YEARS ON THE LA500: 4

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Mark Weinstein

President, MJW Investments Inc.

THE LATEST: Weinstein is the majority owner of MJW Investments' $500 million in real estate holdings and has recently led the firm's charge into student housing, including properties at Michigan State, Washington State, UC Santa Barbara and Texas Tech.

BACKGROUND: Weinstein founded MJW Investments, one of the 25 largest commercial real estate developers in Los Angeles County, in 1983. Since then, the firm has acquired about $1 billion of real estate holdings in all asset types. Weinstein served a three-year term as chairman of the Jewish Federation's Real Estate Construction Division and has active associations with the Young Presidents' Organization, and the Jewish Venture Philanthropy Fund.

WORTH NOTING: Weinstein was awarded the Urban Cowboy and Treasures of Los Angeles Award for leading Downtown Renaissance by the Central City Association.

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