About Us: Team


Streetscape Partners is comprised of several of the most seasoned real estate developers and homebuilders in the National Capital region.

Harris Schwalb, Co-Managing Principal of Streetscape Partners, draws his experience from more than 20 years of luxury homebuilding and neighborhood development through his own firm, Michael Harris Homes. The company's most notable past projects across metro Washington, DC include the River Creek, Cascades and South Riding communities in the Northern Virginia suburbs, and Lakelands, King Farm and Clarksburg Village in the Maryland suburbs. Prior to Michael Harris Homes, Mr. Schwalb practiced with the New York law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, focusing on real estate, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law.

Ron D. Kaplan is Co-Managing Principal of Streetscape Partners and is responsible for structuring transactions and capital market activities. Ron is also the Managing Principal of City Street Properties, a real estate consulting firm that represents private real estate equity firms in development projects throughout the National Capital region. Mr. Kaplan has been involved in some of the most high-profile real estate developments in the DC area in recent years, including the $1 billion, mixed-use redevelopment of the former DC Convention Center site, redevelopment in the Southwest Waterfront corridor, in the emerging neighborhood surrounding Nationals Park, and such mixed-use projects as Bethesda Row and Pentagon Row.

Michael Schwalb comes to Streetscape Partners following two decades with Michael Harris Homes, where he is a Co-Managing Principal and the company's President, overseeing all aspects of the luxury homebuilder's projects from architecture and engineering to budgeting, marketing and sales. Under his stewardship, Michael Harris Homes became one of the most recognized private real estate development firms on the East Coast, winning multiple regional and national design awards. Mr. Schwalb brings this leadership and experience to bear as one of Streetscape Partners' Co-Managing Principals.

Leslie M. Fitzpatrick is Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Streetscape Partners and is responsible for all marketing programs, brand management and sales. She plays an integral role with new acquisitions, product concepts and pricing strategies. Ms. Fitzpatrick also manages the Sales and Marketing division for Michael Harris Homes.

Ms. Fitzpatrick has positioned herself as a leader in the Washington Metropolitan Building Industry. Her prior experience in the luxury hotel market allowed for a seamless transition into an executive career that spans 25 years. Ms. Fitzpatrick's affiliation with Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA), Great American Living Awards (GALA) and Special Olympics further enhances her commitment to community and industry involvement.