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Carl D. Covitz

Carl D. Covitz, American investment company executive, federal and state official.


  • Covitz, Carl D. was born on March 31, 1939 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Edward E. and Barbara (Matthews) Covitz.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Wharton School, University Pennsylvania, 1960. Master of Business Administration, Columbia University, 1962.


    • Product manager Bristol-Myers Company, New York City, 1962-1966. Director marketing Rheingold Breweries, 1966-1968. National marketing manager Canada Dry Corporation, 1968-1970.

      Vice president marketing, director corporation development ITT/Levitt & Sons, Lake Success, New York, 1970-1973. Owner, president Landmark Communities, Inc., Beverly Hills, California, 1973-1987, president, 1989-1991. Deputy secretary Housing and Urban Development, Washington, 1987-1989.

      Secretary business, transportation and housing State of California, Sacramento, 1991-1993. President Landmark Capital, Inc. (formerly Landmark Communities, Inc.), since 1993.

      Chairman board Century Housing Corporation, 1995-2000. Board directors Arden Realty Group, chairman acquisition committee, Molina Healthcare, Inc., 2002-2003. Chairman board Federal Home Loan Bank, San Francisco, 1989-1991.

      Trustee SunAmerica Annuities Funds, since 2000, Phoenix Kane Anderson Mutual Funds, 2000-2005.


    Executive committee Presl. Commission Cost Control and Efficiency (Grace Commission). Co-chairman Department Defense Task Force.

    Past chairman operations committee Museum Contemporary Art Los Angeles. Chairman Los Angeles County Delinquency and Crime Commission. Director Columbia University Graduate Business School Alumni Association Member Young President Organization.

    Chairman Los Angeles Housing Authority Commission, 1989-1991. Member of Homeland Security Advisory Council (Los Angeles chairman since 2009), Rand Corporation Global Risk and Security (board advisors since 2007), Washington Institute Near East Policy (trustee since 2007, chairman, homeland security advisory council since 2008).


    • Married Aviva Habert, May 15, 1970. Children: Philip, Marc.
    • father: Edward E. Covitz
    • mother: Barbara (Matthews) Covitz
    • spouse: Aviva Habert
    • children: Philip Covitz
    • Marc Covitz
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    • 1960
      Wharton School
    • 1962
      Columbia University
    • 1962 - 1966
      Product manager, Bristol-Myers Company
    • 1966 - 1968
      director, marketing Rheingold Breweries
    • 1968 - 1970
      national marketing manager, Canada Dry Corporation
    • 1970 - 1973
      vice president, corporation development International Telephone & Telegraph Corporation/Levitt & Sons
      New York, United States
    • 1970 - 1973
      director, corporation development International Telephone & Telegraph Corporation/Levitt & Sons
      New York, United States
    • 1987 - 1989
      deputy secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development
      Washington, United States
    • 1991 - 1993
      secretary, business
      Sacramento, California, United States
    • 1993
      president, Landmark Capital
    • 1995
      chairman, board Century Housing Corporation
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