Columbus Pacific


Rick Margolis, along with Brian Shirken, co-founded Columbus Pacific in 1995 and currently serves as a Principal of CP. For over twenty years, he has led the planning, leasing, design and development of all properties acquired by CP. Mr. Margolis has negotiated well over one million square feet of retail leases and has developed and redeveloped shopping centers, office buildings, industrial parks, apartments, condominiums and parking facilities.

Throughout his time in the industry, Mr. Margolis has cultivated CP’s nationwide network of brokers, tenants, architects and contractors. He also works closely with company’s legal team, having previously served as Senior Counsel for a Los Angeles based real estate investment and management company.

Prior to his work in the commercial property industry, Mr. Margolis headed his own California legal practice. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University Northridge and is an alumnus of the Southwestern University School of Law, where he was listed on the National Dean’s Honors List. Mr. Margolis is a member of the California State Bar.