Stephen Garchik has been a real estate developer and owner for 37 years. In that time, he and his partners at The Evans Company of McLean, Virginia and subsequently at SJM Partners Inc. of Delray Beach, Florida in conjunction with a group of partners have developed approximately 4,000,000 sq ft of office space, 2,000,000 sq ft of residential properties, 5,000,000 sq ft of self-storage projects, 1,250,000 sq ft of retail space and 500,000 sq ft of industrial product. Many of these projects are headquarters for tenants such as the Army Corps of Engineers in Baltimore (330,000 rentable sq ft), National Science Foundation (550,000 rentable sq feet), Booz Allen Hamilton (750,000 rentable sq ft), ICF (200,000 rentable sq feet) and the United States Postal Service (400,000 rentable sq ft). In addition, Mr. Garchik has been involved in the development of regional campuses for Mobil Oil (250,000 sq ft), SAIC (600,000 sq ft) and Sprint (120,000 sq ft).
Retail projects include developing stores for K-mart, Costco, Builders Square, Martin’s Grocery, drugstores and three anchored shopping centers. Residential developments include high rise luxury rental projects in Washington, DC and Baltimore and student housing for 2,500 students at the University of Maryland. Most recently Mr. Garchik and SJM Partners Inc. have become partners in Sawyer’s Walk a 1,300,00 sp ft opportunity zone mixed use project in Downtown Miami Florida. Self storage projects developed include 18 properties in the northern New Jersey and New York City metropolitan area,17 properties in the Washington, DC market, 11 projects in South Florida and 2 in Los Angeles. Key partners on these various projects include Northwestern Mutual Life Company, Walton Street Capital, JMB Corporation, Lehman Brothers, the Marriott family, the Goelet family (of New York City) and Clark Construction Company.