Russell Harris

Russell Harris is the Chief Financial Officer of Optima, Inc. where he leads the accounting and finance functions for the company and is responsible for place and managing debt and formulating strategies for the firm’s entire capital stack of real estate investments.

Prior to joining Optima in 2014, Mr. Harris held top financial management positions, including Chief Financial Officer at American Landmark Properties, Ltd. and Vice President of Asset Management for a Security Capital firm. Mr. Harris has been integrally involved in the purchase or development of over $2.5 billion in real estate, and the financing and/or refinancing of over $3.5 billion. He has extensive experience in multi-family, office, industrial, and retail projects. Mr. Harris earned his Bachelor of Science in accountancy from Northern Illinois University, and is a certified public accountant.

Optima is a design-driven real estate development firm rooted in the modernist tradition. For over four decades, we have been developing, designing, building, and managing striking urban and suburban luxury residential communities.

Posted August 23, 2021
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