Founder & CEO
There are no mistakes in God’s world, everything happens for a reason.Unknown
Before Realized, David founded Centrist Capital, a boutique venture capital firm. Prior to Centrist, David co-founded Mission Residential, a fully-integrated real estate investment firm that owned and operated 12,500 apartment 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 a private real estate investment trust and a wholesale gasoline distributor, that was 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 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. During his downtime, you’ll likely find David fly-fishing, gardening, mountain biking, cooking, or working on his collection of classic cars. 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.
Fun Facts About David
- David's favorite book that has made a significant impact on his life is The Prophet by Kahlil Gilbran.
To me, stewardship means work to avoid squandering the gifts entrusted to us. We don’t really "own" anything; our relationships and material possession are "on loan" to us, for the time we are on earth. In the end, the only thing that really matters is how we’ve served others.
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David's ArticlesAll Articles
How to Use the Tax Code to Keep Your Real Estate Wealth Stable During ...
Realized CEO and co-founder David Wieland discusses in CPA Practice Advisor how investors can utilize a 100-year-old tax shelter to exit actively managed properties and reinvest the proceeds into passive real estate investments such as ...
From Managing Tenants to Managing Wealth: Helping Clients 'Retire' from ...
Realized co-founder and CEO David Wieland wrote this article on the potential opportunity for wealth advisors to assist their clients with tactics for successfully transitioning from direct real estate ownership to passive real estate ...
Helping Clients Use Investment Property for Retirement, Income ...
David Wieland, CEO and co-founder of Realized, recently provided Family Wealth Report with his perspective on diversification strategies, with a focus on baby boomers with significant real estate holdings. Read the complete article ...