Richard Ziman

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Richard Ziman
Born 1942 (age 73–74)
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Residence Beverly Hills, California
Nationality United States
Ethnicity Jewish
Education B.A. University of Southern California
J.D. USC Gould School of Law
Occupation attorney
real estate investor
Known for co-founder of Arden Realty
Spouse(s) May Ziman

Richard Ziman (born 1942)[citation needed] is a prominent American real estate investor, philanthropist, and Democratic party donor in Southern California.[1]

Arden Realty[edit]

In 1989, he sold off his portfolio of Southern California real estate just before the market crash. Between 1989 and 1990, he sold 5,000,000 square feet (460,000 m2) of property in 19 months.[1] In 2001 he helped establish the Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Personal life[edit]

He and his ex-wife Daphna Ziman[2] are prominent Democratic Party contributors. In early 2007, he hosted a fundraiser for Joe Biden.[3] In 2008, he raised enough money for Hillary Clinton to earn the Clinton campaign's designation 'Hillraiser'. He contributed $15,000 to a group to help Florida and Michigan seat their Democratic Party primary election delegates.[4]


  • Berry, Kate (January 4, 2005). "Real deals: Richard Ziman's reputation comes from selling at the top of the L.A. property market in 1989 and buying again when things bottomed out". Los Angeles Business Journal. Retrieved 08-04-21. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  • Jewish Journal: "Philanthropist Daphna Ziman combines advocacy for foster kids, new career as author" by Naomi Pfefferman August 9, 2011
  • David M., Halbfinger (February 6, 2007). "Politicians Are Doing Hollywood Star Turns". New York Times. Retrieved 08-04-21. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  • Luo, Michael (08-04-20). "Facing Obama Fund-Raising Juggernaut, Clinton Seeks New Sources of Cash". New York Times. Retrieved 08-04-20. Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help)