David is responsible for developing and implementing the overall strategic initiatives for the Fund Manager. He oversees the operation of the various departments, and plays a particularly active role in all investment and corporate finance activities. He regularly meets with the asset managers to assess the operating status of all the properties in the portfolio, as well as to assess the industry issues that they are facing while operating their properties. Similarly, David regularly meets with key employees and local operating partners to discuss the latest market conditions in each of the relevant submarkets as well as any significant operational decisions related to tenants or the properties in general. David is known to be one of the more “hands on” fund managers in the business.
From 1987 to 1989, David worked as an acquisition specialist for JMB Realty Corporation in Chicago, where he analyzed real estate markets and potential acquisitions nationwide. He provided full analytical and market analysis on each potential acquisition on which he worked. In 1990, he interned at Morgan Stanley in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department. David joined the predecessor company in 1991 as Director of Acquisitions and subsequently became President in 1997, and CEO in 2001. His vision, market knowledge and analytical acumen have kept the Fund Manager at the cutting edge of the office investment industry.
David graduated from Duke University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1991 with a MBA in Finance.
David is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School. He is on the Board of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia serving on the executive committee. He is also a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO).