David Dahill

Co-Founder & CFO

From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and from the one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded.
Luke 12:48
David Dahill

Meet David

David has led finance and software development at Realized since its inception, with a deep background in finance, real estate, financial structuring, SEC reporting, and software design.

He co-founded several successful companies, including Memberize, a software management platform for membership-driven organizations, Forward Capital, a structured finance company, and Convenience Retail Group, the parent company of private real estate investment trust.

David has held positions with Security Capital Group and Prologis, and he began his career as a certified public accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers).

David attended Texas A&M University, where he received his BBA in Accounting.

David is married to his wife of 19 years, Kathleen, and they live in Austin, Texas with their four children. He is actively involved in the Boy Scouts of America serving as an Assistant Scoutmaster to a Boy Scout troop. His downtime is spent camping with the scouts or watching his kids play soccer. David also enjoys playing golf, mountain biking, swimming, and snow skiing.

Fun Facts About David

  • David's favorite book that has had an impact on his life is The Right Stuff.

David's Articles

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How Are Capital Gains Taxed?

Calculating exactly how your capital gains are taxed is not always so simple. There are many complicated rules and stipulations to keep in mind, and it can get confusing very quickly. We've broken down the taxation of your capital here.

Mar 4, 2023

You Can Do a 1031 Exchange on a Primary Residence—Here's How

One of the frequent questions we get is: “can I use my primary residence in a 1031 tax-deferred exchange?” Unfortunately, the IRS' short answer is a definite no. Your home is your home, and a 1031 exchange is used to defer the capital ...

Feb 28, 2022

The Other DST – Deferred Sales Trust

Purchasing fractional shares of Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs) and completing 1031 exchanges are common strategies for real estate investors seeking to defer capital gains taxes when they sell investment properties – but they aren’t ...

Feb 11, 2022