Founder and CEO
David is a serial entrepreneur who, over his twenty-five year career, has played a key role in more than $3 billion of institutional real estate and capital markets transactions.
Before starting Realized, David founded Centrist Capital, a boutique venture capital firm that thematically invests in early-stage, technology-enabled companies. Prior to Centrist, David co-founded a real estate investment firm that in the five years leading up to 2009, when he sold his interests in the company, acquired more than 12,500 apartments units, representing a total investment in excess of $925 million.
David 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 22 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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