Richard Ressler
Richard Ressler
Co-Founder and Principal
Richard Ressler is a Co-Founder and Principal of CIM Group with more than 30 years of active real estate, infrastructure and lending experience. Since co-founding CIM in 1994, Mr. Ressler has been a fundamental influence in shaping the organization and facilitating its growth. He is chair of CIM’s Executive, Investment, Allocation and Asset Management Committees, and serves on the firm’s Credit Committee. He leads several teams essential to internal and external operations at CIM.

Prior to co-founding CIM Mr. Ressler founded Orchard Capital Corp, and continues to oversee companies in which Orchard Capital or its affiliates invest. Additionally, Mr. Ressler has served as Vice Chairman of Brooke Group Limited, in various executive capacities at Vector Group, Ltd., and at Drexel Burnham Lambert, Inc., and Cravath, Swaine and Moore. Mr. Ressler serves as a board member for various public and private companies, including chairman of CIM Commercial Trust Corporation, director of Presbia PLC and chairman of j2 Global, Inc.

Mr. Ressler earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees from Columbia University.