Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer at GBX Group, Craig Schultz manages the financial performance of the company and its real estate portfolio. He is responsible for internal and external reporting, tax compliance and fund audits. Craig oversees Investor Relations, real estate underwriting, and joint venture relations at GBX. In addition, he assists with developing and overseeing the strategic finance initiatives of the firm.
Before joining GBX, Craig served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Finance & Tax at DDR, a real estate investment trust company, where he directed the long-term strategic financial model used to analyze the company’s operational and capital markets’ initiatives. Additionally, he was responsible for the overall management of the tax function, including strategic structural tax planning, implementing business initiatives, tax accounting and reporting, tax compliance, as well as human resources.
Prior to DDR, Craig worked for 10 years as a Senior Tax Manager at Deloitte & Touche, a multinational accounting and professional services company. At Deloitte, he specialized in partnership taxation, with an emphasis on complex real estate tax matters.
A certified public accountant, Craig is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of CPAs.
Craig serves on the boards of The Gathering Place and the Westshore Montessori School. He formerly served as the treasurer of both organizations.
A graduate of Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Craig holds a master’s degree in taxation from the University of Akron.