison with a particular emphasis on the transaction sourcing, acquisitions and capital markets activities. He is also responsible for identifying and securing institutional joint venture partners for Madison. Richard has overseen the acquisition of $1.5 billion of retail and mixed-use properties in New York City, Chicago, and other gateway markets. In 1994 he found Principal Property Group LLC, a New York real estate investment company (“Principal”) that acquired close to 1 million square feet of commercial and industrial properties in the U.S. and Canada and sold the majority of the assets to a publicly traded REIT. Prior to Principal, Richard was an acquisition associate with Lend Lease International involved in advising public and private pension funds in real estate investments in the US and Europe. Richard worked in the New York, London and Paris offices for Lend Lease. Richard is from Montreal, Canada and resides in Manhattan. He is actively involved in the Steering Committee for the Real Estate Division of UJA and is a board member of The Catalog for Giving of New York City. Richard graduated from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce of the University of Pennsylvania with a dual concentration in Real Estate and Finance.