CWS Capital Partners LLCWho We Are
Steve Sherwood is Chairman of CWS Capital Partners LLC, an investment management company headquartered in Newport Beach, California. Steve has been affiliated with CWS since 1977 when he joined its predecessor company Clayton and Williams, Inc. Steve was a sales engineer with Westinghouse Electric Corporation prior to joining Clayton & Williams, Inc.
Steve SherwoodThe three original partners grew the company from ten employees to the largest owner and operator of mobile home communities in 1987. Since 1990, CWS has focused on acquiring and developing apartment communities in eight major metropolitan areas in Texas, North Carolina, Colorado and California. CWS has approximately 15,000 units under ownership and development. The portfolio is comprised almost entirely of luxury properties, with an asset value of $1.5 billion. In March 1998, Steve engineered the merger of CWS' manufactured housing business with an affiliate of Security Capital Group to form a private real estate investment trust called CWS Communities Trust. Steve served as President of CWS Communities Trust from March 1998 through December 2000. CWS Communities Trust was sold to Chateau Communities, a publicly traded New York Stock Exchange real estate investment trust, on August 2, 2001 in a transaction valued in excess of $500 million. In recognition of Steve's in-depth understanding of the manufactured housing industry, he was named to the Chateau Board of Directors. Steve is now focused on guiding CWS Capital Partners strategically and expanding its capital relationships as well as a number of philanthropic efforts outside of the company.

Steve received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and a Masters of Science in industrial engineering from Texas Tech University. He is an active member of the World President's Organization and is a major investor and serves on the Board of Directors for the Hunger Project, an organization whose sole mission is to end chronic hunger in the world.