David Wieland

David Wieland

Founder and CEO

David is a successful entrepreneur who has architected more than $3 billion of institutional real estate and capital markets transactions. David leads Realized’s vision to help investors maximize their after-tax returns.

Before Realized, David founded Centrist Capital, a boutique venture capital firm. Prior to Centrist, David co-founded a real estate investment firm that acquired more than 12,500 apartments units, representing a total investment in excess of $925 million.

David also co-founded Forward Capital, a structured finance company, and Convenience Retail Group, the parent company of private real estate investment trust and a wholesale gasoline distributor that were sold to a publicly-traded company. Early in his career, David held positions with Security Capital Group, Prologis, Archstone Communities and Equitable Real Estate (now Morgan Stanley Real Estate).

David is a former chair of the Board of Governors of LifeWorks, is actively involved in his church and various other community activities in Austin, where he lives with his college sweetheart and wife of 25 years, Laura, and their three children. David attended Texas A&M University, where he received his MS in Land Economics and Real Estate, and a BBA in Finance and Real Estate.  

In his off time, David enjoys time with his family fly fishing, traveling, mountain biking, cooking, restoring muscle cars and working in his koi pond.

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