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Investment executive , real estate , state official

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.


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


Product manager, Bristol-Myers Company. New York City, 1962-1966;director marketing, Rheingold Breweries, New York City, 1966-1968;national marketing manager, Canada Dry Corporation, New York City, 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, Landmark Communities, Inc., Beverly Hills, California, 1989-1991;undersecretary, 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 of the Board, Century Housing Corporation, since 1995.

Board directors Arden Realty Group, chairman acquisition committee. Chairman of the Board Federal Home Loan Bank, San Francisco, 1989-1991, Century Housing Corporation, since 1995.


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.

Edward E. Covitz

Barbara (Matthews) Covitz

Aviva Habert

Philip Covitz

Marc Covitz